When you’re arriving at a police station after being arrested on charges related to alleged terrorism, this might not be the most helpful gesture:
A teenage bride suspected of plotting with her husband to commit a terrorist attack in Sydney was released into the community earlier this month because the state’s strict new bail laws are not yet able to be implemented.
Alo-Bridget Namoa, 18, was re-arrested yesterday and remained in custody last night.
Isn’t it annoying how the enemedia portrays this potential suicide bomber as a “teenage bride?” The finger she shows us is a sign of Islamic supremacy, it is to signal “one god”, Islamic monotheism vs infidel polytheism.
The teenage Sydney girl arrested yesterday on terror charges had been released on bail earlier this month because new laws keeping terror suspects behind bars were not yet in force.
Alo-Bridget Namoa, 18, allegedly boasted about wanting to be the “Islamic Bonnie and Clyde” with her husband and stab a random member of the public.
But despite the strong objections from police, Magistrate Les Mabbutt had no option but to grant her bail two weeks ago, the Daily Telegraph report…
She wouldn’t get away in the Netherlands, from where we get this:
In Europe, you may now be arrested for wearing a fluffy pig hat:
(Via Sven Viking, who emails: “The best line is from a bystander: ‘Whether or not it was provocation, it is and remains a pig hat.’”
Dutch anti-Islam protest leader reportedly arrested for refusing to take off fluffy pig hat
The leader of the Dutch branch of anti-Islam movement Pegida was arrested at a demonstration in Ede on Saturday for refusing to take off a child’s hat shaped like a pig he was wearing during the rally.
A few dozen people carrying Dutch flags and placards took part in the gathering in protest at plans to locate several refugee centres capable of accommodating up to 1,400 people in the town.
Edwin Wagensveld, who has connections to far-right and neo-nazi groupings, was released after an hour and described his arrest as ‘childish’.
NLTimes.nl, which has a picture of the illegal headgear, likewise reports:
Two people were arrested during an anti-asylum center protest organized by anti-Islam movement Pegida in Ede on Saturday. One of those arrested was Pegida frontman Edwin Wagensveld. He was wearing a hat in the form of a pig’s head at the time, broadcaster NOS reports.
According to the police, Wagensveld was arrested because of provocative behavior. He put on the hat after the police ordered another protester to take it off. Wagensveld was released about an hour after his arrest. The other detainee is still in custody.
It sounds from these reports that Wagensveld was indeed arrested simply for wearing the hat, and not for other behavior. (I have no reason to doubt the accuracy of the reports, but if you have any information that casts doubt on them, please let me know.) The DutchNews.nl report also states that “two dead pigs were found dumped at one of the potential locations for a refugee centre” and “Dead pigs and pigs’ heads have been left at several other refugee centre locations around the country.” Dumping animal carcasses would be rightly punishable, I think, for reasons unrelated to the underlying message: disease, smell, attraction of insects and other scavengers, cleanup costs. Wearing a pig hat, on the other hand, is simply expression of a political idea.
If you were a foe of Muslim immigration into the Netherlands, and you wanted a symbol to show your countrymen that it threatens Dutch liberties, what better than getting arrested for wearing a fluffy pig-shaped hat?