“Conservative” Muslims, you see. Just like conservative Christians. What’s the difference anyhow?
NIS News via TROP: AMSTERDAM, 22/06/10 – Conservative Muslims have press-ganged aggressive young Moroccans into seizing power via intimidation in Amsterdam’s Nieuw West district, according to De Volkskrant newspaper. Continued below the fold>>
In the land of Anne Frank:
Anti-Semitism has gotten so ugly in The Netherlands that Jews walking along Amsterdam’s street are being harassed by young Muslims who yell insults or give Nazi salutes. Andrew Bolt has an update and videos on the “Decoy Jews”
Rock bands now find moral imprimatur in canceling their summer tour stops in Israel …. A demonstrator at an anti-Israel rally in New York carries a sign depicting the skull and crossbones drawn over the word ‘Israel.’ White House correspondent Helen Thomas, in one of the ugliest incarnations of this voice, calls on Jews to move back to Poland. And of course the United Nations and other international organizations smugly pass one condemnatory resolution after another against Israel while the Obama administration either joins in or demurs with a wink. This is something new in the world, this almost complete segregation of Israel in the community of nations….There is a chilling familiarity in all this. One of the world’s oldest stories is playing out before our eyes: The Jews are being scapegoated again.”
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‘Jews are deserting Antwerp’, headlinesÂ De Standaard. The Belgian newspaper predicts that in fifty years there will be no more Jews living in the city. Due to an increase of Anti-Semitism, many young Jews are leaving the city to study in London, New York or Israel, where “working with a skullcap (kippah) isn’t a problem”, and they never return. Furthermore, it has become more difficult for them to start a career in Antwerp since the Jewish community has lost its dominant position in the diamond trade and hasn’t found a new economic alternative yet.Â De Standaard comments: ‘Only the poor Hasidic Jews stay and they refuse to adapt.’
In the district elections on 7 December 2009, Ahmed Marcouch was put forward by the national Labour (PvdA) leadership as candidate PvdA leader of Nieuw West. Although he is Moroccan, many other Moroccans considered him too liberal. They put forward their own Moroccan candidate, Achmed Ba’adoud, who indeed defeated him.
The Osdorp, Slotervaart and Geuzenveld/Slotermeer districts in Amsterdam were merged to form the Nieuw-West borough in May. The three branches of the PvdA merged in June 2009 ahead of the three districts’ merger. Ba’adoud began his campaign of intimidation at that time, according to De Volkskrant.
Ba’adoud supporters looked over the shoulders of Marcouch voters, according to a number of bystanders. “I saw youths that are not politically active, or to put it more strongly, who loathe politics. They were plucked off the street to intimidate (voters). They were hostile and said that they hate Marcouch. Three people put me under pressure to vote for Ba’ adoud,” one source said.
The newspaper says Ba’adoud was supported by “the multicultural events industry”, subsidised job-finders and ethnic welfare workers. Youngsters were told that Marcouch was a homosexual, that he collaborates with white unbelievers and is pro-Israel, according to a member of the Moroccan community.
A PvdA committee headed by former Amsterdam PvdA leader Walter Etty is investigating the irregularities, De Volkskrant added. He is to report his findings this month.