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Monday, January 23, 2006
  From Culture Smugglers to Dutch minister of extegration
Back from Culture Smugglers in Berlin to The Netherlands. Where the first news from homefront is that our minister of integration has stated that talking Dutch shalt be obliged on the Dutch streets. I wonder what the punishments will be if we curse in Iraqi, or Italian slang, or in clear Spanish yell 'Viva Zapatero!!'?

Dear minister, i have no clue what you're up to, but the skies are very grey in this country. And we don't really need more darkness.
And just to be sure that i did tell you: We love speaking languages. So please do not expand this brandnew proposal to schools, libraries, bars, bakeries or warehouses etc. But sure, if you want to speak only in Dutch and in Dutch only, you can always apply this to your very own living-room and brainwidth space.

Update:
Tens of thousands of Dutch-Somali people have left The Netherlands in the last years. They went to the UK. They are the biggest minority in some places. They have a Dutch passport. Because of their numbers they have the right to follow Duch language class in the UK, according the the laws. And they do so with pleasure. Maybe Verdonk should emigrate to the UK as well?

Luckily i met
two wonderful Irani photographers in Berlin: Rana Javadi and Bahman Jalali who spoke best in Persian.
 
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