Westernised Afghan girls can stay

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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.

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3 Comments To This Article

  • 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!!