Monday, January 23, 2006

Signs of Change?

National Review has an article on the changes in Dutch politics as a result of recent Islamic violence. I often think of Israel as being on the frontlines but Europe, India, Thailand, and many other places in Asia and Africa have been facing Islamic intolerance and violence for some time. Let’s remember that we’re all infidels to the enemy.


Krishna109 said...

As the saying goes, "Great minds think alike" LOL!
Last night I just published an article on the same subject: Muslim Immigrants Threaten Civil Rights in Holland

English kaffir. said...

Pool staff bashed as youths riot

FOUR swimming pool staff have been beaten in an attack in Melbourne's north.

Stunned witnesses said about 30 youths had punched and kicked staff, including a young woman, on the grass at Oak Park Aquatic Centre about 4pm yesterday.
One witness, Alex, said families had recoiled in horror at the bashings.
"I've never seen anything like it," Alex said.
"I thought, 'Not another Cronulla'.
"There seemed to be dozens of people involved, with most wading into the staff and people trying to help them.
"They all appeared to be Middle-Eastern youths.
"It was very upsetting and scary. There were hysterical children everywhere."
Nicholas Burt, leisure manager at Moreland Council, which runs the pool, said the riot had occurred after a male lifeguard had tried to calm two teenagers arguing on the grass embankment.
Mr Burt said a third youth had butted in and when the lifeguard had escorted him to his belongings, after asking him to leave, a struggle had broken out.
"That's when up to 30 other patrons started to physically attack staff," Mr Burt said.
Three male lifeguards and one female security guard had been set upon by the group.
Mr Burt said that amid "blows to the back of the head and around the face", the staff had been driven into the pool's reception area.
He said the attack had continued until police arrived.
The staff, including one who suffered a smashed cheek, had been taken to hospital for treatment.
Asked how a minor dispute between teens escalated into a riot, Mr Burt said: "I'm not sure what could have sparked it.
"Until we have more information I wouldn't say it was necessarily a culturally or racially motivated attack, but I would not preclude it."
He said security camera footage would be reviewed as part of investigations.
The popular pool and its giant water-slide were shut immediately after the fracas.
Council chief Peter Brown said it was hoped the pool would reopen today.
Police said a youth, 17, had suffered a dislocated shoulder.,5478,17897112^2862,00.html

Kiddo said...

Oh dear, I must get my Dutch partner to comment here....his post on this subject is fascinating as he's there watchng things unfold.

The only sidenote, of which I was completely ignorant until he corrected me, is that apparently the terms "Holland" and "The Netherlands" are not synonymous. As he's short of time, I'll paste his quote on the subject> I hope it is helpful, as I was rather embarrassed personally, but I'm not sure why Dalrymple used "Holland" so liberally as well.

"I live in the Netherlands yes, people call the country "Holland" (even many
Dutch do!) but actually Holland is just the western part, it's like calling
the USA "Washington" or "New York"."--Herwulf, from one of our early correspondences.

But even if he says many Dutch say it I guess we're not alone. I blame it all on Goldmember. He "is fron Holland. Isn't that weird?"

Kiddo said...

Krishna, nice work, I didn't realize that you'd seen Herwulf's article!! Thanks!