Monday, March 10, 2008


Normally I'm against copying and pasting of full articles.

Not this time.

The Dutch NIS (English Language News Service) News Bulletin, 8 March 2008. Hat tip The Brussels Journal.

AMSTERDAM, 08/03/08 - The police's National Diversity Expertise Centre (LECD) wants sex allowed in all public parks in the Netherlands. The police institute has advised the cities to follow the example of Amsterdam, De Telegraaf newspaper reported Friday.

In Amsterdam's Vondelpark, owners of dogs let off the leash can be fined, but sex will shortly be permitted. "Why should we try to maintain something that is actually impossible to maintain, which also causes little bother for others and for a certain group actually signifies much pleasure?" says Paul van Grieken, the responsible Alderman in the Oud-Zuid district of Amsterdam.

Van Grieken confirmed that the plan to tolerate public sex in Vondelpark is part of a draft version of new rules of conduct for the city's best-known park. The regulations are to come into force after the summer. "Of course there are strict rules attached. Thus, condoms must always be cleared away, it must never take place in the neighbourhood of children's playgrounds and the sex must be restricted to the evening and night-time."

The draft memorandum says that fines will be maintained for dogs running around off the leash that, for example, cause nuisance to sunbathing or cycling users of the park. "The research showed that many people find this disturbing," according to the alderman.

LECD is now calling on Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht to tolerate 'cruising' gays in all their parks. In a letter to the administrators of the three cities, the police institute says that by regulating sex in public, the safety of homosexuals from 'queer-bashers' can be better guaranteed.

Thus, it says in the recommendations that "officers must not disturb the activities, as long as they do not cause any actual nuisance" and they would "only have to take corrective action if there is a question of actual offensive behaviour that is visible from the public path."

Homosexuals' organisation COC is pleased that the Amsterdam Oud-Zuid district is to be the first to tolerate sex in the Vondelpark. "Cruising is something belonging to all time and banning it does not work anyway. They do it surreptitiously and mostly without others being annoyed by it. But homos at cruising spots are often attacked. By now agreeing rules of behaviour on this, safety can be increased," according to COC Amsterdam chairman Dennis Boutkan.

Paul Van Grieken, the responsible Alderman (scroll down here), is of the GroenLinks (literally GreenLeft) party. Watermelons you know. Green from the outside, red from the inside.

But, you might have suspected that already.


Sunday, March 09, 2008


Outstanding video from Pat Condell. Mind you, I'm not particularly enamored with Pat Condell. If you check out his site, the fella suggests GWB and UBL are two sides of the same coin, and imho it takes quite some brain damage to think so. Mr. Condell is an outspoken atheist, and while he may not respect my faith (a.o.), I do respect his being godless. As a matter of fact, having struggled (and struggling still) with faith myself, I can fully understand why people get turned away from religion or become, at "best", agnostics.

Still, Mr. Condell has some very pointy and true remarks about the Religion of Peace, whose adherents over just the past week, for a change, killed 38 people at a funeral in northwest Pakistan, blew up 53 others in a Baghdad commercial district, shot dead 8 Jewish students in Jerusalem, and in China attempted to crash an airliner and attack the site of the Beijing Olympic Games.

Food for thought. Is he exaggerating? I think not. Just today, France held municipal elections. Guess who was candidate for the post of mayor in Strasbourg, one of France's most important cities? Mohamed Latrèche, founder and chairman of the Parti des Musulmans de France, the French Muslim Party. Mohamed Latrèche is a fierce antisemite who allied himself with the notorious Holocaust denier Serge Thion, went to Iraq in early 2003 to be part of the "human shields" and staged numerous anti-Israel and anti-"occupation" demos. His PMF is demanding a Muslim cemetery with perpetual rights, a school for girls who are "deprived of an education by the liberty-killing law on headscarves", halal meals in school cafeterias, hospitals and so forth, dignified places of worship responding to the needs of the Muslims of Strasbourg, and special schedules at swimming pools for Muslim girls. Amongst others. Photo of this illustrious personage courtesy of Gaelle Mann.

Geert Wilders, when will you finally release fitna??? We are tired of waiting.