Friday, August 15, 2014


Someone alerted Mark Steyn to the appearance, in Dutch talkshow Pauw and Witteman, of a Mrs. Yasmina Haifi, who happens to be a 'project leader' at The Netherlands' Cyber Security Center. Uh-oh.

Here is the link to his post. And I quote him in full (I hope he doesn't mind), for this is interesting. Mark Steyn:

"A Tweet from Yasmina Haifi:

ISIS heeft niets met Islam te maken vooropgezet plan van zionisten die bewust Islam willen zwart maken

Which translated into English means roughly:

ISIS has nothing to do with Islam. It's a preconceived plan by Zionists who want to deliberately blacken Islam's name.

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Who is Yasmina Haifi? She's an official at the Dutch Ministry of Justice who serves as project leader at the Netherlands' National Cyber Security Center. And she thinks Isis is a Zionist plot to make Islam look bad.

She could be right. On the other hand, maybe Yasmina Haifi is a Zionist plot to make Islam look bad - or at any rate deranged. Presumably the many Dutch Muslims out on the streets holding pro-Isis demonstrations would disagree with her - because they surely wouldn't be demonstrating in favor of a Zionist front group, would they? Unless, of course, they're also in on the Zionist plot...

Look at Yasmina Haifi in the photograph at right - she's not a burqa-wreathed crone, but a modern western career woman in a foxy red jacket with just a hint of cleavage. And yet she cannot bear the truth about her religion and what is done in its name. So she takes refuge in the laziest conspiracy of all. In the Netherlands, an "extremist" Muslim supports Isis because it's chopping the heads off infidels, but a "moderate" Muslim opposes Isis because it's a Zionist front group.

This is the human capital with which the Netherlands has chosen to build its future.

~Let us turn to Sunday's Turkish presidential election. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Prime Minister and the most consequential leader since Atatürk, won big time. The heir to Atatürk - or at any rate the candidate of his old party - was a fellow called Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, who came a distant second. Bringing up the rear was the Kurdish guy. This is the electoral map: Erdoğan carried the yellow constituencies, the Kemalist opposition the blue, and the purple is the Kurdish south-east.

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This map rang a vague bell with me. Seven years ago, I wrote about Turkish demography in National Review. The supposedly "moderate Islamist" Erdoğan had just canceled trade deals with Israel, and frosted out the US ambassador because he was Jewish; a new edition of Mein Kampf was prominently displayed at the airport bookstore. In 2003, I'd passed a rather boozy evening with an extremely convivial former Turkish foreign minister, who, midst brandy and cigars, professed his admiration for the "tough hombres" he'd known in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. A mere four years later, the new Turkey was starting to look like any old cookie-cutter death-to-the-Great-Satan stan of the month rather than the nation that gave women the vote before France did and had been Israel's best friend in an otherwise hostile region for half-a-century. A trickle of "Who lost Turkey?" stories had begun appearing in the American conservative press, and I would have joined them - except that I knew the answer. This is from my National Review column of April 16th 2007:

Since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, there have been two Turkeys — the Turks of Rumelia, or European Turkey, and the Turks of Anatolia, or Asia Minor. Kemal Atatürk was from Rumelia and so were most of his supporters, and they imposed the modern Turkish Republic on a somewhat reluctant Anatolia, where Atatürk's distinction between the state and Islam was never accepted. In its 80-year history, the population has increased from 14 million to 70 million, but the vast bulk of that population growth has come from Anatolia, whose population has migrated from the rural hinterland to overwhelm the once solidly Kemalist cities.

That map of the 2014 Turkish election is my 2007 column in one handy graphic: Eastern, Asian, Islamic Turkey has "overwhelmed" Western, European, secular Turkey. Here's another snapshot of what happened - a 2013 graphic of Turkish birth rates, showing fertility declining as you move from east to west:

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The birth rates of the Kurdish south-east will eventually cause Erdoğan a few headaches, but there won't be many Kemalists around by then. The term "Young Turks" comes from the Ottoman Empire's would-be reformers at the beginning of the 20th century. The trouble is the Young Turks are now Old Turks, and youth, energy and numbers are on Erdoğan's side. As I concluded in that column seven years ago:

Atatürk's modern secular Turkey has simply been outbred by fiercely Islamic Turkey. That's a lesson in demography from an all-Muslim sample: No pasty white blokes were involved.

Even in a society dominated by one of the most forceful personalities of the 20th century, demography proved destiny. "Atatürk", the name bestowed on Kemal by the Turkish parliament, means "Father of the Turks". Alas, he wasn't father of enough of them. And the men who were had other ideas. The chances of Turkey ever electing another Kemalist government decrease with each election cycle.

~As for the "pasty white blokes", what lessons does Turkey hold for Europe or even Australia and Canada? They too are undergoing remorseless demographic evolution: Look at, say, French natives as Rumelian Turks and French Muslims as Anatolians. In the last presidential election, the Muslim vote for M Hollande was larger than his margin of victory over Sarkozy. How large will it be in 2017?

What about Down Under? Australia is one of the least insane western polities, not to damn with faint praise. But the appalling and disgraceful reactions to the junior jihadist with the severed head suggest that for Australia's Opposition Leader and his Members of Parliament electoral viability requires tiptoeing around even the most brutal provocations. Miranda Devine runs the numbers:

The most populous Muslim electorates in the country are Labor. Blaxland, held by Jason Clare, has a Muslim population approaching 25 per cent, Watson, held by Tony Burke, has 20 per cent. Next comes the Labor seat of Calwell, in northwest Melbourne, with 16 per cent. The fourth most populous Muslim electorate is the Sydney seat of Reid, with 10 per cent, the only significant Muslim electorate held (barely) by a Liberal, Craig Laundy.

It's no surprise Laundy has been a vocal opponent of the government's now defunct free speech reforms of the Racial Discrimination Act, which were so strenuously opposed by Muslim organisations.

Will that be enough to save his seat? I would doubt it. Relatively few people want to jet off to the Sunni Triangle and decapitate someone. But a far more significant number are remarkably relaxed about decapitation as long as the head being sawn off is a Jew's, or a Christian's, or a Yazidi's. And, when it comes to entertaining even a very narrow criticism of what is done in Islam's name, a far larger number of people, invited to choose between criticizing Islam or embracing lunacy, find it easier, like Yasmina Haifi at the Dutch Ministry of Justice, to embrace lunacy. How many like-minded souls will have joined Yasmina in Dutch government service by 2020?

And there are no Kemal Atatürks in sight, only culturally craven prostration limbo-dancers like Bill Shorten. Absent any countervailing forces, continued mass Muslim immigration will lead to the death of France and the Netherlands, as those terms have any meaning. Look at it this way: There are three reactions to Isis among western Muslims - active support on the streets from the excitable young lads, deranged conspiracy theories from Yasmina Haifi, and utter deafening silence from everybody else. Suppose one of those youthful jihadists returns from Mosul and decides to decapitate a French Jew. Do you think that trio of reactions would be any different?

This is beyond "integration" or "assimilation", and closer to what William Wilberforce, in another context, called "the reformation of manners", and on a scale even he might have balked at. Without that, the numbers will, as in Turkey, prove decisive.

Be all that as it may, it may come as a consolation to hear that apparently, Madam Haifi has been fired...

Check out this screenshot from Omroepwest (Dutch online news source:)

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The text below says that on Wednesday top brass at the Ministry of Security and Justice, "after consultation" have fired Yasmina Haifi. This is just as well. Still, one has to wonder... how on Earth is it possible that a woman who is convinced that ISIS is a Zionist plot to blacken the name of islam has managed to become 'project leader AT THE NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY CENTER OF THE NETHERLANDS'?????

Oh, and the last sentence visible on that screenshot? "Haifi is chairwoman of the Action Committee Restore Confidence". What's that about? Simple. There have just recently been heavy riots in Schilderswijk, that's a The Hague neighborhood where last weekend a demo took place by people protesting both ISIS radicalists and the frightening surge in antisemitism in The Netherlands.

Almost needless to say, the demo was attacked by muslim youths. Police had to intervene, and those muslim youths liked that about as much as the late Michael Brown's pals who are currently running amok in Ferguson.

Madam Haifi was quick as a lightning this week to mobilize the oufit 'Herstel van Vertrouwen' (Restore Confidence) to.... guess what? Sit around the table with the The Hague PD, smoke a waterpipe and drink tea?

Silly you. No, Haifi and Herstel van Vertrouwen have been very busy this week to gather evidence of the brutality of the The Hague police officers vis-à-vis the muslim counter-protesters, accusing them, of, you get it, Discrimination. Quite a busybody, that woman is! Dutch rightwing blog Elsevier mentions some interesting points regarding Mrs Haifi's bio. She studied 'Cultural Anthropology'. Brrrr. We all know that the parts of universities where stuff like that is taught are fertile breeding grounds for leftozoid selfhaters. It is one thing when the Low Countries' natives are processed by these insitutions. Gives us the likes of Jean-Jacques de Gucht, for instance. But if you subject an islamic supremacist to white guilt-ridden profs molesting their both their own brains, or what passes for it, and those of their students, with anti-western propaganda, what comes out makes said Mr De Gucht look like a Vlaams Belang member.

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Plus of course, how on earth could a muslim cultural anthopologist with in all likelihood a very scant technological baggage end up in a high tech environment like a national Cyber Security Center??? As a project leader no less, without doubt a posh job with a fat salary. Nice career traject huh, and Madam Haifi has been on the State payroll for... twenty years. How come all these types are invariably government employees?

To get back to the core of the matter, Yasmina Haifi's outrageous tweet is, alas, nothing unusual. If you think that the nutters among our muslim co-citizens are the ones with ISIS flags in Schilderwijk, The Hague, or Sint Joost Ten Node, Brussels (where reportedly the bloke whose toddler held up the head of a slain Syrian soldier came from)... think again.

People like Haifi look indeed very western, but IT DON'T MEAN A THING. Three months ago, my wife and I attented a meeting from a commercial organization our company is a member of. That meeting took place in Francorchamps, eastern Belgium - not that that matters. What mattered is that at noon we were having dinner, that thereafter the talk among our colleagues and us began to center on the broad world affairs, read the omnipresence of a muslim side in virtually all conflicts on earth, and that suddenly a guy sitting across the table from my wife brought up 9/11 and that he was convinced it was an evil Bush government plot.

I had not been paying particular attention to that guy, for he looked like the rest of us. It was only after that insane comment that I began to study him a little better.... and he appeared to be a Turk. Yes, he was clothed in utterly western attire, better than me for sure (he had a starched designer shirt and a tie). Yes, it was only when one paid very close attention that one could discern that Flemish was not his mother's tongue. And yes, upon close scrutiny he appeared to have a slightly broader visage and a tan, like most Turks I know. Finally, I was able to read his nameplate too, until then hidden by a fold in his clothes. It was a Turkish name, all right.

But if that guy hadn't brought up the lunatic idea that Bush had ordered 9/11 only to have an excuse to attack Saddam Hussein, I might just as well have left the dinner table and gone to the afternoon meeting convinced that opposite my wife, say, a Koen De Meulemeester had been sitting.

It is truly frightening how these people can appear to be perfectly integrated, then turn out to be, on some level, just as brainwashed as their more macho co-religionists. Think of Yasmina Haifi: she looks like a western chick, walks like a western chick, and quacks like a western chick. But she ain't no western chick but an ISIS supporting ostrich.

And I have one more tidbit for you.

Yasmina Haifi is a member of the PvdA, our good friends the Dutch Socialists.

But. I suspect you suspected that already.


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