Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Netherlands: Muslims shout anti-Semitic slogans at protest over Turkish minister

Via Times of Israel:
Dutch Muslims shouted anti-Semitic slogans amid violent clashes with police in Rotterdam over authorities’ refusal to allow a Turkish Cabinet minister to campaign in Holland for a Turkey referendum vote.

Dozens of protesters gathered Saturday night in front of the Turkish consulate in the Dutch city to listen to Family Minister Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya. Upon receiving a false rumor that she had been arrested, the crowd began roaring “cancer Jews” and “cancer Wilders” shortly before the outbreak of violence that led to the injury of five people, including one policeman, the Algemeen Dagblan reported.

Geert Wilders is an anti-Islam politician who, according to polls, is in a tight race with Prime Minister Mark Rutte, ahead of Wednesday’s general elections in the country. Wilders has campaigned against allowing Turkish ministers to campaign in the Netherlands. Rutte instructed police to prevent the ministers from addressing crowds in the Netherlands, in a move that some criticized as illegal, but others praised as a justified bid to prevent external intervention by Turkey in Dutch affairs.

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