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Dutch queen clashes with anti-Muslim party after she wears headscarf on visit to Oman mosque
Daily Mail ^ | 01/19/2012 | John Hutchinson

Posted on 01/19/2012 1:00:46 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Dutch Queen Beatrix took on the fiery leader of her country's anti-Muslim party today by dismissing as 'nonsense' his criticism of her decision to wear a headscarf during a recent visit to a mosque.

The queen made her unusually forthright comment to Dutch reporters covering her state visit this week to the United Arab Emirates and Oman, National broadcaster NOS reported.

Her comments were not recorded, but Beatrix told reporters she wore the headscarf in the UAE on Sunday, and again on a visit to an Oman mosque today to show religious respect

The popular monarch was responding to questions from reporters about parliamentary questions filed by anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders, who called the monarch's decision to cover her head on a visit to a mosque in Abu Dhabi on Sunday 'a sad exhibition' that 'legitimizes the oppression of women.'

It is rare for the queen to respond so directly - and dismissively - to criticism from a political party in this nation where the unelected head of state's role is largely ceremonial.

Wilders is a staunch opponent of Islamic head scarves and head-to-toe burqa robes for women. He is not alone in the Netherlands, where the government has announced plans to ban burqas.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: holland; islam; netherlands; queen
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1 posted on 01/19/2012 1:00:49 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Based on a Google search, I gather the pictures are public, so here goes :



2 posted on 01/19/2012 1:03:05 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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3 posted on 01/19/2012 1:05:03 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

“When in Rome...” and all that, my problem is that the Muzzies don’t practice that same courtesy when they are in non-Muslim countries.


4 posted on 01/19/2012 1:05:39 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: SeekAndFind
What nonsense. Here's Laura Bush wearing a headscarf at the Vatican:

and...


5 posted on 01/19/2012 1:10:19 PM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: SeekAndFind

I agree with those who say “When in Rome....” I do have a problem with that ugly hat though....


6 posted on 01/19/2012 1:17:51 PM PST by JoeDetweiler
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7 posted on 01/19/2012 1:25:57 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: JoeDetweiler

That’s a standard issue gueen hat. Theres a rule that queens have to wear dowdy looking headgear. Its in the
manual.


8 posted on 01/19/2012 1:26:54 PM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: SeekAndFind

She looks like Maid Marian. An OLD Maid Marian.


9 posted on 01/19/2012 1:27:20 PM PST by DManA
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To: JoeDetweiler
I agree with those who say “When in Rome....” I do have a problem with that ugly hat though....

LOL... me too. Who designed that? Must be one of those who designed Michelle 0bama's clothes...

10 posted on 01/19/2012 1:27:20 PM PST by paudio (0bama is like a bad mechanic who couldn't fix your car - he just makes it worse. Get somebody else!)
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To: RitchieAprile
I wonder how you put a head scarf over this?


11 posted on 01/19/2012 1:28:25 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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12 posted on 01/19/2012 1:30:36 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: SeekAndFind
I think it OK to wear a head scarf out of respect but just barely, not the over whelming one that she has on. Wearing one would show respect. Having it be somewhat minimal would subtly show noncompliance with the spirit of the law.
13 posted on 01/19/2012 1:32:14 PM PST by Bellflower
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To: mvpel

The greater people always have to appease the culture of the lesser peoples. This also explains why THEY are never expected to dress or act like us when we host,,or eat anything we offer.
Essentially, these cultures are treated like simpletons that one trys hard not to frighten.


14 posted on 01/19/2012 1:47:42 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: icwhatudo

Any woman entering a USA Catholic Church in the 1950`s had to wear a headscarf or a mantilla or a doily or a paper tissue on her head. I kid you not.
But it fell off later on.


15 posted on 01/19/2012 1:48:14 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (Tissue in St. John`s? ? ? Who knew?)
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To: SeekAndFind
While I have no brief for Islam, I've taken off my shoes before entering a Mosque, and likewise before entering a Buddhist temple. For that matter, I've taken off my shoes when entering homes of some of my Turkish friends. It's just common courtesy.

The problem is lack of reciprocity. Muslims don't just fail to show respect for other religions. They show active hostility.

16 posted on 01/19/2012 1:48:27 PM PST by JoeFromSidney (New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. A primer on armed revolt. Available form Amazon.)
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To: mvpel

The greater people always have to appease the culture of the lesser peoples. This also explains why THEY are never expected to dress or act like us when we host,,or eat anything we offer.
Essentially, these cultures are treated like simpletons that one trys hard not to frighten.


17 posted on 01/19/2012 1:48:27 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: JoeDetweiler

Go back a few decades and women had to wear a head covering when going into a Catholic Church...it was no big deal, times have changed but when you dress the part, you usually behave in a better manner...could be a hat or babushka or just a hat made of netting....but your head was covered...


18 posted on 01/19/2012 1:51:54 PM PST by goat granny
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To: JoeFromSidney

RE: The problem is lack of reciprocity. Muslims don’t just fail to show respect for other religions. They show active hostility.

BINGO !!

There’s the money quote right there.

Show me a Christian Church in Saudi Arabia and then we’ll talk but not until.


19 posted on 01/19/2012 2:06:39 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The Muslims aren’t Romans. There is no reason to appease them under any circumstance. Their religion is evil and must be crushed. God will crush it in the end.


20 posted on 01/19/2012 2:26:14 PM PST by Apollo5600
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To: JoeFromSidney

Concur on the reciprocity, I’ve donned a kippa at the wailing wall and doffed my shoes in numerous places, heck if I don’t at home, my wife being Japanese, I have to make a hasty retreat.

That being said some cultures feel you should make others feel at home by acting in the manner of their homeland, while others feel the visitor should adapt. I’ve seen Americans act both ways because we have such varied family traditions.

The food issue is always the hardest for me- I know I’ve inadvertantly offended multiple cultures by forgetting vegetarian, no beef, no pork, no what have you... I just scratch my head and try to
Ale do after an apology... No ones perfect, but some feel they don’t need to reciprocate and then I let them know that when jaws in such and such I was expected to adhere and usually when they realize I’m not a roof who hasn’t even tried they either express outrage to cover their mistake (rare) or beg forgiveness for their assumption.

In china you don’t clean your plate or it’s an insult, in Japan you do, and in moms house you’d be lucky to keep your siblings from your own plate to scarf it down.


21 posted on 01/19/2012 2:33:13 PM PST by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: reed13k

Make not ale - my subconscious telling me something


22 posted on 01/19/2012 2:34:46 PM PST by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: icwhatudo

Are you sure he’s wearing that kippah? It looks like it’s on someone else’s head. Maybe I’m wrong but it looks like someone is standing next to him.

Maybe it’s a small kippah.


23 posted on 01/19/2012 2:36:50 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Future Meteorologist.)
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To: reed13k

Sigh auto correct

I was not jaws
Doofus not roof


24 posted on 01/19/2012 2:37:53 PM PST by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: reed13k

I was not jaws
Doofus not roof

Spreak ingrish!

The queen looks like something from Star Wars Revenge of
the Sith...


25 posted on 01/19/2012 3:01:14 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: dfwgator

YUP...”When in Rome.....”
In the old days that meant sack and loot it....


26 posted on 01/19/2012 3:07:43 PM PST by coolbreeze (giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teen-age boys.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The hat makes it look “queenly”.


27 posted on 01/19/2012 4:05:56 PM PST by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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