Westernised Afghan girls can stay

24th June 2011, Comments 8 comments

Two teenage Afghan sisters facing deportation will be allowed to remain in the Netherlands. The girls, who live in the eastern city of Hengelo with their family, were supported by their school in a fierce residency battle with the government.

The Bataafs Lyceum congratulated Karima and Krishma Khorshidi on their website. “This means that Karima will be able to move on to third-level education and Krishma can finish secondary school,” read the message. The schoolgirls, aged 18 and 15, have been living in the Netherlands for nine years.

In April, Green Left appealed to Immigration and Asylum Minister Gerd Leers to stop the deportation of “westernized” Afghan girls, sparking off an intensive public debate on the issue.

© Radio Netherlands Worldwide

8 Comments To This Article

  • s.b posted:

    on 16th July 2011, 04:27:24 - Reply

    Remember Hirsi Ali who lied that she came from Somalia instead of Kenya. These foreign liars pollute the media and nobody listens to intelligent native Dutch state citizens. No wonder that the world is a lying mess.
  • s.b posted:

    on 16th July 2011, 03:49:56 - Reply

    This puts a premium on stretching legal procedure, and is a bad thing. Most of the refugees probably lie about their story anway. I don't want those liars in my country.
  • Beijington posted:

    on 24th June 2011, 20:31:27 - Reply

    It is ridiculous, THAT a Dutch politic party has to press the Minister of Integration, to let westernised youngsters stay in NL.They are often born inNL or here for many years, and going back to a muslimland means going to hell. With people like Geert Wilders the opinion of NL , as a inviting and liberal country is thrown into the trashcan.NL is a MultiCultural society, always has been since the Middle Ages.
    Yanks are all from origin Import, often from Europe.Even Obama has Dutch roots.
  • Yank go home posted:

    on 24th June 2011, 18:37:28 - Reply

    Great, that's just what Europe needs. Another arrogant, ignorant, illiterate and moronic yank. What the hell are you doing here anyway? Please take your Sarah Palin style B.S. and go home.
  • Jas posted:

    on 24th June 2011, 14:22:44 - Reply

    They are westernised enough to not send them back and drop ("accidently" after taking due precaution not to hurt the innocent ones) some dutch made bombs on them ? Or would it be better to let them stay and work hard enough to pay taxes and thus fund the bombing of their own family ?
    The condescending attitude towards immigrants and refugees brings out the pretentious "moi mooi" natured of the western Yanks
  • Henk posted:

    on 24th June 2011, 13:44:15 - Reply

    A Yank in Holland using words like "Tolerance"??

  • pony posted:

    on 24th June 2011, 12:14:08 - Reply

    people like you bring me down
  • A Yank In Holland posted:

    on 24th June 2011, 10:57:35 - Reply

    Why don't we ship them back to their homeland and let them use the knowledge they have gained here to help their native country. What does "westernized" mean anyway: listening to hiphop music, shooting dope, having a loverboy? Westernized means accepting Judeo-Christian principals which are the bedrock of Dutch and all Western nations. - Why in the world were they allowed to stay here NINE years in the first place. This ruling, and what will surely be many more like it, are what will bring down this nation. Tolerance has gone too far!!