The Netherlands' Immigration Minister, Rita Verdonk (yes, the same Rita Verdonk who tried to boot Ayan Hirsi Ali from the country), ruled that Iranian asylum seekers claiming to be gay will be issued a residence permit, reversing an earlier decision.
The decision comes with one string attached, though:
Iranian asylum seekers who can prove they are gay or lesbian will be issued with a residence permit. Abuse of regulations will result in the loss of the right to stay.I won't speculate on just how the Dutch government expects an asylum-seeker to prove he or she is gay or lesbian.
As with Norway, The Netherlands is a signatory to the Schengen agreement, which allows unrestricted travel between Schengen member countries.
Now, if I were Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, I'd see this as the perfect way to flood Europe with jihadis. Take a bunch of suicide bombers, run them through the Queer Eye for the Straight Guy boot camp, and send them off to Norway and Holland.
In the same announcement, Verdonk reveals her opinion of Christians:
Iranian Christians will not be deported until at least May next year, by which time Verdonk hopes to have more information regarding the threat posed to Christians in the strict Islamic nation.