You might say they’re assimilating to European culture, albeit a relatively novel brand of it from the slums outside of Paris:
A group of between twenty to thirty youths caused havoc in the vicinity of the police station on the August Allebéplein in the Amsterdam district Slotervaart on Monday night at around 11.00 p.m.
They set fire to a private car in the nearby Jan Tooropstraat, according to a spokesperson for the police. Several other cars were damaged. Stones were thrown at the police station and windows were smashed.
The fencing around the police station had been removed on Monday, following the incident on Sunday whereby a 22-year-old man stabbed and wounded two police officers with a knife. The police are now guarding the police station.
Oops, that was the Expatica version of the story. If I didn’t know better, I’d accuse the English-language European news provider of a grievous, intentional error of omission. I’ll give the service the benefit of the doubt, though, and merely supplement the above with this:
Moroccan-Dutch youths rioted in Amsterdam overnight Tuesday. …
The riots followed the death of 22-year old Dutch-born Bilal Bajaka, of Moroccan descent. On Sunday, Bajaka entered the police station of Slotervaart, stabbing two police officers with a knife. Although having sustained serious injuries, one of the officers, a policewoman, shot and killed her alleged attacker on the spot. …
From the age of 13 up to his death on Sunday, the police said, Bajaka had been involved in several major criminal incidents, including armed robberies and a series of violent incidents. He was allegedly part of a criminal gang.
In addition, police said he was personally acquainted with Mohammed Bouyeri, the convicted killer of the late film director Theo van Gogh, as well as with other Moroccan-Dutch terrorist suspects.
Mohammed Bouyeri and the others allegedly involved in terrorist activities also came from the Slotervaart neighbourhood. …
Moroccan-Dutch residents of Slotervaart complained to reporters they were “sick and tired” of continuous “negative news reports” about fellow Moroccan-Dutch, adding they felt increasingly stigmatized.
Several television reporters who came to report on the fatal incident at the police station were threatened by Moroccan-Dutch youths.
The Netherlands used to be an idyllic, libertine paradise, with a generous social safety net that allowed its endowed inhabitants to live below their potential while also living below their means. The influx of Islamic immigrants is ruining that. It’s not just a Dutch problem, it’s a European dilemma.
Disproportionately receiving welfare benefits, with higher rates of unemployment and lower average wages, those of North African and Middle Eastern descent living in Holland are straining the welfare system, while brazen criminal acts like this one and the murder of Theo van Gogh are presenting the Dutch with a tough choice to make: Either continue running an uber-liberal society in the face of economic and physical insecurity, or continue tightening the reins like Amsterdam Mayor Job Cohen has already begun doing.
Oh, I nearly forgot a third option: End all immigration from Islamic countries. Entice legal residents to head back to their ancestral places of origin, and deport those who are residing in the Netherlands illegally.
These thugs, who attacked the police and harangued reporters, claim they are sick of being “stigmatized”. Nevermind that they are more than justifying that purported stigmatization. Why not do what is best for them? Since they despise the Dutch so much, and the Dutch aren’t benefitting from having them around, why not give them all one-way tickets back to Rabat? Make it a typical northwest European act of magnanimity by having the Dutch government foot the bill.
Islam is inherently illiberal. It is incompatible with contemporary Occidentalism. Many of those of North African and Middle Eastern descent are not intelligent enough to become net contributors to the developed economies of Europe, and they are infecting the heart of Europe with heinous aspects of their native cultures, such as so-called ‘honor killings’. Western societies should do everything possible to separate themselves from the Islamic world.