The Dutch and Germans show the way – by sending their bikies to deal to Islamic State murderers

These Hells Angels should have been headed to Iraq and Syria instead of Nelson.

Why should they be allowed to journey to Nelson when they could let off steam in the Middle East?

Alf got another of his great ideas the other day, while reading about Dutch motorbike gang members who have reportedly joined Kurds battling the Islamic State group in Iraq.

The head of the No Surrender gang, Klaas Otto, had told state broadcaster NOS that three members who travelled to near Mosul in northern Iraq were from Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Breda.

But many countries including the Netherlands have been clamping down on countrymen (and sheilas) who try to join the IS jihadists who have taken over swathes of Iraq and Syria.

Dutch measures  include confiscating would-be jihadists’ passports before travelling and threatening prosecution should they return.

The Boss is thinking about similar measures in this country.

But that’s all aimed at stopping people joining outfits like IS which are listed as terrorist groups.

They are surely not intended to stop fighting for the goodies.

Moreover, NZ has plenty of bikie gang members we would rather be rid of.

So why not round up these tossers and send them off to join the Dutch bikies in fighting IS?

This thinking has been fortified by news that members of a German motorcycle gang have arrived in the besieged Syrian city of Kobane to fight against Islamic State militants.

 Leaders of the Cologne-based Median Empire Motorcycle Club, which has strong Kurdish links, have posted images of their riders posing in the city – some of them carrying weapons.

The news comes just after three members of a notorious motorcycle gang from the Netherlands were told they had not committed any crime by travelling to Kobane to join the fight against ISIS.

Images of the Median Empire Motorcycle Club emerged on the group’s Facebook page, and showed the heavily tattooed riders with rifles slung over the shoulders.

In a shot of the Germans huddled together, the gang’s logo – a sinister looking white face on a black background – could clearly be seen on their leather vests.

The image was captioned: ‘Our boys were in Kobane today and told me today they were shot at but nothing happened. They are okay.’

The gang’s official Facebook page says the riders have travelled to the Middle East to distribute aid, and several images show them handing out food to Yazidis in what looks like a refugee camp.

Elsewhere on their Facebook page, the Median Empire Motorcycle Club praise the notorious No Surrender gang members who have also travelled to fight in Kobane.

An important element in this is the legitimacy of sending bikies to fight against murderous Islamists.

Alf accordingly reiterates that the Dutch public prosecutor said  motorbike gang members who join Kurds battling the Islamic State group in Iraq are not necessarily committing any crime.

“Joining a foreign armed force was previously punishable, now it’s no longer forbidden,” public prosecutor spokesman Wim de Bruin said.

“You just can’t join a fight against the Netherlands,” he said after reports emerged that Dutch bikies from the No Surrender gang were fighting IS insurgents alongside Kurds in northern Iraq.

Alf notes that the cops swarmed on Hells Angels bikies in recent days, and arrested one, as the group of 50 gang members rode toward Wellington on their way to the South Island.

About 80 police officers turned out to stop the gang members at Plimmerton, north of Wellington.

One of the group was arrested for possession of an offensive weapon – a knuckle-duster.

Dunno about one bikie with a knuckle-duster doing much mischief to the IS murderers.

Nor is he greatly heartened to learn the other gang members were cooperative rather than combative.

He will take his plan to The Boss, anyway, and press his case for bikies being shipped off to let off steam in the Middle East.

Come to think of it, various other gangs, like Black Power and the Mongrel Mob, could be given the same treatment.

And – dare it be suggested – maybe we could ship Greenies and Lefties to join the forces fighting against IS too.

 

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