I’ve always felt a personal connection with the Netherlands (often referred to – by erroneous convention – as ‘Holland’). My surname at birth was Dutch. One branch of my family, though now based in England, remains fluent in the beautiful Dutch language; something I’m hugely envious of and seemingly unable to master for myself. As a child, I supported the Dutch team in the Euro football tournament and my boyhood idol was the brilliant Arsenal striker Dennis Bergkamp.
I have visited the country only once in my lifetime; a frat-boy weekend in Amsterdam to experiment with some of the local ‘horticulture’. To be honest with you, that particular experience was a huge letdown. I found the ‘Coffee shops’ (and their products) to be very boring, and I had little interest in seeking out any other (higher) form of culture.
Still, I intend to revisit the city next year, albeit this time for a very different reason.
As anyone who reads the CounterJihad press on a regular basis will be aware, the Netherlands is currently undergoing an especially severe process of Islamic colonization; in my judgment, the worst case of its kind in Europe, exceeding even the likes of France and Sweden.
While we’re all aware of the ‘celebrity’ flashpoints of this process (The sadistic butchery of Theo Van Gogh, and the threat to kill his accessory Ayaan Hirsi Ali; the rise of the controversial politician Geert Wilders; the murder of anti-Islam liberal Pym Fortuyn by a pro-Muslim Leftist etc…), these occasional spectaculars do not do justice to the everydayness of Dutch suffering.
I want to see what I’ve read about with my own eyes.
When I visited Amsterdam all those years ago, I had yet to attend University (the experience of which radically altered my view of Islam), and so I was still a fairly left-wing guy, not really keeping an eye out for Muslims, or crime, or crucially the connection between the two.
One thing I do remember though, was strolling late at night through a seedy area of town, not far from our (equally seedy) hotel. I was very drunk, as was my friend, and so we were speaking English rather carelessly. Our foreign accents seemed to attract the attention of some North-African youths on bicycles, who then began to approach us in the dark.
The elder of the group (anorexic and shaven-headed) stopped his bike close to where we stood, and asked if we were looking for drugs. As I said, we were very naive at the time and so were stupidly thrilled to be asked such a thing.
Politely, in our middle-class, East-Midland accents, we enquired what he had to offer. He wouldn’t go into detail he said, and then he asked how much money we had in our pockets. Before we could answer, we noticed that two of the other youths had quietly veered their bikes to take up positions behind us. It became obvious what was about to happen.
Thankfully, a group of other youngsters, very drunk and conspicuously different in appearance to our would-be robbers, came close enough for us to use them as cover and scurry away.
I’ve spent long enough in London now to know this is nothing out of the ordinary. I only raise it as Moroccan crime is (sadly) a defining feature of modern Dutch life. To grasp the magnitude of this blight, consider the following assessment by Bruce Bawer in FrontPageMag:
“In Den Bosch (Note: a city south of Amsterdam) just under half of young Moroccan males between 12 and 24 (47.7 percent, to be exact) have police records. (That’s up from 45 percent last year.) In a long list of other cities (Zeist, Gouda, Veenendaal, Amersfoort, Maassluis, Oosterhout, Schiedam, Nijmegen, Utrecht, Ede, Leiden, and The Hague) the figure also topped 40 percent. In every municipality that was studied, incidentally, the scores for Moroccan youths far outstripped those for ethnic Dutch kids, among whom an average of 13 percent of boys in the same age cohort had come in for similar police attention during the same period.”
The statistics Bawer mentions are legitimized by personal accounts too numerous to reproduce. The truth is available for those willing to see it.
Turning from the present to the future, if you’ve ever visited (and I don’t recommend it) the crackpot Nazi forum ‘Stormfront’, you’ll have noticed a reccuring theme of discussion concerns the logistics and probable outcomes of a ‘race war’. By this, they mean a scenario where law and order collapses in a Western country, and the natives have to physically fight minorities for national sovereignty. In America for example, Stormfronter’s guess that Blacks, Asians and Hispanics would likely overpower the Whites. In Canada or Australia on the other hand, the Whites would be more likely to win etc…
Well, I clearly have no interest in ‘race-war’ politics, but it does pay to wonder where the balance of physical power lies between Muslims and Kaffir in Europe, especially in a country where political activists have been brazenly murdered on their own streets.
In Amsterdam, the native Dutch at present number barely half the population. A similar situation holds in cities like Rotterdam and The Hague. Things are only marginally better (30%+ immigrant pop) in Eindhoven and the City of Utrecht.
These cities are not chosen at random. They are the 5 largest urban centres in the country. If you’re English and want to understand what this is like, imagine if Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle and London had an immigrant population share of over 35% (currently this is only true of London and – debatably – of Birmingham).
Furthermore, while the Dutch are still a (slight) majority in their urban centres – they are not often a ‘fight-ready’ majority. By this I mean that ‘Dutch’ Muslims are (numerically and socially) dominant among youth. They (together with other immigrant groups) represent the healthiest, quickest, and strongest portion of society. If a cultural war broke out between Muslim youths and elderly Kafir, there is every reason to believe that Muslims would seize whole cities across the country.
Considering all this, one inevitably wonders why the Dutch haven’t resisted more aggressively. But really, that question should be asked of every country in Europe. We mustn’t forget this is our struggle too. The Dutch are just further along the same road.
It’s heartbreaking to say it of the nation of Rembrandt and Van Gogh, but given another ten years on this demographic trajectory, the Netherlands will almost certainly become the first EU nation to be physically dominated by Islam.