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Re: Netherlands looking to ban Schechita (Kosher) slaughter (and some Halal)

Posted by SMAZ on Thu Jun 30 01:47:13 2011, in response to Re: Netherlands looking to ban Schechita (Kosher) slaughter (and some Halal), posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Wed Jun 29 22:40:12 2011.

Yes, it affects kosher but it was passed primarily to show the voters that they are "tough on Islam" which is a popular thing to do in the Netherlands where those of the Muslim faith greatly outnumber Jews and where a minority of them have created problems (the Theo Van Gogh murder, etc).

As someone else said, the fact that it also affects observant Jews is a bonus to the Dutch right-wingers but it's mainly an anti-Islam measure.

If there was ever a valid reason to mention the wise but overused Niemoller statement, this is it.

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