Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Room For Books

Dutch politicians plan to prop up failing press

As a result of the growth of internet usage and free newspapers for newsgathering purposes the MSM in The Netherlands sees its readership and financial position rapidly detoriating. As the pundit caste is a trusted pen and propagandist of the political class (Dutch) the latter is coming to the aid of the former.

A parliamentary majority of the Christian Democrats and the oppositional Labour Party have proposed to extend the subsidies given to the press. Minister Maria van de Hoeven of Education, Culture and Science has reacted positively to the proposal. It has been recommended that she will appoint a commission and the commission will come to conclusions and recommendations.

What do YOU think the commission shall recommend, my dear reader?

Rabble rousing imam called for Van Gogh's death

Two months before Van Gogh was killed by Mohammed Bouyeri, the assassin attended a sermon by Imam Fawaz Jneid in the As Soennah Mosque in The Hague.

In testimony given yesterday by Soumaya S., a female member of the Hofstadgroup terror cell she informed the judges that the group had heard a inflammatory sermon by the Imam. In the sermon the Imam calls on Allah to kill Van Gogh and Ayaan Hirsi Ali by illness and calls on the faithfull to take action that will "shake" The Netherlands out of its self-assurance.

During the sermon which was recorded and stored at the De Volkkrant newspaper archives the Imam also called for moderate actions such as the writing of letters to the VVD, the political party which was the party of Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

Dutch experts on Islam called the sermon "very inflammatory" especially when listened to by "a twenty year old Muslim" and "disgusting" when the Imam calls for a cancer in Ayaan's head and her tongue.


Minister of Immigration (Dutch) and Naturalization Verdonk has said that the sermon of the Imam is absolutely not on. She is investigating his legal status and announced that if she sees a opportunity to evict the Imam from the country she will do so.

Verdonk has sofar evicted 4 or 5 Imams for incitement.

Interestingly the leader of the VVD, Verdonk's party, Mark Rutte, is under attack because of the bad showing of his part in the polls. There will be elections this month. Rutte is being overshadowed by Verdonk. Rutte and most other politicians are keeping immigration, multiculturalism, EU constitution out of the debate, because these issues are too explosive. Verdonk's electoral profile is impoved by these gestures.

Monday, October 30, 2006

The new Slowkrieg

Jkayce wrote in reply to my article called Terrorists with Nukes: "I think the Western world better prepare itself for a traumatic shockwave, especially the USA.

Once the USA has been brought down on its knees and it has ceased to be a worldpower, where does that leave us in Europe, where does that leave Israel?"

Let me reply with a question: What do Europe and Israel need the USA for?

What will the US fight against? The USA still does not define the enemy, paralysed as it is by Political Correctness. Their President and the Right-Wing media is completely paralysed. The USA intervened in the Bosnian War - on the side of the Muslims!!

They send massive armies around to globe to bring democracy to Muslims and are surprised when the Muslim voters elect Anti-Western governments. What good can come from this USA?

Next they will send their army to France to help the rioters take over France in the name of democracy!

In 1997 the current Prime Minister of Turkey, Erdogan, quoted a poem called "Asker Duasi":

"Mosques are our barracks, domes our helmets, minarets our bayonets, believers our soldiers."

And the invasion by these forces into Europe continues year after year.

Do we need the US Army to fight our fight with Islam?

We need to stop the invasion ourselves. We think a war is fought with tanks and airplanes, but this one is taking place by people in civilian cloths and vehicles, yet it is a surely robbing Europeans of control over their societies as if they had come in the vehicles of war. This is the Islamic Slowkrieg, the opposite of Blitzkrieg.

We do not need tanks and artillery to stop them, but to turn the political process in our favour.

The USA is no help in this war. They are allowing Muslims, Mexicans and the rest of the world to take over their society at a higher pace than we are letting the Muzzies in. They fight an offensive, lost, 2nd World War, type of war in lands that are not theirs and forget to take defensive measures to shield their own society.

With such friends one has no need for enemies.

What will it take for you to wake up, Kayce?

Grain of Salt

Desmond Jones:
"You have to take Paul Williams and Frontpage with a grain or maybe a truck load of salt."

The core of the article is the acquisition of Nuclear Arms by non-state actors, in this case Al-Qaeda. The fact staring us in the face is that Nuclear arms will not remain a State momopoly. Nuclear proliferation is a function of technology proliferation and with universities in the (former) Third World churning out Engineering graduates. The nuclear industry is being privatised so its technology will come or has already come into the hands of non-state actors. Check the wiki entry on A.Q. Khan, who is also mentioned in the Frontpagemag article.

Up until the late 1950ies only the Soviet Empire and the West had the know-how to built certain complicated devices.

We saw already with the latest round of fighting that the Iranians are now able to build sophisticated weapons that are a match for the weapons that Israel builds, such as fire guidance systems, anti-ships missiles and UAVs. Transferring these weapons to a non-state actor: Hizbollah. With interesting effects for all to see.

And with this the age of Industrial Warfare is becoming obsolete as well as the social system it has spawned: the Western Nation State.

Paving the way for an assassination

Geert Wilders, the founder and leader of the Freedom Party was demonised during a televised debate between the leaders of the political parties.

Pechthold the leader of D66 (Democrats) quoted Wilders: "a Tsunami of Islamisation (Dutch) is threatening The Netherlands". According to Pechthold this is "too disgusting to put into words".

We have seen this level of demonisation before, leading up to the assassination of Pim Fortuyn.

Wilders replied that he wants a total immigration stop for non-Westerners for 5 years and in addition putting stop to building any Mosques. "Calling me names and putting one's head in the sand as D66 has done for 30 years are not helpful" he said.

Wilders received no support from the other leaders of the political parties. The leader of the Greens, Femke Halsema, said that Wilders opposes the Freedom of Religion by opposing the building of Islamic Religous building, coyly overlooking the fact that Islam is the biggest enemy of Freedom of Religion on the planet.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Freedom Party Activists assaulted by Muslims

Two volunteers of the new hardline conservative "Partij van de Vrijheid" (Freedom Party) of Geert Wilders have been beaten up Friday night by five or six Muslims (Dutch). The volunteers were putting up election posters for the Freedom Party when the Moroccans assaulted them on the Carnagieplein, according to a police spokesman.

The volunteers were lightly injured and their car was damaged. The Muslims have not been apprehended but mayor Deetman of The Hague promised that the police will actually investigate the matter and try to arrest them.

Security is a big issue for the Freedom Party. The party founder needs bodyguards on a permanent basis. All party events have to be guarded and all visitors to events of the fledgling party have to identify themselves and are frisked and scanned for guns, boms and knives.

A costly and cumbersome way to operate, which makes the build-up of the party relatively hard compared to the work of Leftist parties who see the numer of voters growing as a result of the growth of the immigrant communities that vote exclusively (95 percent plus) Leftist.

The political class is continuing to dissolve the people and electing a new one.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Terrorists with Nukes

An ESSENTIAL read: this is the end of the nation-state, as we know it.

A Frontpage Magazine symposium on the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Not to states such as North-Korea or Iran. But to terrorist groups: such as al-Qaeda.

Paul Williams at FrontPage:"there is empirical proof that al-Qaeda possesses nukes. In 2000, British agents posed as recruits from a London mosque to infiltrate al-Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan. In Herat, they saw nuclear weapons being manufactured. Similarly, an al-Qaeda operative was arrested while crossing the Allenby Bridge toward the checkpoint at Ramallah in Israel in a rusty old Volkswagen van. Within the van, Mossad discovered a bomb which turned out to be a highly sophisticated plutonium-implosion device with an explosive yield of 10 kilotons (equivalent to the bomb dropped on Hiroshima)."


Hamid Mir at FrontPage: "In the next few years, I came to know that Al Qaeda had a big brigade of nuclear and chemical experts who conducted a dirty bomb test in the mountains of Kunar in 2000."

Al-Queda has a group of nuclear scientists from Pakistan's nuclear establishement, working on development and maintainance of nuclear weapons. They are part of Dr. Khan's network of nuclear technologists.

The origin of the weapons is unsupervised Soviet stocks. Supervision of these weapons stocks was interrupted in the collapse of the Soviet Empire in 1990. Germany has wisely funded a program to prevent these weapons and technologies from falling in the wrong hands, but this has clearly not been enough.

Apart from the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima nuclear weapons have never been used in war. The USA could bomb Japan without fear for retaliation or what is called Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD).

A transsnational network like al-Queda is not a target. This makes the threat from Al-Quada a VERY serious threat, unlike the threat from North-Korea or Iran, which are sitting ducks, just like the Nation States of Europe and North America.

Al-Queda can attack, but being so dispersed and invisible hidden in the cultural fabric of Middle Eastern societies and it colonies elsewhere, it cannot be counter-attacked. Think about that.

Read the whole article on nuclear weapons prolifirating to networked transnational organisations HERE.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Verdonk gets apology from Achmed the Amsterdam Aelderman

A week ago I wrote that Amsterdam Aelderman Achmed Aboutaleb accused Minister of Immigration and Intergration Rita Verdonk of "capitalizing on the murder of Theo van Gogh". The filmmaker was assassinated by a Jihadist in November 2004.

"Iron" Liberal-Conservative (VVD) Rita Verdonk, demanded an apology. She would not meet him until he would "go through dust". Mayor Job Cohen (Labour) tried to save the face of the big Muslim hope of the Labour Party, by insisting that Aboutaleb had apologized.

Monday, after heavy critizism from all sides the Muslim Aelderman (Dutch) apologized fully to Verdonk.

The episode is important. Aboutaleb is supposed to draw the votes for Labour from the moderate Muslims in Amsterdam, especially the Moroccans. For a Muslim man to apologize to a woman is a big thing and it will have damaged Aboutaleb's voter appeal considerably.

The votes will go to other leftist parties or more Muslim voters, who have a below 50 percent voting participation rate will stay home when the elections are held.

The Price of Immigration

At Amnation Mr. Laurence Auster wrote:

A friend has repeatedly raised this question and perhaps there is a VFR reader who can answer it: How is it that (1) Europe needs an ongoing flood of Muslim immigrants to work and pay taxes to support Europe’s pension plans; but (2) the European economy is stagnant and Muslims are unskilled, socially isolated, unemployed, and on the dole?

this question has been raised for and answered by a Dutch investigative journalist in 1999. Pieter Lakeman published a 194 page book: "Binnen zonder kloppen" ("Enter without knocking"). The book writes about the early history of Muslim immigration in the 1960ies to the presents, calculates to cost of immigrants to Dutch taxpayers (about 70 billion guilders between 1965 and 1995) and makes some projections about the cost per family of immigrants entering the Netherlands in that time (about 8.000 families of 5 persons per year on a 15 million population, each costing a projected 900.000 guilders over their lifetime or approx. 450.000 US Dollars. Added up that is 3.6 billion dollars or about 0.5 % percent of Dutch GNP asylum related costs incurred per year, during the 90ies).

The book also addresses the 60ies employer's lobby for cheap immigrant labour when the labour market was tight and the opposition to it from the Left. Also he shows that in the 80ies and later immigration increasingly became an ideological matter to the Left, who reversed their earlier position and silenced all opposition to it from the newer smaller Leftist (Socialist Party) and Right (Centrum Democrats).

The reason for continued immigration is that it has become ideological prop for Liberalism. The economic rational is a non-sensical standard retort to silence opposition from the "Right", who these days mostly think in economic terms and free markets.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Fourteen hundred muslims radicals in Amsterdam

Another piece of research into Muslims in The Netherlands.

IMES has found that 2 percent, 1400 Muslims (Dutch) living in the Amsterdam re on the verge of joining or forming extremist groups of Muslims who want to assault Dutch society through terror.

The cause of the anger of the Muslims is the constant battering by the media of Muslims and the situation in the Middle East.

Verdonk versus the rest of the world

Amsterdam (Dutch) City Executive and Labour Party politician Achmed Aboutaleb accused Immigration and Integration Minister Rita Verdonk of using the murder of Theo van Gogh for political capital.

Minister Verdonk reacted by:
demanding an apology from Amsterdam city executive Ahmed Aboutaleb, following his accusation that Verdonk made political capital from the murder of film-maker Theo van Gogh. Verdonk called his accusation a ‘scandalous twisting of the facts’. Verdonk has also pulled out of a debate with Aboutaleb scheduled for Sunday.
This afternoon the issue came up in the Amsterdam city council in a motion supported by the Christian Democrats (CDA) and the Liberal-Conservatives (VVD).

Aboutaleb refused to apologize to Verdonk but said he was sorry. He refused to go further. The meeting was ajourned and afterwards Major Job Cohen issued a statement that the words of Aelderman Aboutaleb should be understood as a apology.

We will see how Mrs. Verdonk reacts.

Young Turks turn towards militant Islam

The National Co-ordinator for Counter Terrorism (Dutch) NCTb Tjibbe Joustra wrote in his three-monthly report that young Turks in the Netherlands are increasingly under the spell of Islamic groups that want to overtrow the power that be and promote Sharia through violence.

Sofar it was mostly Moroccans who were recruited by such groups.

Turks were mostly oriented toward their own community and were not attracted to violent Islamic groups. Due to the increasing resistance in Dutch society against Islam and Muslims in general, plus the news coverage of the events in the Middle East young Turks are now turning against Dutch society.

The Turkish organisation Milli Görüs has denied that Turks are joining terrorist cells and said that their imams are countering the trend.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Christian Labour Union withdraws proposal to make Eid a Holiday

Christian Labour Union CNV has withdrawn a plan to exchange a banking holiday for Eid, the Muslim (Dutch) feast ending the Ramadan fast.

The idea was to exchange the day after Easter, which is a banking holiday in The Netherlands, for a banking holiday on Eid.

The offices of the Christian Labour Union were overwhelmed by hundreds of phonecalls from irate members, who were often "in an highly emotional state" (Dutch).

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Christian suspended from job for the wearing of the Cross

Nadia Aweida, a Coptic Christian employee of British Airways, has been suspended from her job of the wearing of the Christian Cross.

"Heathrow check-in worker Nadia Eweida was sent home after refusing to remove the crucifix which breached BA's dress code"

The BA dress code does not object to Muslems interrupting work to pray or even Sihks wearing their Turban.

"Under rules drawn up by BA's 'diversity team' and 'uniform committee', Sikh employees can even wear the traditional iron bangle - even though this would usually be classed as jewellery - while Muslim workers are also allowed prayer breaks during work time"

BA has a tradition of silly pc adherence: "A decade ago it attempted to ditch its traditional Union Flag tailfin in favour of an ethnic design - which provoked the anger of Baroness Thatcher."

The management of BA is a bunch of spineless, atheist sons of Onan. They despise their own religious and national heritage. That is their choice. I understand that BA is a privately owned firm, and as far as I am concerned private firms should be able to hire and fire at their own discretion. If BA's management wishes its entire workforce to consist of Turban'd Sihks and Hijab'd Muslimas it could not please me more.

I would look forward to see competition against BA from White Christian Male Airlines (WCMA). "The airline you can trust".

We all know such an airline would never be allowed to exist.

The bonds of trust, so essential for the functioning of society are being undermined by Multiculturalism and PC. Society is already fraying at the edges. Once trust has been sufficiently undermined, anarchy will tear apart the state, whether it is at the national level or at the supranational level (EU).

Trust having been undermined, society will be severly hamstrung by cynism. That is our future.

Friday, October 13, 2006


Conservative's dream

In the rightwing blogosphere there is a tendency to talk about "Islamofascism". When talking of the threat of the believers of Islam agaqinst Western societies.

I think the Muslims should be simply called Muslims and no connection should be made to recent European history.

Islam is 1.400 years old and has been a threat to its neighbours during that time. Fascism is 85 years old. I know of no modification in Islam in the last 85 years in order to align it to fascism.

However there is such a thing as Fascism in Islam. An example is e.g. Turkey. The Turkish "Grey Wolves" or "ideologues" are both Fascists and Muslims.

The Grey Wolves are a very strong force in Turkish politics together with the "Islamic prosperity" movement of Erdogan, the current premier of Turkey. Both used the Turkish diaspora in Western Europe to increase their strength.

The West a sanctuary for the Jihadist Islam and Turkish Fascism

Because the Turkish state has little power over the Turkish communities in Western Europe they can fundraise, recruit and print literature there. About 40 percent of the Dutch and German Turks used to support the Grey Wolves and another 40 percent the Islamic Prosperity party.

Now that Western government have stopped guarding their borders and populations, transnational movements like these (think of Latin American criminal organisations in the USA) find sanctuaries in which they can build up their strength. Our governments keep their eyes shut, Westerners are powerless and our enemies multiply and beset us.

Middle Eastern secularism not so kosher

Another thing is, the secular Turkish state that some Westerners wax about so eloquently has a very strong "State worship" element to it. In order to weaken the appeal of Islam Kemal Ataturk turned the state in an object of veneration, which is very much alike to Communism, Fascism and Nazism. Kemal Ataturk is still venerated like a god by pro-American circles in the Turkish State, especially the army.

Furthermore I could write a similar story about the Syrian and Iraqi Baath party, which have strong fascist tendencies in order to counterbalance the strength of Islam in their societies.

If you mix Western society with a non-western society such as Middle Eastern societies, as happens when you:
a. let them invade your society, thru immigration;
b. invade them with your own army
you are bound to find out that all your options are unsavoury.

Better not to mix civilisations and populations.


If you want a modern picture of Fascism surf to Ataturks Mausoleum

The real fascism is in the ideas, not in the symbols of course. Still these pictures gives one a good pointer, methinks.

I think that we should discern between Islam and real Islamofascism or Fascism in Muslim societies and not use the latter as a blanket term for things we do not like about Islam.

Fascists in Europe

Finally, in the past 10 years Islamofascism is weakening and Islam is on the rise in Islamic communities in Asia, Middle East and The West. Oh, and socialism ("handouts")is the "monkey" in Turkish society these days. Wish it were so in the West. Curiously Euro-socialists are the biggest benefactors of Muslims in Europe as we saw in the municipal elections in The Netherlands in March and in Belgium last week.

As Pastorius of Infidel Blogger Alliances notes, the Belgian Wallons socialists even put a Turkish Grey Wolf, Murat Denizli, on their list, after endlessy haranguing the Vlaams Belang about being fascist.

Give me a honest fascist any day over such hypocritical scum as these Socialists. At least one knows were one stands.

Brave Britons

The Lost Island

Some good news from the lost island: Britain.

A British General is speaking out against the disastrous Iraq war his country, stating: "(we) get ourselves out sometime soon because our presence exacerbates the security problems". "We are in a Muslim country and Muslims' views of foreigners in their country are quite clear. "As a foreigner, you can be welcomed by being invited into a country, but we weren't invited, certainly by those in Iraq at the time. Let's face it, the military campaign we fought in 2003 effectively kicked the door in.

"That is a fact. I don't say that the difficulties we are experiencing around the world are caused by our presence in Iraq, but undoubtedly our presence in Iraq exacerbates them."

Mirror, mirror on the wall, what is the ugliest reality of all?

The problem of the British Army not fitting in as Westerners in the Middle East is mirrored at home.

When I see the Islamist threat I hope it doesn't make undue progress because there is a moral and spiritual vacuum in this country. Our society has always been embedded in Christian values; once you have pulled the anchor up there is a danger that our society moves with the prevailing wind. "There is an element of the moral compass spinning. I am responsible for the Army, to make sure that its moral compass is well aligned and that we live by what we believe in.

Post-Christian society

"It is said we live in a post-Christian society. I think that is a great shame. The Judaic-Christian tradition has underpinned British society. It underpins the British Army."

Invade the world, invite the world

Britain has joined the USA in the "invade the world, invite the world strategy"

The result is that British soldier, wounded in Iraq find themselves in Hospital wards were they are attacked by Muslim visitors:

"I said to the Defence Secretary (Des Browne) that the Army won’t let the nation down, but I don’t want the nation to let the Army down."

The case of a wounded soldier in Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham being abused by an anti-war civilian showed a breakdown of the covenant."

More on the breakdown of the covenant:

The war on racist girls

A fourteen (14!) year old schoolgirl was arrested an put in isolation and then in a police cell (!!!!!!!!!) for asking to be re-assigned from her 6-pupil group in which there were 4 non-english speaking Asians.

She was punished and intimidated for her racism. She was bullied. By her teachers.

The teachers have ripped up the covenant a long, long time ago. That is why these ideas are in all our heads.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Fjordman's solutions

Fjordman has been writing a series of posts on the European and Western predicament on Gates of Vienna and Brussels Journal. His latest installment comes up with a number of recommendations for Westerners.

His take on it is sharp, Multiculturalism is a tool for the unilateral destruction of Western societies:

Multiculturalism equals western suicide

Multiculturalism is wrong because not all cultures are equal. However, it is also championed by groups with a hidden agenda. Multiculturalism serves as a tool for ruling elites to fool people, to keep them from knowing that they have lost, or deliberately vacated, control over national borders. Leftists who dislike Western civilization use Multiculturalism to undermine it, a hate ideology disguised as tolerance. Multiculturalism equals the unilateral destruction of Western culture, the only unilateral action the West is allowed to take, according to some.
I would like to add: Western supporters of the destruction of the West should be ostracized. If they want to create a new society they should do it at their and their progeny's expense. They ought to stop to drag everybody down with them.

The false choice between Left and Right

Fjordman states:
There are also some libertarian right-wingers and Big Business supporters who see man only as the sum of his economic functions, as cheap labor and consumers, homo economicus. They believe not only in free markets but in free migration, and tend to downplay the impact of culture. They are Islam’s useful idiots in the fight against the West.
My take: due to the false left - right political dichotomy it appears Westerners have a choice and that we have democracy. However we can choose to be destroyed or to be destroyed. The only difference is the size of the state sector. Not much of a choice really.

The acceptable Left and Right in the West have one thing in common. They believe in man as economic man, without any interests outside economic calculations.

The defense of the national State and democracy

Upholding national borders has become more important in the age of globalization, terrorism and mass-migration, not less. No nation regardless of political system can survive the loss of its territorial integrity, but democratic states especially so. Those who don’t want to uphold national borders are actually tearing down the very foundations of our democratic system, which is based on nation states. The fight for national sovereignty is thus the fight for democracy itself, since nobody has so far made any convincing model of a supranational democracy.
Snouck's commentary:
Most of Fjordman's recommendations have a common thread. They have a strong statist bend to them. For them to be implemented Westerners need to cross a massive obstacle: gaining control of the state. Probably by democratic means. However ther is a problem with that. The political, bureaucratic and media elites are blocking free discussion of issues and blocking the formation of pro-Western parties of movements, calling them Fascist and Nazist. Moreover they are importing large numbers of non-Westerners into Europe and North-America who form voting blocks for the Leftist parties, thus blocking the possibility of achieving any of Fjordman's results using the political process.

Instant citizenship

We have seen this in practice in Belgium and the Netherlands in the 2006 municipal elections. The Dutch municipal elections were in March. A crushing 99 percent of the immigrant vote went to Leftist parties using ethnic candidates to reach ethnic voting blocks. In Belgium the same happened this week. The Belgian political class has created the possibility for foreigners to be naturalised in 3 years. The heavy influx of Muslims in Antwerp and the outflow of Flemish out of that city is stopping the Flemish interest right in its tracks before it can turn the trend around.

Multicultural Glasnost

Fjordman also recommends that European countries get a first amendment guarantueing free speech the way it is protected in the USA. That is a good idea. With free speech Europeans will be able to debate the Leftist-Islamic threat against their societies and convince their compatriots to rally to the banner of Western defense.

I still have to point out that the USA HAS Freedom of Speech. And a Conservative movement. But it does not seem to do them much good, because the rot is too deep. Most American Conservative opinion leaders seem unable to define the enemy: the Leftist-Islamic alliance. Perhaps this will change in the future.

The West must do a Gorbatshov

In the mid 80-ies the belief in Communism imploded in the Soviet Union. The Soviet elites simply gave up on the idea of societal economic equality. The same must happen in Europe and North America, with regards to the idea of cultural and ethnic equality. Opinion leaders must give up on this idea before Western societies will be able to start defending themselves and the current trend of self distruction is stopped.

I must add that creating a platform advocating Fjordman's recommendations in various Western society is never a bad thing. Even if advancement of the cause of the West is blocked by internal enemies, two goals will be achieved:
1. debate and publicity on essential issues;
2. the formation and socialisation of pro-western groups in Western societies.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Pride comes before the fall?

Big Mosque

In Amsterdam-West, the Turkish Islamic movement of Milli Gorüs is building a monumental mosque. The mosque plans boast a 42 meter minaret. And a shopping centre. If finished it will enable thousands of worshippers to congegrate under one roof.

The mosque council has removed monuments commemorating Dutch resistance fighters and Jews who were killed during the second world war.

Perhaps pride comes before the fall.

Construction work on the mosque has been stopped this weekend. The director of Manderen BV, the patron and funder of the mosque has been replaced. This Üzeyir Kabaktepe, is also the chairman of the Westermosque community, a community of Amsterdam Muslims. In Manderen BV there are 2 Turkish youth movements, Milli Gorüs and Aya Sofia. Both Milli Gorüs and Aya Sofia are Turkish Islamic movement that stretch out from Central Asia to the USA. They ar global movements.

A very Turkish Coup

The seat of mr. Kabaktepe has been taken by Ucler Dag, chairman of mosque community Aya Sofia. He states that it is "unclear what the agreements is between Manderen BV, the building corporation "Het Oosten" and townhall."

However, the agreements between townhall, the building corporation and Manderen BV stipulate that the mosque will pursue a liberal policy and they are the result of 12 years of negotiations between the slithery Muslims, resistant Dutchmen from Amsterdam-West and equally slithery townhall bureaucrats and politicians.

Nailing down your negotiating partner

Manderen BV has been founded to create one Islamic parner in negotiations between Dutch organisations and bureaucracy. It has to enable the "nailing down" of a definite Muslim position (Dutch).

Building corporation "Het Oosten" will cease their co-operation if Aya Sofia takes control of Manderen BV. Director Bijdendijk of "Het Oosten" said that if the liberal position of Milli Gorüs is not pursued, the mosque will not be build.

There have for a long time been stories that hardline Turkish Muslims from Cologne in Germany are meddling in the Westermosque plans. These stories have now been confirmed, by the firing of mr. Kabaktepe and the apointment of the hardline candidate, mr. Dag.

Two weeks ago town hall official Arco Verburg reached agreement with Milli Gorüs. The covenant was the so-manieth agreement between the Amsterdam political-bureaucratic echelon and the Muslim movement. According to Mr. Bijdendijk the covenant was not liked by the German Turkish hardliners and the coup is and expression of their wish to gain control and carry on their plans, whatever those may be.

This will not be the last we will hear in the Westermosque saga.

The liberal Chairman of Manderen BV Mr. Kabaktepe (Dutch)is suing Manderen BV for replacing him with a hardliner. Mr. Kabaktepe charges that his firing goes against the statute of Manderen BV and that the documents used to remove his name from the directors file at the Chamber of Commerce are forgeries.