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The Dutch are being intimidated by giving in to Islamic law step by step

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Submitted by Estel (Netherlands), Feb 28, 2008 at 04:31

In Holland, we have Ehsan Jami, a council member of the PvdA {socialist party) in Voorburg. He started a group of converters out of Islam. He receives death threats and the party wanted to oust him from the council. Up untill now he is a member, but all his motions about examinations into the radicalisation of muslims in this suburb of The Hague are laid aside as not relevant.

He went through a lot of trouble finding a home, as the neighbours objected in the same way they did against Hirsi Ali: they felt unsafe.
Fortunately the protest was in vain he is still allowed to rent his apartment. But he was beaten up twice and everyone seems to think that it is his own fault. Well, you know how the Dutch people and their government think about Geert Wilders. (Ehsan Jami is a friend of Wilders and also of Afshin Ellian whom you may know too .)

There is no solidarity in this case, at least not with Jami who doesn't have a life.
The law proposal that burkas forbidding burkas in the streets etc. didn't make it in parliament.
Fortunately Jami, Ellian and Hirsi Ali are not thrown in jail (even not in protective custody)
The point I was making is that the people in power and the press either ignore or ridicule the hate mail and death threats that Wilders receives, and blame those of Jami Ellian and Hirsi Ali on their - what they call - intolerant stance against Islam that they call a peaceful religion.

In the sixties we had a great scandal because an author - Gerard Reve - wrote that he dreamt that G'd was a donkey and he had sex with him. Most of the young generation, to which I belonged, thought that you could write whatever you wanted. The Christian part of the population was livid of course, but there was nothing worse than the exchange of harsh words.

It was taken for granted that everyone was entitled to their own opinion. And in the course of the sixties and the seventies it was also taken for granted by the people who called themselves enlightened, that the Christianity of the older generation must be shaken off and a secular view of the world became the fashion. So much so, that it has come to a point that believing in G'd is no longer 'salonfähig'.

It is very, very ironic that these self-same people are the ones who defend the Muslim's right to their Islamism and deny people like Leon de Winter, Wilders Jami, Ellian and others their freedom of expression. De Winter (who more or less fled the country and lives in California), and Wilders are called fascists by the enlightened left and their followers. Not many people dare to contradict this openly in fear of becoming ostracized.

No, Muslims who leave Islam quietly are not thrown in jail. However, even if they are quiet about it, the Dutch law does not protected from their own family circle, as Arabist Hans Jansen remarked in 2005: "Even to their best friends and parents skepticists don't dare utter their doubts, because they are acquainted with the rules of the islam about defection: it carries a death penalty"
And journalist Michiel Hegener writes about these family circles' actions: "They are not obstructed by government and politicians in general, because they underestimate the problem or don't even notice it."

So even if they are as quiet as possible they become outlaws and as such totally isolated. Their supporters are terrorized into silence as well.

In that respect the Dutch community and government are on their way to recognize the Sharia instead of the Constitutional liberty and equality.


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