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WAR: Dutch Intelligence: Radical Islam Spreads

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posted on Dec, 23 2004 @ 04:46 PM
The intelligence service AIVD of the Netherlands warned today that radical Islamic ideology is spreading rapidly. It indicated that young Dutch Muslims are being indoctrinated via internet sites and chat rooms. The service issued a 60 page report following the death of film maker Theo van Gogh at the hands of a radical Muslim assassin. The report issues around 20 recommendations for reducing the threat. Among these are promoting positive role models and the emancipation of Islamic women. However, it warns against a focus on the terrorist groups and creating conditions that turn people to militant views.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The Netherlands' intelligence service warned Thursday that radical Islamic ideology is spreading to thousands of young Dutch Muslims through Internet sites and online chat rooms.

The agency, known by its acronym AIVD, identified the potential threat in an overview of domestic fundamentalist Islamic movements compiled for the Home Affairs Ministry in the wake of the country's first terrorist attack.

The publication comes nearly two months after the murder of film director Theo van Gogh, who was shot and stabbed to death on a busy Amsterdam street. A letter pinned to his chest with a knife threatened politicians and other "infidel nonbelievers."

The 60-page report said a variety of sources of radical Islam pose a threat to the country, ranging from Salifist mosques openly preaching anti-Western, antidemocratic ideas to an underground political movement backing violent jihad, or Islamic holy war.

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Not that this is a surprise to anyone, but radical Islamic extremism is the next battleground following the fall of Communism and the end of the cold war. Given the importance of Middle East oil for the worlds economies, Im not surprised that this situation is perhaps coming to a head. The House of Saud is in a precarious position, the countries of Europe are perhaps beginning to see the rise of home grown problems and the like. It is time for the moderates in the Islamic world to help us put an end to the radicalism. I fully agree that the western countries are in part responsible for some of the conditions that have led to this rise, but it is rapidly becoming a situation of us or them.

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posted on Dec, 23 2004 @ 05:05 PM
Bush is coming to Europe in february i'm sure this is debated as an "oppertunity" in radical chatboxes....

Holland, the land of Erasmus and humanism....

While Holland used to be one of the most tolerant and multi-cultural countries in the world, we were fully unprepared and have a pretty hard time dealing with those that reject tolerence and mutual respect.

The jewish mare of amsterdam and one of his marrocon legislators are on a deathlist, because the millitants think they are too tolerant and try keep building bridges between our cultures, they would rather have hawk as opponent so more muslims would feel pissed off and join the Jihad.

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posted on Dec, 23 2004 @ 05:07 PM

I fully agree that the western countries are in part responsible for some of the conditions that have led to this rise, but it is rapidly becoming a situation of us or them.

Dutch society believed for long time that is possible to live peaceful life no matter what is your religion and where are you coming from-.. Unfortunately Holland is just a tiny country in the smallest continent. I guess the global storm of new believes and philosophies did overshadow the common sense and carefully nourished tolerance. It is sad what I see: It is terrible, that conservative religion believes can demolish everything, just because human actions are based on fear...

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