Folks, this is as serious as it gets. What has to happen before governments take these issues with great seriousness? It’s gone way past more policies of social inclusiveness, in Dutch society, as well as in other corners of Europe, are huge groups of Muslim minorities who are very hostile towards Jews, and the host society.
Most alarmingly, the Dutch national media have remained silent on the findings of a study by the University of Bielefeld that 38% of the Dutch believe that Israel conducts a war of extermination against the Palestinians.
This is a satanic view of Israel like in the Middle Ages towards Jews, as well as under the Nazi tyranny. It does not help the Dutch that this information has been floating around on the internet, and they haven’t done anything concrete, and now the Simon Wiesenthal Center has had to raise it with the Deputy Prime minister of the Netherlands.
Rabbi Warns Dutch about Fatwa against Churches and Synagogues
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) in Los Angeles, visited the Netherlands last week to speak with leading politicians, top terror experts and Jewish community leaders about internet hate and incitement to terror. Rabbi Cooper, during whose visit the terror attacks at the Boston marathon took place, said that in the past, the SWC had already exposed Al Qaeda’s promotion of sealing explosives in pressure cookers, as was the case in Boston.
He also warned his counterparts that the SWC had discovered that the site of an extremist Dutch Muslim organization, Sharia4Holland links to a Fatwa of the Salafist Sheikh Abu Al-Mundhir Al-Shanqiti. In it, this prominent Muslim religious leader permits terror attacks against churches and synagogues if they are against Islam.
Though the sheikh does not explicitly call for this, fanatics can read between the lines and understand what is expected of them. In an interview with the largest Dutch daily de Telegraaf, Rabbi Cooper stated that this Fatwa means that such attacks can also take place in the Netherlands.
The Dutch government does not provide any financial assistance to assure security for Dutch Jewish institutions, despite the threats and the community’s repeated requests for this assistance. The safeguarding of its members has thus become a heavy burden for the small organized community.