A couple of days ago Dymphna wrote about the Muslim riots in the Slotervaart district of Amsterdam. H. Numan, our Dutch expatriate correspondent, found an interesting follow-up article in Telegraaf, and sent us a translation:
Amsterdam – Mothers from the Amsterdam area of Overtoomse Veld, part of the Slotervaart area, will hold a celebrative march this coming Saturday. The reason for the celebrative march is the recent unrest in the neighborhood. It’s time to give a positive signal, the organizing mothers said on Wednesday.
“These are our children, we want an end to the unrest in the neighborhood so we can build together on a better future for these kids” was written in a call for the demonstration. The march will begin on 14:00 on the August Allebeplein. On that square (plein = square), in the police station there last week a female officer shot the 22 year old Bilal Bajaka dead, when he had seriously wounded her and her colleague with a knife. Since that event unrest has ruled in the area of Amsterdam-West.
The manifestation, with the motto ‘We want rest, we want to play’ will end in the volunteer unit in the Esprit-school on the Piet Mondriaan street. The mothers who organize this manifestation call upon children to bring their parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, guardians, neighbors and friends to the manifestation.
H. Numan adds this commentary:
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The media have given up reporting on the ongoing burnings of cars, apparently. One or two cars burned every night are hardly newsworthy. The fact that no arrests have been made obviously doesn’t warrant any attention either. Two days ago, a handicapped car was torched in the Slotervaart area. (I don’t know if this is a regular car parked in a handicapped parking place, or a 45 km/hr two-seater for the handicapped.) The police are investigating whether this torching is related to the other burnings. Of course they should: it is always possible little green men from Mars have invaded us and announce their presence by burning a handicapped car in a riot area. Another good possibility might be that this handicapped car was torched by the CIA or the Mossad, to put the blame on innocent Muslim youths.
Please note the standard left wing phrases used in the manifesto. The Esprit school is a ‘black’ school, a group of schools dedicated to the ‘multicultural’ society. Have a look at their website.
What the newspaper forgot to mention is that children under the age of 12 are not the problem. The problems begin when male Muslim children pass the age of 12, and begin to act independently of their parents. Normal children of 12 are in their first year of secondary education. However, given the fact that most of the unruly juveniles are barely literate, they probably have to do several more years of primary education at that age.
Something else the newspaper carefully forgot to mention: Muslim mothers do not organize anything at all. Their husbands and male guardians would never allow it. The vast majority of — if not practically all — Muslim mothers are not conversant in Dutch language in any meaningful way. Therefore, it is extremely unlikely that Muslim mothers would be able to write a manifesto in proper Dutch, let alone in the politically correct style.
One can therefore very safely assume that this ‘spontaneous’ call from Muslim mothers really comes from progressive activists, probably teachers in the Esprit school group.