The Dutch Daily blog has put up a most interesting email from one of the Rotterdam Labor Party councillors, Bouchra Ismaili, who is, of course, only coincidentally a Muslim. The original is from Het Vrije Volk blog, but since that’s in Dutch, we have the excerpt from DD:
Listen well, you crazy freak. We are here to stay! Hahahaha. Drop dead! I am a Dutch Muslim and I will stay that way until I die.”
Ismaili contends: “You are the foreigners here!!! With Allah on my side I fear no one. Me and my fellow Muslims are alive! Your species is being consumed by hatred. Let me give you some advice: Convert to Islam and find peace at heart!“
My heavens! Ms. Ismaili certainly has found “peace at heart” hasn’t she? This pacifist person sounds uncannily like Hillary on a bad hair day (see Tammy Bruce’s compelling compilation).
HV sent a good analysis regarding the level to which the Netherlands has fallen. It makes for sad reading:
Dutch society seems split in half: on one side the islamists, muslim immigrants, socialists, marxists, the subsidized [leftist] NGO’s and others living from the welfare state, the Balkenende government including the queen, and the creepy MSM;
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at the other side the tax payers, the middle class that is conservatives and anti-islamization politicians like Geert Wilders and no-nonsense blogs like Geen Stijl [geenstijl.nl , being the most popular blog in the Netherlands] and the conservative intellectual Het Vrije Volk [hetvrijevolk.com].
This tear in society that has been under the skin of it for decades and kept under it by leftist governments’ totalitarian measures: subsidized anti-racist bureaus try to keep the lid on common sense ever since the discontent over the mass immigration and anti-Rushdie demonstrations by islamists in 1988, now comes up in response to the leftists arrogance and islamists brutality. People forget easily in the nineties in the Netherlands, these matters where discussed merely in private with well trusted friends. Outside this privacy, in the open, many feared with good reasons for repercussions if they said anything opposing immigration. Leftist will say this is ridiculous, but of course, they had nothing to fear and where shocked when Pim Fortuyn suddenly critisised them in the open and appeared to even gain popularity with every attempt to silence him.
Samuel Francis was right I think when he stated: “What we have in this country today, then, is both anarchy (the failure of the state to enforce the laws) and, at the same time, tyranny—the enforcement of laws by the state for oppressive purposes; the criminalization of the law-abiding and innocent through exorbitant taxation, bureaucratic regulation, the invasion of privacy, and the engineering of social institutions, such as the family and local schools; the imposition of thought control through “sensitivity training” and multiculturalist curricula, “hate crime” laws, gun-control laws that punish or disarm otherwise law-abiding citizens but have no impact on violent criminals who get guns illegally, and a vast labyrinth of other measures. In a word, anarcho-tyranny.
The progressive views are harmful to the middle class, which is under attack from two sides: by criminals who are being pampered as ‘victims,’ and by the State that is intervening and sucking out all economic and cultural resources from communities and its participating individuals.”
What he describes here is the natural outcome of malignant “tolerance” — boundless, eternal, undiscerning tolerance that refuses to stand for anything and so will put up with everything, including its own bloody end on the sidewalk. To paraphrase Dylan Thomas, I plead with the Dutch:
do not go tolerant into that good night
rage, rage against the dying of the light.