In many ways this is the archetypal cultural enrichment news story, not just for the Netherlands, but for any Western country (with the possible exceptions of Denmark and Australia).
First of all, notice how the authorities dance around frantically, trying to avoid having to identify the culturally enriched background of the hoodlums who engage in larceny, violence, and mayhem against “persons of Dutch background”. They’d rather do anything than say, “The scum who did this are Moroccans.”
Secondly, notice their pathetic response to the problem:
|(1)||Persuade the imams to mention the issue at Friday prayers and ask anybody who knows anything to come forward. Ha! How much help will that be?|
|(2)||Tell the indigenes to stay out of the afflicted area when alone, and especially at night. Not only at night — in other words, the bike path is not safe even in the daytime. So all good law-abiding Netherlanders must forget their time-hallowed tradition of bicycling, and take the bus instead! No, wait — people get knifed by “youths” on the buses. So just stay home and watch the Cargo Bike Imam on TV.|
Above all, there is no discussion at all about the criminal stupidity of mass Muslim immigration, which is what brought all these unassimilable thugs into the Low Countries in the first place. Nor is there a whisper of the treason committed by the Dutch leadership against their own people.
According to NIS News:
Mayor Warns of No-Go Areas
VEENENDAAL, 19/03/10 — Mayor Ties Elzenga of Veenendaal has advised his residents to avoid certain areas in the town due to a series of violent muggings. Although he says the ethnic background of the perpetrators is not yet clear, he has already made contact with the Moroccan community.
At least three violent robberies took place last weekend along a bicycle route from the centre to the south of Veenendaal, a small town near Utrecht. The victims were stripped and assaulted. Police are speaking of a new form of violence. “A combination of robbery and brutal humiliation,” said a spokesman.
Mayor Elzenga has advised all residents to avoid the cycle route along which the offences occurred. “Do not go there if you are alone, and especially not in the dark.”
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The Christian democrat (CDA) mayor and social workers held talks Wednesday evening with the Moroccan community. “It was agreed that the Imam will pay attention to it in Friday’s prayers,” said the mayor’s spokesman. The local Muslim leader “will call for any information about the muggings to be reported”.
At the same time, Elzenga said it has not yet been established that the perpetrators are Moroccans. “We do not yet know which population group the perpetrators come from, but I do fear the worst.” Veenendaal has for some time had problems with youngsters of Moroccan origin.
A residents’ group says there have been violent muggings for months along the same route. They have written Elzinga a letter: “The negative spiral of theft, violence against fellow-citizens and threats by this group, including Moroccan street youths, evokes seriously unsafe feelings among the indigenous population. We call on the local authority to take forceful and appropriate measures.”
Elzinga says he has personally visited the victims. “I can tell you that it has made a gigantic impression on these people,” the mayor reported. “One man was stripped of his clothing, dragged to the train rails and robbed of his bankcard. Another has a knife-wound which hit a lung, and will have to stay in hospital for some days.”
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Hat tip: LN2.