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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Peaceful Multicultural Societies Don’t Exist, Dutch FM Says in Explosive Leaked Speech
No, this is not Turkey. One of the largest mosques in Europe, the Essalam Mosque in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
© Hans van Rhoon / Global Look Press
When I see minarets, I think of Asia, not Europe! Is that wrong?
Peaceful multicultural societies don’t exist and the EU won’t be able to force “equal” migrant distribution on Eastern Europe, where colored people are beaten to a pulp, the Dutch FM said according to a leaked video.
The explosive comments were delivered by Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok during a private meeting attended by some 80 people working for the Netherlands’ international organizations. Footage of Blok speaking to the audience via video link was leaked to the current affairs program Zembla on Wednesday, and the inflammatory remarks promptly spread through the Dutch media.
“I have asked my ministry this and I will pose the question here as well,” Blok can be heard saying in the video. “Give me an example of a multi-ethnic or a multi-cultural society, in which the original population still lives, and where there is a peaceful cohabitation. I don’t know one.”
The minister went further and said it might be all fun and games to go to a “Turkish bakery on Sunday” if you live in a well-off part of a city, but a “number of side effects” promptly become tangible if one lives in a migrant-packed neighborhood.
“You very quickly reach the limits of what a society can take,” Blok stated.
This is how I see modern Europe, not medieval minarets
One of the event goers gave Suriname as an example of a peaceful multicultural society. Bok, however, brushed off the claim, branding the former Dutch colony “a failed state.”
“And that is largely to do with the ethnic divisions,” Blok said.
Singapore was then given as an example of such a society. Blok agreed with that to a certain degree, stating, however, that the tiny South Asian country is actually very careful in its migration policies. “Singapore is indeed a mini-country, extremely selective in its migration,” Blok stated. “They do not allow poor migrants. Yes, eventually, possibly for cleaning.”
The minister also cast doubts on whether an agreement between the EU countries on “equal” distribution of migrants can actually be reached. Extreme levels of xenophobia, which allegedly persist in Eastern Europe would not allow the EU to “force through” such a deal, Blok claimed.
“Walk along any street in Warsaw or Prague. There are no colored people. These people are gone within a week, they get beaten to a pulp. They have no life there,” Blok stated. “I don’t think we are going to manage to force through an agreement at a central European level that every country will take the same number of refugees. Eastern Europeans will never agree.”
The Zembla program approached the minister for comment over his fiery speech at the event. Blok explained the speech was designed to spark a discussion, yet it was not quite suited for a larger audience.
“My role in the Q&A session was partly to stimulate. I used examples in the closed meeting which could be unfortunate in public debate,” he told Zembla.
The debate turned out to be larger than the minister expected, since a number of Dutch politicians – left-wingers, primarily – reacted angrily to his remarks. Labor MP and former foreign aid minister Lilianne Ploumen described Blok’s speech as “extremely unprofessional” and filed parliamentary questions on whether his remarks represented the cabinet policy. Others condemned the “crude” wording of the Blok speech and demanded that he explain it.
Canadians might wonder why we were not mentioned as a peaceful, multicultural country. We were relatively peaceful for a hundred years before a Quebec gang murdered a couple politicians and set off a few bombs. But that was short-lived. So was the Indigenous people's uprising in a Montreal suburb in the summer of 1990 when one person was killed.
In the 21st century we have had a few incidents of terrorism, most of which were perpetrated by Muslims, or by people who violently oppose Islamization. And Canada has very few Muslims by comparison to most EU states. There is little doubt in my mind that terrorism will increase as the ratio of Muslims to all other Canadians increases; terrorism from Muslims, and terrorism from right-wing extremists.
But the point is, there are few multicultural countries that live in peace for more than a few decades unless one group is beaten down into poverty and hopelessness. And there are very few countries where Muslims form a significant minority, or a majority in a pluralistic society, where there is peace.
In every Islamic society there will always be those who are determined to radicalize Muslims and and will do whatever it takes to form a global caliphate. There are Imams who teach this, and there are entire countries who practice this.
The great experiment in Europe is certainly doomed to fail and the cost will be horrendous.