Some clarification from the Netherlands. What the
ABC article did not mention is, that the film 'Submissions'
-made by the assasinated Theo van Gogh- was made
after a book by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Miss Hirsi Ali
is from Somalia and fled to the Netherlands to escape
from a forced marriage. Here she studied and became
member of parliament. She -as former muslim- is
most outspoken about the suppression of womans rights
by muslims and has written several books about it.
On the body of van Gogh was a letter left behind,
actualy it was pinned on it with a knive. It contained
a death threat to Hirsi Ali, Since that day she
is in hiding, government security officials consider
it too dangerous for het to continue het work as
member of parliament. In a discussion on television
after the Uden school fire- a muslim woman urged
the prime minister (Balkenende) 'to gag and silence'
Another MP, Geert Wilders, also received
death threats by muslims -an imam said it openly
on television- and he also had to postpone his political
A professor of law at the Leiden University,
Afshin Ellian, said in a newspaper interview that
he is abhorred by the fact that the same oppression
from fundamentalistic muslims for which he had to
flee Iran, is now clearly present in the Netherlands.
The Netherlands is surely a liberal country,
indeed pot-smoking and prostitution are allowed,
but in my opinion it is mostly expressed in its
open attitude towards homosexualism, they can 'come
out' without fear for jobs and personal safety,
they can even marry. Television personalities, members
of parliament and even government ministers are
know to be girly-man. This homo-freedom is severely
threatened by muslims. An imam in a well known mosque
has advised his flock to 'throw homo's from a high
building, head first'.
A recent study found
that 66% of the juvenile rape is committed by muslim
boys, their victims are 75% white girls. As muslims
are about 5% of the total population, muslim boys
are overexpressed by a factor of 12 to 13 with respect
to this crime. It was estabished that these boys
consider women inferior, especially non-muslim woman.
They are told by parents and imams that all women
without a scarve are whores.
There is a growing
trend of muslim neighbourhoods is the larger cities.
Several cases are known now of Dutch families who
were forced by violence and harrasment to leave
their houses in such neighbourhoods. In a recent
case the authoroties (in this case the mayor of
Amsterdam) openly admitted that they could not prevent
This is all happening in a country
that for ages was known for its capability to absorb
foreigners, from French protestants in the 17th
century, jews from Germany in the 1930ties up to
Vietnamese refugies in the 1970ties. All groups
integrated in the Dutch economy, cultural life and
schools and universities. In general they learned
the language well.
All this seems to be impossible
for muslims: frequent drop out from schools and
very low language abilities excludes them from society.
It is common for third generation immigrants (that
is children of children of an immigrant), that are
born here and went to school (basic education is
free and mandatory up to 16 in the Netherlands)
to speak only haltingly Dutch and have inferior
reading and writing capabilities. The only point
where they stand out is in the crime figures.
I found all these facts hard to believe, and
for long considered if right wing lies. But I can
no longer deny it. Fact is that 'liberated' muslims
like Hirsi Ali and Ellian are warning us: Ellian
said it like this "don't let this country become
like the Iran that I fled"