First, a machine translation of the story (with a h/t to jdamn)
Disturbed man attacks beauty salons in Jette
The police Jette has a mentally disturbed 30-year-old man arrested who had attacked some beauty salons on the Charles Woeste. The man was different salons in and went as he recited verses from the Koran. In the last room, he suddenly grabbed a table and chair and hurled it to the manageress.
The police could pick him a little further. He appeared very confused and in his interrogation the man said he was sent by Allah to women who wear makeup and the Quran do not respect them or punish. After consultation with the Brussels public prosecutor, the man was transferred to the psychiatric ward of a nearby hospital. 20/08/09 11u42
So what is it the Belgians don’t get? this man is not mentally ill, he is Muslim and acting as Muslims are commanded to act towards women who show any inclination to act as other than property. Just as ‘Marc Lepine’ did in Montreal when he gunned down all those girls at ecole polytecnique for studying engineering.
(Thanks to a geographically litterate reader, I corrected this from Holland, where the original tip pointed to, back to Belgium where this actually happened.)
sorry, but thats belgium, not the netherlands
[Corrected from the machine translation without having seen the original]
The Jette police has arrested a mentally disturbed 30-year-old man who had attacked several beauty parlors on the Charles Woeste. The man had entered several parlors reciting Korean verses. In the last parlor, he suddenly grabbed a table and chair and hurled them at the manageress.
The police could pick him up not far away. He made a very confused impression and, upon interrogation, said he was sent by Allah to punish women who, according to the Quran, are not respectable. After consultation with the Brussels public prosecutor, the man was transferred to the psychiatric ward of a nearby hospital. 20/08/09 11u
Not ‘Korean’ verses but ‘Koranic’. A rather crucial distinction.
Bet you’re right, Eeyore… thanks.
Eeyore quote: “this man is not mentally ill, he is Muslim and acting as Muslims are commanded to act towards women who show any inclination to act as other than property.”
So you don’t think being a muslim is a mental illness then?
That’s not a machine translation. It’s an English summary of the original article by Esther at Islam in Europe.
This would be a semantic argument or arguably an epistemological one. A case can be made to say that all religion is madness. Why is it if a man speaks to god he is religious but if god speaks to him in Morse code using raindrops on the window the man is crazy? (Sam Harris example) It boils down to interests. People who are civilized typically look at cooperation as sane and competition as crazy. Some take it too far and become communists. Muslims believe in cooperating only with each other and to compete with non Muslims at all costs and preferably at all costs. This looks normal to them and crazy to us.
The deciding factor might be said to be that our system bears fantastic fruits in technology and comfort but no children. Theirs would appear to be the opposite.
I lean towards Dr. Thomaz Szaz’s world view. “Ain’t no such thing as crazy. Everyone knows right from wrong or they wouldn’t try and use the crazy defense’.
Actually I clicked through to the original article in Dutch, and then used the translation program in Flock, a firefox variant, then posted the machine translation here. So yes it was a machine translation. Would be good to have a proper one. I shall see who I can ask. I did click through however, from the link that jdamn was kind enough to send me, to the original Dutch article.
Oh, right on. I would have used Esther’s rundown. She chick must speak 30 different languages. I am forever in awe of her, dhimmi that she is.
And no, being Muslim is not a mental illness in and of itself, but incurable malignant narcissism is absolutely a prerequisite for adopting even 1/10th of the Islamic worldview. It also doesn’t play as a defense in court. A Muslim can no more plead insanity than be a refugee. It’s redundant. In the few Islamic countries in which attacking members of a non-Muslim minority is punished (and even then, it rarely is), it is not uncommon for someone to plead insanity and then get off, only to attack more people. They only seem to be insane when they’re harming non-Muslims or committing honor killings. Of course, beating and raping one’s family members is perfectly halal.