Now that the failure of multiculturalism is all too well known, now what?
I predict that there will be a doubling down with the same policies that created the mess in the first place. They may try to soften their hardliner approach to immigration which has been up until this point, “the more of multiculturalism the merrier”, but in the end, they’ll fail to react enough, and in time, to make a difference. I hope I’m wrong, but I think not.
Gerstenfeld: “This debate has shown the failure of “multi-culturalism” once again. The problems caused by a significant number of non-Western immigrants have been largely neglected by the authorities. They have now come back to haunt the Dutch and other West-Europeans. Yet, however bad the situation is in the Netherlands, it isn’t as bad as in countries where there are “no-go zones” for Westerners – such as in France and Sweden.
“This week, Arutz Sheva published my interview with Netanel S., an ultra-Orthodox Dutch youngster who now lives in Israel. His story is one about harassment in Dutch schools and on Dutch streets. His attackers were mainly Dutch Moroccans. In another interview not yet published in English which I conducted with a former Dutch Muslim young woman, she tells about her student years where among the 150 or 200 Muslims whom she met, only 2 were not anti-Semitic.
Dutch Parliament Debates “Moroccan Problem”
Moroccan immigrant crime warranted a parliamentary debate. Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld comments on Jewish aspects of the issue.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
At the request of the Freedom Party (PVV) led by Geert Wilders, a debate took place in the Dutch Parliament plenary on the “Moroccan problem.” PVV parliamentarian Joram van Klaveren began by stating that the Netherlands has a “Moroccan problem,” which also touches on Islam.
He mentioned that 65% of Dutch Moroccan male youths have police files. Dutch Moroccans are 22 times more suspect of property crimes accompanied by violence than other Dutchmen. He further stated that anti-Semitism and homophobia are widespread among Moroccans.
Van Klaveren mentioned attacks on bus drivers during work hours, physical harassment of girls in swimming pools, intimidation of Jewish citizens, physical aggression against homosexuals and violence against the handicapped and elderly. He added that anyone could become a victim of Moroccan violence. Even Dutch beaches have been made unsafe by violent Moroccans.
He quoted a Dutch Moroccan imam who had said that 9 out of 10 young Muslims hate Dutchmen. Van Klaveren concluded that all Dutch efforts to solve the problems have failed and that the Labor Party holds major responsibility for this failure. He proposed a number of measures such as: not paying any social security to perpetrators, the regular deployment of policemen with dogs and the denaturalization of perpetrators and their expulsion from the Netherlands.
In the debate which followed, the figures that Van Klaveren mentioned were not contested. Yet there was major opposition to the title of the debate. It was also mentioned that a certain number of Moroccans have succeeded in Dutch society. There was criticism of Van Klaveren’s linking of the integration problems of the Moroccans with Islam. It was also mentioned that Dutch Antilleans who are not Muslims are also highly over represented in criminality.