Dear Mr. Ahmed Aboutaleb

The following open letter to the Muslim mayor of Rotterdam was published at Joost Niemoller’s site, and has been translated by SimonXML. The translator includes this introductory note:

The Dutch do not have many journalists who speak out against Islam. Joost Niemoller is one. May 5th is Dutch Liberation Day. There is a big ceremony at the Dam in Amsterdam during which the King and all the various notables lay a wreath at the national monument. It’s kind of similar to the Cenotaph in London. This year, the 4/5 May Committee, who organize it all, invited Ahmed Aboutaleb, the Muslim mayor of Rotterdam, to give the main speech. It was a dreadful piece of left-wing multicultural tripe, but this open letter published on Niemoller’s website says it far better than I ever could. I could not resist sharing it, so I have done a quick translation into English.

The translated letter was published previously in a slightly different form at Vlad Tepes:

Dear Mr Ahmed Aboutaleb,

I will introduce myself. My name is Jurrien Boiten and I am the grandson of J. H. Boiten, a resistance fighter from Assen who didn’t come home after World War II. Murdered by the Nazis in the Dora concentration camp. So I am one of the relatives of the survivors you briefly mentioned in your speech during the commemoration this year.

Please understand that May 4 and 5 are also special days for me. Then all the emotions resurface. And this year that was even more so the case. When I heard on January 26 of this year that you would give the speech at the Dam I was angry. How could it be that you were asked? But then, Ms. Gerdi Verbeet is the Chairman of the 4 and 5 May Committee and a prominent member of the Labour Party. You are too, and then the relationship becomes clear. I felt that something had been stolen from me. Anyway, you had not spoken yet, so I kept my mouth shut and waited. Your speech was going to make it clear. And it did indeed.

Unfortunately my misgivings came true.

Why was I so upset when your name was called? That has everything to do with your faith and everything you stand for. You are above all a practicing Muslim. Additionally, you are a representative of the multicultural society desired and acclaimed by the left. But above all because of your Muslim background, letting you give a speech during the commemoration for all the Jews murdered in our country during the war is trying to unite the irreconcilable. It’s like a convention of vegetarians where the president of the Association of Butchers as a speaker gives an impassioned speech against eating meat.

You want to live by the rules of the Koran. The Koran is, as you know, a book that oozes hatred of Jews and is full of prejudice about unbelievers. Even homosexuality is strictly forbidden in the Koran. The Koran in that sense is as bad as Mein Kampf. The Koran inspires the faithful to fight against any “infidel”. The barbarians of IS are the ultimate example of this. I am such an “infidel.” Your holy book calls for my destruction. And to this day you have never distanced yourself from that book. Indeed, it inspires you in your daily life.

Several studies show that the growing anti-Semitism in our country is for the most part accounted for by Muslims. How is it that Jewish institutions in our country now need continuous surveillance? The threat comes from Muslims. Why has security been increased in our country? The threat comes again from Muslims.

There is in our country now a consensus about the fact that the multicultural society has failed. But only a few people from the left still refuse to see that. And they unfortunately also sit on the 4th and 5th May Committee.

You are, as I recalled, a representative of the multicultural society. That was also the reason for the committee to invite you. Over the backs of those who died and their survivors they abused the commemoration of May 4, 2016 as propaganda to prove the “success” of a now failed project. Your presence in the eyes of the committee is evidence of the “success” of the multicultural society. Your presence would encourage immigrants and natives to commemorate together. But were these foreigners there then? The NOS [the Dutch equivalent of the BBC/CBC] had to do its utmost to show a picture of such an individual.

For example, were there Muslims at the Dam who felt connected with the history of our country? No, they were conspicuous by their absence. Yet thanks to the sacrifices of those who fell, they too may live in freedom in our country.

The multicultural society is a political ideal. And Memorial Day on May 4 was never intended for making political statements. Memorial Day was never intended to put the spotlight political “successes”. Precisely because in our country there are so many different political views, the commemoration should and can unite people for a short time. A time for forgetting different views. Despite all the disagreements combined — also as survivors — a moment to reflect on the memory of those who lost their lives for the freedom of our country.

Unfortunately, the leftist political clique cannot control themselves and has now snatched the commemoration of the Dutch People in the service of its political objectives.

And then your speech. I hear you politicising over the backs of 686 dead Jewish children from Rotterdam. Because politicians quite often twist the truth if that suits them better. And you are such a politician!

Those 686 children that you mention were not “different” as you say. They were Jewish! They were not “different” because they were Jewish, they were Jewish and were therefore Untermenschen in the eyes of the Nazis. And Untermenschen can be destroyed, because you as a German belonged to the Uber Menschen. And those sub-humans included the Roma, Sinti, the gay and the mentally handicapped.

Stamping them as sub-human was not prejudice, it was a dogma of the Nazis. Prejudices you can talk about with each other. A dogma is fixed irrevocably.

But you deliberately use the word “different”. Because with that word you can create the bridge to today. We often encounter the word “different” in the debate on multiculturalism today. It is also used by those who warn of the increasing Islamization of our society. And because you use the word “otherwise” you simplify the evil ideology of the Nazis. And you therefore equate those who recognize and warn of the danger of Islam in our country with the Nazi killers of, amongst others, my grandfather!

Because, you say, a country (the Netherlands) can fall prey to gut feelings and misguided emotions that disrupt our society. You say, and I quote: “Gut feelings can pave the way to hatred, violence and ultimately even to murder. Even now.”

You are well aware that those who are critical of the growing influence of Islam in the media and in politics are set aside as people who have gut feelings. As people who sow hatred. At people who want to stir up violence. They might even want to incite murder.

Your message is: the Nazis murdered people because they were “different”. And it could happen again by those who warn against the increasing Islamization of our country and point to the being “different” of Muslims. So Muslims are in your eyes the new Jews, the new gays, the new Sinti and the new mentally disabled.

By doing this as a Muslim you abuse the commemoration of May 4, 2016. You equate those who are critical of the increasing Islamization of our country with the Nazis.

While you know quite well that millions of Muslims around the world, including in our country greatly admired Hitler because of the murder of six million Jews.

You also know that in many black schools in our country, history teachers are struggling to deal with the Holocaust in the classroom. You know what is written about Jews in the Koran. You recall 686 Jewish children who were murdered. But do not you say that Muslim armies tried to murder the survivors in four wars in Israel?

And you also forget to mention that on April 25, 2004 you felt that the phrase “Cancer Jew” in the current slang of young Moroccans was fine. How credible are you actually when you commemorate Jewish victims at the Dam?

The opportunity given to you to speak at the Dam is another step in the growing Islamization of our country. Even our National Memorial Day is sacrificed. And that is why your call to listen to stories from eyewitnesses and survivors therefore no longer makes sense. Because these stories are about the struggle against the totalitarian Nazi ideology and its consequences. Because despite the warnings of those stories, the Dutch people permits a similarly totalitarian ideology disguised as the religion of Islam to gain more space in the public domain. An ideology that calls into question more and more freedoms and habits and wants to restrict them. And whose opponents are discounted as the new Nazis by you.

The burden that is thus laid on the shoulders of our children will become even heavier, as they will eventually have to literally fight to preserve and recover freedom of thought and action. The contours of a clash between ethnic groups in our country are becoming more visible.

You end with, “That’s why we remember.” Indeed WE commemorate. We, the white, native Dutch. Except for a few, immigrants were not present at the Dam to commemorate. And even though many have held a Dutch passport for generations, their absence proved once again that they do not identify with the history of our country and therefore not with the country itself. They consume our country and nothing more.

And that’s why I now wonder whether the ultimate sacrifice made by my grandfather and all those other, often nameless, resistance fighters for this country and its inhabitants was worth it. The legacy he and his comrades left us has been squandered and sold off by generations of politicians over the last thirty-five years. With, as a sad highlight, the fact that you as a practicing Muslim may speak at our National Remembrance Day, at which upright Dutch people are dismissed as the new Nazis.

With best regards,


Footnote: “Incidentally, I missed you yesterday at the memorial service for Pim Fortuyn. A well-known politician from Rotterdam who was murdered for his views on May 6, 2002.”

25 thoughts on “Dear Mr. Ahmed Aboutaleb

  1. Its not multiculti. Its about importing one culture to take over the other. Only two cultures.

  2. I’m in Malaysia right now, surrounded by Muslims, and it’s still mostly OK. That said, I’m well aware of the Islamic supremacist ideology that predominates even in moderate Muslim states like Malaysia. I see the changes coming here, slow but sure. It’s inevitable that some sort of inter-cultural train wreck is coming between Islam and the West. I laugh at the pathetic dishonesty of the term ‘Cancer Jew’. ‘Cancer Muslim’ perfectly expresses the toxic nature of Islamic ideology, its double standard, its surreal denial of fact & rational discourse, its hunger for conquest, its use of rape and sexual predation to humiliate and intimidate, its sense of entitlement for what it can’t itself produce, its seemingly feral opposition to ‘difference’.

    JHB’s letter captures very precisely how this invited speaker, an intelligent, well-educated Muslim, is so willing to twist the meaning of ‘different’ to support the concept of Islamophobia while ignoring on the one hand the Nazi-like mentality and hatreds of Muslim groups, and refusing to acknowledge Jews as the true victims on the other.

    What is the best response in the future when a public event is deliberately bowdlerized by a Muslim who grotesquely misrepresents that event, which is then applauded by the Left? In my own life I see it now as a virtue to consciously and deliberately avoid and segregate myself, literally, from contact with Islam. Islam is quite simply toxic, destructive, and not conducive to living a moral, civilized life. The Asian states are all vocal in their rejection and condemnation of the West’s obsession with multiculturalism. They may indeed be right.

    • They are indeed right, for moslems can live peacefully, side by side with no one.
      How could they? How could 7th century losers who have never made or invented anything live side by side with decent, honest, productive people.
      moslems are nothing but rapacious, demanding, primal sub-humans, who will stop at nothing to get what they demand and to satisfy their obsessive, uncontrollable sexual lusts.

      • Why not stand simply stand turn your back to the speaker, that should get the message across.

      • As I like to say,

        “They love our [the infidel’s/kuffar’s] toys, but they hate us [the infidel/kuffar].”

      • Peter, I think the matter is greatly more complicated than you suggest. I would go so far as to say that the Moslem world’s record for fostering “liv[ing] peacefully, side by side” is not worse than the Christian world’s historical record. True, their ideology calls for dominance over the non-believers, but once that has been achieved, many people are accorded the right to live, albeit with an inferior legal and social status.

        The world of Islam has considerable achievements in its history. I think it was not until the fifteenth century that astronomy in the Moslem world exceeded that of the Christian world. Moslem mathematicians contributed significantly to the development of algebra, and not merely as purveyors of that Hindu invention to the West.

        Many Moslems are/have been fine human beings who do not, “stop at nothing to get what they demand and to satisfy their obsessive, uncontrollable sexual lusts”. To tar all Moslems with the miserable sexual habits of Mohammad and his gang is reprehensible.

        [derogatory descriptor removed] comments like yours do nothing to further understanding or to serve the cause of truth.

        • Messed up the second paragraph above. Should have read:

          “I think it was not until the fifteenth century that astronomy in the Christian world exceeded that of the Moslem world.”

          Allow me to add that I think sites like this should draw in Moslems who may be inclined to question their beliefs. Comments like Peter35’s are more geared toward driving them away.

          • I stand corrected and in shame.
            How could I possibly tar and feather the followers of “One of the world’s great religions…” to quote that great British leader Cameron.

            moslems, people who are spreading their considerable achievements and talents throughout the western world today, to the endless delight of people throughout Europe, Australasia and North America–we await another ‘golden age’ such as moslems achieved in Spain.
            Or did they?
            Doesn’t it seem odd to you that the people responsible for that golden age in Spain, when evicted, achieved nothing more? They just vanished back into the sands of Africa, while the real inventors and achievers, the Jews and Christians and others who labored with dhimmi status, went on inventing and achieving—to this day.

            As for the development of algebra, (for 99.5% of the human populace a totally useless invention) I seem to have been labouring under the illusion it was the Greeks, not the Indians who inflicted that on hapless students; but the Indians were responsible for the much more useful ‘zero’.

            Stick around liatris, another 20 years or so and moslems will be credited with the invention of flight, astonishing advances in electronics and the medical world, not to mention architecture, shipbuilding–I could go on but what’s the use; you have obviously [derogatory assertion redacted], and no doubt see the Islamic invasion of Europe as a good thing.

            And you’re in ‘good’ company; Angela Merkel, David Cameron, Løfven, Stoltenberg, Blair, Brown, Reinfeldt etc., are like you pushing islam!
            islam has given the world nothing but hatred and war for over 1400 years, and if you find them so wonderful, what are you doing on Gates of Vienna?

        • You cannot be serious when you imply that Christianity’s record of living peacefully beside others is worse than Islams. Are you talking about people who came from the Christian West or Christianity itself? Islam commits its atrocities in the name of its god Allah. Very few Christians have deliberately gone out to slaughter in the name of Jesus Christ. King Henry the VIII massacred a few thousand Catholics as did Cromwell. Pisarro committed atrocities in S. America, and I know a German Duke went down the Rhine slaughtering Jews during one of the Crusades, there have been a few others that I don’t recall of the top of my head. But the history & teachings of Christianity is not, nor has it ever been to attack unbelievers and slaughter them indiscriminately unless they convert.

          Looking at just the past 15 years of Islamic expansion, there have been 28,000+ deadly attacks upon non Muslims. Tens of thousands have been slaughtered in Allahs name in 15 years! Forget the past 1400 years! There is simply no comparison.
          Those achievements you speak of are simply wrong. Others have pointed this out.
          Those ‘fine’ Moslems you speak of, regard a man with ‘miserable sexual habits’ as The Perfect Man. How can these people be followers and still be fine human beings?Whose instructions are they following if not a slaughterer, rapist, pillager etc.? If Jesus or the Buhdda had raped, pillaged and slaughtered what decent human being would hold either man up as ‘Perfect’? Would you consider them fine human beings?

    • Malaysia is an odd case, the constitution of the federation does not establish Islam. Those of many of the states did, from the start.

      The state constitutions of Sabah, Sarawak, Penang, Malacca, and, I think Negri Sembilan and Johore, a couple of other peninsular states, do not grant a special status to Islam. However, the last time I looked at the Malaccan state govt.’s Web site, it was clear that the ruling party at the time was rather extreme Islamist.

      There has been an Islamic religious police force in parallel to the state there for a long time, certainly from well before the British left (and recall that, as in India, they never had direct rule in most places).

      For many years now, they have had re-education camps for any Muslim hoping to leave that faith, usually for another.

      In my times there as a child, the hijab was non-existent, even in the northern states, where the self-identification as Muslim was strongest, the women dressed in what, if I had been a little older, I would have seen as rather sexy sarongs.

      However, the jungles of the furthest north of the states were still host to ethnic Chinese communist mini-armies.

      They were eventually sent to China.

      I wonder how they fared?

      Would like to hear of the direct account of one of the ethnic Chinese communist deportees from Singapore or Malaysia to China.

      An account well before my time, but I commend the Malayan Trilogy by Anthony Burgess.

      Parts ring true to my childhood experience.

  3. There will be a lot more of this type of provocation. Muslim speakers at keynote events, Muslim politicians, mayors (see London), ministers (see the Scottish MP swearing his oath in Urdu), prosecutions of counterjihadi as a direct result of Muslim pressure groups. The European elites are agitating for civil war, in my view, so they can roll out genuine police states. They think they can ride the Muslim tiger; they had better pray they can ride the tiger represented by an angry populace. That is a great letter. More dissent, please.

    • You are correct, at least in my analysis of world history for the past 100+ years. Various means have been attempted to bring Europe and then the rest of the world under the heel of totalitarian control. Fascism and Communism, which are two sides of the same coin, were tried and discarded because they only dealt with the externals and left the people free to think privately as they wanted. Islam goes beyond the external to demand worship of the fascist-style system that enslaves the people, spirit, soul and body. In 1984 you could still believe as you chose, even if you were being watched. Now even that will be taken away as compliance with the multi-culti sharia will be enforceable on pain of death.
      So all this begs the question, “What do the Elite fear that they consider such draconian measures to be necessary?”

    • “The European elites are agitating for civil war, in my view, so they can roll out genuine police states.”


      • Subversive commentary that anticipates their actions and prepares for their ‘eventuality’? Yes, as long as there are people who are able to see through what they are doing and warn others they will be less than fully successful. Thus it follows that we must be eliminated first. That’s fine, I have a ticket outta here. At the sound of the last trump, no not Donald, I’m gone. The elite can have the mess of the planet they have made and the judgment to come for having done what they have done.

  4. I also feel Jurrien Boiten’s letter was great. What I liked most about it is that he directly addresses the mayor, person-to-person, without the intervention of abstractions. I think that Boiten would say his piece to Ahmed Aboutaleb to his face.

    One thing we are losing in the West is the ability to stand up as individual, and endure the discomfort of making someone else uncomfortable. It takes an effort to say hostile truths to a Muslim, particularly to a Muslim who is pretending to be friendly, or who might even feel that his brand of multiculturalism is a genuine bridge. But, truth trumps comfort any day.

    I’m not particularly insightful in pointing out that canonical Islam, the basic teachings of Islam, are aggressive, imperialist, and intolerant. Without them, there is no Islam. Even Westernized Muslims either adhere to this philosophy, or they are ignoring Islam. There is no “reformed” Islam. Even individuals who are genuinely against the implementation of sharia, like Zudhi Jasser, are discounting the fundamentals of Islam.

    Abstractly, we can conceive of the possibility of a totally-assimilated Muslim community, as Mark Gullick describes the present (not the future) Malaysia. In reality, the Muslim continue to identify as Muslims, with the result that after generations of citizenship, they do not in the least identify with the icons of their host culture, such as the Dutch Independence day.

    Through some mechanism which I still don’t understand, the governments of countries such as Holland not only ignore the features of Islam, but in fact celebrate the features of Islam incompatible with their own society. The leaders not only persecute honest reporting and opinions, but conspire to bring in more Muslims under the cover of secrecy. Ignorance is simply not a viable reason to give for their actions; it is something more than that.

    • Politicians are not ignorant, and not stupid but blinded and brainwashed by their fanaticism/religion. They think they can retain power and control with the aid of islam when in fact they are useful idiots who will be the first to be gobbled up by the islamic monster.

    • Obscene stupidity; just look at their continued persecution of Geert Wilders, surely no honest, sane person could be part of such a travesty.

      As I’ve said many times, I sincerely hope a record is kept of all the names of the enablers of the cult of islam, just in case sanity eventually prevails some time in the future.

  5. “And you therefore equate those who recognize and warn of the danger of Islam in our country with the Nazi killers of, amongst others, my grandfather!”

    The entire Western Mainstream does this. They’ve been doing it in neurotic earnest ever since 911 (and probably for many years prior in less concerted fashion).

  6. …um, the mayor of rotterdam is a muslim? this i did not know…i am an american, who happens to be an economist, who happens to be black, and catholic by religion, and jewish matrilineally. only in america folks! i have a hot jewish gf. i play guitar, bass, synth,
    djembe, darbuka and riq. i also wish to inform that many americans are armed and have little tolerance for muzzie bravo sierra. my advice to the acolytes of religion of peace who value their time on earth is not to try any more nonsense here, even though our president is a proven traitor. wake up europe. pax vobiscum.

    • ” many americans are armed and have little tolerance for muzzie bravo sierra…”

      Which is pretty precisely why the left is so bent on gun control. If the other posters are correct, the left wishes to use Muslims as shock troops to dissolve the civic constraints of our present government. They will then be able to institute a totalitarian fascism to create “the perfect man”. An armed citizenry is a huge barrier to the success of street gangs.

      • Thank goodness for America, in that respect!
        However, other countries are not as ‘gunless’ as many governments believe; here in Canada I know police estimate there are over 4 million unregistered firearms alone….
        The down-under countries certainly have many unregistered firearms too.

        However there is a difference; in America you are allowed to defend yourself–not so in any other western country, so outside the USA firearms are only useful if total anarchy comes to pass….

  7. A truly great speech which apart from brave political individuals such as Geert Wilders is likely to fall on deaf ears.
    The rot set in after the second world war when the West decided to try and sanitise the very act of war itself!
    Only the bad guys could be killed, no collateral damage please, let’s use £800,000 missiles to neutralise one jihadi.
    The enemy doesn’t abide by these rules, they behead, torture, and rape almost at will and scoff at the West’s weakness.
    To swear your oath of allegiance in the Scottish Parliament in urdu is just taking the micky. Who voted for this idiot in the first place as he isn’t exactly a shining example of integration is he! I challenge anyone to name any Islamic or third world country where a caucasian could take the vote of allegiance in Gaelic. For pity’s sake people wake up and smell the coffee as it may already be to late!.

  8. I hope that the sane Europeans start to emigrate to the U.S.A.
    We’re going to need them.

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