Islam, The Netherlands, and the Murder of Theo van Gogh
The Word Unheard out of The Netherlands is that they call 'em like they see 'em. Dan Darling has just issued Part 2 of his report about the murder of Theo van Gogh. He provides a link to the official Dutch Report released detailing both the events and the clear and present danger.
Winds of Change.NET: The Murder of Theo Van Gogh, Part 2
From the Dutch Report:
"There will be no mercy for the wicked, only the sword will be raised against them" -
Note pinned to the chest of the assassinated Theo Van Gogh.
On 2 November, 2004, the presumed killer of Theo Van Gogh, the 26-year-old Dutch-Moroccan, Muhammad Bouyeri, aka Abu Zubair, preyed on his victim and attacked him as he was riding his bicycle near a park in the middle of Amsterdam. Theo Van Gogh was a descendant of the famous painter Vincent Van Gogh. He was a filmmaker, a TV-producer, a talk-show host, and has been described as a "radical libertarian", and a "provocateur". Bouyeri first shot the victim and then stabbed him with a butcher’s knife, before slitting the filmmaker’s throat in a ritualistic manner. He also tried to behead him, but gave this up, and pinned two letters to his body with a second knife. One of the letters instigated jihad and foresaw the downfall of the US, Europe, the Netherlands and a female Dutch-Somali politician. It also mentioned other Dutch politicians who have voiced criticisms against Muslims and Islam in Holland. Shortly after the slaying, a spokesman for the Dutch authorities said, "the case increasingly appears to be the first Islamic terrorist attack in the Netherlands". One law-enforcement official described it as a "small version of a terrorist attack"...
...What the Dutch prime minister dubbed "a maelstrom of violence" followed the slaying. It involved more than 20 arson attacks against mosques, churches and schools in the Netherlands. Muslims and non-Muslims launched a violent campaign against each other, but fortunately it did not result in any human causalities or serious injuries. The majority of attacks struck Muslim targets. Opinion polls recorded in Holland after the murder of Theo Van Gogh showed that as many as 40% of the Dutch hope Muslim immigrants "no longer feel at home in the Netherlands", and that 80% of the population "want tougher policies against immigrants".
I'm the first one to condemn what is essentially mob violence and what happened in the Netherlands following the Van Gogh killing is certainly worthy of condemnation. On the other hand, one of the reasons that the townspeople are up in arms is that the Dutch political class has simply refused to address the issue of Muslim immigration and the subsequent issue of immigration. If respectable people aren't willing to take up these issues, then the not-so-respectable people will, hence we get arson and the like in the wake of the Van Gogh killing. Another point to be addressed is that it seems to be a not-uncommon opinion among the chattering classes in the Dutch Muslim community that the Van Gogh murder was a Good Thing, the first time that Muslims have actually had the fortitude to stand up to all those racist Dutchmen spitting on their religion. That's a problem too, and one that the Dutch Muslim community has been equally negligent in addressing...
...If I recall correctly, during the video in which bin Laden is seen gloating over the 9/11 attacks one of his lieutenants favorably relates an account of the growth of Islam in the Netherlands.
It is well worth your time to give Dan Darling's accounting of the van Gogh murder and the Dutch Report on it a read.