And what are the dhimmi European authorities doing about it? From AP, with thanks to Kemaste:
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) Novelist Yasmine Allas doesn’t believe in happy endings.
That’s strange, considering her own unlikely road to success. The daughter of a wealthy army officer, she fled as a teenager from her repressive childhood in Somalia, where she had dreamed of becoming an actress, dating men, drinking wine and living the life she saw in movies.
Now in the Netherlands, having gained an audience for her bleak stories of oppressed women and failed immigrants, she finds she still can’t escape fear.
Since the slaying of filmmaker Theo van Gogh last month in Amsterdam, there have been death threats against two prominent Muslim women politicians Ayaan Hirsi Ali in Holland and Mimount Bousakla in Belgium who have spoken out against repression in Islam.
Allas, 35, is among a growing group of young women from Muslim backgrounds who are making it in politics, the arts, media or the law in Europe, and in some cases are putting themselves at the forefront of the fight against extremism from two directions Islamic fundamentalists and Europe’s far-right fringe.
From a television journalist in Italy to a standup comic in Norway, these women are speaking up in voices that may never have been heard had they remained in their native lands.
In Somalia, says Allas, “If you are a girl, you always are in fear of your parents, your older brothers, your male neighbors. It is always the man … It is always fear and fear and fear.”…
“When I came to Holland, for me it was, Whew! What freedom! What a country! It was love, immediately,” she recalls.
“But Holland is not the same.”
AP then plays the moral equivalence angle:
Fatima Elatik, deputy mayor of Amsterdam’s heavily immigrant Zeeburg borough, was assigned bodyguards after receiving threats from a right-wing Dutch extremist after the Van Gogh killing.
Since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks “there’s been a lot of Muslim- and Islam-bashing in our society that really was very frightening,” said Elatik, 31.
She deals often with young immigrant men and women who want to be Dutch yet feel alien. Even though she wears a head scarf, she considers herself a modern, liberal Dutch woman.
“What is typically Dutch? I don’t look Dutch, I don’t have a Dutch name. But I wear Dutch clothes. Even my scarf, my hijab, I buy in Dutch stores. What more do you want from me?”
Umm, how about a definitive and trustworthy community-wide renunciation of any intention to impose Sharia now or in the future?