Tuesday, June 29, 2010

No Longer Safe

Jews are being attacked in major Dutch cities. Sounds like the bad old days are returning.
Jews are no longer safe in major Dutch cities such as Amsterdam. Since 1999, Jewish organizations in the Netherlands have been complaining that Jews who walk the Dutch streets wearing skullcaps risk verbal and physical attacks by young Muslims. Being insulted, spat at or attacked are some of the risks associated with being recognizable as a Jew in contemporary Western Europe.

Last week, a television broadcast showed how three Jews with skullcaps, two adolescents and an adult, were harassed within thirty minutes of being out in the streets of Amsterdam. Young Muslims spat at them, mocked them, shouted insults and made Nazi salutes. “Dirty Jew, go back to your own country,” a group of Moroccan youths shouted at a young indigenous Dutch Jew. “It is rather ironic,” the young man commented, adding that if one goes out in a burka one encounters less hostility than if one wears a skullcap.


MadMonarchist said...

"Go back to your own country" -I wonder if it was one of the Muslims that shouted that? And I do wish someone would explain to me exactly what country that is the Jews are supposed to 'go back' to. Israel? Last I checked these same types wanted them out of there too...

The Dutchess said...

Sad things are happening in Holland...like everywere in the world!!!!

Julygirl said...

Jews have been in Holland being contributing citizens to the Dutch society since Columbus discovered America.

Brantigny said...

In a time when the Dutch are getting closer and closer to an Islamic state, due to the immigration legal and illegal of muslims and the near socialist state of Holland, these types of attacks will continue to grow. The Muslim (faith of peace, remember)population can only be emboldened by the lack of moral courage of the Dutch government, and the lack of morals of the Dutch people.

In a nation in which drug use and prostitues flourish, the Dutch are more concerned with how they feel than what is right. They have figuratively taken their finger out of the dike. In this they can blame themselves.

Holland is at an end.

lara77 said...

This is so sad to read! My family doctor and his wife were lucky to leave Nazi Germany with their lives(being Jewish) in 1938. He was one of the dearest, most gentle and compassionate men I have ever known(my second father.) This wave after wave of unchecked immigration is changing Europe and I feel not for the better. The young Muslims who attack and taunt the Jewish People are a disgrace and should be punished ; threaten them with expulsion. The nations of Europe need to wake up and do it now!

P. M. Doolan said...

Any racist act needs to be condemned. It is worth bearing in mind, however, that Amsterdam, with its huge Muslim population, has had a very popular Jewish mayor, Job Cohen for the past nine years. He resigned as mayor this year in order to become the leader of the Labour Party in the general elections of two weeks ago. Parties are still negotiating to form a coalition, something that can take months in Holland, but polls show that Cohen is the most popular leader in the country. He could become the first Jewish Prime Minister in Dutch history. Regarding Islam, he has been a voice of reason. In his own words: "Islam is here to stay, in this country (...) We have to deal with Islam as a fact, not whether we like it. So the real question is how to get on with each other."

anothertwocents said...

This report by Paul Bellien is so badly misleading, either deliberately or otherwise, that it deserves some comments.

The youths Paul Belien describes hail from Morocco, a country whose human rights record is "mixed" as they say. Under its last king, questioning the government, or advancing such revolutionary ideas such as that the courts should treat all people the same, or that the chasm between the rich and the poor should be narrowed, could get you killed. Political dissidents were generally imprisoned, tortured, and even killed. It so happens that the king's closest ally was the State of Israel, whose intelligence service was known to coach Arab monarchs' goons on how to properly torture their subjects. In Muslim countries whose thugs / governments cooperated with Israel, dissidents could have their sisters raped, their fingernails and teeth removed, broken glass inserted into orifices and more.

Israel, rightly or wrongly, describes itself as the State for Jews, whether or not individual Jews approve of such tortures (most almost certainly don't, but haven't spoken against it.)

The patriots who founded America tarred and feathered British officials for much less; I would probably also have problems controlling myself if my family members been tortured in the presence of those the torturers claim they represent.

To spit at, or assault, other people is disgusting, and a crime, and should be treated as such. And yet Belien is either completely incompetent or deeply dishonest when he describes these incidents without explaining their background. Which is it, and why?

In the Old Testament, Potiphar concocted falsehoods to get her husband and Joseph to fight; Americans, whose children are shedding their blood and spending theit treasure to try and settle the hatreds in the Middle East, deserve to know how they came to be.

Shame on Belien.

Alexandra said...

Because it's tolerated, it continues.