The lights dim on the remnants of enlightenment.
The norms of the abhorrent are beginning to take over. A sharia no-go zone at The Hague, where they want to try Jewish soldiers for "crimes against humanity" for defending themselves. The Hague, it seems, is getting what's coming to them. This is, after all, by their design:
Netherlands: ‘Sharia triangle’ becomes police no-go area in The Hague Posted on May 26, 2013 by creeping via The Irish Times (thanks to Armaros)
There have been calls for an urgent debate
in the Dutch parliament about the integration of Muslim immigrants amid
claims that one area of The Hague, known locally as “the Sharia
triangle”, is being run by a form of unofficial Sharia police.
The claims relate to the district of
Schilderswijk, about two kilometres from the city centre, where an
almost entirely Muslim population of some 5,000 people surrounds the El
Islam mosque, fuelling criticism that the government has failed to
ensure a proper ethnic mix in schools and local housing. One recent
investigation, in which local people were extensively interviewed,
concluded that Schilderswijk had become “orthodox Muslim territory”
which was now largely ignored by the city authorities, by politicians
and even by the police, on the grounds that it had become
The investigation found that orthodox
Muslims had become so dominant that they were dictating what people in
the neighbourhood wore and how they behaved.
“The norms of the majority are beginning to take over,” it said.
In the case of women, dress was a
particular issue. One woman told how her daughter had been approached
and told her short skirt was inappropriate, while her son had been
called a “kaffir” – a racist term formerly used in colonial South Africa
to refer to a black person – for smoking.
A youth who had previously been involved
in local gangs said that criminality had dropped off, not because of the
police, but because he and his friends were “afraid of the wrath of
Another man said he felt he was gradually
being driven out of his home because he had a dog, and many traditional
Muslims tended not to keep or favour dogs.
A veiled Muslim woman, however, defended
Islamic practices, and said dressing modestly would “do the locals
good”. She pointed out that women in the Dutch ultra-conservative,
largely Protestant, Bible Belt also wore long dresses, and that shops
there were closed on Sunday – as many in Schilderswijk were on Fridays.
Local police chief Michel de Roos said:
“We have no indications there is a form of Sharia police here. That is
not to say it does not happen, but we are unaware of it.”
Last Tuesday, social affairs minister
Lodewijk Asscher and right-wing Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders paid
separate visits to the area, and are to report to parliament.
More: Haagse buurt domein orthodoxe moslims (via Google translate)
Part of the Hague Schilderswijk develops into an enclave of orthodox Muslims. There are more orthodox Muslims together than elsewhere in the city and they want to apply their rules on the street.
Residents who are non-Muslim, but also moderate Muslims, have this problem.
They say they are held accountable for things they do not like the
Orthodox majority, such as smoking in the streets and the use of alcohol
and pork on the street.
past two months regularly visited the tip of “The Forgotten Triangle –
nearby so named because it used to be ‘forgotten’ in urban renewal. There are mostly older homes porch, where an estimated 5,000 Schilderswijkers live. Nearby are three mosques that are known as Salafist.
The tip of the triangle is also now called “The Sharia Triangle ‘or even’ the point of the Sword ‘,
according to interviews with dozens of residents, former residents,
young people, volunteers and professionals from government and civil
society organizations. They see all years since the development of a ‘small kalifaatje’ and the introduction of a ‘mini-Sharia’.
examples of police officers involved in reports in that neighborhood
were ordered to leave, because the residents’ problems it would solve
itself. Fortunately, say people in the neighborhood, the agents are not gone, but they fear for the day that this will happen again.
addressed by veiled women who show their disapproval about ‘skirts above
the knee “and” dresses with spaghetti straps.
A veiled Muslim woman says about that “women in the deepest core of the
bible belt still wear long skirts and also that there is not worked?
Sunday in Staphorst. The majority
states, “that’s where this so-called democracy Netherlands is built, but
woe if somewhere or another foreign group the majority ‘, the Muslim.
The Hague is
yesterday morning asked for a response, but could in the short term
‘careful and substantive’ give response to this “complex issue”.
UPDATE: Nicolai Sennels has a report from the Dutch publication Trouw at Jihad Watch.
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