They are headed by former MP Mohammed Rabbae, who in the 1980's tried to get Salman Rushdie's 'The Satanic Verses' prohibited. At the time, he said something along the lines of: 'Even if I'm the last Muslim left in the Netherlands, I will keep on trying to get this book outlawed.'
This enlightened fellow is now the co-author of a pamphlet written by a group of Dutch Moroccans. The pamphlet condemns the Dutch approach against terrorism as it points the finger at radical Islamists. According to the writers, this is unjustified. As we all know, when Christian fanatics bombed the USS Cole, blasted train passengers in Madrid to hell, and blew up the Twin Towers, nobody pointed a finger at them.
Meanwhile, the Moroccan community in Amsterdam is preparing for a march for a felon convicted of a robbery at gunpoint. The guy died on Monday after he and one of his friends had stolen the purse of a 43 year old woman. She then put her car in reverse, and killed the thief by crushing him against a tree. Now I agree the police should find out whether this was an accident (because the woman wanted to pursue the perpetrators) or manslaughter (because she wanted to take revenge). If the latter is the case, the woman should be convicted. The public prosecutor has already charged her with manslaughter, so it's up to the judge now.
Nevertheless, it is absolutely ridiculous to portray a thief as some sort of hero, or, in the words of one Moroccan on Dutch PBS: 'A good and sweet boy.'
Update 12.32: So some native Dutch are responding with cynicism, because we're really good at that. They've designed a bumper sticker, which states something along the lines of 'I go full throttle for my purse.' Take a look at it here.