Amsterdam: Hookers and mushrooms okay, but ban MMA?

source: middleeasy.com
 

The Mayor of Amsterdam wants to ban MMA

In an attempt to tame one of the most entertaining places on the face of the earth, Job Cohen (the preceding Mayor of Amsterdam) has instituted laws to close a large portion of the Red Light District and even shut down over forty 'green cafes'. Now his successor, Lodewijk Asscher, has aimed his 'let's make things lame' target at mixed martial arts, muay-thai and kickboxing.

According to Chakuriki Japan, Lodewijk Asscher seeks to prohibit every combat sport (except boxing) from taking place in Amsterdam. Chakuriki Japan has launched an English site in order to get 10,000 signatures on their new petition against Lodewijk Asscher -- and basically everything he represents.

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UnderTheClock site profile image  

11/22/10 2:30 AM by UnderTheClock

How do you know this? Please have a seat over there."   Interpol reports. Front page article in NYT  

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11/22/10 2:30 AM by UnderTheClock

How do you know this? Please have a seat over there."   Interpol reports. Front page article in NYT  

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11/13/10 5:26 PM by SgtJustinTeplitz

hope not!

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11/13/10 5:26 PM by SgtJustinTeplitz

hope not!

Terraform site profile image  

11/10/10 4:54 PM by Terraform

 If I had mushrooms and hookers i wouldnt need MMA either.

Terraform site profile image  

11/10/10 4:54 PM by Terraform

 If I had mushrooms and hookers i wouldnt need MMA either.

OneScoup site profile image  

11/10/10 4:38 PM by OneScoup

The idea that sex is bad but violence is okay is an oddity of America. Amsterdam seems to look at it the other way around..

OneScoup site profile image  

11/10/10 4:38 PM by OneScoup

The idea that sex is bad but violence is okay is an oddity of America. Amsterdam seems to look at it the other way around..

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11/10/10 3:45 PM by mr nemo

Yeah,they were taking profits away from the gay live sex shows. What a joke.

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11/10/10 3:45 PM by mr nemo

Yeah,they were taking profits away from the gay live sex shows. What a joke.