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3/31/2008 Listening Lounge
A Dutch Love Story, by Radio Netherlands
Anouk is a young Dutch girl who lives with her boyfriend Said. He’s Dutch too, but from a fairly traditional Moroccan Berber family. Both of them are Dutch and Muslim. They have what should be a perfectly ordinary relationship, but in these times its anything but ordinary.
Holland is a country famed for its culture of tolerance. However in recent years, two prominent Dutch men have been gunned down for their publicly expressed opinions. The murders of politician Pim Fortuin and film maker Theo van Gogh have changed Dutch society and the question on every Dutch person’s lips is: “are we still a tolerant nation?”
Anouk and Said are on the frontline of a battle about loyalty and identity that is currently raging in The Netherlands.
March 31, 2008
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