Brussels Mayor Warns: 9/11 Demonstrators Are Criminals

A quote from Freddy Thielemans, the Mayor of Brussels, in an op-ed piece in the Brussels newspaper De Standaard, 20 August 2007:
I decided to forbid the September 11 demonstration “against the islamicisation of Europe.” […] Since 2001 I have allowed over 3,500 demonstrations. This is only the sixth one which I forbid. […] The right to demonstrate exists only inasmuch as it does not cause a disturbance of the public  peace and order. […] First and foremost the organizers have chosen the symbolic date of 9/11. The intention is obviously to confound the terrorist activities of Muslim extremists on the one hand and Islam as a religion and all Muslims on the other hand. […] Such incitement to discrimination and hatred, which we usually call racism and xenophobia, is forbidden by a considerable number of international treaties and is punished by our penal laws and by the European legislation. The European Court of Human Rights has repeatedly pronounced judgements condemning this type of acts. […]
Our society has long fought to achieve that certain codes of behaviour connected with the Catholic religion are no longer enforced as civil law upon everyone. To my knowledge not a single rule specific to the Islamic religion is being enforced in similar fashion. And I see no indication that a large majority of our Muslim population is demanding any such thing.
Let us not forget that Brussels has always shown tolerance and openness towards everyone who lives here or seeks refuge here. Diversity, compromise, tolerance and rejection of extremes remain the foundation of the Brussels identity. […] With regard to the planned demonstration of September 11 “against the Islamicisation of Europe” my mind is made up. And my decision is final: it will not take place.

Comment by Paul Belien:

Clearly this should be read as a threat. Anyone who intends to participate in the 9/11 demo is a criminal under Belgian and European law: he or she is a racist and a xenophobe (Islamophobe).

Contrary to what the mayor says, rules specific to the Islamic religion are being imposed upon society as a whole. For instance, Brussels has segregated swimming hours for women in public pools; Brussels public schools serve halal meat; Muslims slaughter sheep in the streets of Brussels; the religion-hating (religiophobia, anyone?) Brussels mayor, who toasts the death of the Pope, does not toast the death of Muslim leaders; ...

See also:
This Demo Is NOT Being Banned, 17 August 2007
Organizers of Brussels Anti-Sharia Demo Appeal against Ban, 16 August 2007
See You in Brussels, Freddy, 15 August 2007
Thank You, Mr. Mayor: Champagne for Everyone, 13 August 2007

Ground zero

"If local patriotic homeowners would refuse to sell or let their houses and flats to 'new Belgiums', newcomers would be forced to move on (say, to Amsterdam)."


I think we finally closed the immigration loophole that allows Belgium immigrants to come up here and live on welfare after gaming Belgiums joke of an immigration process but the damage was clearly done.  I am sure a few hundred thousand are already here via Belgium.  Mosque burning is turning into a local hobby.  Shame they are not better at it.  Our local mosque must get firebombed once a month now.


Re: Diversity...

I must have misread it the first time.I thought you said,"...newcomers would be forced to move on (say,to Amsterdamsky).Now that WOULD be a karmic "Final Solution" of sorts,wouldn't it?

Diversity yes, but also property boom as well.....:-)

Frankly, Freddy looks out of his depth on this issue.
That's what  happens when you elect a clown for the mayor of European capital.

Here is an article that sheds more light on why some EU states actively encourage immigration:

This applies to Brussels too=, i.e. Schaerbeek would be ground zero for property owners but thanks to the huge influx of Moslem immigrants in the area they are making a pretty penny.

If local patriotic homeowners would refuse to sell or let their houses and flats to 'new Belgiums', newcomers would be forced to move on (say, to Amsterdam).

Yeah, right. Property owners living in Schaerbeek area ready to forego any profit for the sake of common good.

It's not all a huge conspiracy, some of it is plain, old Greed.

@Geraldo #2

To confound Freddy even more,all demonstrators,Muslim.non Muslim,male and female alike could each wear matching unisex burqas.The possibilities are endless...


"It was muslims who made the 9/11 terrorist attacks".


I agree with you.So,let's find a group of Belgian MUSLIMS who also agree with you.Let THEM march on 9/11 (2007),then you,I and the rest of us non Muslim demonstraters  can march in support of  THEIR  rights to do so.How does that sound to you?

If it is a crime to say that

If it is a crime to say that there were muslims who made the 9/11 terrorist attack then I am a criminal?

So let it be!

It was muslims who made the 9/11 terrorists attacks!

C'mon Geraldo!....

It was muslims who made the 9/11 terrorists attacks!....

REPLY: How could you say such a racist thing! Get with the program! It was George Bush all along! It was the Jews! It was a vast right wing consipiracy! How could make such an accusation when the answer is a plain as day! You Islamophobe, you!.............;-DDDD....

Incitement laws = newspeak for state serfdom/slavery

"The right to demonstrate exists only inasmuch as it does not cause a disturbance of the public peace and order."

and, of course, the right to free speech exists only inasmuch as you don't possibly offend anyone other than white christian men.