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    Re: French pool bans 'burkini' swim

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    Are we talking about foolish individuals or are we talking about government policies?
    I'm talking about an important proportion of newcomers, who are numerous enough to impose a ban on non-halal food in schools or to impose that swimming pools are reserved to women on saturday morning.

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    Re: French pool bans 'burkini' swim

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    I'm talking about an important proportion of newcomers, who are numerous enough to impose a ban on non-halal food in schools or to impose that swimming pools are reserved to women on saturday morning.
    I don't think it's an outright ban. I think the schools just decided that having one cook for everyone was easier and cheaper than to have two.

    I read that it's very easy to obtain citizenship in Belgium after just 3 years of living there. Is that true? If it is, then it's not enough and no wonder you find yourself with an increasingly powerful group of "newcomers" in your political scene.
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    Re: French pool bans 'burkini' swim

    Quote Originally Posted by bub View Post
    I'm talking about an important proportion of newcomers, who are numerous enough to impose a ban on non-halal food in schools or to impose that swimming pools are reserved to women on saturday morning.
    I can understand a backlash.

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    Re: French pool bans 'burkini' swim

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    I don't think it's an outright ban. I think the schools just decided that having one cook for everyone was easier and cheaper than to have two.
    Indeed I don't think that it's a real ban...but all the schools still do it, that's the problem. And that's not just the food, that's also the physical education courses (most of the muslim girls don't attend this course), the science course (80% of the muslims in Belgium are creationists, even at University...that's a big problem in a country where everyone accepts Darwinism), the French courses (they avoid certain authors), the history course (the teachers avoid talking about Israel or the Holocaust, and some teachers have been threatened when they started talking about the Armenian holocaust)

    I read that it's very easy to obtain citizenship in Belgium after just 3 years of living there. Is that true? If it is, then it's not enough and no wonder you find yourself with an increasingly powerful group of "newcomers" in your political scene.
    Yeah we give the citizenship to nearly everyone...(we even have a bunch of "Belgian" Jihadists who planned to attack the USA) and that's not enough, illegals are demonstrating (and squatting and destroying several buildings in the process), claiming that they all have the right to get the nationality.



    So, yeah, I think we've been a bit too laxist the past 10 years. Now it's too much, there is a backlash
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    Re: French pool bans 'burkini' swim

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    I don't think it's an outright ban. I think the schools just decided that having one cook for everyone was easier and cheaper than to have two.

    I read that it's very easy to obtain citizenship in Belgium after just 3 years of living there. Is that true? If it is, then it's not enough and no wonder you find yourself with an increasingly powerful group of "newcomers" in your political scene.
    I hate to derail the topic but I've heard it's hard to become a swissie.

    Is that true as well?
    From what I've read about Switzerland, I like it for the most part.
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    Re: French pool bans 'burkini' swim

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I hate to derail the topic but I've heard it's hard to become a swissie.

    Is that true as well?
    From what I've read about Switzerland, I like it for the most part.
    One of the toughest countries for immigration I know. It's a little discriminatory too. Depending on where you come from it can take anywhere from 5 to 15 years or more and you'd better have lots of cash to pay for your brand new Swissiness.
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    Re: French pool bans 'burkini' swim

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    One of the toughest countries for immigration I know. It's a little discriminatory too. Depending on where you come from it can take anywhere from 5 to 15 years or more and you'd better have lots of cash to pay for your brand new Swissiness.
    I would like a secondary or primary citizenship somewhere else if for nothing else than to have more employment opportunities.

    I started learning German for goodness sake.
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    Re: French pool bans 'burkini' swim

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I would like a secondary or primary citizenship somewhere else if for nothing else than to have more employment opportunities.

    I started learning German for goodness sake.
    Go to Belgium, within a few months you'll be as Belgian as me
    (and we speak German)

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    Re: French pool bans 'burkini' swim

    Quote Originally Posted by bub View Post
    Go to Belgium, within a few months you'll be as Belgian as me
    (and we speak German)
    On my way....j/k although I may later take you up on that offer when I finish school.

    Most people speech French though right?
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    Re: French pool bans 'burkini' swim

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    On my way....j/k although I may later take you up on that offer when I finish school.

    Most people speech French though right?
    French in the South, Dutch in the North, German in the East and French/English/Arab/Spanish in Brussels

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