Hundreds of thousands of self-proclaimed refugees from the Middle East (many of them are actually gold diggers who are coming to Europa in order to live off the government’s dime) have arrived in Europe in recent months. This mass exodus out of especially Syria has been partially fueled by German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s promise that her country would take in all the refugees it had to take in.
The only problem? She got more than she bargained for. Much more. And the same goes for the rest of Europe.
In fact, so many “refugees” have made their way to the Old Continent that West European governments are having a hard time dealing with them. In the Netherlands alone, refugee centers are overwhelmed. As a result, the Dutch government has now announced that many refugees with a residence permit will be moved into normal homes. This means that these newly arrived immigrants will live in houses originally meant for Dutch citizens. The latter may have been waiting on waiting lists for years, but to no avail; refugees are given priority.
As a result of the exponential growth of refugee centers and the housing issues, the normally complacent Dutch citizens have started to riot. And no, I don’t mean that figuratively: they’re literally blocking roads and even attacking government officials, as happened a few days ago in the small town of Oranje. Undersecretary of Asylum Klaas Dijkhoff visited the town last Tuesday to explain why the local refugee center had to take in 700 extra asylum seekers. The result? Inhabitants of Oranje blocked highways leading into their town, and even attacked the undersecretary’s car. The woman in the picture below threw herself in front of his car when he tried to leave — which made her famous.
What’s most remarkable about this is that the protesters are normal people, not diehard activists with a long history of anti-immigrant activities. The reason, of course, is that the average Dutchman is fed up. This is no fringe movement; the protesters gave voice to the worries and anger of ordinary Dutch voters. They’ve had enough. They’re no longer willing to sit and be quiet while their neighborhoods, villages and cities are transformed beyond all recognition because of mass immigration.
The worst part? From the looks of it, the Dutch government refuses to listen to the citizenry. It has just announced that another 10,000 immigrants (remember, the total population of the Netherlands is 17 million) will be housed in normal homes to make room in refugee centers so more immigrants can be brought into the country.
Chances are that the tensions will only increase in the weeks and months ahead. The only question left is: who’ll win in the end? The politically correct government or the angry Dutch voters who believe their government is committing cultural suicide by taking in thousands of Middle Easterners with no love for our culture?