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Monday, October 26, 2015

This gives a whole new meaning to the expression "Dutch courage"

 

The Netherlands , where six per cent of the population is now Muslim, has plugged up enough "Dutch courage" to scrap multiculturalism.

The Dutch government says it will abandon the long-standing model of multiculturalism that has encouraged Muslim immigrants to create a parallel society within the Netherlands.

A new integration bill, which Dutch Interior Minister Piet Hein Donner presented to parliament, reads:

"The government shares the social dissatisfaction over the multicultural society model and plans to shift priority to the values of the Dutch people."

In the new integration system, the values of the Dutch society play a central role. With this change the government steps away from the model of a multicultural society.

The letter continues: "A more obligatory integration is justified because the government also demands that from its own citizens."

It is necessary because otherwise the society gradually grows apart and eventually no one feels at home anymore in the Netherlands .

The new integration policy will place more demands on immigrants.

For example, immigrants will be required to learn the Dutch language, and the government will take a tougher approach to immigrants who ignore Dutch values or disobey Dutch law.

The government will also stop offering special subsidies for Muslim immigrants because, according to Donner; "It is not the government's job to integrate immigrants." (how bloody true!!!)

The government will introduce new legislation that outlaws forced marriages and will also impose tougher measures against Muslim immigrants who lower their chances of employment by the way they dress.

More specifically, the government imposed a ban on face-covering Islamic burqas as of January 1, 2015.

Holland has done the whole liberal thing and realized - maybe too late - that creating a nation of tribes will kill the nation itself.

The future of Australia, the UK, USA, Canada and New Zealand may as well be exactly the same.

Will our politicians have enough "Dutch courage" to follow the Dutch?