Typically, he is now being criticised for his candour after calling these violent thugs and pimps "the enemy within", and questioning why the Dutch government has money to spend on fighter jets for questionable, distant wars when it has no money nor the will to employ the police adequately in many Dutch towns and cities.
NIS News describes the man's honesty and attempts to do his job, i.e. uphold the law and protect the citizens who employ him as "a spicy political statement":
ZALTBOMMEL, 27/02/10 - Mayors are not expected to make spice political statements, but Albert van den Bosch broke with this doctrine Friday. The conservative (VVD) mayor characterised Moroccan criminals as the "internal enemy".
The VVD mayor urged special legislation to put a stop to intimidation by Moroccan youths. "The people are fed up. Do something about it as government!" he said in the civil servants' journal Binnenlands Bestuur.
"I am fed up with how Iraq and Afghanistan have been discussed for months, while nothing is done about a much bigger problem. (...) I do not understand that so many billions are being put into purchasing JSF fighter aircraft if you could also have very many extra police officers for this money. Who is our enemy? Do we need an expensive airforce for vague wars in far places, or is the enemy within, in the Netherlands?"
Van den Bosch is mayor of Zaltbommel. Some 1,000 Moroccans live in this municipality, of which 50 are regular offenders. "Twenty form the hard core and there are 30 copying them. There are no problems with the other thousand Moroccans."
But the mayor can do nothing against the trouble-makers, he says. "Intimidation, violence, serious trouble-making; much more is going on than just calling women 'whore'. We also have some lover-boys (pimps press-ganging girls into prostitution), nearly all of Moroccan origin. I hear rumours that these are also already surfacing in the primary schools."
So here we have a mayor admitting publicly that Moroccans are forcing young girls (who despite the omission in the article will be almost exclusively Dutch) into prostitution, and that such behaviour can even be seen emerging in some primary schools.
In return, all he gets is abuse and sarcastic comments from the great and the good, who would rather ignore these problems and leave the victims to their fate in the enriched, diverse New Holland.
Hopefully, when Mr Geert Wilders is elected Prime Minister of The Netherlands, such men will be rewarded for their foresight and commitment to the Dutch people rather than scorned.