Netherlands: "Moderate" Muslim pol calls for Muslims-only district of Amsterdam
Here we see the next phase of the stealth jihad: first Muslims push for special accommodation of Islamic law, even when it is at variance with the law of the country they are in. Then there often follow demands that non-Muslims also conform to Islamic sensibilities -- cf. the attempt to compel a British supermarket demanding it stop carrying alcohol. Then comes, here, a demand for a separate Muslim enclave -- and of course, such enclaves already exist all over Europe.
"Marcouch wil 'moslim stadsdeel' Amsterdam," from De Telegraaf, January 12, translated as "'Moderate' Muslim Ahmed Marcouch Wants Muslims Only District Of Amsterdam" at Militant Islam Monitor, January 12 (thanks to Muslims Against Sharia):
Marcouch will 'Muslim district ' Amsterdam
Politician Ahmed Marcouch has plans to set up a 'city in itself' outside the ring of Amsterdam. In that district a 'flourishing Muslim community' should develop.
The Amsterdam district council chairman wrote that in an internal letter to other district council chairmen in Amsterdam-West. The PvdA - lawmaker took advantage of an ongoing discussion to shrink some districts in Amsterdam, reports De Pers.
In place of a district Marcouch wants to see a "super -district', a city unto itself: New West. 'There a flourishing Muslim community can develop with sufficient social capital.The Muslim minority is a plus point. There is a clear difference between west inside the ring and the west outside the ring' writes Marcouch.
Not everyone is happy with the plan of Marcouch." If he means to say that he wants to strengthen the Muslim community, or that he wants to create a specific Muslim district in Amsterdam I would find that very unfortunate. In a secular society the law makers may not be led by their belief" finds VVD House member and intergration spokesman Paul de Krom.
His PvdA colleague Jeroen Dijsselbloem says he doesn't understand what Marcouch means.'Muslim communities form themselves around mosques not around the borders of a city'
Clyde Moerlie, an old PvdA member is indignant over the letter. 'A very remarkable statement. But it passes well within his thinking. I dont see much in that one sideded walhalla that Marcouch wants to put in place. Maybe a district where female civil servants don't have to shake hands with Islamic lessons in the public schools. We thought that we at the PvdA were members of a secular party, but Marcouch sees it above all as his obligation as a good Muslim to spread Islam'.
Questions in the House
PVV leader Geert Wilders has announced that he will ask questions in the House over this issue.