No concern, of course, about the pall the murder of van Gogh has cast over the safety and security of non-Muslims in the Netherlands. No discussion of the implications of a Sharia murder in Amsterdam, with Qur’an verses pinned to the body. No honest discussion of the extent to which Dutch Muslims are attached to Sharia, and want an Islamic state in the Netherlands. Then they wonder why they have aroused the ire of “right wingers and xenophobes.”
It seems that the Dutch must simply play the dhimmi. Any finger lifted in their own defense is just a provocation of the Muslim community.
From IslamOnline, with thanks to Ali Dashti:
THE HAGUE, January 19 (IslamOnline.net) — As Muslims throughout Europe celebrate Thursday, January 20, `Eid Al-Al-Adha (feast of sacrifice), Dutch Muslims brace themselves for an almost joyless festival in view of incessant harassments and bothering by right-wingers and xenophobes.
Some one million Muslims in the Netherlands felt really hard done-by because of their religion after the November killing of filmmaker Theo Van Gogh by a Moroccan, following his insulting documentary about Islam.
Even before the murder, Dutch Muslims have been targeted by the extremist agenda of the influential right-wing parties.
Much to their annoyance, housing companies ordered all satellite dishes to be removed from balconies and rooftops just before the start of the most important feast in the Islamic calendar.
These dishes are, in effect, the one and only window for the Muslim community, mostly hailing from Moroccan, Iraqi and Turkish origin, on the Arab and the Muslim world.
This `Eid, they will be deprived of the pleasure of tuning in to a host of Arab and Islamic channels with fingers pointing at right-wing schemes.
“These companies have indeed cast a gloomy atmosphere over `Eid,” Mohammad Akshar, an employee at the Moroccan Cultural Society in Rotterdam, told IslamOnline.net Wednesday, January 19.