Friday, April 13, 2007
Does The Koran Come With A Compass?
Most folks can figure out which way is North, and therefore, East... Unless you're a Dutch cop or Muslim, that is. I wonder if any riots are on their way?
The Segbroek police station in The Hague borrowed the idea of putting compass marks on ceilings from an Amsterdam hotel, the Dutch daily De Telegraaf reported on Friday.
Muslims pray five times a day, facing east in the direction of Mecca. But the arrows in Segbroek pointed west.
"This is a really gigantic, stupid blunder," a police spokesman told the De Telegraaf.
"The faulty compass marks have been immediately corrected. It is a mystery for us how this could have possibly happened."
All other police cells in the Dutch capital will soon get similar compass marks, the in-house newspaper of The Hague police said.
The Netherlands is home to 1 million Muslims out of a population of more than 16 million.
I wonder if the painter wasn't someone who was a little sick of Eurabian dhimmitude? HA!