Dutch news in brief, 14 December 2005

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Allah required for third Submission film

Allah required for third Submission film

Somali-born MP Ayaan Hirsi Ali revealed on Wednesday that the third in the series of controversial Submission movies will put God on the stage. "This will be the most difficult part," she said in the Christmas edition of magazine 'De Groene Amsterdammer'. "Because who is going to play Allah?" Hirsi Ali has completed the script for Submission II which deals with the discrimination against gay people under Islam. Filmmaker Theo van Gogh was murdered by Muslim extremist Mohammed B. shortly after he directed Submission I. That 10-minute film featured semi-naked women talking about violence and discrimination against women under Islam. Hirsi Ali also said she would stand for election for the Liberal colleagues in 2007 if her colleagues continued to give her the space to speak her mind.

Love police on patrol

Are there laws of love? If so, do we adhere to them? These are questions that will be explored on the Leidseplein in Amsterdam on Saturday as the 'love police' go on patrol. They will be watching to see if passersby are committing violations in relation to love. The police will not issue fines but will attempt to lead by example and give a helping hand to the public to find love and to share it. The special 'police' are part of a special arts project 'Liefde in de stad' (Love in the City).

Man stabs pregnant woman

A man, 32, stabbed his pregnant wife, 33, in the stomach in a home on the Dantestraat in Rotterdam on Tuesday afternoon. The woman, who was eight months pregnant, was rushed to hospital and the child was delivered by Cesarean section. Mother and baby remain in critical condition. The man fled from the home after the stabbing and was arrested on the Colosseumweg by the police. The motive for the attack was not immediately known.

10pc of secondary schools get failing grade

Ten percent of secondary schools in the Netherlands received a failing grade in relation to quality in an annual survey conducted by newspaper 'Trouw'. Almost half the schools in Rotterdam were marked as 'unsatisfactory"

Domino sparrow goes to a museum

A local government worker will officially be Curator Kees Moeliker of the Nature Museum in Rotterdam with the deep-frozen remains of the domino sparrow on Thursday. The bird was shot dead at the Expo Centre in Leeuwarden on 14 November after it knocked over 23,000 of the 4.3 million dominoes laid out for a bid on the domino toppling world record. The museum will establish whether the bird is a native house sparrow - a protected species in the Netherlands. If the bird is in good condition, the museum said on Wednesday it will be "stuffed and mounted on a box of domino bricks". If not, the sparrow will be placed in a preserving jar. Domino sparrow will have a prominent place in the museum's Great House Sparrow exhibition, the museum said.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

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