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Student Who Taped Dutch Muslim Youths Praising Hitler Forced Into Hiding

March 12, 2013 10:02 am 12 comments

Mehmet Sahin interviews a Turkish-Dutch youth on nederland 2 TV. Photo: youtube/Nederland 2

The Dutch doctoral student who was seen in a controversial video trying to reeducate Dutch-Turkish youths has been forced into hiding after receiving death threats.

The Dutch daily NRC writes that Mehmet Sahin has gone into hiding with his family on the advice of the mayor of Arnhem, Pauline Krikke.

Last week a video surfaced of Sahin interviewing several Muslim youths in Holland. During the interview the youths spewed vitriol at Jews and praised Hitler, with one of the boys saying,  “As far as I’m concerned Hitler should have killed all Jews.” The youths also displayed an alarming lack of knowledge about their subject, with one boy saying that “millions of Palestinians are being killed.”

Dutch Labor Party parliamentarian Ahmed Marcouch said that he will ask parliamentary questions about the threats. He remarked: “It is horrible that someone has to be afraid because he has done something that we all should do – teach children not to hate.”

The video appeared on Nederland 2 TV, and went mostly unnoticed until several media outlets (including this one) brought it to the attention of leading Jewish organizations, including the Simon Wiesenthal Center, which sent a letter to Prime Minister Mark Rutte about the issue.

International anti-Semitism expert Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld told Arutz Sheva that the ignorance and hate should come as no surprise and that Dutch authorities have done little to counter it.

“In the future, the major international Jewish organizations will have to intervene more as environments get more hostile. That is true as well for other small European Jewish communities. This has already happened, for instance, in Sweden, Norway and Hungary. Denmark is probably the next candidate, due to Arab aggression against Jews there,” he said.

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  • I have studied history in detail to understand humanity and what refines it. What I have learned is how often destructive components such as cultures, religion, politics, economics, and etc. destroy it. People has grown accustom to hide behind these components to do more harm than good in today’s modern society. This is a very important question: Where does the hatred of Jews come from? How would someone answer such question honestly and truthfully? Leave all yellow journalism behind and really analyze and answer the question. One way to do this is to really live in the Jewish society, and I have done this for 7-years. I am a Mathematician and what I have learned is that it reveals the truth. That is exactly what you will learn while living in any community, especially the Jewish community. Granted that all cultures have good and bad, but yet traditions that have been celebrated from one generation and passed on to the next continue to maintain the good with the bad. How does one look at himself or herself to make a decision to leave the bad behind. In other words, how do you refine society so that humanity has a better value than yesterday? What I have learned living in the Jewish community for 7-years is the idea of “inferiority and superiority”. Of everything else, this is the one constant and I have tried to ignore it. But with the constant never ending practice, it is very hard to do so and “yes”, I felt hate. I have felt it almost consumed me from within. I have never seen another culture practice the idea of “inferiority and superiority” as much as the Jewish community. The notion that every other culture in the world is inferior to the Jewish culture really grabs me from within. Not all Jewish members in the community feel this way; especially, the ones that see the bad within their own culture. Some say that the Jewish community keeps it doors close to outsiders and for good reasons: to keep what’s hidden from coming out. What I have learned from hate is that you don’t reflect it back to its preacher and hate will destroy itself. Remember these words: “Humanity has not skin color”.

  • Let’s face it! This is the result of dutch politics. Dutch politicians want to boycott Israel and demonize with double standards the jewish state. The dutch media portrayed Israel as something ultimate bad or evil.

    It is your responsibility, dutch peopel.

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  • It is time that people learn that when any one group is threatened then no one is safe.

    Good people must fight hatred with as much zeal as those who perpetrate it. If not now, then when?!

    • A “relgion” which preaches violence towards non-believers, violence towards people who want to leave it, the use of force to expand it, kills people over free speech, holds women subservient, endorses slavery, and perpetrates barbaric Medieval punishments – ALL endorsed by their “Holy Scriptures” is not a “religion” at all. Its a cult – a death cult.

  • Markus Wearne

    To PD Chester: Thanks from this Jew for your heartfelt note.
    This Muslim hatred is sadly too deeply ingrained, not just in the Arabic culture but way back in the core of religo/political Islam, which only began around 622 AD and aimed to have all people submit to it. The anti-Semitism is inherent in the Koranic docrines and Sunnah. When the Jews (who had their own religion and societal values for thousands of years earlier) refused to submit to this violent and hate-filled new ideology, many were massacred. Similarly for Christians who got in the way of the expansionist supremacist Islam on the rampage from about the 8th-9 centuries.
    To dissuade any Muslims from leaving the group and going back to the older established religions of Judaism and Christianity, the most barbaric apostasy laws were introduced which threatened to kill anyone who attempted to convert or leave Islam. Also, assassins were sent out to kill anyone who criticized Mohammad. So much for free speech and freedom of religion
    .
    Although we now live in the 21 st century, nothing has changed in their mentality, with apostasy still punishable by death, and intimidation and violence against anyone who criticizes Islam, and hatred and threats of death against those who don’t follow Islam.
    We see all this in action every day throughout the world.
    And to continue this dreadful legacy, the Muslims propagate these hatreds and threats and teach their children hatred and cruelty, even when living in the west.
    Why oh why did we let them into the west, to threaten and intimidate us all? Big mistake!

    • Manabouttown

      Jew hatred is no more inherent in Islam than it is in Christianity. Neither religion’s Jew hatred is more inherent than the belief that one can own slaves is inherent in all three religions. Times change, for heaven’s sake, and for the good too!

  • Pamela Deane Chester

    Please intervene! This is life and death……for the Jew.
    Where does the hatred of Jews come from? Is this evil in the hearts by choice ? Does one wake up each morning with such hate? I do not like the behavior of many people but this hatred for such beautiful people that have given us doctors, engineers, new medical proceedures, artist, scientists, and yes, my Messiah. How does a Jewish person really feel when they read or encounter such hate? I cannot answer that…..and I don’t ever want to experience such hatred! I am new to Algemeiner and I am glad to be introduced to it but it saddens me……to know that just being a Jew conjures up such evil from hateful people.

  • As I always say, someone who parks in a parking place for the handicapped, should himself one day become handicapped.
    A muslim, who praises Hitler, should meet the wrath of German neo-nazis as some of his fellow muslims have in the past.

  • richard sherman

    Why is anyone suprised? The Dutch gave their lists of Jews to the Nazis so that the Jews would be exterminated. Nothing has changed.

    • Richard Sherman: WATCH THE VIDEO! These teens are NOT native Dutch kids, they are Muslim immigrants in Holland. The interviewer, evidently a Dutch native, was just as horrified as you or me….

      Ironically enough, all over Europe, it’s fear of becoming Nazi-like xenophobic nationalists….that has allowed the modern world’s true Jew-hating fascists, Islamists, to immigrate to their countries.

      • Ironically a lot of us are hoping a new Hitler will come along and rid us of Muslims. He destroyed European Jews because the protocols forgery claimed they planned to take over the world. Meanwhe Muslims claim the world for Islam everyday. No conspiracy theory needed, it’s straight out of the horse’s mouth.

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