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Taliban warns Dutch government: newspaper

18th October 2010, Comments3 comments


A senior Afghan Taliban official has warned of an attack against the Netherlands if its new government implements the agenda of anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders, the Volkskrant daily reported Monday.

"If the Netherlands maintains or intensifies its anti-Islam policy, it is certain that the Netherlands will be the target of an attack by a jihadist group," Zabiullah Mujahed, a long-time Taliban spokesman, is quoted as having told the newspaper.

Wilders, who campaigns to "stop the Islamisation of the Netherlands", went on trial on October 4 for calling Islam "fascist" and likening the Koran to Hitler's "Mein Kampf".

His Party for Freedom has signed a pact to provide a new minority, rightist coalition government of Christian Democrats and liberals with the votes they need in parliament in return for a voice in policy formation.

The agreement commits the new government, inaugurated last Thursday, to a hardened immigration policy that will include the introduction of a burqa ban and measures to sharply reduce immigrant numbers.

"If he (Wilders) succeeds in manipulating the Dutch parliament to pass more anti-Islamic legislation ... there is no doubt that Muslims from other countries will take action to help their Muslim brothers and sisters," Mujahed said.

He added that the Taliban was "very careful in its relations with the Netherlands" because "it was the first country that decided to stop the occupation of our country".

A dispute over continuing military aid to Afghanistan led to the collapse of the previous Dutch coalition government in February, and the subsequent withdrawal of Dutch forces after four years in that country.


© 2010 AFP

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  • 18th October 2010, 19:58:11 IQ al Rassooli posted:
    Well, it's just more proof (as though any more were needed) that Geert is right!

    Do these violent, uneducated, arrogant people REALLY believe they can interfere with, dictate to and control the laws and policies of a democratic country on the other side of the world that is really nothing to do with them?

    If the Dutch people are stupid enough (which I sincerely hope they will NOT be) to give in to such low-life threats and abuse from complete outsiders (all Islamic though, note) then why not abandon democracy altogether and allow the whole country to be run by a mixture of Taliban (raging at them from the Himalayan foothills of northern Pakistan), Somalian pirates (also Islamic, by the way and in case you didn't know), Chechnyan separatists (also Muslims) and all the other Islamicly-motivated low-life peoples of the world (who'd all live in the Netherlands and once there are enough of them there turn it into yet another miserable-low-life patch of land blighted by the insanity of Islam).

    Time is running out to make a stand for European values, principals and in this case Dutch ones in particular.
  • 20th October 2010, 14:17:57 Esthea Ohme posted:
    This is how the Mafia works. If you do what I want, I will not kill you. And if you get killed because you did not what I wanted you to do, then it is your own fault. How about if we start to threaten Saudi Arabia and insist that they allow Christians to dictate their political policies. And if they do not agree then we will nuke them.
    These threats coming from the Muslim community are right out of the Stone Age and need to go back there. Please, you peace loving practicing Islamists, go back to your caves and stay there! You have no place in the civilized world!!!
  • 20th October 2010, 21:30:14 Ray posted:
    IQ
 

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