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November 22, 2004

Zacht Ei - The hype about the Turkish demonstration in Germany

Topics: International News

This post by Zacht Ei in Holland fits like OJ's glove with Hyscience's post earlier today on moderate muslims speaking out against terrorism and fundamentalist Islamists.

Maandag 22, November 2004. Zacht Ei writes of the hype about the Turkish demonstration in Germany:

"I must have read about twenty American blogs tonight about the Turkish demonstration against Islamic violence in Germany. Some of them even went as far as to suggest a connection with the interview Mr. Wilders gave to the Associated Press. Please bear in mind that Germans don't give a s**t about what Dutch politicians say, so that connection is absolutely non-existent. Please bear in mind as well that Turkish Muslims are more secularized than most. (With the possible exception of a Lebanese girl I once met, but never mind that.) And please bear in mind that nothing of this kind has happened in the Netherland."

"A demonstration by Moroccan Muslims in the Netherlands against the murder of Van Gogh drew a crowd of only a few hundred people, if that. Gathering from the television footage, my personal estimate would be in the dozens."

"Up until now, other than Ahmed Aboutaleb, the brave Moroccan deputy mayor of Amsterdam, very few Dutch Muslims has even publicly denounced the murder of Theo van Gogh.
So while the demonstration is in itself a good thing, maybe it's a bit too soon to talk about a European watershed."

What Zacht Ei is pointing out here is along the lines of what Hyscience and Jihad Watch/Dimmi Watch have been saying repeatedly, "Where is the outcry?" You may be tired of hearing it, we are tired of saying it! There is no outcry, and there certainly isn't a European watershed of Muslims speaking out against Islamic  violence anywhere, period. But a water trickle is certainly more refreshing than no trickle at all!

Posted by Hyscience at November 22, 2004 5:08 PM

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