A Dutch Biker Gang Is Going To Fight ISIS And That Is Totally Okay

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Members of the No Surrender Motorcycle Club, a Dutch biker gang, have reportedly joined up with Kurds fighting ISIS in Northern Iraq and Syria, and a Dutch public prosectutor in The Hague (yes, that The Hague) is apparently totally on board with this plan.


I honestly have no idea how a club made up of what entirely appears to be slightly-older-than-middle-aged men is actually going to fight the international terror, murder, and enslavement group, but gosh darn it, they're doing it, according to Agence France-Presse:

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

A photograph on a Dutch-Kurdish Twitter account shows a tattooed Dutchman called Ron in military garb, holding a Kalashnikov assault rifle while sat with a Kurdish comrade.


And the best part about this whole story is that there's something uniquely Dutch about the whole thing. It's very law-and-order focused, yet surprisingly lax at the same time. The prosecutor who weighed in, Wim de Bruin, told the AFP that it's not technically illegal to fight against ISIS, as it's not illegal to join a foreign fighting force. It is illegal, however, to fight against the Netherlands, so actually joining ISIS itself actually would be a crime.

So that takes care of the judicial ramifications, I suppose. But make no mistake, No Surrender isn't some crime-fighting force for good. It is well-ingrained within outlaw biker culture, and despite their videos of Dutch people attempting to speak with Southern American accents (link is NSFW) praising their love for people from all backgrounds, their rivals include the Hells Angels and Bandidos, and that song's hook is "if you cross the line, we're gonna make you pay."

So I can't believe I'm writing this, but good on you, random Dutch motorcycle gang, for fighting a terrorist group which by all accounts truly does represent evil.

Also, good on you, random Dutch motorcycle gang, for creating your own Youtube account, and using it entirely to post one, single video, of your very own techno music:

This is the weirdest, Dutchest thing ever.

Photo credit: No Surrender MC

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