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Posted on 11/21/2004 6:10:28 AM PST by Ginifer

THE Netherlands has long been Europe's most permissive society — everything from window-shopping in Amsterdam for scantily clad hookers (50 to 80 Euros for 15 to 30 minutes) to hashish aroma in marijuana-smoke-filled cafes.

The government and the sex workers union protect some 30,000 women. The pimps are landlords and the aging prostitutes are quickly replaced with a steady influx from the former Soviet republics and East European countries.

A Dutch brothel chain is suing the government for failing to green-light the "Yum Yum Caviar Club" at Schiphol Airport "to cater to stressed travelers in transit." The government responded that plans for an airport bordello were on hold pending new building and space in the departure areas.

It was such Dutch tolerance, pragmatism and guilt about the country's colonial past that allowed hundreds of thousands of immigrants from Muslim Indonesia (a Dutch colony from the 17th century until World War II) to flood into tiny Holland. Today, Muslims are a majority among children under 14 in the Netherlands' four largest cities.

There are 1 million Muslims (6 percent of the population) now living in Europe's most crowded small country. Some 30,000 new Muslims arrive every year. They tend to live among themselves, with their own schools, mosques and restaurants. Most are horrified by what they view as sacrilegious in their own religion. Their imams speak no Dutch and know nothing of the Netherlands' history and culture.

Western Europe as a whole gets about half a million new Muslims a year. Most make their way from sub-Saharan and North Africa, illegal immigrants smuggled by boat to Spain and Italy where they are free to travel with impunity to the rest of Europe. Thus, Europe's Muslim population has doubled to 20 million in the last 10 years.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: arnauddeborchgrave; clashofcivilizatio; europeanmuslims; netherlands
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To: Sarajevo

This is too bad. I really enjoyed Amsterdam and the surrounding towns when I was there 20 years ago on my Harley.

21 posted on 11/21/2004 7:37:46 AM PST by datura (It's Time To Destroy The MSM, And Their Politically Correct Ideology/Gay Agenda)
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To: Ken H
"You seem in an awful hurry to bury one our best allies in Iraq and the WOT"

Gotta agree with you there.
The Dutch have been one of America's staunchest allies in Iraq, standing shoulder to shoulder with our American troops. They need every support and sympathy from us when their citizens are murdered by Islamic psychopaths.
Having been to Amsterdam and Rotterdam many, many times (nothing to do with the sex business I assure you, even though of course I did go and have a "lil" look at the Red Light District, out of curiosity of course :) ), I think the Dutch are some of the friendliest, nicest people I ever met. Plus most of them can speak very good English. You certainly can't say that about the French or the Germans.
22 posted on 11/21/2004 7:38:51 AM PST by KwasiOwusu
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To: KwasiOwusu

The Dutch have to take their O levels to graduate IN ENGLISH.

23 posted on 11/21/2004 7:48:44 AM PST by doberville (Angels can fly when they take themselves lightly)
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To: Ginifer
Today, Muslims are a majority among children under 14 in the Netherlands' four largest cities.

How frightening! Caliphate, here we come!

24 posted on 11/21/2004 10:25:51 AM PST by Unam Sanctam
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To: Nathan Zachary

They haven't lost yet. Right now I'd say Europe is in the position Rohan was in the Two Towers.

25 posted on 11/21/2004 11:03:05 AM PST by dangus
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