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Yet More Nothing To See Here

A couple of months back in this space, I made a sporting offer to Excitable Andrew Sullivan:

I’d be happy to take him for falafel at my favorite restaurant in Amsterdam in 2025. And afterwards he can buy me a drink at his favorite gay bar. If he can find one.

We may have to hurry:

Amsterdam Verliest Meest Populaire Homo-Hotel

What’s that? Don’t speak Dutch? No problem:

Amsterdam Loses Most Popular Homo-Hotel

Now why would that be?

Het Rainbow Palace Hotel, ooit het meest populaire homohotel van Amsterdam, richt zich tegenwoordig op islamitische toeristen. Het voormalig homohotel heet nu Sharm Hotel.

Which is Dutch for:

The Rainbow Palace Hotel, for years the most popular homo-hotel in Amsterdam, now wants to appeal to Muslim tourists. The former homo-hotel is now called the Sharm Hotel.

Warning. The above links are to gay sites and may contain disturbing images of Dutch homosexuals packing their suitcases and enquiring about one-way flights to San Francisco.

Here’s how headlines it:

Gay Hotel Turns Muslim

Incidentally, that URL — — is pretty much the entire story in a nutshell.

Mark Steyn — Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist. That’s to say, his latest book, After America (2011), is a top-five bestseller in ...

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