Fri, June 17, 2011 | Rubin Reports | By Barry Rubin
Holland: Professional “Moderate Muslim” Turns Out to be Radical, Pro-Terrorist Jihadist
Mohamed Azahaf, a 28-year-old immigrant from Morocco, was hired by the east Amsterdam district to build trust between Muslims and non-Muslims there. But a journalist did some careful research to discover he’s a supporter of Usama bin Ladin, said Muslim women who didn’t wear “proper” clothing weren’t real Muslims, and even issued death threats against those criticizing Islamic doctrine.
His response? Only after this was exposed publicly did he claim his remarks — never changed by him until that moment — didn’t represent his current views. The district council’s response? To defend him, though it’s starting to get worried.
But here’s the best part: After the murder of Theo Van Gogh, the filmmaker, by a radical Islamist, Holland’s queen met with several Muslims who supposedly represented the “real” views of the community opposing such violence. Azahaf was one of them. However, apparently she and everyone else didn’t know that Azahaf had already written that he supported the murder!
How typical is this kind of situation all over Europe and North America: honoring or even paying money to revolutionary Islamists to spread their movement on the false assumption that they are fighting against it.
And if someone points this out, at best they are ignored; at worst, he is subjected to insults and intimidation.
Among the main victims of this ridiculous situation are truly moderate Muslims who are, at best, also ignored and, at worst, are also subjected to insults and intimidation.