Radicalization in Belgium: ‘It will take years to fix’

You know what this billboard tells me? It says one quick change into a bathrobe triggers Muslims to commit acts of terror.

The photo shoot in the Brussels neighborhood of Molenbeek is playful: Painter Samuel Vanderveken is wearing a grey wool sweater and jeans. His friend Nikita Imambayev stands to his right wearing a traditional chapan — an overcoat worn by Muslims in Central Asia. Both men have dark hair and beards, and generally look rather similar. They pose, standing side by side, with their arms crossed. Then they change roles. Somewhat hesitantly, but nevertheless with a big smile, Vanderveken puts on the chapan and suddenly becomes a Muslim. The transformation seems perfect.

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  • Watchman

    According to this unsupported theory, after a few months working in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Egypt the average rational Westerner is going to become just like the natives: misogynistic, hating Christian, Buddhists, Hindus, and atheists. According to this same theory there is no such thing as the Amish or Judaism or Native Cultures as it all is absorbed into the dominant culture by just being there and adopting the group morals and ethics. It is the same theory that believes that it is borders and governments that make the French different from the Poles, and the Spanish different from the Germans in an attempts to make an homogeneous Europe.

    In reality, bringing a devout Middle East muslim into the West isn’t going to make them part of western Civilization in any meaningful and deep way.

    “Deradicalisation experts say the government’s approach to halting the radicalisation of young people does not work and may be encouraging them towards extremism.” http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/03/10/experts-question-whether-deradicalisation-programs-are-working

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Deradicalization must start with mosques and imams. Those that preach jihad must be expelled and their mosques shuttered.

    • Watchman

      Well, if that isn’t a call for closing down all mosques, then what is? Jihad is part of islam and always will be, on penalty of vigilante murder for any changes.

      • Norman_In_New_York

        Jihad is war and has to be fought accordingly.

        • DavidinNorthBurnaby

          And thus not importing enemies would seem to be pretty obvious, right?

  • canminuteman

    “It will take years to fix it…” What do they consider fixed? There is no fixing it. It will get worse and worse until there will be massive blood letting, and we have no idea what will happen after that.

    • Watchman

      When Shari’a law is made the ‘law of the land’ it will be considered Fixed, as nobody will dare complain.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Nope. It will take no more than 5 years. Western civilization will collapse in an orgy of blood and sparks and then everything will be calm.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    A muzzie is a muzzie is a muzzie. They are all enemies of ours. It doesn’t matter what the hell they wear or if they have a beard or if they pretend that they’re not muzzies it doesn’t matter they’re all enemies