Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sharia4Holland Lashes Out

Cultural Enrichment News

Earlier tonight we posted a subtitled video of a Sharia4Holland/ Sharia4Belgium event at the Dam in Amsterdam. Below is the accompanying article from De Telegraaf, kindly translated by our Dutch correspondent H. Numan. The translator’s comments are enclosed in square brackets:

Sharia4Holland lashes out

Geert Wilders filed a complaint, according to the police. On Friday a speaker [for Sharia4Holland] on the Dam in Amsterdam called Wilders “this dog of the Romans” with whom “we will deal with” once The Netherlands has become a Muslim state. Also he advised to take warning “from the case Theo van Gogh”.

Sharia4Holland wants to implement sharia law in The Netherlands.

Police in Amsterdam-Amstelland and the public prosecutor started on Saturday their investigation of statements made by members of Shariah4Holland.

Earlier, on Sunday, VVD faction leader in Amsterdam Robert Flos critiqued the police for their performance [rather the lack of] during that speech at the National Monument. On AT5 TV station he said it was strange that the police did not act when speakers made death threats towards Wilders, which according to Flos [and the law] is a criminal offense.

The police did arrest a bystander, who tried to act. They rough-handed him while taking him away. Flos said he was shocked that “next to our monument such a message of un-freedom is preached”. According to AT5, Flos will ask questions of Mayor Eberhard van der Laan.

Note from the translator: “Un-freedom” is not a word, but I can’t translate it any better than that.

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laine said...

Clear hate speech inciting death of a specific individual, referencing a past murder.