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Thursday, March 16, 2006

A Topless Woman and Gay Kissing: Holland's New Immigration Screening Policy

If you can't tolerate gay kissing and a topless woman running on a beach then please don't apply for citizenship in Holland. The Dutch just came up with a new idea to keep the radicals away from their small country: expose the immigration applicants to nudity and 2 men kissing each other.

The camera focuses on two gay men kissing in a park. Later, a topless woman emerges from the sea and walks onto a crowded beach. For would-be immigrants to the Netherlands, this film is a test of their readiness to participate in the liberal Dutch culture.
Despite whether they find the film offensive, applicants must buy a copy and watch it if they hope to pass the Netherlands’ new entrance examination.
Both praise and scorn have been poured on Immigration Minister Rita Verdonk, the architect of the new test and other policies that have reduced immigration by at least a third.
“If you pass, you’re more than welcome,” Verdonk said. “It is in the interest of Dutch society and those concerned.”
The interesting part is that the leader of the Muslim organization Islam and Citizenship supports the initiative.
But Mohammed Sini, the chairman of Islam and Citizenship, a national Muslim organization, defended the film, saying that homosexuality is “a reality.”
Sini urged all immigrants “to embrace modernity.”
OK..a German state will make applicants take a test to know their views about homosexuality and stuff. And now Holland will show them a movie. What will Sweden do? Make a topless woman sit on the applicants lap?

(H/T The Sandmonkey)


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