Friday, August 1, 2014

Jewish Businessmen Hire Bodyguards

Fifteen to twenty leading Jewish business men have hired personal bodyguards due to threats.  Roland Kahn, the owner of the fashion chain Cool Cat, has told the media about the many threats he has received.  “I am not only called a dirty Jew, and threatened with death, but my shops have also become a target.  My daughter, who lives in the United States, and my girlfriend, who has a Muslim background, are also threatened.  A number of Moroccan employees are threatened, as well, because they w

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dutch Media Discussion on “Gangster Islam”

In some Dutch media, a discussion has started on a phenomenon called, “Gangster Islam”.  The psychologist, Timon Dias, writes that the synthesis between criminality, street life and Islamic religion is a unique European phenomenon.  One of its characteristics is that its members are criminals with a Muslim background who are not very religious, yet see themselves as part of the Muslim community.  However criminal they are, they will never say anything negative about Islam.  The Muslim ex-politician, Ibrahim Wijbenga, who warns of the growing influence of the Gangster-Islam, points out that many of the jihadis and the young Muslim extremists have a criminal past.  Wijbenga has often been threatened with physical violence, and has had to have police protection.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Simon Wiesenthal Center Shocked by Hague Mayor Looking Away from Anti-Semitism

Dr. Shimon Samuels, Director of International Relations of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, has written to the mayor of The Hague, Jozias van Aartsen, to express his shock that the mayor has allowed two extreme anti-Semitic demonstrations in his town, where calls for the murder of Jews were made .[A petition which wants van Aartsen to resign reached, at noon today, already 16,500 signatures.]

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Chief Rabbi Complains about Lack of Reactions of Churches Against Anti-Semitism

Chief Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs regrets that the Dutch churches have not come out with a statement against the increased anti-Semitism in The Netherlands. A few days ago a stone was thrown through the window of Rabbi Jacobs’ home. He remarked that if Protestants had thrown a stone through the window of a bishop or a cardinal, he would have been at the forefront of those who would condemn it. (The talkbacks on the website included several hateful remarks against the chief rabbi.)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Dutch Jihadist Shows Picture with Severed Heads

 The Dutch jihadi, Khalid K., born in Almere, who calls himself Abu Abdulrahman al Iraki, has put a picture of himself with a number of severed heads.  He departed in 2011 for Syria, and was wrongly thought to have been killed there.  

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thousands of Dutch Jews Suffer Anti-Semitism These Days

The conflict between Israel and Hamas has led to many threats against Dutch Jews.  According to a source which deals with the safety of Jewish citizens in south Amsterdam, cars are vandalized with swastikas.  Jewish families have removed the mezuzah – a roll of parchment which makes them identifiable as Jews – from their doorposts, in order to avoid becoming targets of violence.  The number of Jews who suffer from anti-Semitism in their environment is in the thousands.  Dennis Mok, the chairman of a security company, says that it provides security to 40 Jewish businesses and institutions. He recommends that all those who suffer from anti-Semitism should complain to the police.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Dutch Mayor Wants Putin’s Daughter Deported from The Netherlands

Pieter Broertjes, Mayor of Hilversum, said on the radio that he wanted 29-year-old Maria Putin, the daughter of the Russian President, thrown out of The Netherlands where she lives with her Dutch boyfriend.  This is because of the Dutch frustration with Russia concerning the major plane crash in Ukraine, where a large number of Dutch were killed. Broertjes later apologized on Twitter, saying that his remarks were not wise and stemmed from a feeling of helplessness. [Broertjes, in the past, was the editor-in-chief of the Dutch daily, Volkskrant.]