Saturday, February 05, 2005

Dutch flag prohibited in schools

Wes Roth points out a commenter at LGF, who posts a summary of a Dutch article with some disturbing news: the Dutch have banned their own flag in schools for fear of offending immigrants.

My Dutch is pretty rusty, so I ran the article through an online translator, and the LGF commenter seems to be accurate. I'm sure some details were lost in translation, but the gist of the article appears to be true.

Here's the summary from LGF (as posted):

In the Netherlands the national flag is now banned on most schools. If a student wears the national flag of his own country he will be suspended or expelled from school. The reason for this is that this provokes the immigrants (the muslims) and therefore it is considered discrimination if you wear your country's flag in your own country. Even people who have an bumpersticker whit the flag on their car are harassed and called a facist by the Muslims. Most schools also ban certain clothing like the Lonsdale brand and combat boots with white or red laces. This is also concidered a sign of racism. There are of course no restrictions for the immigrants on clothing.

When politicians are so intimidated by a minority of their citizens (or illegal immigrants) that they ban the symbol of their own country, that country has reason to be very afraid.

Update: The link on the Roth Report is actually to Hyscience, which links to Dhimmi Watch, which links to LGF. My bad.