There is an epidemic of bicycle theft in the Netherlands and the thieves are Muslim migrants. The authorities realize that to deal with the problem in the traditional way will not work. After all, it costs a great deal to find the thieves, to put them on trial, and to then lock up offenders. Every stage of the criminal justice system costs money, far more than the stolen bicycle is worth.
Frontpage Mag – Hugh Fitzgerald (h/t Marvin W) Now Dutch authorities in the town of Dronten have hit on another way to end bicycle theft. The municipality will simply provide Muslim migrants with good bikes at very low prices — $20 each – in the hope that that will greatly decrease, and perhaps eliminate altogether, this bicycle thievery. Daniel Greenfield wrote on this crime busters’ “solution” here.
The hope is that with bicycles so cheap, these migrants will stop stealing them. The bikes will be cheap, granted, but nonetheless, stolen bikes remain cheaper still, for they cost nothing.
The Dutch welfare state spends a “gargantuan fortune” on these “Muslim migrant invaders” who came to the Netherlands precisely to take advantage of every conceivable benefit that generous welfare state has to offer: free or highly subsidized housing, free medical care, free education, family allowances (that increase with each new child), unemployment benefits (even without a work history in the Netherlands), and more.
And now, if this new plan spreads from Dronten across the country, there will be an added cost, if Muslim economic migrants are to be bribed – there is no other word for it — not to steal bikes, by giving them bikes for the scarcely-believable price of $20. But as Greenfield says, this legalized bribery is unlikely to work: a stolen bike, after all, costs nothing.
Geert Wilders has some thoughts. “Will they also give millions to potential bank robbers to prevent bank robberies?” “Insanity. I say stop asylum & close the borders.”
For those of you who think that offering Muslims bikes for $20 will indeed cut down on bicycle theft, why stop with bicycles? Let the Muslims themselves provide a list of things they are most likely to steal in street muggings and house burglaries, and then allow them to purchase those goods, just like the bicycles, at way-below-market prices. Gold chains, for example, that Muslims often rip off the necks of girls, or fashionable sneakers taken from young men, or rings, bracelets, and iPhones.
That should end the Muslim crime wave, and spare the government the cost of more police ,more prosecutors, more court-appointed lawyers, more judges, more prison guards, and more prisons. In the end, the Dutch government will pay less out-of-pocket, and the Muslim migrants will no longer have to take the risks that robbery and burglary inevitably entail. It’s a classic win-win situation.
And it’s not just goods that the state will need to supply to Muslim immigrants. It’s also services. In order to decrease the number of sexual assaults on, and rapes of, Dutch girls and women, the government could provide Muslim males with coupons, good for a fixed number of sexual encounters with the paid ladies who advertise their wares in the Red Light districts of Amsterdam and Rotterdam.
Geert Wilders discusses his 2008 film, FITNA, which has made him a target for Muslims who want to kill him and Muslim countries that want to arrest him for “blasphemy” against Islam. Even all these years later, Wilders must still employ 24/7 security whenever he goes out in the Netherlands or in any other country.