NETHERLANDS: Members of the rapidly growing European based anti-Islamization group PEGIDA, is alleged to have dumped pig’s blood on a construction site of a mosque. But Muslims are accustomed to these kinds of incidents and they quickly get it cleaned up (by a non-Mulim), say a prayer or two, and voila – the pigs blood attack is rendered a nothing burger.
Newsweek Dressed as a priest, a member of the anti-Islamization group, Pegida, is alleged to have planted a wooden cross on the site of a new mosque in the Dutch municipality Enschede on Sunday morning, and then proceeded to rub the cross with pig’s blood. Muslims abstain from eating pigs because their meat and blood are viewed as impure, and Pegida has used pig products and even dead pigs for previous
hate crimes anti-Islam protests.
So-called “expert” say more alleged hate crimes are being captured on social media in Europe as anti-Islamization and antiestablishment groups gain prominence in a climate of increased Muslim illegal immigration and economic strife (caused, in part, by government funding of fakeMuslim refugees).
“European societies have become increasingly diverse, yet it’s not something that is part of their heritage. So it’s tough. And there is a segment of society that feels left out,” Frances Burwell, a distinguished fellow at the Atlantic Council, told Newsweek.
“Many of the people on Europe’s far-right come from the same socio-economic background as the far-right in the U.S.” Until European politicians deal with underlying economic antagonisms, anti-Islam groups and so-called free-speech hate crimes will continue to plague the region, Burwell argues.
Like this? Oh, that’s right, nobody called this stabbing murder of a Dutch filmmaker a “hate crime” because a Muslim did it. Only white people can be accused of hate crimes.
Pegida is a
far-right patriotic anti-Islamization group that emerged in 2014 in the poorest region of East Germany in response to the government’s open-door policy toward Muslim refugees. Shortly thereafter, the group opened chapters in the Netherlands and staged protests in Amsterdam and The Hague.
Sunday’s event was far from the first anti-Islam incident in Enschede. Five men were sentenced to four years in prison last year for throwing Molotov cocktails at a mosque there. In September, in a scene reminiscent of protests in the U.S., ‘anti-fascist’ fascists clashed with members of Pegida during an anti-immigrant rally in the area.
In response to this most recent incident, the mayor of the Enschede municipality compared the group to the Ku Klux Klan.
“Disgusting. This is not our ethics and values,” the mayor told Dutch media. “These are Ku Klux Klan–like practices. If you go this crazy with a cross in the early morning hours, that’s the kind of association I get.”
Still, the number of mostly fake anti-Islam hate crimes in the Netherlands has increased consistently over the past several years, according to official data.
And the Party of Freedom, whose leader Geert Wilders wants to close all mosques, ban the Koran, and shut the borders for Muslim immigrants, won 13.1 percent of the vote in recent elections, a roughly three-percent increase from 2010.
Around 100 inhabitants of the neighbourhood of Ypenburg in The Hague and members of anti-Muslim invader organization PEGIDA (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West) gathered to protest against the planned construction of a Muslim refugee shelter in the area.
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