Sunday, November 07, 2004


But Muslims are always correct, no matter what they do

"Police in Rotterdam removed this Wednesday a commandment from the Bible, 'Thou shalt not kill', from a wall in Rotterdam-North. A 52 year old man who tried to stop the police and the cleaners, was arrested. He was given a fine.

A police-spokesman claimed Thursdag that the removal of the texts fits in the national instructions given to police-officers to be on alert on all possible signals of unrests or provocation. "On Wednesday evening we were told there was a text on a wall right next to a mosque in the Insulindestreet. There was already an attempt to cover the text with paint, that is why we ordered the text to be removed."

Artist C. Ripken painted the text over a wallpainting he made earlier of an angel that flies above the world. Below the 'Thou shalt not kill' he added the date of 02-11-2004, the date that Theo van Gogh was murdered. Out of frustration, Ripken declared Wednesday. "It is annoying I am surfing along this sewer, but when I was told by my son that The can Gogh was murdered, I had a feeling I had to do something. I painted the text. It is the first time for me that I use text."

The next day Ripken has no understanding for the way police acted. "I am scared. It grips you if a man gets arrested because he tries to stop them from taking your text away. 'Thou shalt not kill' is a neutral text to me. If it's insulting to anyone, it's beyond my comprehension.""

Original (in Dutch) here

Translation here

Confirmatory report (in English) here

More details here


Australian slang for homosexuals under attack

"Talkback king John Laws may face action over an on-air salvo at Carson Kressley's queer eye antics. Some believe it's political correctness gone too far. In some people's eyes, political correctness is having a gay old time when it comes to a radio jock expressing his feelings on the air. The tonsils behind the golden microphone - belonging to 2UE's John Laws - have laid into Carson Kressley, front man for the Queer Eye for the Straight Guy series. .... A decision from the Equal Opportunity Tribunal on exactly how offensive it is to call someone a 'poof' on-air is expected later this month."

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