BAD NEWS FROM EUROPE - PART TWO.
Frankly, I don’t like to do this. No, it’s no fun to be writing at 0.30 am on a Sunday morning on a subject not exactly belonging in the feel-good department. If my wife would not be watching Intolerable Cruelty with George Clownes and Catherine Zeta-Looney I would right now probably be sitting next to her hoping for some peanuts after the happy end. But duty calls, and MFBB is reporting for duty!
Even if you were totally consumed by Nov 3’s Glorious Revolution and the ensuing Mother Of All Hangovers (well... at least for those of us who were – make that are – "Right") you can’t possibly have missed the fact that the day before, Nov 2, Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh was brutally killed in Amsterdam by a Moroccan fella with Dutch nationality, reportedly clad in dishdasha and with a long beard. Theo – btw, the great-grandson of Vincent’s brother – had committed the crime of making the movie "Submission" on violence against women in Muslim societies. Providing theme and parts of the script for this short film was the Somalian-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a 35-year old woman who fled to The Netherlands in 1992 and has since rejected Islam (in her youth she was, a.o., circumcised without anaesthetics). Submission tells in rather graphic images of the plights of women in Muslim societies, like forced marriage, circumcision, domestic violence, polygamy etc…).
Mrs. Hirsi Ali’s statements and strong condemnation of Islam, which she called backward, produced many death threats from radical Muslim elements in The Netherlands, resulting in her being accompanied by bodyguards on a permanent basis (to put things a little in perspective, there are an estimated 945,000 Muslims in Holland, which has a total population of about 16 million). For those naïves still thinking, hoping is possibly a better word, that these radicals are fringe elements, I’d like to point out that The Hague-based rap group DHC, composed of three Moroccans, made a "song" called the Hirsi Ali Diss, translation upon request if you please. Yeah, go take a look. Snoopy Dogg or whatever is but a neutered choirboy next to these folks.
Anyway, to cut a long story short, it wasn’t Hirsi Ali who got killed (yet), since well-protected, but Mr. Van Gogh, who with a weird kind of logic thought that his movie was his best protection given the high profile it gave him. Such logic may have worked when dealing with westerners but not with Islamist loons, see evidence. Apart from being shot, he got a knife with an attached letter planted in his chest. If you don’t mind coming across more Dutch, the contents of this letter can be found here. To me it sounds like the insane ramblings of a raving lunatic and frankly, it isn’t worth neither mine nor yours precious time to read it all. Just take a look at the way it ends:
"I know for sure that you, Oh America, will go under"
"I know for sure that you, Oh Europe, will go under"
"I know for sure that you, Oh Netherlands, will go under"
"I know for sure that you, Oh Hirsi Ali, will go under"
"I know for sure that you, Oh infidel fundamentalist, will go under"
Many thanks for all the multiculti losers who never wanted to hear what was boiling in the pot. Bah. Oh well, the first days after Mr. Van Goghs death were characterized by much false sentimentalism, style "We are all Van Goghs" and more of that crap (Le Monde anyone?). Well, it didn’t take long for the Politically Correct League to come to terms with the old delusions again. Today my newspaper, The Daily Crap, sported some full three pages explaining basically that Van Gogh had sought it himself, that he was rude in his commentary, a vulgar person etc. and blah blah blah not worth dwelling any longer on. Now while this was in Belgium, I found this little story from The Netherlands itself more appalling: make sure you sit down before you start to read.
A Rotterdam artist, Chris Ripke, made this simple mural (photo) on a wall nearby a mosque in Rotterdams Insulindenstraat, with a line from The Ten Commandments: "Gij zult niet doden"("Thou shalt not kill"). This in an, imho, very restraint and dignified expression of his disgust at the callous murder. Look at it yourself:
Apart from the text, a pigeon (or angel), a date and a blue triangle not much sock to it, huh?
The mosque’s Imam found the mural offensive and called Rotterdam’s mayor, Mr. Opstelten. Incredibly enough, Mr. Opstelten sent a special utility vehicle to remove graffiti to get rid of the mural. A local reporter of local TV broadcaster Cineac Noord was present. First he was asked not to film "because it would cause too much tension in the neighbourhood". When the reporter saw the utility vehicle arrive and prepare to remove the artist’s piece, he stood in front of it to protect it. When he refused to give up his stand, there was a brush with the police who then arrested him. The mural was removed.
This is Europe. Oh yeah, you sure did vote right on November 2.
MFBB/Kevlar helmet/battle fatigues/M204/combat boots/SAW/ammo belt/Playboy Magazine/Swiss Army knife – posting from his secret hideout in the Galactic Caliphate of Belgistan