The mayor of the Dutch city Zaltbommel tells his story about the group of Moroccan youth terrorizing his town. “Intimidation, violence, serious inconvenience. A lot more happens then only shouting ‘whore’ to women,”says Albert van den Bosch (VVD).
“We also have a few loverboys, young pimps trying to look for girls to let them work as prostitutes. Almost all of them are from Moroccan descent. I heard rumours of them showing up at elementary schools now.”
The VVD-mayor pleads for special lawmaking to stop intimidation by Moroccan youth, he tells Internal Policy. “The people are fed up with it. Care about that as a government!” says the mayor, who received threats as well.
According to Van den Bosch there are over 1000 Moroccans in the city of Zaltbommel. About fifty of them cause trouble. “Twenty of them are the hardcore troublemakers. The other thirty hang on with them. With the rest of the 1000 Moroccans there are no problems. But this group of youth is making trouble all the time and it goes very far,”he tells on the website of Internal Policy.
“It annoys me how there have been talks for months now, about Iraq and Afghanistan, while we have much bigger problems and nothing is done about that. The people in my city lost faith in the government, they feel abandoned. I think it’s very important that people vote, but I can understand it if they no longer do that. The people are fed up with the intimidation of Moroccan youth,”says the mayor.
“I don’t understand that there’s been so many investment in the JSF jet-fighters when you can establish extra police officers for that same amount of money. Who is our enemy? Do we need an expensive air force for wars in far away countries, or is the enemy here in Holland?”
The group of young Moroccans terrorizes the city for months now. Things escalated last January, when a couple of female police officers tried to arrest two shoplifters, who hid themselves in the neighborhood centre ‘Philips school’. According to the mayor, the two women were treated with so much verbal violence, that the entire building had to be evacuated.
The incident resulted in riots. The mayor was so seriously threatened, that he needs security 24 hours a day now. “I will not hide myself, I won’t bow,”says Van den Bosch. “But I do have two little children.”
“Women are dragged out of their cars after a shopping night. Sometimes their clothes are torn,”one of the residents told last January. “Windows crash daily. The parking lot is unsafe. It is constant trouble here.”
A few shop owners don’t dare to open their shops in the evening out of fear.
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