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How Mona Eltahawy stepped on the big Dutch dick

Egyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy was for the Dutch a national hero as long as she fought against conservative Muslims, but became a pariah as soon as she took on the enablers of Dutch far-right conservatives. After all, the Dutch are the smartest people in the cosmos and they are always right. So who is this girl to teach them otherwise? She fights against ‘patriarchy’ and that means not only against ultra-conservative Muslims, but also against Islamophobes. Eltahawy learned about extreme anti-Islam statements during a debate in 2017 at the cultural center De Balie; she learned that the Dutch POC ‘boycott’ the center; she did not entertain the idea of becoming herself an abettor; and canceled her speech.