No Brewski, No Chewski ~ We’re Throughski

Maybe the Dutch are finally done being sensitive.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A lunch meeting between a leading parliamentarian in Belgium and counterparts from Iran has been canceled because the beer-loving Belgian could not stomach a ban on alcohol…
… But he said lunch had been canceled because the Iranians, who as Muslims do not drink alcohol, wanted their hosts to do the same.

Then the Iranians compound their egregious lack of good manners as Global Citizens when…

…Iran’s parliament speaker Gholamali Haddadadel insisted he would not shake hands with the female president of Belgium’s Senate.
Anne-Marie Lizin, a Socialist, then canceled their meeting. She said in a statement that Iranians should respect local customs in Belgium, just as Belgians should in Iran.

Ya think?? Maybe if more people said ‘bite me!’, these Muslim politicians would be forced to rethink their approach. All this bowing and kowtowing simply emboldens them; feeding those fascist, fanatical egos. After all, how outrageous was a demand if the host always acquiesces?

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