Friday, October 14, 2005

Dutch to ban the Burka? (2)

Things are going from bad to worse for Dutch Burka wearers!

Utrecht city council is to reduce the unemployment benefit paid to two Muslim women as they refuse to attend "job interviews because no one would employ them because of their burkas". To qualify for the benefit, they must do everything they can to find work.

1 comment:

Phil C said...

Well that's a mite silly. How do they know no one will hire them if they don't go to the interview in the first place?

The odour of a convenient excuse hangs very strongly over the whole affair. Though it is a sad day when the Dutch, traditionally tolerant of other cultures, is being tougher on matters of immigration and national security than we are.