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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.
Original Source (Nederlands): De Telegraaf
Originally posted by stumason
If it is true, then thats is disturbing.
Cals College in IJsselstein has prohibited two of it's students to have Dutch flags on their bags.
The 16 year old boy and his friend where told by the director of their school that they "urgently should consider" to remove the Dutch flags from their bags, it could provoke other students, mainly Moroccan students. The two considered the urgent request of the school as a prohibition......
......In a radio interview, one of the boys was asked if he was a racist. He denied and told the reporter that his mother was black. When he was asked about the incident that lead to the prohibition he explained that he had some verbal exchange with a Moroccan boy during competition swimming. As a result a group Moroccan then threatened him on school. At that moment the boy went to the school director.
Originally posted by stumason
What has "liberalism" got anything to do with it?
The New York Times says the threat to artists in Holland from Muslim extremists is the worst that country has endured since the Nazi occupation during World War II.
The country’s main film festival in Rotterdam had to cancel a showing of a Theo Van Gogh’s documentary denouncing violence against Muslim women following threats from irate Muslims.
And in Amsterdam, a Moroccan-Dutch painter was forced into hiding after a show of his work featuring works critical of “hate imams” prompted death threats
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Originally posted by junglejake
The US seems to be on this road, too. Some schools are banning the American flag because some students find it offensive and it makes a political statement. It's really wild, in my mind. People living in this country find the country offensive. Crazy, crazy, crazy! I'll find a few articles about this on tonguetied.us and post 'em.
Originally posted by American Mad Man
Everything. Do you honestly believe that this would happen iin a conservative - or even a moderate nation? OF COURSE NOT!
This is one of the most liberal nations in the world, and these are the sort of thins that happen in extremely liberal governments.