Skip to comments.'We have let things slip, and let extremists live under our noses'
Posted on 11/14/2004 2:52:30 AM PST by Cutterjohnmhb
The streets of Rotterdam are silent apart from a whistling wind. Flickering neon signs advertising Halal butchers and falafel bars punctuate the grey facades of the tower blocks.
Splintered glass from a broken window that no one has bothered to repair is slowly trampled into the autumn leaves. In the distance, a mosque's minarets pierce the fog and drizzle.
Almost half the population of Rotterdam is of non-Dutch origin and the city is studded by grim ghettoes. Fifteen-year-old Rafih Bourdin has hunched his shoulders up against the cold. His head is wrapped in a red bandana and covered by a heavy, hooded top that almost entirely obscures his eyes.
He says: "I get verbal abuse in the streets now from white Dutch ladies and that would never have happened before. Islam is a peaceful religion, but now we Moroccan Muslims have to work much harder for acceptance."
Of course it never happened before, they realize it isn't about multiculturalism,it's survival.
Figures: it took the murder of a filmmaker to wake these people up.
I wonder what the libs would think if a fifth plane on 9/11 hit somewhere in Hollywood.
Oops. Right there you've got a problem.
its a dang paradise, isn't it?
we've been lectured for years that if people can get drugs whenever they want and can go hire whores whenever they want legally, then everybody will be happy and peaceful and there will be no crime....
'Islam is a peaceful religion'. Now where have I heard THAT before. lol
Guess who works on the other side of the counter of those sleazy joints...
I was in Rotterdam 20 years ago.It was a ghetti then and full of Arabs.
Europe better wake up to their population and political problems. Declining native birth rates made immigration attractive by increasing tax receipts to cover huge government entitilment costs.
The US has to deal with baby boomers, the EU may well deal with baby bombers.
Politicitians and lawmakers encourage illegal immigration for decades..........sub-cultures are are formed within the country with separate languages etc. which disdain the majority culture.
The result?........People wake up one day and learn that half of LA speaks spanish and are illiterate.
And its too late to do anything.
This story should be sent to every one of of legislators. Maybe they'll get the big picture.
Great article. First, it points out what happens to a country when liberalism prevails. Second, Muslims are accomplishing what they could not do one thousand years ago. They are conquering Europe. Third, it raises the question as to whether the abandoning of Christianity in favor of secularism, socialism, and liberalism will not lead to the ultimate demise of a culture. Keep an eye on old Europe. We will see what happens when the "Progressives" run a culture. It will be like watching the implosion of communism in the former USSR.
It's not too late -- yet.
"Islam is a peaceful religion"
If by peaceful, they mean that they leave the christian, or jewish bodies in pieces, than yeah, islam is a pieceful religion.
they will turn each eu town they live in into a diry little arab town.
And second, they talk about how Muslims shouldn't be judged by one event... The overwhelming majority of violence in the world today is generated my Muslims and it is hardly one event. It is daily and wide spread.
Don't count on any legislators, anywhere, ever becoming sufficiently aware of the seriousness of the situation to bestir themselves without an outcry from some part of the constituency that finds its interests compromised. And if this constituency is not sufficiently funded and motivated, their complaints go unheeded. Often some very small minorities, by selectively applying muscle, can succeed in incorporating very radical provisions into the law, and cause the administration of the government power to be so different from the accepted norm that people wake up one day, and ask themselves, how the H*ll did this happen here?
Tim Robbins and Alec Baldwin would have tried to enlist.
It was Van Gogh's fault. He should have driven a bullet proof bike.
"The persecution of innocent Muslim's in foreign countries is unfortunate but inevitable."
Boo-hoo. If I were Dutch, I'd be ready to start the pogroms. Molotov cocktails are a very effective way of saying "you're not welcome here anymore".
Correct. It just means there's hard work ahead.
-"The persecution of innocent Muslim's in foreign countries is unfortunate but inevitable."-
Yes, indeed. If there's another terrorist attack in the U.S., we'll be looking to our own non-integrated Muslim population for punishment. As if 9-11 wasn't enough of a wake-up call.
"Islam is a peaceful religion"
The sooner people stop repeating that lie the better. Islam does not teach "peaceful" no matter how badly you mutilate the cults scripture. It's the cult of death. Allah will kill you and enjoy torturing you in hell if you don't do exactly as he says, and that's kill others who aren't muslim. It's the only "religion" in which it's diety spends all his time in hell, stoking fires and torturing his creation. In fact before you are even born, half of it's adherents are predestined to go to hell, no matter what you do in life.
Since the 'god' of Islam spends all it's time in hell, it should give the normal thinking person a good idea who this wanna-be 'god' really is.
The Dutch are immersed in this with a government out of contact with reality
A truth which MSM has proven itself incapable of realizing.
it's always an 'ethnic clash' or 'rebel goups'this and that. They never seem to be able to connect the dots and see that 99.9% of all conflicts are caused by Muslim groups expanding their ground.
FWIW, The high school where I teach shows Channel One. Usually it's pretty balanced in reporting. But they just did a series on Darfur, never once mentioning the nature of the genocide, who's doing it, and why. It was just the government and "rebels". So, I gave them an assignment to research it, not telling them that it is just another of many Muslim wars against infidels, and a racist war of Arabs against blacks. The information is out there in the New Media. I hope they will be sufficiently impressed.
The entire U.S. would look like Rottendam if our libs had their way.
Well, one thing is certain. As much as we detest their politics and their need to spew them at every opportunity, there would still have been far more compassion for them and their families from most Americans than they ever showed to the victims and families of 9/11, or to the troops who have defended us.
"but the city of LA has always been a place where 1/2 or more of the place spoke Spanish"
I lived in LA in the late 70's, and half the city did NOT speak Spanish
Agreed. It's not just illegal immigration that's a problem, it's also legal immigration.
I would guess that many of the Muslims living there are peaceful and came to find a new life. It is their responsibility to out the fundamentalist elements within their communities. It is also their job to assimilate and accept Western life. If they do not they have no one to blame but themselves.
The same people have taken over the airport in Minneapolis.
No offense but you are off base. LA has not always been a majority of spanish speaking illegals but it is now.
Twenty years ago, Dallas was a decent city..now Dallas and many of it's suburbs are crowded with illegals who not only don't speak english but are somehow afforded free education, medical and the free lunch program.
There is nothing wrong with speaking spanish but honestly, these people have no reason to learn because everything here is IN spanish.
When you move to an endangered state (CA,TX,AZ, with others to follow), you may have a better understanding of the problem that faces our country.
I would add "Note to the White House"
I would have to sum it all up in one simple syllogism, F all the damn mosleemms. They are the extremists and need to take a permanent vacation to mecca, prior to a nuke dropping in. Allah has spoken, Ha ha.
I'm not so sure they wouldn't say that they "brought it upon themselves by not doing more to reach out to the Muslim community."
Sorry, just because you don't see something, doesn't mean it's not there.
Add it to the list of problems the Dutch have. Living in a community originally and still largely populated by Dutch immigrants, who are largely conservative, I can't imagine these people have similar origins.
A real life 'Camp of the Saints'.
I'm not an historian on LA, but I seriously doubt Spanish was a 50% language in the 30's and 40's.
Also, when did I say we should "prevent" the speaking of any language?
IMO, llegal immigration is producing separate cultures and multiculturalism is winning.
Whether its good or bad for the country is the debate which should be taking place.
"It would be a grave mistake to only treat these Jihadi attacks as a law enforcement issue to be dealt with after the fact, or even as an intelligence issue to follow avowed extremists and extremist groups. The problem is that the vast majority of Muslims will be outwardly peaceful while harboring an intense hatred of anything non-Muslim. There will always be jihadists coming out of nowhere to perpetrate barbarism on the rest of society. As Islam grows the attacks will grow worse until they feel strong enough to come out in mass to impose Shari'a on everyone. That is the model devised by Mohammad in Mecca and Medina - small atrocities by a core cadre while building a following and then sudden violent takeover.
If the idea is to protect people from Muslim violence, the target must be Islam as a whole. The scriptures of Islam provide the basis for violence against non-Muslims to promote Islam as well as against Muslims as an enforcement mechanism within Islam. Islam should be regarded as an ideological movement rather than a religious one. Even though intenally it has a religious dimension, the important point for non-Muslims is that its aim is not merely a way of life for adherents or even conversion, but control of every aspect of life for Muslims and non-Muslims alike. And while most Muslims may never commit a violent act in their lives, a society of Muslims will always breed and include an enforcement cadre that can only be checked and removed by eliminating all of Islam or reducing it to isolated individuals. Any large group of Muslims inevitably contains a dangerous core that takes the teachings of Islam in their totality more seriously than most."
Wow!!! What insight... lets have Moore of them!!! ;)
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