Netherlands: “They want to simply have us dead.”

Monday, April 14, 2008

“Islam is a peaceful religion. Who agrees with that?” barely anybody does. In a meeting this weekend in Barneveld many Reformed Christian youth were afraid of “all those Muslims” who will “murder if they get power.”

The fear of the unknown violent Muslim only increased Saturday evening among almost 700 Reformed youth. Breathlessly they listened to a heated debate between Islam critical Arabist Hans Jansen, Ayhan Tonca, CDA (Christian Democratic Appeal) member and former chairman of the Contact Organ Muslims and Government and SGP (Reformed Political Party) head Bas Van de Vlies.

A woman with darker, curled hair said to the crowd that she still thinks of the Biblical text that says foreigners will waste the land. “Really we are too late. Mosques sprout out from the ground, against our culture.”

Van der Vlies nods in agreement and says that when he said Wilders’ movie was stimulating and spurred to discussion, the entire country attacked him, but there were also people who agree. “You don’t want to know how many people in The Hague, politically correct as they are, just watch the 750,000 moderate Muslims.” ...

Tonca’s words don’t touch everybody. In the recess a nurse tells that her Muslim colleague, dead-serious, said he’ll murder her if Muslims get to power. “They want to simply have us dead.”