Marokkansk ungdom fikk sist lørdag gå amok i Antwerpen uten at politiet grep inn. Byens myndigheter fant ut at det var bedre med litt vandalisme enn åpen krig i gatene.
Last Saturday’s riots in Antwerp, when Moroccan «youths» went on the rampage in Antwerp’s historical center, destroying cars and beating up reporters, has led to frustration among police officers because the authorities prevented them from stopping the violence. Officers complained in today’s papers that they had been given orders to watch passively while young, rowdy Muslims were allowed to take revenge over… drawings published more than four months ago in a Danish newspaper.
«We had to watch how they were ripping off car mirrors. We wanted to stop this vandalism but were ordered to withdraw,» an anonymous policeman says in today’s Flemish daily De Standaard. «An ambulance was told to switch off its siren because that might provoke the Moroccans.» Another anonymous officer told the press: «There you are watching this, while citizens can see that you are powerless.» According to an anonymous police chief the authorities decided, that «it was better to have a few cars vandalized than risk open war in the streets.» On Monday the city council, led by the Socialist mayor Patrick Janssens, decided that the city would compensate the damage to cars and property.
One of the victims of the violence was Fatima Bali, a city councillor of Moroccan origin. She was on a tram last Saturday evening around 6 pm, when the vehicle was attacked. «It was very frightening,» she said. «Stones were thrown at the tram. Passengers tried to hide under the seats. Everyone panicked. Windows were shattered, a stone hit a passenger’s head – a Moroccan by the way. I hope I will never have to go through something like that again.» As a result of their experience the non-Muslims on the tram, as well as the citizens who watched the police stand by while their cars were damaged, have probably all turned «Islamophobe» now. «Islamophobes», however, soon risk being put in jail.
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