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En ting er propalestinske faner, eller endog Hamas-faner, men ISIS-faner i en europeisk storby, og rop om «død over jødene» vekker oppsikt i USA.

Man skal ikke undervurdere den virkningen slike hendelser har på amerikanernes oppfatning av Europa.

Det er demonstrasjonen i Haag sist torsdag som får det til å gå kaldt nedover ryggen på the Daily Beast. Ropene gjallet ikke i en by i Midtøsten, de gjallet i Haag.

Amerikanerne har tross alt ofret ganske mye blod og penger på et land som Irak eller Afghanistan. De forstår og følger med på hva ISIS er. Når de ser ISIS-flagg i Europa, spisser de ørene.

This scene last Thursday came in the wake of an earlier demonstration supposed to defend the Palestinians suffering in Gaza, which turned quickly into a hatefest targeting Israel, with people carrying placards that screamed“Zionism is Nazism.” But while the comingling of pro-Palestinian, anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic sentiment has become all too common in European protests in recent weeks, that the battle flag of the Islamic State waved in the streets of The Netherlands on July 24 is something new and particularly dangerous.

“Death to the Jews” chanted the crowd waving the black flags of the Islamic State, or ISIS as it used to be known. They were looking for new supporters for their cause, the creation of a worldwide caliphate answering to the man who now calls himself Ibrahim: a zealot too radical even for Al Qaeda who has stormed through Syria and Iraq carrying out mass executions, crucifying rivals, beheading enemies. But these marchers were not in Syria or Iraq; they were in The Hague in The Netherlands. And their message was one tailored to the disaffected young descendants of Muslim immigrants in Europe.

“We are Moroccans,” went out the cry over a portable loudspeaker. «The French killed the Moroccans but they didn’t kill them all; the grandchildren of the few men left protest against the West, America and the Jews.”

Det som sjokkerer Daily Beast er at dette var en lovlig demonstrasjon. For å holde en demonstrasjon i en nederlandsk by skal man ha tillatelse fra tre instanser. Det fikk demonstrasjonen, til tross for at den var til støtte for en arrestert jihadist som rekrutterte krigere til Syria! Hvordan kan man få tillatelse til å støtte en slik person?

All rallies in Dutch municipalities require permission from the local city council, the police and the public prosecutor’s office. The ISIS demo had been granted permission on the grounds that it was in support of the detained Dutch recruiter for jihad, Oussama Abu Yazeed. But the fact that the mayor’s office in The Hague either was unaware the rally was ISIS-linked or deemed it legitimate regardless has raised serious questions about the city council’s judgment.

Borgermesteren forsøker å late som om alt ordner seg, som at det ikke har skjedd noe alvorlig. Men folk ser på nettet og i mediene, de ser bilder av en nederlandsk jihadist som har tatt bilde av seg selv foran syv avhogde hoder, og de lurer på hva fremtiden bringer når slike mennesker overlever og kommer tilbake til Nederland.

 

The Hague’s Mayor Jozias van Aartsen recently claimed on Dutch radio that no red lines were crossed by the protests, but such declarations are facing mounting incredulity when pictures circulate on the Web like one posted by an Iraqi-Dutch citizen in the IS-ruled Syrian city of Raqqa. It showed him surrounded by thesevered heads of seven men spiked on an iron fence. The photograph looks as if some parts of it may have been faked, but the sentiment is genuine enough. Beheadings, for ISIS, have become a kind of sport.

 

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/07/27/isis-s-black-flags-are-flying-in-europe.html