Dutch Feel National Identity Under Threat

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  1. sanjay

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    Dutch government to vote on banning ritual slaughter of animals
    The Dutch parliament is to vote on Tuesday on banning ritual slaughter - animal rights legislation that has been compared to the Nazis by the country’s Jewish religious leader.

    7:00AM BST 28 Jun 2011
    The prohibition against Jewish Kosher or Muslim Halal meat from animals slaughtered by having their throats cut before being stunned is expected to be passed.

    While up to 80 per cent of halal meat is from stunned animals, the Jewish Schetita method of slaughter never involves involve stunning and will become illegal under Dutch law.

    Binyomin Jacobs, the Dutch Chief Rabbi, has compared the ban to the anti-Semitic laws enacted by a collaborationist government during the Second World War Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.

    “One of the first measures taken during the occupation was the closing of kosher abattoirs,” he said.

    Jewish and Muslim groups have tried to persuade Dutch MPs earlier that the ban would constitute a fundamental attack on the freedom to practice their faiths.

    Jonathan Sacks, Britain’s Chief Rabbi, joined the campaign to stop the ban last week amid Jewish fears that pressure to ban ritual slaughter is growing across the EU.

    “If pre-stunning were made compulsory under Dutch law, Jews would be unable to practice a central element of Jewish life which has been continuously practised for over 3,000 years,” he said.

    “We are worried that it could spread. There has been a non-stop campaign by animal welfare activists to have all forms of ritual slaughter banned. It has to be fought everywhere because if it’s lost anywhere it has a potential domino effect.”

    Esther Ouwehand, an MP for the Dutch animal rights party, has insisted that the ban is needed to prevent the suffering of two million animals, mainly sheep and chickens, that are killed by ritual slaughter every year in the Netherlands.

    “The animals suffer more and are more distressed if they are not stunned. By getting this modification in the law, we hope to inspire other countries,” she said.

    http://http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/netherlands/8601191/Dutch-government-to-vote-on-banning-ritual-slaughter-of-animals.html
     
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    Well it is bound to happen when uneducated and violent migrants are welcomed with open arms, their every breaking of law is respected, their every false accusation is looked into with concern and in the end, they live on government benefits rather than doing something serious for their host country. Applicable to all Pakistani, Bangla, Somali, Sudani, north African migrants who have transformed northern Europe into a nightmare from a peaceful and rich heaven.
     
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    ^^The Euros deserve it. I would enjoy the day when they'd be second class citizens in their own countries.
    Want to see something akin too "No XXXX and Dogs Allowed" in some establishments there.

    When their own produce would be used to feed the rising population in other countries while they themselves starve to death when they'd be branded a "foul race" for just being weak, when they'd be made to feel ashamed of their identity, made to fight i wars they have no stake in, made to die for people they have no love for, drained of their wealth and honor, then perhaps they'd come close to feel what the rest of the world did at their evil hands.

    Sorry for the rant, I'm just pissed.
     
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    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    Fang bhai, north Europeans aka Scandinavians were always quite peaceful to us people in Asia. Heck! we never even had contact with them militarily.

    The colonizers were UK, France, Spain, Portugal and last, Dutch and Germany. That's all. Swedes, Norwegians, Danish, Finns etc never colonized. That's the difference.
     
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    Did Swedes attack us? No. Did they threaten us? No. Did the Danish plunder Megatons of our wealth? No. Did they massacre the locals like those midget Portuguese did? No. Did they shoot down our people in droves like how Brits did? No.

    What was "Danish India" was nothing more than trading posts under agreements with British in their vassal state aka India.
     
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    In dutch case its Morracans, pakistani and somalis....
     
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    They would have if they had the chance. They just weren't strong enough then, they are all the same.
     
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    The Norwegians also had extensive colonies at one point.

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