23. november 2015

Om Molenbeek: “There used to be Jewish shops on Chaussée de Gand, but these were terrorized…”

“Det bliver en krig mellem muslimer og ikke-muslimer i vores egne byer.”, skrev Nicolai Sennels tilbage i 2009, og selvom man selvfølgelig kan diskutere konfliktens etikette, så er der i skrivende stund undtagelsestilstand i Paris, og militære køretøjer på gaden i Bruxelles. Fremtiden er mere af det samme, og selv de mest forbenede multikulturalister vil på et tidspunkt få nok af Islam.

Antropolog Teun Voeten om Molenbeeks islamisering i Politico.eu – Molenbeek broke my heart.

“I called Molenbeek my home for nine years. … My apartment, just across the canal from the city center, is close to the home where two suspects in the Paris attacks were based, and around the corner from where the shooter from the foiled Thalys attack in August had been staying.

… Our contractor’s name was Hassan. He was Moroccan, and we thought that was very cool. We imagined that our kids would one day play happily with his on the street. We hoped for less garbage on the streets, less petty crime. We were confident our block would slowly improve, and that our lofts would increase in value. (We even dared to hope for a hip art gallery or a trendy bar.) We felt like pioneers of the Far West, like we were living in the trenches of the fight for a multicultural society.

Slowly, we woke up to reality. Hassan turned out to be a crook and disappeared with €95,000, the entire budget the tenants had pooled together for our building’s renovation. The neighborhood was hardly multicultural. Rather, with roughly 80 percent of the population of Moroccan origin, it was tragically conformist and homogenous. There may be a vibrant alternative culture in Casablanca and Marrakech, but certainly not in Molenbeek.

Over nine years, as I witnessed the neighborhood become increasingly intolerant. Alcohol became unavailable in most shops and supermarkets; I heard stories of fanatics at the Comte des Flandres metro station who pressured women to wear the veil; Islamic bookshops proliferated, and it became impossible to buy a decent newspaper. … Nowhere was there a bar or café where white, black and brown people would mingle. Instead, I witnessed petty crime, aggression, and frustrated youths who spat at our girlfriends and called them ‘filthy whores.’ If you made a remark, you were inevitably scolded and called a racist. There used to be Jewish shops on Chaussée de Gand, but these were terrorized by gangs of young kids and most closed their doors around 2008. Openly gay people were routinely intimidated, and also packed up their bags.

I finally left Molenbeek in 2014.

(Militært køretøj ved rådhuset på Grote Markt, Bruxelles, 23. november 2015; Se evt. Twitter)

The debate is paralyzed by a paternalistic discourse in which radical Muslim youths are seen, above all, as victims of social and economic exclusion. They in turn internalize this frame of reference, of course, because it arouses sympathy and frees them from taking responsibility for their actions. The former Socialist mayor Philippe Moureax, who governed Molenbeek from 1992 to 2012 as his private fiefdom, perfected this culture of denial and is to a large extent responsible for the current state of affairs in the neighborhood.

Two journalists had already reported on the presence of radical Islamists in Molenbeek and the danger they posed — and both became victims of character assassination. In 2006, Hind Fraihi, a young Flemish woman of Morrocan descent published ‘Undercover in Little Morocco: Behind the Closed Doors of Radical Islam.’ Her community called her a traitor; progressive media called her a ’spy’ and a ‘girl with personal problems.’

In 2008, Arthur van Amerongen was tarred and feathered for ‘Brussels Eurabia,’ and called a ‘Batavian Fascist’ by a francophone newspaper. When he and I went back to Molenbeek in March and I subsequently described it as an ‘ethnic and religious enclave and a parochial, closed community’ in an interview with Brussel Deze Week, that too provoked the wrath of progressive Belgium and an ensuing media storm.

I always thought as myself as a defender of human rights and human dignity, beyond left- or right-wing categories. Now suddenly I was painted as a right-wing firebrand. For some people I became an ‘untouchable’ and I even lost a few friends, who refused to talk to me.

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7 Comments »

  1. Havde Islam ikke blevet importeret, havde det ikke været nødvendig.

    Kommentar by Sindsro — 23. november 2015 @ 01:50

  2. Vi må håbe at venstrefløjen er stolte af deres projekt.

    Kommentar by john — 23. november 2015 @ 04:41

  3. Forsvaret for det multietniske samfund bliver mere og mere desperat, og det bliver mere og mere hult. Efterhånden er det jo åbenlyst for enhver at det er et eksperiment der vil mislykkes, og som vil påfører os skade i generationer, formodentligt har det forandret vores kontinent for altid. Den demografiske udvikling vil gøre at vi år 2084 ikke længere er herre i eget hus.
    Submission?

    Kommentar by Robert R — 23. november 2015 @ 06:02

  4. Fin julestemning i Bruxelles. De militære køretøjer og soldaterne er en god erstatning for juletræer og julemænd, og samtidig undgår man at krænke vores nye medborgere. Måske kan man nu spare det elektroniske vintertræ på La Grande Place de Bruxelles?
    http://www.uriasposten.net/archives/42542

    Kommentar by Niels P. — 23. november 2015 @ 13:11

  5. Paris i undtagelsestilstand, pansrede køretøjer i Bruxelles. Hvis ikke det er begyndelsen til den næste krig i Europa så kan man undskyldes at tro det.

    Jeg læste Sennels’ essay fra 2009 med stor interesse. Han har (desværre) nok særdeles meget ret. Men en lille detalje tager han fejl ved: vestlige styrker HAR besejret guerilla krigere. Der er ihvertfald tre eksempler: USAs hær overvandt til sidst indianerne som brugte guerilla krig. Og i mere moderne tid har Storbritaniens hær haft to eksempler: Boerkrigen (1899-1903; ikke den første som UK delvis tabte). Og the Malay Emergency i 1950erne (UK/Australien’s mini-Vietnam i meget lignende jungleterræn).

    Men metoderne til at vinde guerilla-krige betyder ALTID et opgør med menneskerettigheder og demokratiske principper.

    Kommentar by Moran ya Simba — 23. november 2015 @ 16:33

  6. -> Kim Møller: “Fremtiden er mere af det samme, og selv de mest forbenede multikulturalister vil på et tidspunkt få nok af Islam.”

    Hmmm, er du nu helt sikker. Jeg tror slet ikke de opdager, hvad der rammer dem.

    Det er fuldstændig som Komiske Ali, undergangen foregår lige bag ryggen på dem, mens de udtaler sig til medierne om lyksageligheden ved multikulturalismen og specielt den “fredelige” del af den.

    Det bliver den sidste selfie, hvor de går undergangen i møde med et forbavset udtryk i ansigtet.

    – Men det er jo selvfølgelig også en ubevidst måde at få nok på.

    Kommentar by Per747 — 23. november 2015 @ 16:34

  7. Det kunne være spændende, hvis alle de danskere eller for den sags skyld, udlændinge, som har dårlige oplevelser med danske ghetto-områder, kunne komme til orde. Er selv en af dem og kender flere i familien og vennekredsen, som har kedelige oplevelser(en underdrivelse)…og så vælger at flytte. Oven i det bliver man så mødt med mistro og beskyldninger om at være racist, DFér, eller ikke vil andre mennesker det godt…tak for lort!!

    Kommentar by Frafaldenmoderat — 23. november 2015 @ 23:39

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