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Netherlands: Labour Party opposed anti-Semitism definition to woo Muslims

Welcome to the new, multicultural Europe.

“Chief rabbi says Dutch Labour Party opposed an anti-Semitism definition to woo Muslims,” JTA, November 30, 2018:

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Dutch Chief Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs said he was “shocked” that the Labour Party rejected a motion calling for the adoption of a definition of anti-Semitism, saying its vote aimed to curry favor with some Muslim voters.

On Tuesday, a majority of lawmakers in the lower house of the Dutch parliament, the Tweede Kamer, passed a nonbinding motion calling on the government to adopt the definition of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. But Labour, along with all the other left-wing parties, voted against it.

The definition has been adopted as official policy by the United Kingdom, Germany and five others in the European Union, as well as the EU as a whole.

Some pro-Palestinian activists have opposed the definition because it says that some forms of vitriol against Israel are anti-Semitic.

Jacobs, a member of the Rabbinical Center of Europe, rarely comments on political votes. He made an exception here.

The lawmakers who voted against the motion, he said, “did so out of political considerations.” Asked whether he meant that Labour opposed the motion to woo some Muslim voters, he said “Yes.”…

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission. The featured photo is by Ian on Unsplash.

Netherlands: Muslim agent suspended, accused of leaking details of Wilders’ whereabouts to jihad group

“Secret Service chief Erik Akerboom said he could not confirm the man’s identity but confirmed media reports he has a ‘Moroccan background.’”

Rather spectacularly proving Wilders’ point.

“Possible mole in security detail of Dutch frontrunner Wilders,” Reuters, February 22, 2017:

A Dutch secret service agent who was part of the team responsible for protecting Geert Wilders, the frontrunner in next month’s election, has been suspended on suspicion of leaking details to a criminal organization, the secret service said on Wednesday.

Wilders, who campaigns on an anti-Islam platform that includes closing mosques and banning immigration from Muslim countries that has led to the protection, condemned the alleged breach, saying he cannot function without adequate security.

Dutch newspapers De Telegraaf and NRC Handelsblad and the country’s national broadcaster NOS identified the suspect as an experienced officer in his mid-30s, using his first name and last initial.

Secret Service chief Erik Akerboom said he could not confirm the man’s identity but confirmed media reports he has a “Moroccan background”.

Akerboom told Business News Radio that “as far as we know” Wilders’ safety had not been jeopardized.

Wilders has frequently railed against rogue elements within the Netherlands’ Moroccan community and pledged to crack down on “Moroccan scum” who he said were making the streets unsafe as he launched his campaign on Saturday for the March 15 vote.

The agent who was suspended was one of a team tasked with prescreening locations where Wilders is scheduled to make public appearances. He was not a member of Wilders’ physical protection team, Akerboom said.

“My heavens” Wilders tweeted. “If I cannot blindly trust the service that’s supposed to protect me, then I cannot function.”…

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EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.

Netherlands: Muslims riot, chant against “Jewish murderers”

“You will surely find the most intense of the people in animosity toward the believers to be the Jews…” — Qur’an 5:82

In practice, that verse usually works out in the opposite way: Muslims are the most intense of the people in animosity toward the Jews.

“Rioters chant against ‘Jewish murderers’ in Muslim Dutch neighborhood,” JTA, July 3, 2015 (thanks to Blazing Cat Fur):

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Dozens of people chanted anti-Semitic slogans during riots that broke out in a predominantly-Muslim neighborhood of The Hague over the slaying of a suspect by police.

More than 100 people chanted about “Jewish murderers” on Thursday night in the Schilderswijk, a neighborhood where a handful of Jews live in a Jewish-owned enclave surrounded by project apartments populated by low-income families, according to a report on the The Post Online.

The riots took place at a theater stormed by protesters approximately a mile away from the enclave, the De Telegraaf daily reported.

More than 200 people were arrested since protests broke out in the Schilderswijk over the death of Mitch Henriquez, an Aruban citizen, at the hands of police officers who suffocated him during his arrest at a park.

The Schilderswijk has one of the highest crime rates in the Netherlands. Last year, the neighborhood saw riots that broke out on the margins of rallies in support of the ISIS terror group and featured its flags. Protesters hurled stones at riot police during an anti-ISIS march last year. During Israel’s war in Gaza, at least two demonstrations in Schilderswijk against Israel featured calls to slaughter the Jews.

The Jewish-owned enclave was purchased in the 19th century by the Jewish community to accommodate impoverished Jews fleeing pogroms in Eastern Europe. But the Jewish population of The Hague was almost totally annihilated during the Holocaust. The area around it became populated by families of migrant workers in the 1960s and 1970s. The city is now believed to have a few hundred Jews.

Lody van Der Kamp, a Dutch rabbi who has spoken out on the need to facilitate dialog between Muslims and Jews, wrote in an op-ed for the Joodse Omroep Jewish broadcaster Thursday that “when the calm returns, it is time to take these young men by the hand and show them their own Schilderswijk’s history.”

Yes, that will fix things right up.

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