The caption for this photo taken 2 Nov 2005:
The first anniversary of the racist murder of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh by a young Moroccan Dutch Muslim. One of the places where people discussed the event was the 'Talk Stone' in Oosterpark, very near the spot of the fatal shooting. But in the Netherlands, Church and State have long been separated and many regard religion and racism as non-issues, finding it hard to even converse about them. Typically, only a few people showed up for the commemoration.
It should surprise no one that Muslims are problems in every country they infest. So I take this report in stride (A tip of the turban to Let Freedom Reign):
16 Oct 2007,
Moroccan-Dutch youth riot in Amsterdam following fatal incident
A group of dozens of youths in the Slotervaart neighbourhood in western Amsterdam set cars on fire, damaged several other cars and threw stones through the windows of a police station.
The riots followed the death of 22-year old Dutch-born Bilal Bajaka, of Moroccan descent.
On Sunday, Bajaka entered the police station of Slotervaart, stabbing two police officers with a knife.
Although having sustained serious injuries, one of the officers, a policewoman, shot and killed her alleged attacker on the spot.
From the age of 13 up to his death on Sunday, the police said, Bajaka had been involved in several major criminal incidents, including armed robberies and a series of violent incidents. He was allegedly part of a criminal gang.
In addition, police said he was personally acquainted with Mohammed Bouyeri, the convicted killer of the late film director Theo van Gogh, as well as with other Moroccan-Dutch terrorist suspects.
Mohammed Bouyeri and the others allegedly involved in terrorist activities also came from the Slotervaart neighbourhood.
The atmosphere in Slotervaart was grim following the police press conference on Monday.
Moroccan-Dutch residents of Slotervaart complained to reporters they were "sick and tired" of continuous "negative news reports" about fellow Moroccan-Dutch, adding they felt increasingly stigmatized.
Several television reporters who came to report on the fatal incident at the police station were threatened by Moroccan-Dutch youths.
Here are a few things to note:
- The News reports them as "Moroccan-Dutch". Some news organizations are afraid to print the word Muslim
- Muslims are rioting over the death of a worthless piece-of-scum career criminal, not some innocent Muslim shot by police
- The Muslims in the area after complaining to reporters they were "sick and tired" of continuous "negative news reports" and to prove how harmless and innocent they really are, proceeded to threaten those same reporters!!!???!!!
27 Oct 2007,
The truth stings
Tom Lantos, chairman of the House of Representatives' Foreign Affairs Committee, met with a delegation from the Dutch Second Chamber of parliament. And, as is his style, he didn't exactly mince words.
The Dutch PMs were taken on a tour of Camp X-ray on Guantamo.Some of the lawmakers said that while they found the physical conditions of the prison acceptable, they remain concerned that prisoners were not being given proper legal treatment.
Most of the delegation called for the closing of Guantanamo.
"We have to close Guantanamo because it symbolizes for me everything that is wrong with this war on terror," Peters said.
To which Lantos responded: "Europe was not as outraged by Auschwitz as by Guantanamo Bay."
Oh - Snap!
Things have only gotten worse in the Netherlands since I wrote this post:
9 Feb 2006,
The End of the Free World - Thanks be to Allah, the most Magnificent, the Merciful
In the Netherlands, Members of parliament who have been marked for death for their speeches, fearing for their lives and the lives of members of their families, in light of the murder of Theo Van Gogh and terrorist attacks, are now practically living under house arrest and in exile in their own country for fear of their guests.