Mohamed Azahaf has been playing the “moderate” game for years, as you can see from this 2006 Jihad Watch post.
War Is Deceit Update: “Holland: Professional ‘Moderate Muslim’ Turns Out to be Radical, Pro-Terrorist Jihadist,” by Barry Rubin in Pajamas Media, June 17:
Mohamed Azahaf, a 28-year-old immigrant from Morocco, was hired by the east Amsterdam district to build trust between Muslims and non-Muslims there. But a journalist did some careful research to discover he’s a supporter of Usama bin Ladin, said Muslim women who didn’t wear “proper” clothing weren’t real Muslims, and even issued death threats against those criticizing Islamic doctrine.
His response? Only after this was exposed publicly did he claim his remarks–never changed by him until that moment–didn’t represent his current views. The district council’s response? To defend him, though it’s starting to get worried.
But here’s the best part: After the murder of Theo Van Gogh, the filmmaker, by a radical Islamist, Holland’s queen met with several Muslims who supposedly represented the “real” views of the community opposing such violence. Azahaf was one of them. However, apparently she and everyone else didn’t know that Azahaf had already written that he supported the murder!…
Typical cluelessness from Western authorities.