Sunday, October 21, 2007

Violence in Netherlands

Radio Netherlands reported It has been an unusually violent week for Amsterdam's western Slotervaart district. Cars were torched and youths clashed with police
Youths? Young Methodists? Young Hindus? Or perhaps were they Muslims?
on several consecutive nights after a 22-year-old ethnic Moroccan was shot dead at a police station. He was killed by a policewoman he had just stabbed a number of times.
Are the "youths" upset that the police woman just didn't die when he stabbed her, or are they more upset that she was a woman.
The riots that followed reminded Amsterdam's Chief Commissioner Bernard Welten of a major nightmare for Western European cities: violence on a Parisian scale.

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