The other day a union of young members of the at present largest and most influential Dutch political party, launched a proposal in which they want the leadership to start procedures to ban male circumcision in the Netherlands. Female circumcision is illegal already, but these young politicians stressed male circumcision also violates human rights, [...]
By sheer unjust accident Dutch isn’t the universal language.
So one of my problems with bridge-blogging is the necessity of the use of a lingua franca, in casu English. Which to the overwhelming majority of the world’s population and to me is a second language at best.
It means that every time I write in [...]
The great and famous Danish film director Lars von Trier creates as much scandals as he makes successful artistic movies( Europa/Zentropa, The Idiots, Breaking the Waves, Dancing in the Dark, Dogville, Antichrist, Melancholia). He doesn’t seem to care shocking people. Provocation apparently is his middle name. His last contribution to cinematography attracts publicity as [...]
“Aceh mulls Shariah for non-Muslims”, the JP * reported.
In an extremely obliging mood I could describe Shari-ah as just another judicial system. A very special one though.
To be honest I actually don’t know much about the finesse of Shari-ah. Except that – if only because it tends to apply as literally as [...]
From The Huffington Post:
“SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The Dutch have taken their domination at the Olympic speedskating oval to a new level” (10.02.14) and “For good measure, 500 champion Michel Mulder took the bronze, giving the Netherlands 10 out of a possible 15 medals overall through the first five events — a dominating [...]