This welcome bit of Dutch anti-dhimmitude will provoke howls from the multiculturalists, but they persistently fail to recognize that the burka is only the most visible symbol of a comprehensive system that would completely overturn and remake Dutch society — and subjugate non-Muslims in Holland as second-class dhimmis. The pluralism upon which the proponents of the burka base their case in Europe is all in one direction. From the TimesOnline, with thanks to JJ:
THE Netherlands is likely to become the first country in Europe to ban the burka, under government proposals that would bring in some of the toughest curbs on Muslim clothing in the world.
The country”s hardline Integration Minister, Rita Verdonk, known as the Iron Lady for her series of tough anti-immigration measures, told Parliament that she was going to investigate where and when the burka should be banned. The burka, traditional clothing in some Islamic societies, covers a woman’s face and body, leaving only a strip of gauze for the eyes.
Mrs Verdonk gave warning that the “time of cosy tea-drinking” with Muslim groups had passed and that natives and immigrants should have the courage to be critical of each other. She recently cancelled a meeting with Muslim leaders who refused to shake her hand because she was a woman.
The proposals are likely to win the support of Parliament because of the expected backing by right-wing parties. But they have caused outrage among Muslim and human rights groups, who say that the Government is pandering to the far Right.
No. The Government is trying to save Dutch society.