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Thursday, February 23, 2006

Dutch Schools Ban Flag Fearing Muslim Reaction

Most Dutch schools have banned displays of their own Netherlands flag by students, including on clothing or book bags. The ban is in response to Muslim immigrants who feel the flag is racist and fascist. Some school officials deny the ban is out of fear, saying they have merely acted with the security of the students in mind. Other school officials said it was to prevent problems between students, and to work on a good atmosphere and safe environment. One school says they need to do this because of the new social climate.

Apparently many Dutch citizens, and members of the Netherlands parliament are a bit upset after the biggest Dutch newspaper the Telegraaf made the story public. How unreasonable of them not to understand “the new social climate” requires banning their national flag.

Comments on "Dutch Schools Ban Flag Fearing Muslim Reaction"

 

Blogger Copernicus said ... (3:03 PM) : 

I would like to know the link to this bit of cowardice. typical of the media to go belly up on this.

 

Blogger Brandon said ... (4:20 PM) : 

I googled "dutch schools ban flag" and "netherlands school bans flag" - read through a number of responses to verify it was true, though am not able to read those in Dutch ;)

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:49 AM) : 

Who cares what Muslims think! They are in another country that is not historically Muslim! If it is the Dutch flag they won't fly then shame on them! They must be liberal democrats, they are tradionally cowards.

 

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