(Rembrandtplein)-- The nightlife in Amsterdam will have significantly less Arab and Persian women ready to "shake" their bodies for excited European men. The belly dancing trade, with an estimated annual worth of almost one billion American dollars, is already feeling the impacts of sanctions that were place on both Iran and Syria in separate incidents.
The owner of the discothèque "1001 Arabian Nights", Amélie Naaktgeboren, told us he was worried he wouldn't have access to prospective immigrants.
"The dancers that come from Iran are usually reserved for only the High Class, and they deal their trade in secrecy... with European slapping sanctions over the attack on the British Embassy how am I going to fill out the fake contract that says I'm buying rugs... I mean, I am going to have some very angry customers. Some people really like their Persian belly dancers. Do you think it's as simple as putting some French girl in a Burka and telling one of the usuals that she is from Iran?"
Another discothèque owner, Michel De Keizer, two blocks down the district was more concerned with growing Sanctions and pressure being put on the Syrian government, and the difficulty he will have and receiving more Arab Women.
"Syrian women... they are very distinct... they balance hairiness, modesty, slimness, and can still keep a sizable belly to be shaken... I have so many customers that specifically want Syrian women. Iraqi, Lebanese, Saudi, they know the difference and wont fall for it, they really like their Syrian women."
None of the dancers at the club's wanted to comment. A customer, though, did tell us this.
"You know, sometimes when I'm here I start to think, maybe it isn't so bad Moslems are taking over Europe."