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Government study in Holland concludes : Muslims radicalised because of Dutch - who should stop being afraid of "bearded men"
July 2, 2006
MIM: A Dutch government study has concluded that a bad attitude on the part of the Dutch,who might have taken umbrage at the killing and near decapitation of Theo van Gogh by a Dutch born Muslim for 'criticising Islam' are the real cause behind radicalisation. According to the report - there is a difference between political and Jihadist Muslims - and that the political ones can convince the Jihadist ones that waging cultural,political and social Jihad, plays better in the media then slitting people's throats on Amsterdam streets. According to this pseudo scientific study the 'researchers' emphasized that "the radical path does not automatically lead to violence and "distinquishes between a political, political and jihadi salafis".The difference presumbably, is that a political salafi will slit your throat if you dont agree with them,an a political Salafi will slit your throat just because you are an infidel, and a jihadi salafi will use a bomb belt to kill as many non Muslims as possible for sex with 72 virgins.
According to Atef Hamdy, a Muslim co author of the study- the problem is really literally a hairy one.This Islamo facist academic wannabe claimed that:
How Dutch Muslims become radicalised
by Michel Hoebink
The critical climate towards Islam in the Netherlands has significantly contributed to radicalisation among Dutch Muslim youth. That is the conclusion reached by the authors of a report commissioned by Dutch Immigration Minister Rita Verdonk about the worldviews of radical and democratic Muslims in the Netherlands.
After the murder of Theo van Gogh in November 2004, the Dutch parliament asked Minister Verdonk to investigate why Muslims born in the Netherlands opt for radical Islam.
Professor Frank Buijs and two other researchers from the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES) conducted thorough research on the political orientation of young Dutch Muslims. Last week, they published their findings.
In the Netherlands, radicalisation occurs almost exclusively among young Muslims of Moroccan background. According to the authors, it cannot be satisfactorily explained from the unfavourable socio-economic position of Muslim migrants. Its cause must rather be sought in the specific history of young 'second generation' Moroccans. Many of these youths feel misunderstood by their parents and at the same time rejected by Dutch society. As Moroccans are, more than Turks for instance, strongly oriented towards participation in Dutch society, this rejection is extra traumatic. Almost all respondents say that they suffer from a lack of recognition that is perceived as very painful and often viewed as discrimination.
Fear of beards
"The Netherlands should stop being afraid of these bearded guys. Give the a-political and political salafis space in the democratic system and let them engage in discussions with the jihadis. They possess the Islamic arguments to refute the claims of the jihadis and to convince young Muslims to stay away from them."
The researchers also believe the Dutch authorities should encourage modernist interpretations of Islam in order to offer young Muslims an alternative to salafism. The democratically-active Muslims interviewed for the report are much less ideologically oriented than the salafis. They are secular Muslims, who profess Islam but do not practice it. They lead a modern life and consider this as in agreement with their faith without giving it too much thought.
The ideas of Islamic modernism seem to have escaped their attention. The Swiss-Egyptian thinker Tariq Ramadan for instance, an arch-rival of the salafis and very popular in France, is hardly known in the Netherlands. Atef Hamdy considers this a deficiency: