3.12.2006

Muslims Furious - Surprise! Is There Any Other Kind of Muslim? - As Holland Targets Anti-Gay Immigrants

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Holland Shuts Her Doors to Gay-Haters

from Sploid

New immigration tests in the Netherlands will measure applicants' tolerance on several hot-button cultural issues.

A DVD featuring two men kissing in a park and a woman bathing topless will be shown to prospective immigrants.

In addition to viewing the DVD, applicants must now pass a Dutch language and culture test in their home countries. The test costs 350 euros and takes up to 375 hours of preparation.

Between the cost, the language requirement, and the hot man-on-man action, immigration advocates - Muslims in particular - are steamed.

"It really is a provocation aimed to limit immigration. It has nothing to do with the rights of homosexuals," Abdou Menebhi, the director of the immigration-advocacy group Emcemo, told The Sunday Times.

"Even Dutch people don't want to see that," he added.

Famile Arslan, a longtime Dutch resident, agreed. "I have lived here for 30 years and have never been witness to two men kissing in the park. So why are they confronting people with that?" she said.

Jeroen Dijsselbloem, a member of the Dutch Parliament's immigration committee, defended the film.

"We have lots of homo-discrimination, especially by Muslim youngsters who harass gay men and women on the streets," he said. "It is an issue here."

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