May 19, 2003
Choosing sides in World War II

At the beginning of May, there are two important days in the Dutch calendar, the 4th and 5th. The fourth of May is Remembrance Day, when the dead of the Second World War are remembered and honored, followed by Liberation Day on the 5th. At 8 PM on the fourth of May, the country comes to a halt to remember the fallen and the murdered, silence descends on the country, with only bell tolling on the Waalsdorpervlakte, a plain near the dunes of the Hague where the Nazi executed Dutch resistance fighters. All over the country, wreaths are laid, speeches made and above all, the memory of the of occupation and the Holocaust are renewed.

This year, the remembrance ceremonies were descrated. There hadn't been much attention paid in the media to this initially, but there are now more reports appearing the papers. Today's edition of the Trouw newspapers has a long article on the events. I shan't translate all of it, but here are salient excerpts:

It was the leader of the D66 Michel Rog from the Amsterdam precinct of de Baarsjes who went to the media. He was furious over what happened on Sunday May 4th at the remembrance ceremony in his neighborbood. But neither the organizers, nor the precinct council, nor the police reported the incident. "Subsequently it turns out that the ceremonies were disrupted in several Amsterdam precincts. That's serious. But everywhere it's been kept quiet, even when reports had been made to the police. Shocking. Some of the incidents have even now not been publicized yet."

[...] The horn sounded, it turned quiet. Almost immediately afterward [..] Rog heard from behind him, further down the street, the chanting of slogans. There was a group of boys, apparently Moroccans, between the ages of 10 and 18. At least five of them chanted "We have to kill the Jews." [In Dutch, this rhymes]

[...] After the ceremony Michel Rog managed to identify together with the neighborhood police officer one of the boys, just a child, who strenuously denied having participated. But a friend of his furnished indirect proof, pleading with the cop "Mister, he did not know there were Jewish people there."

The article goes on to the question whether this is just plain vanilla vandalism of youngsters who don't know any better, or whether there is something deeper going on. The appropriate answer is probably a "duh" here.

Amsterdam-West, where this and other such incidents took place has a large Arab immigrant population, mostly consisting of Moroccans. The schools there, according the article, "find it ever harder to teach about the second world war." Anti-semitism is a way of life there. Most May 4th incidents involve Moroccan youngsters. Playing soccer with the wreaths, shouting anti-semitic slogans, throwing eggs and otherwise disrupting the ceremonies. Some apologists claim it's "just vandalism," that does not wash. These scumbags knew exactly what they were doing, and what the significance of the event was. This was a calculated attack to cause as much offense and grief as possible. These disturbances were very deliberate attempts to offend. On the day when we remember the victims of the Nazis, the Moroccans youths came out and supported the Nazis. They consciously and deliberately aligned themselves with a regime that has become the generic shorthand description of evil.

The newspaper article recites the rise of anti-semitism:

All over the Netherlands the number of complaints of anti-semitism keeps rising. The problem is most visible in Amsterdam, because that's where the biggest Jewish community is. According to the CIDI [Centrum Information and Documentation Israel] it's usually verbal abuse, almost always in Amsterdam, almost always by Moroccan boys. [...] "Yehoud" has become a well-known expletive. Jewish men wearing a yarmulke can be certain nowadays to be accosted. Moroccan boys last year threw stones at synagogue visitors in Amsterdam-West. [...] A few months ago, in a busy shopping street, the house of a Jewish man was vandalized. "JEW" it said with big red letters on the windows."

It's not really news that the Arab immigrants here are virulently anti-Semitic, but the descration of the of May fourth remembrance ceremonies is a further escalation, taking the anti-semitism to a brazen new level. And while the war may have ended over half a century ago, the May ceremonies still play an important role in Dutch life. By disrupting them, the Moroccan thugs have placed themselves even further outside of civilized society than they already were. Choosing the side of the Nazis so blatantly makes it very hard even for the most deluded multiculturalist to defend them. They've been forcibly deblinkered, at least temporarily. It won't take long for new blinkers to grow back on though, but perhaps not all of them will regenerate.

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All of Europe will be under Sharia within 50 years unless something is done.

Posted by: Turtleboy on May 20, 2003 02:58 PM

The blog Peaktalk ( reported this a few days ago. The real question is why no one stopped the disturbances when they were happening. Not good.

Posted by: Ellie on May 20, 2003 03:23 PM

Anti-semetism once again rearing it's head in Mokkum Alef? A huge problem is that the cloggy authorities are willing to overlook nearly any offense of hate or racism, as long as it's committed by a muslim immigrant. To the dutch, it's only racist if the offender is a caucasian cloggy.

Posted by: Maitreya on May 20, 2003 03:29 PM

There is an old story about the camel in the desert. At first he is standing outside in the sand. Then he pokes his head into the tent. The next thing you know the camel is inside and the former occupants are out in the sun wondering what happened. Maybe its time to get a grip and send the camels back to the desert.

Posted by: Henry in LA on May 20, 2003 03:58 PM

Its a depressing thought turtleboy, but I think you may be right. The worst thing will be if good men stand aside and do nothing. Like minded individuals need to find each other and work towards their common goal.

I find accounts of these moroccan youths from all over Europe very troubling. Seems like people everywhere have trouble taking responsibility for the actions of their children.


Posted by: Mightymoe on May 20, 2003 04:14 PM

The real question is - why are you surprised by this behavour?

This is the attitude on the arab street everywhere from Rabat to Damascus to Oman.

Virulent anti - Semitism and virulent anti - Americanism are fed to the Arab people every day by power mad Imams, manipulative media, and cynical governments.

The better question is why have these people been invited to your country?
And why are they permitted to stay?


Posted by: ehecatl on May 20, 2003 05:45 PM

Why no one tried to stop it?

If a civillian tried he'd be beaten into a bloody pulp, or if he was big or strong (or had friends), then he'd be arrested afterwards and sent to jail for racism and hate crimes...

The same goes for any policeman that would interfere.

Allow the people to legitimately defend themselves, and remove the multi-culti shackles that bind the police and you will see a shockingly swift change.

I honestly think that they (and you lot too) haven't the faintest idea what the European Street is capable of.

Posted by: V. Valberg on May 20, 2003 07:38 PM

To all concerned Dutch (and Europe)citizens:
As long as you are under the spell of the EU (read France & Germany) things will not change. While the EU is a great economic idea, to place all that political power into the hands of unelected elitists is suicide. The first cut has been made on your wrists: Can you stop the bleeding before death? While I wouldn't care if your government died, the PEOPLE of all Europe deserve better.

Phil Winsor
Bridgewater Corners, VT USA

Posted by: Phil Winsor on May 20, 2003 09:32 PM

Ehecatl, it's not all that surprising that it's taken place, but it does mark a new level of blatant anti-semitism, and in a broader sense anti-Western sentiment. There were some people who tried to stop it, like the D66 councillor cited at the start of the article.

As to why these people were invited to the Netherlands, it's because in the 1960's there was a labor shortage, and the Dutch needed cheap labor to do the menial jobs that the native population no longer wanted to do. So large numbers of "guest workers" were invited in from southern Europe, Turkey and northern Africa. The idea was that they'd stay a few years, earn some money, then return. Obviously, it didn't quite turn out like that. I wrote more about that here.

Posted by: qsi on May 20, 2003 10:54 PM

Sorry, but the fact is that Europeans choose not to reproduce. If you choose not to have children, while you may have a delightful present-- travel, theater, concerts, houses, etc etc -- you have essentially deeded the future to someone else.

Posted by: carden on May 21, 2003 04:26 AM

CARDEN has it absolutely right. THAT is the problem with Europe, selfishness and blindness towards the future. Hope Europeans awake to this reality.

Posted by: Miguel on May 21, 2003 11:39 AM

Honestly I don't know what the hell is wrong with Europeans. Do they learn nothing? I just can't understand how people can just sit by and let this kind of thing happen. I can't imagine this sort of thing happening in America at all. Personally, if I was at a solemn ceremony and some people tried to do something like this, I would BREAK THEIR FUCKING FACE. It's that simple. People criticize America for having a culture of violence and all that crap, but if that is what we need to keep from becoming like these pussies, then bring on the violent movies and video games.

Posted by: Steve on May 21, 2003 05:06 PM

Steve - Couldn't have said it better. Europeans are paralyzed by PC. Do a search for the beating Bridgette Bardot is getting because she had the " balls" to say France isn't and shouldn't be a Muslim country.

Posted by: Tony M on May 21, 2003 11:36 PM

After 9/11 there were also confirmed reports of Moroccan youngsters dancing in the Dutch streets. How jolly.

Posted by: Wim on May 22, 2003 07:49 AM

As a 'cloggy' or Dutch citisen i would like to point out that it is always a small group ruining it for the rest. As a Dutch i do not have responsibility for Dutch rich kid scumbags who vandalise the streets of Spanish costal towns in summers.
Neither do the decnt Marocans carry responsibility for what these failure Marocan scumbags do and have done in Holland and other European countries.
If we stop generalising we can make one fist at those who misbehave. This is deffinitely the case in Holland where decent Maroccans feel like the scum of the country because they are threated so and dumn Marocan kids get protected by the government because any action commited by them(such as disrespecting a memorial for people who have died for the freedom of the country they live in)is considered as racism.

Posted by: cloggy on June 24, 2003 03:35 PM

Well...if the cloggy doesn't even want to defend his own streets then let the camel boys to what they will!!

Posted by: James on September 9, 2003 10:32 AM

Hahahah!!!! Again some are really concerned about what kids shouted! Thats something that every child does in his life- is unpolite, shouts some "bad" words. So what, kids are never polite!!!! I bet if they would have shouted "Kill all Germans" noone would care. Mhm, I wonder who had more casualties in WW2????? The fact that they shouted JEWS and it got an enourmous respond shows whats going on in the politically correct Europe. Just turn on the news and see who's tank are killing who???

Posted by: Haha on September 25, 2003 08:32 PM
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