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Too Funny To Be Real; Too Tragic To Be Real: How Gouda Deals with Immigrant Violence

Too Funny To Be Real; Too Tragic To Be Real: How Gouda Deals with Immigrant Violence

The good burghers of Gouda, Holland—famous for its cheese—have a solution. It seems that there is a problem with some of the immigrants there, especially those from Morocco, being involved in violence. How can these tendencies be channeled in a more productive direction?

Answer: The town government will organize free classes for them in karate.

 

If that doesn’t seem sufficiently ironic to you, also note that a Moroccan-Dutch black belt karate champion, Badr Hari, has been recently arrested for beating up innocent people who lacked similar skills.