Netherlands: First the Mosques, Then the No-Go Areas

Dutch anxiety over ‘Sharia triangle’ police no-go area in The Hague

imageGeert Wilders  was threatened again by the Muslim invaders but went on an inspection tour of Schilderswijk district in The Hague anyway…

Irish Times: Area two kilometres from city centre has become ‘orthodox Muslim territory’ largely ignored by authorities

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 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.

13633365Symbol of a foreign power: a minaret towers over a formerly Christian  neighbourhood  (WZ)

In the case of women, dress was a particular issue. One woman told how her daughter had been approached and told her short skirt was inappropriate, while her son had been called a “kaffir” – a racist term formerly used in colonial South Africa to refer to a black person – for smoking.

A youth who had previously been involved in local gangs said that criminality had dropped off, not because of the police, but because he and his friends were “afraid of the wrath of Allah”.

Another man said he felt he was gradually being driven out of his home because he had a dog, and many traditional Muslims tended not to keep or favour dogs.

A veiled Muslim woman, however, defended Islamic practices, and said dressing modestly would “do the locals good”. She pointed out that women in the Dutch ultra-conservative, largely Protestant, Bible Belt also wore long dresses, and that shops there were closed on Sunday – as many in Schilderswijk were on Fridays.

Local police chief Michel de Roos said: “We have no indications there is a form of Sharia police here. That is not to say it does not happen, but we are unaware of it.”

Head in the sand, Michel? Can’t see it unless it bites you in the butt?

Last Tuesday, social affairs minister Lodewijk Asscher and right-wing  (?)  Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders paid separate visits to the area, and are to report to parliament.

Geert Wilders is a social democrat. If Muslims are “conservative” would that not make him a lefty?

2 thoughts on “Netherlands: First the Mosques, Then the No-Go Areas”

  1. Muslims are innocent because they are mostly born into islam. They are not allowed to learn, discuss or even debate the teachings of Mohammed. Why is this? Because they may be branded as a traitor or
    an apostate. (This means the death penalty for any muslim wishing to leave Islam in Sharia Law). Democracy and freedom is against Islam , they cannot co-exist with any nation which is founded on christian or democracy foundations. The problem lies is with Koran- the teachings of mohammed. With tremendous respect how can Allah/God instruct anyone to kill , lie, steal, have mulitiple wives and submit all in the name Allah, how ? Well we need to examine the teachings of mohammed through Koran and haddiths written by his companions. The real god who created us , creates us to love one and other, show respect and tolerance. I have visited many mosques who their imams preach jihad and violence, while accepting welfare and freedom in their adopted western countries. This double standard is wrong. Unfortunately, it is accepted in islam and fostered by leaders of islam. I encourage muslims to pray to god and ask him reveal himself to them….like me I had Jesus in my dreams who saved me from Islam. Don’t be afraid god will grab your hand… of jesus

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