Friday, March 03, 2006

The Netherlands Are Lost to the West

This article from the Timesonline (UK) reads like a spy novel from the Cold War.:
We should fear Holland’s silence
Islamists are stifling debate in what was Europe’s freest country, says Douglas Murray

‘Would you write the name you’d like to use here, and your real name there?” asked the girl at reception. I had just been driven to a hotel in the Hague. An hour earlier I’d been greeted at Amsterdam airport by a man holding a sign with a pre-agreed cipher. I hadn’t known where I would be staying, or where I would be speaking. The secrecy was necessary: I had come to Holland to talk about Islam.
It's not just a question of a large, easily offended Muslim population either, nor just the danger of homicidally unhinged Muslim radicals like the one who murdered Theo Van Gogh. Islamism is organized and very dangerous in The Netherlands.

Over a year ago I exposed, a Dutch-based webhosting company that specialized in jihadi/terrorist websites (incidentally, scooping Newsweek by a month, but would those weasels give me a link? No-o-o-o), and the only real change is that 357Hosting was driven underground, purportedly operating out of Gaza now.

Another chilling aspect of the Times story is that writer Douglas Murray sees the same process, albeit at an earlier stage, in Great Britain:
This may seem fantastic to people in Britain. But the story of Holland — which I have been charting for some years — should be noted by her allies. Where Holland has gone, Britain and the rest of Europe are following. The silencing happens bit by bit. A student paper in Britain that ran the Danish cartoons got pulped. A London magazine withdrew the cartoons from its website after the British police informed the editor they could not protect him, his staff, or his offices from attack. This happened only days before the police provided 500 officers to protect a “peaceful” Muslim protest in Trafalgar Square.
Holland is essentially lost, some of the Danes are awake, but the UK, even after the evidence of the 7/7 London bombings is still catering to the most belligerent among their Muslim population.

This is not happy news.

Via Mike's America.

Also posted at The Jawa Report and Vince Aut Morire.