Handling of Amsterdam sharia group criticised

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Amsterdam VVD councillor, Robert Flos, has criticised the police for the way they dealt with a hate speech on Dam Square on Friday. On local television channel AT5, the councillor says the police failed to arrest the Sharia4Holland speakers, who made death threats aimed at Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders and arrested a passer-by who tried to enter a discussion with the speakers.

Mr Flos points out that making death threats is a criminal offence. The passer-by was heavy-handedly removed from the scene. The councillor told AT5 he was shocked but “a message of intolerance can even be made next to our monument of freedom.”

He has asked city Mayor Eberhard van der Laan for an explanation. The Sharia4Holland speaker called Mr Wilders “this dog of the Romans”, who will be dealt with once the Netherlands is an Islamic state. He also warned that lessons should be learnt from “the case of Theo van Gogh".

The Public Prosecution and the police are investigating the comments made by the Sharia4Holland members, who want to impose Sharia law Islamic law in the Netherlands. According to experts, the movement in the Netherlands is very small with only around a dozen members and even radical imams want nothing to do with it. Sharia4Holland is an offshoot of Sharia4Belgium

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2 Comments To This Article

  • Daniel posted:

    on 28th May 2012, 19:27:01 - Reply

    I'm not that bothered.

    Its hardly a credible death threat when it comes on the back of such a preposterous condition: Once the Netherlands is an Islamic state... Not much to worry about here then is there?

    And its brilliant that these jokers can make such asses of themselves in public. Its what proves our way of living is so much better than theirs. Forget it; nobody's going to be positively influenced by these rascals. In fact, I'm not at all sure whether they're the genuine article or an anti-Islamist group with all the "Good work" they're doing.

    God be praised! Oh and Freedom For Cornwall...
  • Dancenny posted:

    on 28th May 2012, 18:38:49 - Reply

    Incredible that we can hear these words here! Thanks to all the progressists for allowing these admirable men in Europe. For me, it is clear, I would send all of them to their country of origin immediately.