Wiesenthal Center Calls for Dutch PM to Intervene After Anti-Semitic ISIS Rally; Protesters Threaten to Kill ‘Dirty Jews from the Sewers’ (VIDEO)

July 27, 2014 8:00 pm 7 comments
Masked demonstrators rally in the Hague to support ISIS, but call for the death of Jews. Photo: SWC.

Masked demonstrators rally in the Hague to support ISIS, but call for the death of Jews. Photo: SWC.

Jewish human rights group The Simon Wiesenthal Center on Friday called on Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to rescind approval for a rally in support of ISIS in the Hague, after protesters, yelling in Arabic and Dutch, proclaimed that “dirty Jews from the sewers” should be killed.

In a fiery letter to Rutte, Dr. Shimon Samuels, SWC Director for International Relations, said similar calls of violence were reported at a rally on July 4, and show that rather than even expressing support for Hamas militants in Gaza, the true intention of the rallies have been to call for the death of Jews.

“Yesterday, the call in Arabic and Dutch was for ‘dirty Jews from the sewers to be killed,’” Samuels said. “This rally had little to do with Gaza solidarity. It was unambiguously targeted against Jews, but also according to the Dutch press sought to lynch journalists, who were pulled to safety by the police, otherwise serving as silent spectators.”

He said that what was “most disturbing” was that, while press reports and photos from the rally show the mass of masked demonstrators calling for violence, the official Public Prosecutor’s press release stated “there were only 40 to 50 people present,” that “the police were present with an Arabic speaking police officer” and “the slogans overheard by this officer were not considered as crossing boundaries. Hence no arrest was made.”

Samuels told the Dutch prime minister, “The YouTube clip clearly shows many more than 50 participants and the slogans at the end of the clip were repeated and quite evident, ‘Maut al-Yahud’ (Death to the Jews), ‘Khaybar, Khaybar’ (The genocide of the Jews of Khaybar) and ‘Those who do not jump are Jews’ (All the Muslims present jumped).”

“Our Center expects you to launch an immediate inquiry into the cover-up by this police officer who betrayed his duty to faithfully translate all slogans – most of which were menacing Jews,” Samuels said, urging the Netherlands “to follow the example of the United Kingdom in banning ISIS and to forbid any further demonstrations in Holland that call for the murder of Jews or any other ‘riff-raff’.”

Samuels’s letter noted that Adberazak Khoulani, Islamic Dutch Unity Party leader, is publicly endorsing ISIS in Iraq, proclaiming ‘Long live ISIS… and Insha’Allah on to Baghdad to fight the riff-raff there… sometimes violence is necessary?’”

Samuels said Khoulani’s “language, in fact by implication, applauds ISIS destruction of the ancient Christian communities in Iraq and Syria, mass-murdered together with thousands of Shi’a Muslims in the territory over-run by ISIS, which they claim as their new Caliphate.”

He said that if Khoulani and his Dutch supporters of Jihadism have there way, “Baghdad will have come to the Hague.”

Samuels said that when the Christen Unite Group also called to ban ISIS demonstrations, Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans argued for the “Dutch right to demonstrate,” rejecting exceptions when public order is endangered, while Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten “has amazingly sent a letter to Parliament claiming that ‘openly sympathizing with terrorist groups is not punishable by law.’”

Samuels said, “ISIS is a terrorist organisation that split from Al-Qaeda, which it considered too moderate, yet Hague Mayor Jozias Van Aartsen – who is also in charge of the city’s police – for the second time authorized the rally, reportedly stating, ‘no boundaries have been crossed during the demonstration.’”

Samuels said the government’s policy is “suicidal” and “could perhaps be best understood in the context of Van Aartsen’s political preferences, as seen in his past ties with such figures as [dead PLO leader Yasir] Arafat and [condemned Yugoslavian leader Slobodan] Milošević.”

“At least in World War II, the Netherlands put up a fight against the Nazis,” Samuels said, concluding his letter to the Dutch prime minister.

Watch the hate-fill rally in the Hague:

7 Comments

  • It’s ok, let Europe burn. Clearly the Netherlands did not get the message yet. If they wanted help there are plenty of Dutch citizens all over the world who take huge offense to this all they need to do is ask. I wonder how the EU will feel when Gaza is rebuilt and they find themselves living in a new Gaza the size of Europe.

  • So Jewish nationalism (driving out or suppressing the Palestinians) is fine, but when the Europeans do it to Jews, it’s suddenly a crime of epic proportions?

    No. Just no.

    Israel has to grow up and stop the whining. They got themselves into this mess, and they’ll have to work very hard and humbly to get themselves out. The western world is tired of coddling them.

    • What do the Jews in Europe have to d with Israel? They are not Israeli.

      Furthermore these people are not European Nationalists.

      Your statement is illogical and founded in hate and prejudice.

    • Except that this isn’t actually people of European background, but those from the middle east and muslim, who are anti Jew or anything else in general.

    • The Almighty

      This is to you Dear Aristotles. When ISIS comes and wipes out your family and you, then you might figure out what is going on. ISIS kills and targets all religions except for those that are like them, even peace loving Muslims. You should see some of the videos of what is going on in Iraq or Syria. Maybe we will even see your decapitated head on a stake. Israel has no part of what is going on there and hundreds of thousands are being slaughtered. Soon that will come to you back yard or “Western world” as you want to call it. Learn who you are defending before it bites you in the ass!

    • Laoise Rosswick

      You really have no idea what israel is up against. Israel is a legitimate country with an elected government! Those who we call Palestinians have rejected a two state solution since 1947 and Arab countries have attacked israel or amassed arms against her many times since. Israel has endured suicide bombings, kidnappings, murder of its Olympic athletes etc etc. the very organisation who enabled her existence – the UN – has done as much as they possibly can to undermine israel, with a disproportionate number of resolutions against her and almost no condemnation of aggression towards israel, coming under pressure from its Arab anti israel members. And yet israel has remained strong and has managed to resist those sworn to destroy her. But this comes at a cost. Israel has reacted heavy handed at times (I believe this strategy has both positive and negative consequences) and has lost support from many countries round the world. But as their ambassador said to the UN recently, israel is at the front of an emerging war, and what israel is fighting today, the rest of us will be fighting tomorrow!

    • The Jews legitimately restarted Israel, a country in which Jews lived continuously for over 3000 years. A country of Palestine never existed in all of history nor was the existence of a “Palestinian people” (apart from the indigenous Jews leaving in that region) ever admitted to by Arabs until it became convenient for Arabs to claim the existence of Arabic “Palestinians” in order to prevent the creation of or later to attempt the destruction of Israel.
      After European Jews started returning to Israel in the 1800′s, the region became more prosperous, drawing other immigrants, mainly Arabs. Great Britain ruled the land immediately prior to the reactivation of Israel. Most of the land was state owned and Britain owned it. In the Balfour Declaration, Britain gave the state land to the Jews in order to create Israel. Later, 2/3 of the land was taken away from the Jews to provide a home for the newly invented “Palestinian people.” That became Jordan, which never really became a home to Palestinians because at the time it was created hardly any Arabs had yet decided to call themselves Palestinians. So there were no “Palestinians” to occupy it.Thus the Hashemite dynasty, which rules it today, took over. Much of the remaining land, the private land, of what is now Israel, was purchased by the Jews.
      Many Arabs lived in Israel at the time it was being re-created. Few of them called themselves Palestinians. Many felt allegiance to specific Arab states from which they had emigrated recently. But all of them would have been welcome to stay in Israel once it restarted. But when the surrounding Arabs attacked Israel, the Arab governments ordered their fellow Arabs out so that they could go in and kill off or drive out the Jews. The idea was to first get rid of the Jews and then the Arabs could come back and have the country for themselves. The new Israeli government literally begged the Arabs to stay. Many of them did and those that did became citizens of the new state. They and/or their descendants have full rights as Israeli citizens today. Those who left seem to have made the wrong choice. It is not surprising that the Jews did not want to let them back in though some of them were let back in after the Jews successfully defended the new country.
      Then of course, an even larger number of Jews were expelled from surrounding Arab states. These were people whose families had continuously lived in those Middle Eastern countries for centuries. They were absorbed by Israel even though Israel had few resources at the time. It is a crime that the much richer Arab countries did not simply absorb the Arab “refugees” (they were not real refugees because they left voluntarily to help destroy Israel). But the Arabs realized that keeping them as refugees would be a good weapon against Israel.
      In virtually all other modern wars, refugees were resettled rather speedily. Also, those who provoked wars and lost were generally required to pay reparations and clean up the mess they created. But the world (the UN in particular) let the Arabs off the hook total. The Jews were attacked. They won. And yet they were saddled with the burden of being responsible for the “refugees” who tried to kill them. That is the fundamental root of the problem.
      Further unprovoked attack on Israel, such as the 1967 war, created more refugees and resulted in loss of Arab land. Israel has consistently tried to find a fair solution to the probably. They have given back most of the land they won in war (include the Gaza Strip), supposedly in exchange for peace. The idea that Israel is suppressing the “Palestinian people” is nonsense. Israel is defending itself against murderers and would-be murders who are claiming to be a “people” that never existed.

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