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A Dutch MP who called the Koran a "fascist book" has been sent back to the Netherlands after attempting to defy a ban on entering the UK.


 UK fascism Netherlands Koran
More humanity with fewer humans. ... The Club of Ten Million wishes slowly but with certainty to return to Ten Million inhabitants in the Netherlands.
 overpopulation Netherlands taboo
A treasured piece at the Dutch national museum - a supposed moon rock from the first manned lunar landing - is nothing more than petrified wood, curators say. It was given to former Prime Minister Willem Drees during a goodwill tour by the three Apollo-11 astronauts shortly after their moon mission in 1969. When Mr Drees died, the rock went on display at the Amsterdam museum.


 Moon fake museum rock Apollo Netherlands
Dutch artist Johan van der Dong has set up a local telephone number in the Netherlands, where he urges people to leave messages for God on his answering machine. Van der Dong said he set up the number to give people an opportunity to take pause and contemplate life.


 Netherlands God phone
An inquiry into the Netherlands' support for the invasion of Iraq says it was not justified by UN resolutions. The Dutch Committee of Inquiry on Iraq said UN Security Council resolutions did not "constitute a mandate for... intervention in 2003".


 Iraq invasion Netherlands international law War On Terror WMD
A 14-year-old Dutch girl who wants to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world has won a court's permission to attempt the voyage. ... Laura must complete the two-year trip before she turns 17 in September 2012 to break the record.


 sailing teenager Netherlands circumnavigation yacht
The Dutch Caribbean dependency the Netherlands Antilles has ceased to exist with a change of the five islands' constitutional status.


 Dutch Antilles Netherlands independence Caribbean island colonialism
A 27-year-old man who worked in at least two nursery schools has been arrested in Amsterdam on suspicion of abusing dozens of young children.


 Netherlands abuse children paedophilia nursery
Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders, who described Islam as "fascist", has been acquitted of inciting hatred against Muslims.


 Netherlands racism hate Islam fascism
The Dutch may become the first in Europe to use Skype and other web-based services on smartphones for no extra charge.


 Netherlands net neutrality Internet mobile phone communication equality law
The Dutch lower house of parliament has passed a law effectively banning the ritual slaughter of animals, in a move condemned by Muslim and Jewish groups. The legislation states that all animals must be stunned before being killed. But the Islamic dhabiha and Jewish shechita methods of ritual slaughter require them to be fully conscious.


 animal slaughter Netherlands killing stun religion Islam Jewish tradition culture pain suffering
The message from Mr Hendrikse's sermon seems bleak - "Make the most of life on earth, because it will probably be the only one you get".


 Christianity religion Protestant Church Netherlands atheism God church