Sunday, March 10, 2013

Interviewer who Exposed Dutch-Turkish Admirers of Hitler goes into Hiding due to Death Threats

Mehmet Sahin, a doctoral student at Amsterdam University has had to go into hiding with his family due to death threats, upon the recommendation of the Mayor of Arnhem, Pauline Krikke. He is a volunteer who tries to re-educate street youths in Arnhem. A few weeks ago, Sahin interviewed some Dutch-Turkish youngsters on a TV station in which they said that they admired Hitler and the Holocaust. Apparently, people in the neighborhood where Sahin lives are collecting signatures to make him leave the area. The municipality has announced that the prosecution is investigating the matter. Labor Party parliamentarian Ahmed Marcouch announced that he will ask parliamentary questions about the threats saying, “It is horrible that someone has to be afraid because he has done something that we all should do – teach children not to hate.” He expressed the hope that the Turkish community would distance itself from this criminal behavior, which death threats are.

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