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August 15th, 2007, 7:59 pm

Dutch bishop says call God "Allah"Has he gone totally nuts???
 
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August 16th, 2007, 12:27 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: migalleyDutch bishop says call God "Allah"Has he gone totally nuts???indeed. either that or he's converted to islam (and the two tend to go hand in hand)And why stop there ?A lot of muslims would feel warm and fuzzy if the bishop started calling Jesus "Issa" or better yet "the anti-prophet"
 
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August 16th, 2007, 12:32 pm

QuoteMuskens made similar remarks several years ago about using the name of Allah, Radio Netherlands reported. He also suggested replacing the national Christian holiday Whit Monday – celebrated the day after Pentecost – with an Islamic religious day.
 
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August 16th, 2007, 8:46 pm

Maggots-in-meat pranksters charged
 
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September 21st, 2007, 12:54 pm

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December 20th, 2007, 11:34 am

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January 19th, 2008, 2:11 pm

QuoteOfficials in the Netherlands, where tensions have been high since a Muslim murdered a filmmaker more than three years ago, are bracing for the release of a new movie by a politician that aims to show Islam's holy book "is an inspiration for intolerance, murder and terror." In 2004, filmmaker Theo Van Gogh was murdered by a Muslim avenging his film critical of Islam. Two years later, riots protesting the publication of cartoons about Islam's prophet Muhammad left about 100 people dead. Now, the Dutch government is warning of a 10-minute film to be released this month by parliament member Geert Wilders, who heads the right-wing Freedom Party, reports Agence France-Presse. Yesterday, ahead of a news conference by Dutch officials, the country's media reported the government has put together a secret document on how to handle reactions to the film. Last week, Wilders discussed banning the Quran after the head of a group of ex-Muslims compared Islam's prophet with al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. One year ago, Wilders called on Muslims to "tear out half the pages of the Koran and throw them away." Now, according to some observers, the new movie might feature Wilders burning or tearing up the Quran. Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende told reporters yesterday his government is prepared for any possible fallout, AFP reported. The Dutch leader said he couldn't comment on Wilders' film, because he had not seen it, but he emphasized his government would not censor it. "The Netherlands has a tradition of freedom of expression and freedom of religion but also a tradition of mutual respect, and provocations do not fit into that. I call on everybody to take their individual responsibility," he said, according to AFP. Dutch media reported the government is preparing for a possible evacuation of its embassies and citizens from the Middle East. But Foreign Ministry spokesman Bart Rijs told AFP there were no special emergency measures in place at the moment. "We always have scenarios for possible calamities at our embassies, consulates and other Dutch representations abroad. They are regularly updated," he said. Wilders told the Dutch magazine HP/De Tijd he's not turning back. "Now that everybody is already in a state (over the film), I see it as a confirmation that I should go ahead. I would not be worth a button if I were to capitulate now," he said. Wilders, who has received numerous death threats, has been under 24-hour protection since the murder of Van Gogh, who directed a controversial film written by Wilder's former political ally, Ayaan Hirsi Ali. The film, "Submission," centered on violence against women in Islamic societies. Since then, the government of a nation proud of its liberal social attitudes has cut back on generous welfare programs to immigrants and made Dutch-language classes mandatory for newcomers.
 
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January 20th, 2008, 5:58 pm

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January 24th, 2008, 2:24 pm

Dutch Braced For 'Koran Insult' Backlash...
 
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February 17th, 2008, 8:50 am

Dutch protests over singer who played for Hitler
 
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February 17th, 2008, 6:26 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: migalley Dutch protests over singer who played for HitlerA 104-year-old Dutch cabaret singer I heard that in his youth, he used to open for cher
 
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March 2nd, 2008, 6:23 pm

new documentary on islamno doubt muslims will be thrilled the dutch are interested in their religion
 
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March 6th, 2008, 8:13 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppaupernew documentary on islamno doubt muslims will be thrilled the dutch are interested in their religion'Substantial' Dutch terror risk
 
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March 8th, 2008, 1:27 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: migalleyQuoteOriginally posted by: ppaupernew documentary on islamno doubt muslims will be thrilled the dutch are interested in their religion'Substantial' Dutch terror riskAfghans burn dutch flags
 
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March 14th, 2008, 1:33 pm

Dutch to legalise gay sex in public parkI cried when I heard this.The holland of old is gone and it's becoming more and more like NZ every day