Thursday, April 07, 2005

Rise of Extreme Right-Wing Dutch Youth

I have no doubt that the tensions created by the murder of Theo van Gogh have fueled anger, which in some cases could be channeled to extreme right-wing organizations. But I get suspicious when the authorities claim that Dutch teens are more dangerous than Islamic terrorism. Sounds rather unlikely to me:

Police and the national security service AIVD are to investigate extreme-right youths who wear Lonsdale clothing as concerns rise over the radicalisation of Dutch youth. The youths — who are distinguished by wearing the clothing brand Lonsdale and are openly opposed to immigrants — are said to be sparking street disturbances. After police raised the alarm over the speed of radicalisation of young native-Dutch people, Justice Minister Piet Hein Donner announced the Cabinet has ordered an investigation to determine how dangerous these groups are. The RID, a regional police intelligence unit, recently claimed the radicalisation of a hardcore of Dutch teens potentially poses a threat more dangerous than Islamic terrorism. In the latest incident, teens dressed in Lonsdale clothing were involved in a massive violent confrontation with Turkish immigrants in Venray. It began when windows of a local mosque were smashed. Interior Minister Johan Remkes has informed Waals that Saturday's riot was not an isolated incident, but was instead a national phenomenon in which right-wing extremists are gaining more influence in the Netherlands.


At April 07, 2005 10:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The feeling that Lonsdaleboys are more (maybe in the possible future not in reality as it is now) dangerous then terrorists is in The Netherlands widely seen as nonsens and a effort to backlash from the Luny Left.
Although, this idea might help to explain why a selfconfessed terrorist was set free yesterday in court. You can read about it on , an article in English.

The Luny Left never liked our civilization, and the same people that used to applaud communism as morally superiour to capitalism and liberalism, have a new -but even more dangerous toy to play with- are now screaming about the eminint racisme of our society. They do not live in the real world and never have and never will, everything goes as long as our society can been seen as the root of all evil. It has to be, otherwise the multiculti dream should be seen for what it is: an expensive nightmere, advocated strongly by the Left, and then those advocates would have to look at their own roll in this drama, and that has to be avoided at all (and these are high) costs.

Thus hunting of whites makes attracts alomst no attention of politics and press. Comparatively small crimes against allochtonen are highligthed. People, and especially those who have to deal with living in the multiculti society, are not heard, helped or defended (it is quite hard to get the police even to take statements following a crime) and left on their own.

At April 07, 2005 2:31 PM, Anonymous Jeff said...

This reminds me of Bush calling the guys involved in the Minuteman Project "vigilantes." When the government is actively working towards a country's destruction, what the hell do they expect the citizenry to do? I'm glad to see the young Dutch aren't going to just sit back and take it like the stupid generation before them did. Good for them.

At April 07, 2005 4:17 PM, Anonymous Mikkel said...


Want to direct Your attention, Fjordman, to the sweden-watcher

Specifically these two: the majority of swedish politicians are being threatened and harassed.

and the greatest health problem of sweden is not small illnesses - it's violence!

both are swedish-languaged, which shouldn't be a problem to You.

At April 07, 2005 8:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee... where can I get some Lonsdale clothing?

At April 07, 2005 8:53 PM, Blogger Fjordman said...

Mikkel: Thanks a lot for those links! I am worried Swedish democracy is collapsing in front of our eyes. Sweden could become the Bosnia of northern Europe if nothing is done about this now.

At April 07, 2005 9:55 PM, Blogger Thomas the Wraith said...

I guess I'll play the devil's advocate here. The so-called Lonsdale youth are obviously not a threat to anybody. But they are (or at the very least could be) a symptom of rising nationalist/ethno-religious tensions in Holland. These kids are harmless now but if Holland continues down it's current path they could coalesce into a more meaningful group. Right now they do not have a coherent ideology but the situation seems ripe for one.

If an ideological entrepreneur can find the right combination of rhetoric, myth and organization these youth (or their younger brothers in 5 years time) could be mobilized to take far more serious action.

Jeff was right on target when he asked "When the government is actively working towards a country's destruction, what the hell do they expect the citizenry to do?" They will not take it, one way or another. If mainstream parties ignore national anxieties, then the people will seek out movements that take them seriously.

See my recent posts Rise of the Neo-Nationalists and Ideology and Fashion for more.

At April 08, 2005 5:07 AM, Anonymous Gary said...

Sounds like Nazi's and leftists should unite to support the same policies...

If I were a neo Nazi (which I'm not), I would favor more immigration, more benefits for immigrants, less law enforcement more talk of "islamophobia". It's all a perfect recipe to drive normal people into a fascist rage.


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