While the mainstream media widely circulates fanciful stories about its own supposed “anti-Muslim bias,” this is an example of what really happens all too often: the Islamic identity of those who commit crimes is entirely concealed. Is it entirely irrelevant in this case? Not necessarily. It could be that the killers in this “Dutch youth club” thought of the referee as a dirty kuffar whose life was worth less than that of one of the “best of people” (Qur’an 3:110). It could be that they thought he had offended Islam in some way. It could be that they were asserting the presence and power of Muslims in the Netherlands in this stark and savage way. Or maybe something else altogether is going on — but we will never know, because the mainstream media is much more interested in making sure that we do not know that the attackers were Muslim in the first place.
The story about a referee being beaten to death by players of a Dutch
youth club went round the world. Here’s a typical example from the
Richard Nieuwenhuizen was doing what he loved: watching his
son play football and helping out his local club by running the
touchline as a volunteer linesman.
On Monday the 41-year-old father’s passion for football cost him his life.
Prosecutors announced on Tuesday they were charging three players, two
15-year-olds and a 16-year-old, with manslaughter, assault and public
violence for alleged involvement in a vicious attack on Nieuwenhuizen
after a youth match between two local clubs, Buitenboys and Nieuw
Sloten. The players, whose identities were not released, will be
arraigned on Thursday at a closed-door hearing.
Prosecutors say a group of Nieuw Sloten players surrounded Nieuwenhuizen
and kicked and punched him after the match against his son’s team on
Sunday . Nieuwenhuizen went home to lie down, and returned later to
watch another game, where he collapsed and was rushed to hospital. He
died the next day.
Prosecutors released no details of a possible motive and the Buitenboys
club chairman, Marcel Oost, said the reason for the attack was not
“We still don’t have a clear picture yet,” prosecution spokeswoman Brigit Haan told Associated Press.
Almost all reports left out one important fact however: the perpetrators were Moroccans.
This fact was mentioned by the German newspaper Tagesspiegel, referencing a report in a Dutch newspaper.
That the attackers who have been arrested were three
Moroccans, according to the “Algemeen Dagblad”, certainly does not make
the case any easier. According to an Interior Ministry report from
November 2011, 40 per cent of all Moroccan immigrants aged between 12
and 24 were arrested, sentenced or charged within the last five years.
In city districts where people of Moroccan descent form a majority of
the inhabitants, youth criminality already reaches 50 per cent.