The Enemy Can Be Just Down the Street:
Immigration Can Destabilize A Society: Muslims In The Dutch Country
Grant Swank, Jr
Thatís what Newsweek writer Stryker McGuire wrote. "Europeans
talk of ethnic tolerance. But events in the Netherlands show how
dangerously they are divided "
The Muslims have poured into the Netherlands. Now they are sitting in
one separate camp while the local Dutch sit in another. Threats fly
through the air. A Muslim school was attacked. A church was attacked.
Itís tit for tat going on. The police are on edge. The local citizenry
is on edge.
Whatís going to happen next? Whereís it all going to end? The
government authorities donít know. The neighborhoods donít know.
Theo van Gogh, a filmmaker, made a movie, "Submission," in
which he revealed the Muslim male torture, rape and murder of a Muslim
female. Then, while on a bike ride in a busy thoroughfare, he was knifed
to death, his throat slit for final measure. A Muslim and accomplices are
held in custody.
Some criticize the political authorities for doing this or that. They
should have said this. They should have done that. So thereís confusion
within the public as to what reaction should have been taken, what
reaction should presently be taken. Itís an upside-down societal
situation in which Muslims fear for their futures. The Dutch fear for
McGuire points out that immigration gone sky-high
can destabilize a society.
When society becomes aware of the killing-texted Koran held to by
Muslims, then society has a right to feel fright. There is no other
religion in the world that dictates that non-devotees be slaughtered. Yet
Allah calls for the extinction of all non-Muslims. Therefore, enthusiasts
see it through, even if it means their suicides.
"The drama is in some ways peculiarly Dutch,
but it has sent shock waves through the rest of Europe. The violence is
clear evidence that immigration, if badly managed, can be a destabilizing
force even in the most seemingly settled of European societies. . . And it
shows that the war on terror is sometimes just down the street. . ."
Spain realized that the enemy can "be just down the street."
Russia experienced that the enemy can "be just down the street."
Manhattan realized that the enemy can "be just down the street."
Now the Dutch are awakening to the reality that the enemy can "be
just down the street."
US President George W. Bush has been saying that for years now. It
became a worn litany in the presidential election. Dems didnít believe
it. Kerry considered the enemy but a "nuisance." But the red
states in their voting block put back into the Oval Office the president
who warned the globe that the enemy could "be just down the
Putin thanked the red states voting block for putting GWB back in the
White House, saying that the election proved that the United States was
not going to go easy on Muslim killers international. He should know.
Theyíre in his back yard.
Now European leaders are coming together to say they need to work
closer with the President. Why? Because their blockbuster attitude during
Iraqi Freedom Operation didnít pan out to be realistic. Now they want to
play back the record and get tough on the Muslim internationals who have
infiltrated everywhere with a killing religion.
"With 16 million inhabitants, including 1
million Muslims, the Netherlands is Europe's most densely populated
country. . .
"Tensions over what to do about immigration
have risen sharply in recent years. By the 2002 national elections,
immigration had taken center stage ó the heart of a Dutch identity
"Populist politician Pim Fortuyn called for
Holland to rethink its policies. His simple slogan ó "Holland is
full" ó resonated enough with ordinary Dutch that his party quickly
became the most popular in the country. Then a radical environmentalist
assassinated him. Ever since, unease over immigration has defined the