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Labels Belgium Islamo facist "A pimp of the Prophet"
by Theo Van Gogh translated by Beila Rabinowitz
May 18, 2004
This and That By Theo van Gogh
This and That
By Theo van Gogh
That was a big deal, last week on Saturday evening in the Amsterdam State Theater.The room erupted after I had called Mr. Dyab Aboe Jah Jah Allah's chief propagandist for Belgium, a "Pimp of the Prophet".
The gentleman stood up followed by his posse of pansies in black, who acted as thugs to intimidate the unbelievers. Because I am the epitome of harmony, I called out after Dyab, "Allah knows best!" "Allah knows best"!
After which Mr. Dittrich, (a liberal democrat), stood up and declared that I was an "insolent prick", and in reply I described him as the "holy unction oil of the liberals".
In short, the ' Happy Chaos' event had proved to be an enjoyable evening.
Outside, journalist Youri Albrecht attempted to cajole the insulted pimp back to the podium. In the meantime, Mr. Dittrich explained in front of the cameras that he was "in complete solidarity" with the honored guest from Belgium.
A young man with a low forehead with a deep wrinkle which made it hard to discern between Allah and Ground Zero attempted to have Albrecht arrested for assault by two passing policemen.
This was a good foretaste of what we can expect if Mr. Aboe Jah Jah suceeds using democratic means to implement the Shari'a, (Islamic law) . In the meantime his body guards announced, "We'll finish that pig off", and, "We're not taking it any longer from that pig", which I suspect was in reference to me.
The pig is a kind and intelligent animal and is a lot smarter then the idiots with which Aboe Jah Jah surrounds himself. I took their aversion as a compliment. Mr. Aboe Jah Jah is a religious facist who propagates an apartheid a as virulent as that other "Belgian Misreant", Mr. Filip de Winter, head of the the nationalist "Flemish Blok' .Too bad the discussion didn't continue.
I would have asked Boris if he found Dyab attractive and then would have asked Dyab from which floor he would have thrown Boris as a sodomite. (Being thrown from a window as punishment for homosexuality stipulated in the book ,"The Way of the Muslim" which is the subject of a parlimentary debate regarding it's being banned in Holland )
And what's even worse is that Dyab is much too cowardly as the prisoner of his own admirers to hit back with words.
Doesn' t Allah always provide inspiration ?
Mr. Dittrich was one of the politicians who drank champagne after the Pim Fortuin problem was solved . It was certainly instructive to see how he licked Abu Jah's Jah's behind. Let's hope that this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
MIM Note :Pim Fortuyn was a flamboyant Dutch politician who campaigned against the Islamisation of Europe and was assassinated by a Dutch 'animal rights activist' before the national election.
The tail wagging in front of the boot of the one who is going to kick him appears to be what Mr. Dittrich understands as dialouge. Dittrich is not interested in the fact that Ayaan Hirsi Ali, as democratically chosen representative, still has to be guarded 24 hours a day from types such as Aboe Jah Jah, who publicly declared that she should "shut her mouth", and needed to be "locked up". Dittrich's understanding for and need to kow tow to the pimps and fanatics of Hamas, and according to me they are a small minority , is partly responsible for the escalating climate of intimidation.
Hundreds of people who were present in the audience that evening expressed their support ,a few showed that with some friends one needs no enemies, others surprised me, and I heard time and time again, " Be careful !"
Dittrich's performance was a tasteless Judas kiss from a politician who has a lot of ambition but little talent.
It was very instructive to see the new National Socialists at work.
A stooge. A lackey . An enemy of democracy. Let us reward him with the compassion befitting collaborators.
MIM:The Dutch word "gedogen" (tolerance) is the concept of " since we can't beat them we have to let them join us" . Until recently it was considered "racist" to expect foreigners to assimilate .The Islamists expect the Dutch to change their society to accomodate them . This attitude has become the main factor in the Islamisation of Europe.
The Dutch verb gedogen is not really translatable, to English nor to any other language. The term is Dutch, the idea behind it is Dutch, and it only works in Holland, anyway. It would be nice to think that it could transcend the national borders of this tiny northern-European country, but it probably never will.
Gedogen translates most closely to "tolerate." That's what we call the phenomenon in English—tolerance. Tolerance is passive, though. Gedogen is active. Gedogen is an open-eyed tolerance, and a matter of governmental policy.
If there is a social matter that will not allow a concrete solution, the Dutch will "gedogen" it. The typical example for foreigners are prostitution and "soft drugs." The Dutch know that these are never going to go away. Everybody knows that. The Dutch acknowledge it officially. Eradication of the basis of the problem is not always practical, and so, for the Dutch, it is not always the goal. Indeed, the concept of "problem" is subject to interpretation. The "problem" of sex and drugs is often one of perception, and frequently the perception is colored by predisposed morality. These are factors—there are many others. "Gedogen" acknowledges this.
"Gedogen" is practical, and it seems to work very well. (For examples, The Netherlands has a low rate of AIDS infection, and its patterns of drug abuse are moderate.)
My Dutch girlfriend gave me the best definition of "gedogen" that I've heard. She was looking over my shoulder at a page I was writing about Rob Oudkerk, a politician in some public embarrassment over his visits to a streetwalkers' zone. I had noted that this is legal in Holland. Kim corrected me: when you gedogen a matter, it is "not legal, but not illegal."
Below: Information on "The Pimp of the Prophet" Aboe Jah Jah and the Arab European League
|He's Belgium's controversial Muslim spokesman, a charismatic figure who's done for Islamic European identity what Fortuyn did for Dutch nationalism. For that very comparision—articulate like Pim, reasonable with enviable conviction—Dyad Abou Jahjah is considered by many to be the Benelux's most dangerous political voice. Get ready, Jahjah is either our newest multicultural friend or an exclusionist racist
By Sam Coleman
The crowd was deeply divided as chants filled the air, as divisive remarks flew back and forth between the two camps of protesters. Flags of Israel draped through windows of the University of Amsterdam, flags of Palestine held by men and women. Pushing and shoving heightened the tension. They came for one reason though, to let their feelings be known about the man named Dyad Abou Jahjah, a 31-year-old Lebanese man who's turned Belgium on its ear with his brand of articulate Islamic politics. His statements days earlier about Israel ("The state of Israel is a state with institutional racism; it is a colonial racist state in the 21st century and therefore has no legitimacy and will never have that ... One democratic State Palestine is the only solution that can guarantee a just peace and a lasting peace.") garnered him death threats and police protection. As spokesman and founder of the Arab European League, Jahjah has been at the center of a storm of controversy in his native Antwerp where the AEL has entered the charged cultural climate to counter the far-right Vlaams Blok (Flemish Party). With marches, citizen patrols and other mechanisms of organization and dissent, Jahjah has been described as the Malcolm X of Belgium, an instigator, a provocateur … some even claim a terrorist. "We have three basic demands," he says. "Bilingual education for Arab-speaking kids, hiring quotas that protect Muslims, and the right to keep our cultural customs. For example, there should be laws that prevent discrimination against women who wear the veil." Controversial, exactly what Arabs are not supposed to be at this time of anxiety and societal friction. Jahjah would have it no other way.
Now Dutch and non-Dutch citizens alike can call him ‘neighbor' as the AEL sets up camp in the Netherlands to recruit Arabs in the Randstad. "I think he's someone who really dares to say everything he wants and thinks about. This is the first time a Muslim says things that make sense," says Alai (23), a young female student. "Abou's message is incitement, pure incitement. He's building on feelings of frustrations—and they come out against the Jews. He's dangerous, make no mistake about it," claims Roni Naftaniel, Director of the Center for Documentation of Israel. Which one is he, pariah or multicultural patriot? We'll let you decide:
On the Normen en Waarden/ Norms and Values debate
"In this way [by forbidding individuals to express themselves freely] you create a dictatorial quality; you're actually saying ‘look, what I like to do isn't allowed anyway and while I'd like to talk to you about it, the outcome of the discussion has already been determined.' That's not exactly a dialogue; for me a discussion indicates that the outcome is still open."
On the difference between Holland and Belgium's Muslim problems
"The situation is better in Holland than in Belgium but that doesn't mean it's what it should be. It's a disastrous atmosphere in Antwerp: in our neighborhoods we have 30% unemployment, the amount who don't possess diplomas is 40%, the synergy of all these factors is creating a vicious circle which is destroying any chances to pull people out of the cycle. Luckily, Holland has integrated its Muslims a bit better; it's more open to a multicultural community. In Holland there are laws and measures which are being used which in Belgium are totally taboo. The tide is turning because of the recession and the first people that will get written off are the allochtonen. But in Holland you have a more general anti-Islamic sentiment; in Belgium it's confined to the extreme right."
On speaking Dutch
"Of course speaking Dutch is useful, but you're making specific obligations on some people to learn the language and not others. If you promise that integration comes from both sides and push both populations equally, I'm for it. What I don't like is one population having special obligations put on them. Doing such a thing is discrimination, simple as that. Look at the Americans, you can't tell me there's the same pressure for them to learn Dutch as for us Arabs."
The Arab European League's Ahmed Azzuz tells Belgian Jews to stop supporting Israel — or else. And oh, that's not a threat, he assures us. From Arutz Sheva:
Belgium's Jews, in particular Antwerp's Jewish diamond merchants, have been put on notice by the Arab European League (AEL).
I discuss the AEL's firm stance against the assimilation of Muslims into European society in Onward Muslim Soldiers.
Dyab Abou Jahjah,
New York Times March 1, 2003
An Outspoken Arab in Europe: Demon or Hero?
By MARLISE SIMONS
ANTWERP, Belgium - He is pacing the room like a trapped panther, lithe and restless, as calls are coming in from the street. Thirty miles away, a large protest march is under way, but its organizer is stranded.
This is the man known as Belgium's Malcolm X, the country's most famous immigrant who is frightening many Belgians, including the government, with his radical plans and fast-growing following.
He is Dyab Abou Jahjah, 31, born in Lebanon, the founder of the Arab European League, a new immigrant protest movement.
On this day in February, he is working his cellphone in his sparsely furnished home in Antwerp because by order of a judge he is banned for three months from public events. But the news from the street cheers him. Marchers carry his photograph, some wear masks that show his face.
"I hate this, being stuck here," he said. "The police probably wished I was there so they could arrest me."
Well, perhaps not. In November he was held for five days on charges of incitement to riot but released for lack of evidence. Belgium's prime minister, Guy Verhofstadt, called him a "threat to society."
It quickly turned him into a demon, and a hero. The result has been a flood of television appearances, newspaper articles, magazine covers and new recruits for his Arab European League.
"Recruiting is not hard," he said. "We're a civil rights movement, not a club of fundamentalist fanatics who want to blow things up. We're different because we are neither apologists nor extremists. We have such an appeal because we are filling a gap."
Mr. Abou Jahjah says he is part of a new generation of Muslim activists who are speaking out, frustrated with what they call discrimination, the lack of hope of finding a job, the problems of renting outside immigrant ghettos and, since Sept. 11, the distrust and even Islamophobia they feel.
Older immigrants who arrived from Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey some 30 years ago, these activists say, have been too meek, too passive, co-opted by government funds or divided by ethnic or nationalist infighting.
The Arab European League, founded by Mr. Abou Jahjah two years ago, aims to empower Muslim immigrants. He demands affirmative action in schools, in the workplace, in housing. His premise: Arabs in Europe will only be taken seriously if they are proud and strong.
"In Europe, the immigrant organizations are Uncle Toms," he said. "We want to polarize people, to sharpen the discussion, to unmask the myth that the system is democratic for us."
The league's program calls on Muslim immigrants to resist pressures to integrate. "Assimilation is cultural rape," he said. "It means renouncing your identity, becoming like the others."
He finds inspiration in Malcolm X and his movement in the United States for racial pride. "Of course the context is different," he said, "but Malcolm X was also against assimilation. He fought for civil rights and he was also inspired by Islam."
Mr. Abou Jahjah's followers are hard to quantify. Hundreds of young men and women have shown up at street rallies. A few dozen have participated in the so-called video patrols to film the Antwerp police, who the league says abuse Arab youths verbally and physically. They have distributed fliers saying: "Bad cops, the Arab European League is watching you." There is no headquarters; regulars meet at an Antwerp Internet cafe.
Critics say the prime minister and the minister of interior have overreacted. Mr. Abou Jahjah's influence is overrated, they argue, yielding more publicity than sting.
But Mr. Abou Jahjah says his Arab pride movement is already echoing elsewhere. His group has recently set up chapters in three Dutch cities, and he says he has been invited to France and Britain to start chapters.
Articulate, fast-talking, self-assured, he is indeed different from many Muslims here, who have largely come from the interior of Morocco, Turkey and Algeria....
Mr. Abou Jahjah's demands - Islamic schools, bilingual education for Arab children, hiring quotas for immigrants - are resented in this small nation of 10 million that struggles with its own identity.
Belgium's long linguistic conflicts have been tentatively settled in the Constitution, which recognizes Dutch, French and German as official languages, though they still coexist uneasily. So there was an outcry when Mr. Abou Jahjah demanded that Arabic be added to the mix.
"People freaked out over that," he said. "Why not," he added, with a quasi-innocence. "There are 70,000 German speakers and more than 300,000 Arab speakers." That mix, he has been told, grew historically. "I say history is not over."
Indeed, Mr. Abou Jahjah makes a point of causing consternation, above all in Antwerp, the country's second largest city, where he lives. Depending on who is talking, this city of half a million people is either an exemplary ethnic mix, a cauldron or a wake-up call for Europe.
Antwerp is the base of the far-right Flemish Bloc, a party that won one-third of the seats on the City Council with the slogan, "Our people first." It is also home to Belgium's largest group of Jews, many of them linked to the diamond trade.
Add to this a large immigrant population, up to one-third of them unemployed, said Mr. Abou Jahjah....
At home, with his brother Ziad, a businessman, Mr. Abou Jahjah said the police had recently searched their homes and taken their computers, bank statements, "even Ziad's wedding pictures." There is nothing to hide, he said. Money comes from members in Belgium and several private donors in Egypt, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, whose names he has posted on the League's Web site, arabeuropean.org.
In May, he will run in the Belgian parliamentary elections. No, he will not support any of the six Muslims - Turks and Moroccans - already in Parliament. "They never defended the rights of immigrants," he said. "They don't want to rock the boat. We do. We're not guests here. We are citizens."
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