There are a couple of interesting things to notice about this news item from the Netherlands. First of all, it demonstrates that the hard-left Greens and Socialists are not being given a free pass by Muslim fanatics, not at all. Femke Halsema, a Green politician, has withdrawn her children from a culturally enriched school after a pious Muslim in Rotterdam threatened her daughter.
The article doesn’t actually say that the alleged perp is a member of the Religion of Peace. However, given that his online nick was “allah-u-akbar”, it’s reasonable to assume it’s true.
The most telling aspect of this story may be found in the penultimate sentence. Here’s the article from NIS News:
Netherlands: Man Arrested After Threats to Halsema’s Daughter
ROTTERDAM, 04/12/10 — The police in Rotterdam have arrested a man on a charge of having threatened the daughter of leftwing Green (GroenLinks) party leader Femke Halsema.
The 35 year old man, as has now been made known, was arrested on Tuesday. He threatened Halsema in September via twitter.com, under the name of allah-u-akbar. He also threatened Labour (PvdA) leader Job Cohen and centre-left D66 leader Alexander Pechtold, the police said Friday.
The suspect appeared on Friday before the investigating judge, who decided to remand him in pre-trial custody for 14 days. A further investigation will be carried out into the suspect. When this is completed, the Public Prosecutor’s Office will decide how the case will be concluded.
Last month, it was made known that Halsema took her children away from the ‘black school’ in Amsterdam which they had been attending. It is not clear whether that decision was related to the threats.
Halsema sent her twins to a school with mostly black and Islamic children in Amsterdam-Oost for idealistic reasons. “They have now gone to another school. That is better for their welfare. Children are not a social experiment. For these reasons, I do not want to say anything, it is a matter of the privacy of my children,” said Halsema last month in De Telegraaf newspaper. [emphasis added]
It’s nice that Ms. Halsema has woken up to the fact that children are not a social experiment. And it’s a pity that she and the rest of her ilk didn’t practice the same principle over the last forty years instead of importing millions of inassimilable migrants into the Netherlands and jamming their children into the schools with native Dutch children.
Ms. Halsema is one of those dedicated lefties who use other people, particularly working-class people with no political clout, as the objects of vast social engineering schemes designed to remake society into a socialist utopia. She was even willing to put her own kids on the line to prove her point.
Then she discovered the ugly truth about what happens to white children in majority-enriched schools. At least she did the right thing at that point, and removed her kids.
Now she’s got a new mantra: instead of NIMBY (“Not in my back yard!”), it’s NWMK — “Not with my kids!”
Alas, her realization has come a few decades too late to help the rest of the Dutch and their unfortunate children. Privileged progressive politicians have options that are unavailable to most ordinary parents. Their kids are stuck in multicultural hell.
For a complete listing of previous enrichment news, see The Cultural Enrichment Archives.
Hat tip: C. Cantoni.