What's Wrong With a Little Apartheid?
Plans for a Muslim-only hospital in Holland have sparked a heated debate over its separate all-male and all-female wings, halal food and roster of duty imams.
A populist Right-wing party described the plan for the clinic in south Rotterdam as "a step backwards to the Middle Ages".
There will be segregation between the sexes, with male patients treated by an exclusively male nursing and medical staff and similar arrangements for females.
It is the brainchild of a health industry entrepreneur, Paul Sturkenboom, who plans to employ 45 doctors and 275 nurses. Staff will not have to be Muslims.
Paul Sturkenboom mentions Jewish and Christian hospitals and says:
This compact hospital will give Muslims time to integrate at their own speed.
Um, no. This hospital takes Muslims backwards from the present state in Holland. It makes sure that Muslims don't have to bother with integrating at all.