Monday, September 22, 2014

Belgium: Jewish children insulted during football games

via Philosémitisme Blog (via Brussels Nieuws):

Interviewed by tvbrussel Roger De Lathouwer indicated that in his youth there were a few antisemitic incidents mostly due to the Far right, but in recent years there has been a marked increase in antisemitic acts.  His children play football for a Jewish club (Maccabi) and several times at the end of the matches both spectators and players hurled antisemitic insults.  Some of the incidents were so serious that he was asked to lodge a complaint with the police.

Charlotte Gutman is also aware of many cases of antisemitism.  She told that a few years ago she was at the cinema in Brussels with friend watching "Inglourious Basterds".  During the viewing a man with a strong arabic accent shouted that he was fed up with hearing all the time about the Jews, their victimization and their stories.

Roger De Lathouwer is not planning to leave Belgium but he understands why the younger generation is considering leaving Belgium as they are less willing to put up with growing antisemitism.

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