The Dutch police deny that the police officer who killed Rinie Mulder is of Moroccan or Turkish descent. Esther, a Dutch blogger, refers to a post on a Moroccan website saying the police officer is Turkish, not Moroccan. The post has, however, been removed. Yesterday, we reported, relying on sources in Ondiep, that the officer was a Moroccan woman.
But unlike the Paris riots, the rioters are not Muslims. The rioters are all native Dutch. Just like the Dutch man shot by the police. So what is going on? Dutch national media is very, very silent about the reasons for the shooting and seems to suggest that the riots are just the work of football hooligans.
Go read the rest, and follow their links.
Update: At Islam in Europe, Utrecht: Ondiep roundup
Richard catches a demonstration and ponders the EU.
Bad habit: ZAPATERO SURRENDERED AGAIN
Terrorists Proving Harder to Profile
European Officials Say Traits of Suspected Islamic Extremists Are Constantly Shifting
European authorities said the trait patterns of those arrested on terrorism charges are constantly shifting. In the Netherlands, officials said they are seeing an increase in the number of young teenagers and people of Turkish descent, two groups that used to be low on their radar. Among the key players in the Hofstad group, a cell of Islamic radicals that targeted Dutch politicians and cultural figures, was Jason Walters, the teenage son of a U.S. soldier.
Chirac’s retiring and the French are upset that the American news venues aren’t carrying this as a top story as they have – L’Escroc has been France2’s top story for the last 2 days. As underwhelmed as I am by all this, I recommend Nidra Poller‘s article on Chirac’s carreer.
He gets to keep ‘ees lunch money, too.
Meanwhile, A Moderate Male Chauvinist gets stopped at the airport. Said male chauvinist has been banned from the USA for his contextually explicable (his words, not mine) positions on stoning women to death and the killing of innocent children.
In lighter news,
Literati celeb feud of the day: Vargas Llosa gave Garcia Marquez black eye in 1976 (h/t Iberian Notes).