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by Cheradenine Zakalwe
…While driving a car, Muslim women may wear Muslim headscarves, niqabs or burqas. It is allowed even during the driving test, although the examiner, in that case, is less able to see whether the woman is looking correctly in the mirrors and if she makes enough eye contact with other road users.
Affixing compass cards in police cells in order to point the way towards Mecca for Muslim prisoners is a constitutional right. This was the response of the Interior Minister, Guusje ter Horst from the Dutch Social Party (PvdA), to parliamentary questions from the Party for Freedom (PVV). Muslims are given the opportunity to pray in the right direction by the dots or compass cards in the cells
The Leiden professors W. A. Shadid and P.S. Koningsveld declare that Muslim female students of medicine cannot be expected to be examined by fellow students.
There is discussion in the Dutch parliament (de Tweede-Kamer) on allowing headscarves for police officers.
“Ramadan is for all of us”: a statement made by Minister Ella Vogelaar of Housing, Neighborhoods and Integration.
Universities adapt the curriculum for female Muslim medical students; they do not need to study the male genitals.
2008: The Minister of Justice wants to accommodate Islam and revive the criminalisation of blasphemy.
Een religieus huwelijk zonder burgerlijk boterbriefje is strafbaar. Ondanks de druk van een aantal politici en een burgemeester geeft minister Hirsch Ballin echter steeds weer aan niets in het uitschrijven van bekeuringen (€ 3.350,–) te zien. Hij geeft de voorkeur aan voorlichting en wil de dialoog aangaan over ’dit voor Nederland nieuwe fenomeen’.
A religious marriage without a civil marriage certificate is a punishable offense. Despite pressure from some politicians and a mayor, Minister of Justice, Hirsch Ballin, points out that he does not see any value in issuing fines (of € 3350). He prefers education (information) and wants a dialogue about ‘this new phenomenon for the Netherlands’.
Amsterdam Municipal Transport wants to abolish Christmas staff.
The Amsterdam mayor Job Cohen (Socialist) distances himself from earlier attempts to stimulate the development of Islam in a liberal direction. He decides that street coaches (who are municipal workers) do not have to shake hands with a woman if their faith does not allow this.
The number of Muslims in our country has grown from 54,000 in 1971 to 1,000,000. The Netherlands has currently 450 mosques.
(Compared to a total of 467 municipalities).
Bishop Muskens of Breda says “Allah = God” and calls for abolishing the second Pentecost day as a public holiday and in return giving the day back to Muslims as a public holiday for the ‘Eid’ or ‘Feast of Sacrifice’.
The movie ‘Fitna’ will soon come out. The Dutch government sides with the Muslims in advance and blames Wilders for any outbreaks of violence.
Construction workers in Almere are ordered not to wear shorts at work, but long trousers, because their summer clothes annoy Muslims.
For the same reason, discreet nudes are removed from the town hall of Huizen.
Dutch firms (companies) gave away to the threatened boycott in Jordan against Dutch and Danish products. Zwanenberg (Zwan sausages) and Friesland Foods (cheese) take out advertisements in Jordanian newspapers distancing themselves from Geert Wilders’ movie ‘Fitna’.
Fortis Bank takes the saving piggy bank’s out of circulation to avoid bothering Muslims.
The Dutch public news channel NOS deliberately chooses to start its graphical presentation of the weather by using the Islamic crescent as a symbol for the night.
Polygamous marriages, which occur in most Muslim countries of origin, are allowed to be registered in the basic administration of the Municipality of Amsterdam, this in violation of Dutch laws.
750,000 native Dutch are participating in Ramadan.
State Secretary of Transport, Mrs. Tineke Huizinga (Christen Unie) – What business does she have interfering with the subject?- wants Eid as a national holiday.
A trial of a highway robber is postponed because the accused is participating in Ramadan.
Muslim lawyers do not need to stand up for the judge at the court of justice.
Some hospitals keep female doctors on call, outside normal clinic hours, in case Muslims demand it….
What’s one more infringement on our freedom?
The NFL, including our local team, the Houston Texans, has instituted a new safety rule forbidding most bags being brought into the stadium.
“…Camera and binocular cases, fanny packs, larger purses and even diaper bags are prohibited. Women who are used to carrying oversized purses or totes and families who travel with diaper bags filled with necessities for babies and young children might need to invest in a lot of Ziplock bags.
The new policy permits only clear plastic bags that don’t exceed 12 inches wide by 12 inches high by 6 inches deep, the equivalent of a one-gallon clear plastic resealable bag, or a woman’s clutch-style handbag (with or without straps) measuring no more than 6½ inches wide by 4½ inches high. The clutches can be carried separately or within a plastic bag.
All other bags will be confiscated when entering any NFL stadium, and any appropriately-sized bag that’s not clear will be subject to a security check…
In June, the NFL announced the new bag policy, which was unanimously recommended by the NFL’s Committee on Stadium Security. The NFL said the topic of bag size came up as a safety concern before the Boston Marathon bombing. However, that incident was a factor in the decision, according to the NFL.
The announcement was met with a collective eye roll from mothers of young children and women upset at the embarrassment of carrying feminine hygiene products in clear bags for all to see….” Link
We’re going about this all wrong. We’ve instituted many rules- taking off our shoes at airports, not allowing outside drinks into airports, intrusive physical checks and scans, all in response to Muslims committing Islamic jihad. So when the next attack takes place, we will lose another freedom, and another, and another…
Where will it stop? There must be a better way.
Book review by Janet Levy
By Daniel Greenfield
The message here is goodbye British louts, hello Saudi Islamists. I imagine the mandatory bathing suit in Majorca will soon be a Burka.
The Spanish island of Majorca has implemented a ban on drinking alcohol in public and plans to replace its budget hotels with upmarket luxury resorts in a bid to discourage binge-drinking European holidaymakers and replace them with high spending, wealthy tourists from Dubai.
Majorca’s economy is dependent on the influx of tourists and nearly two million British holidaymakers and 3.4 million German tourists visited the island last year.
Despite this, Alvaro Gijón, deputy mayor of the island’s capital Palma de Majorca, told German tabloid newspaper Bild he wants to eradicate the island’s reputation as a budget, binge-drinking destination and attract more affluent visitors.
“We want people who spend a lot of money, such as more tourists from China and Dubai. St Tropez, Miami and Las Vegas are the places we’re orienting ourselves towards,” Gijón added.
Because the one thing Miami and Las Vegas are known for is being alcohol free…