Perhaps the man has come to his senses ~ but there is no political change in Europe ~ which can get Muslim extremist or otherwise hoping for an Islamic state ~ the change they want.
The police can deal with the terrorists, but the people will deal with Islamization. If Muslims want Islamic law it is better to go to a Muslim country and support a candidate there. As we intend to vote for candidates who support freedom and individual rights.
AMSTERDAM, 19/10/10 - The convicted Islamic terrorist Jason Walters has distanced himself from Muslim extremism in a letter to De Volkskrant newspaper.
"The ideals that I once held have become lost and I have come to the realisation that they are morally bankrupt," writes Walters in a letter to the paper. He says he wants to warn youngsters via the letter not to be misled by "false promises and ideals."
"The picture of the world only consisting of believers and unbelievers, with the latter only out to destroy the former, is a childish and gross simplification of reality." The Dutchman with an American father calls on Islamists to lay down their arms and transform themselves into social and political parties in order to bring about the reforms they desire.
Walters is serving a 15 year jail sentence. He was arrested along with Ismael Akhnikh on 10 November 2004 in a house in The Hague after a 14-hour siege in which Walters threw a hand grenade to the arrest team, injuring four officers. He was eventually shot in the shoulder by snipers.
Walters and Akhnikh were part of the Hofstad group, as it was called. The leader of this network, Mohammed Bouyeri, gruesomely murdered Islam critic Theo van Gogh on 2 November 2004. This Amsterdam-born Moroccan is serving a life sentence.
An appeal court in Amsterdam will tomorrow consider the question of whether the Hofstad group was a terrorist organisation. Another appeal court earlier found this was not proven, because the contacts between the members were not said to have been sufficiently intensive. The Supreme Court found this verdict negligent and ordered the case to be reopened.
Walters' lawyer Bart Nooitgedagt says his client did not write the letter to influence the proceedings. The content of the letter is "too fundamental in nature" for this, says the lawyer. The National Anti-terrorism Coordinator (NCTb) has called Walters' letter "a positive signal," but cannot judge its sincerity.
In the letter, Walters writes that the Sharia is grafted onto traditional, rural communities while the modern world is to an increasing degree urbanising, liberalising and globalising. Additionally, religion has lost its monopoly of trough [?thought] due to the rise of modern science and rational thinking, he argues. These things are "unique to modern times and cannot be solved by pre-modern solutions."