Sunday, March 1, 2009

Muslim Mayor Ignores anti-Semitic Shouts Against Him

Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb (Labor), a practicing Muslim of Moroccan descent, does not want to prosecute soccer fans who called him a “dirty Jew” and shouted that he should be sent to the gas chambers. The Center for Information and Documentation on Israel (CIDI) has written to the Rotterdam public prosecutor Henk Korvinus saying that refraining from prosecuting only encourages others to shout anti-Semitic slogans. CIDI director Ronny Naftaniel says that “Jews were referred to in the most derogatory way possible, and in a way deeply seated in hate.” Calls to send Jews to the gas chambers have increased recently during anti-Israel demonstrations.

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