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Dutch Academic Hans Jansen Warns "Moderate" Muslims "Make Use of Radicals"

May 1, 2007

Dutch Academic Hans Jansen Warns "Moderate" Muslims "Make Use Of Radicals"

May 1, 2007 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - A Dutch academic has issued an unprecedented call for the Dutch to use force if needed to defend the country against the process of Islamization.

Professor Hans Jansen, who teaches modern Islamic ideology at the University of Utrecht, criticized the Dutch for "tolerating the excesses of multiculturalism" adding that "The Netherlands should resist using non-peaceful means" and that the "Dutch Secret Service [AIVD] should get their hands dirty if need be."

In what amounted to a call to arms, Jansen proclaimed that Dutch society "will have to find a way to defend itself through non-peaceful means from people who are not peaceful."

The expert on Islam called for the establishment of a "central reporting station" for all people who are threatened.

Janssen cautioned that, "moderate Muslims too, strive for an Islamic society in the Netherlands" and that they "intentionally make use of the radicals to enforce their wishes."

Professor Janssen indicated that non-Muslims must chose their allies carefully because many who are viewed as moderates are playing a game of "good cop bad cop" i.e. showing a Westernized fašade and making statements non-Muslims want to hear while pushing a radical agenda.

A core component of the Islamist methodology involves charges of discrimination made by young Muslims who are Western born and educated. The resulting demand for understanding by the larger society is a cloaking device for da'wa, with the Islamist activists insisting that they can only be accepted if non-Muslims learn more about Muslims and how to accommodate their unique practices.

This emphasis on religious identity and the need for non-Muslims to be extra deferential to it leads to what can best be termed affirmative dhimmitude.

Jansen cites a recent example in which an exhibition in an Amsterdam museum about Istanbul opened by the Queen was censored, after the Turkish government objected to the mention of its genocide against the Armenians, claiming that people complied, "even without the threat of violence."

He cautions that instead of leading to a more open "multicultural" society Dutch tolerance and appeasement of Muslims has resulted in the loss of free speech, "What is thought, written, or exhibited in the Netherlands is to a large extent no longer made in freedom...It is not the lie but the obscure threat that reigns."


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