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 chief of police claims they haven't any indication of sharia in the area, but only unmasks himself as an ignoramus. Geert Wilders has taken a visit to Schilderswijk, and he'll hopefully make some noise in protest of this enclave.
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 self-regulating.
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.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
A sharia zone rises in The Hague
The Irish Times says that in Holland, there's a Muslim stronghold that's taken a foothold in a neighborhood of The Hague: