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A BIG problem in Dutch society

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Submitted by Charles Reinderhoff (Netherlands), Mar 25, 2014 at 09:10

I guess everybody now knows that there is something going on in The Netherlands regarding immigrants. To be more precise: immigrants of muslim descent. And in this case to pin point it even furhter: immigrants of Morrocon descent. This group numbers around 350.000 people right now. When the first immigrants of Morrocan descent immigrated to the Netherlands, around early sixties, they came on working permits. In 1968 they numberd 12.600 people. All men. In 1969 the number rose to 69.000. Around 1975 the law was changed, and wives and family were alowed to come and also immigrated to the Netherlands.

Allready around 1980, a discussion was on the way what was to be done with these people, as the assimilation in Dutch society and culture was not working. Furthermore, ever more Morrocan persons started to show up in police records and arrests. At that time, trouble was lurking, especially in the bigger cities. For the last decade (and longer) second generation Moroccan immigrants have consistently led the wrong statistics in criminal behavior of just any sort or type.

This however, can not be discussed on a normal and factual basis in this country, There is a strong elitist layer right through society, press/media and politics, which blocs any attempt to try to come to grips with the problem of criminality and immigration, especially when muslim immigrants are concerned.

This country has had a very bad track record during the second world war. 90% of the jewish population was deported with the help of Dutch government officials, police and other collaborating forces. The Germans could count on the Dutch to help them in getting rid of the jews. This disgrace has haunted Dutch politics and public opinion, and started a rebellious streak in the country, led by left politicians at first, and flowing over into other political parties, long after WW2, around 1970. Since then, any balanced discussion on immigrants and/or sending some back, as become almost impossible.

In the meantime, the problems keep on growing, and many neighborhoods in the Netherlands suffer the consequences of the inability and inaptitude in Dutch politics to grab hold of this problem. In 2002 the Netherlands was swept into a political storm on exactly the same subject, resulting in the first political murder in centuries, on the outspoken Dr. Pim Fortuyn. In 2004 another political murder, this time fueled by religious (muslim) fanaticism, struck writer and filmmaker Theo van Gogh, who also was very outspoken on muslim immigration. After that, other people were threatend, and some had to leave the country altogether (Ayaan Hirsi Ali among other).

Now, in 2014, we have Mr Geert Wilders, who started his own party in 2005. He too is threatend with deadly aim and has been living a guarded life ever since.

The Netherlands is a sharply divided country, wereby all kinds of activists on all levels (including within local and national government) are being whipped up into a utopian frenzy of love and peace, aided by a extremely biased press/media, stirring up emotions to an even higher boiling point. In this setting anything can happen ofcourse. The country is being held captive in a strangling hold of boundless hypocrisy and loony politics.

Mister Wilders is a brave man in a land of political cowards.

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