There is an epidemic of bicycle theft in the Netherlands; the thieves are Muslim migrants. The authorities realize that to deal with the problem in the traditional way will not work. After all, it costs a great deal to find the thieves, to put them on trial, and to then lock up offenders. Every stage of the criminal justice system costs money, far more than the stolen bicycle is worth. Now Dutch authorities in the town of Dronten have hit on another way to end bicycle theft. The municipality will simply provide Muslim migrants with good bikes at very low prices — $20 each – in the hope that that will greatly decrease, and perhaps eliminate altogether, this bicycle thievery. Daniel Greenfield wrote on this crime busters’ “solution” here.
Residents of the asylum seekers’ center in Dronten will soon be able to purchase a cheap bicycle. A workshop for bicycle maintenance will also be available. The Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA) hopes that this will reduce the number of bicycle thefts in the area…
The police will deliver part of the 150 bicycles. These are specimens that were once seized and for which no one has reported. The COA is still looking for the remainder. “We fix up the bicycles and make them available for a reasonable price, between 20 and 50 euros.”
Just to fix up these bicycles that had been abandoned by thieves, and were never claimed by their owners would likely take a bicycle mechanics between one and four hours of labor for each bike, which at $25 an hour for the labor would mean that to put them back in good working order, all shipshape and Bristol fashion, could cost the government anywhere from $25 to $100. Those bikes are now going to be sold, apparently only to Muslims, at the rock bottom price of $20.
The hope is that with bicycles so cheap, these migrants will stop stealing them. The bikes will be cheap, granted, but nonetheless, stolen bikes remain cheaper still, for they cost nothing..
The migrant officials claim that the migrants didn’t steal the bikes, just bought them from the bicycle thieves, who for some reason, entirely unrelated to the migrant invaders, began stealing bikes in the area. Occam’s Razor rebels, but sure, let’s go with that story. The already gargantuan fortunes being expended on the migrant invaders will be supplemented with a bike center and a bunch of heavily discounted bikes.
The Dutch welfare state spends a “gargantuan fortune” on these “migrant invaders” who came to the Netherlands precisely to take advantage of every conceivable benefit that generous welfare state has to offer: free or highly subsidized housing, free medical care, free education, family allowances (that increase with each new child), unemployment benefits (even without a work history in the Netherlands), and more. And now, if this new plan spreads from Dronten across the country, there will be an added cost, if Muslim economic migrants are to be bribed – there is no other word for it — not to steal bikes, by giving them bikes for the scarcely-believable price of $20. But as Greenfield says, this legalized bribery is unlikely to work: a stolen bike, after all, costs nothing.
Geert Wilders has some thoughts. “Will they also give millions to potential bank robbers to prevent bank robberies?”
“Insanity. I say stop asylum & close the borders.”
Wilders has a point. Should we bribe Muslim migrants in other ways than offering to sell them bikes for practically nothing, to stop their criminal behavior? Instead of that, why not listen to Wilders, and stop the unceasing flow of Muslims into the Netherlands? Do the Dutch owe the world’s Muslims something? Must they welcome them? Of course not.
For those of you who think that offering Muslims bikes for $20 will indeed cut down on bicycle theft, why stop with bicycles? Let the Muslims themselves provide a list of things they are most likely to steal in street muggings and house burglaries, and then allow them to purchase those goods, just like the bicycles, at way-below-market prices. Gold chains, for example, that Muslims often rip off the necks of girls, or fashionable sneakers taken from young men, or rings, bracelets, and iPhones. Provide those chains, those sneakers, those iPhones to Muslims not at low prices, but for free, in exchange for — what? For a “promise” that they will stop their street muggings as long as they are supplied with the following: one gold necklace or chain, at least two feet in length, every six weeks; a new or gently used pair of Nike or Adidas sneakers four times a year; one new or refurbished 4G iPhone every six months, with a prepaid calling plan, as well as a steady supply of rings, bracelets, and wristwatches. And to make sure the plan works, and ends Muslim robberies and burglaries, don’t charge even a nominal amount; make all those items absolutely free for any adult Muslim male that demands them. That should end the Muslim crime wave, and spare the government the cost of more police ,more prosecutors, more court-appointed lawyers, more judges, more prison guards, and more prisons. In the end, the Dutch government will pay less out-of-pocket, and the Muslim migrants will no longer have to take the risks that robbery and burglary inevitably entail. It’s a classic win-win situation.
And it’s not just goods that the state will need to supply to Muslim immigrants. It’s also services. In order to decrease the number of sexual assaults on, and rapes of, Dutch girls and women, the government could provide Muslim males with coupons, good for a fixed number of sexual encounters with the paid ladies who advertise their wares in the Red Light districts of Amsterdam and Rotterdam.
These measures should work splendidly to cut down on crime by Muslim migrants, don’t you think? There will be doubters, of course, there always there. And a few details would need to be worked out. What level of calling plan should be prepaid by the government for the iPhones it distributes? How many coupons for sexual pleasures does a young Muslim male require to sate his needs, so that he won’t relapse into sexual assaults and rapes? That’s what the government is for – to work out those details on how to keep the Muslim migrant population happy and crime-free.
Daniel Greenfield is not an enthusiast for the bike giveaway:
“nstead, the Dutch have learned to give danegeld or danebikes to the new Vikings. And I’m sure those bikes will be put to good use… stealing other bikes. And then those stolen bikes can be resold to the migrants yet again.
But I repeat: we can cut down on Muslim crime, of every kind, simply by meeting the demands of those who otherwise would feel compelled to commit those crimes. It is cruel to admit people into your country, and then to refuse to provide them with what they so obviously need. Give those Muslim migrants what they want and need, and they will become the law-biding citizens we all hoped they would be. Start with the cheap bikes, but don’t end there. Just extend that program to many other goods and services that will now be offered at no cost to Muslim migrants, and watch their rates of criminality plummet.