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Queen's day 2009: Orange headscarves for Dutch Muslims in Haarlem

24th April 2009, Comments1 comment

A group of students will hand out more than 5,000 orange headscarves to promote tolerance in the country.

HAARLEM – Muslim women in Haarlem will be able to celebrate Queen's Day in Dutch style this year.

A group of students will hand out more than 5,000 orange headscarves on 30 April to promote tolerance in the Netherlands.

The orange headscarves will allow Muslim women to express their loyalty to their faith as well as to the queen.  

The two students who initiated the action said they are annoyed by the rabble rousing in politics and in society over the wearing of headscarves.

The orange headscarves were partly sponsored by a EUR-3,000-prize awarded by the Haarlem council for the students' initiative.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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  • 24th April 2009, 11:44:57 KP posted:
    Bravo for the students. Brining back some of the traditional Dutch tolerance has been long awaited. I hope this sends a message to the politicians that things can be worked out by talking and by actions. The Wilder's and the Verdonk's are backward thinkers and in my opinion are a negative blight on the Dutch.
 

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