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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Anti-semitism in Holland reaches record high...

Gays and Jews are targets in Holland..
The mushrooming number of anti-Semitic incidents in in the Netherlands in 2009 – a 48 percent increase over 2008 – may be “just the tip of the iceberg,” Ronny Naftaniel, the head of The Hague-based Center for Information and Documentation on Israel, said on Thursday.

Many anti-Semitic incidents are not reported, Naftaniel said in a statement.

According to Dutch police statistics, the 48% increase represented 209 reported anti-Semitic incidents in 2009.

That accounted for 9.4% of discrimination- based incidents in the Netherlands, although Jews constitute only 0.3% of the country’s 16.6 million people.

In 2008, the police registered 141 anti-Semitic incidents. Anti-gay attacks rose 13% in 2009 when compared to the previous year, and amounted to 35% of all discrimination-based incidents.

There were 428 anti-homosexual incidents in 2009; in 2008, 308 incidents were registered.

The Center for Information and Documentation on Israel said in its statement that “In January 2009 alone, CIDI – an independent watchdog organization – documented 98 attacks against Jews. This figure included nine physical assaults. The remaining incidents were threats and hate speech.

“During the whole of 2009, CIDI documented 167 anti-Semitic incidents – constituting an increase of 55% compared to CIDI’s 2008 report. Out of these, 35 were serious incidents, involving violent attacks or threats of violence, damaging synagogues and monuments and anti-Semitic graffiti of Jewish- owned buildings.”
But, Elder of Ziyon went to the police report and found that
At the same time that the number of anti-semitic incidents ballooned by 48%, the number of anti-Muslim incidents in 2009 went down by 17%, from 116 to 96.

This means that the average Jew in Holland is more than 450 times likely to be the victim of a hate crime than the average Muslim there.


Anonymous sn0r said...

Your article misrepresents the data: most of the incident rise can be attributed to the Rotterdam-Rijnmond region where they changed their registration of these incidents to comply with national standards. See page 10 of the report.

8:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously you didn't bother to look at the actual report. On page 5, "anders of niet gespecificeerd" ("other or unspecified") went down from 80 to 9 because "De gegevens voor 2008 zijn aangepast voorde wijziging van de categorie "antisemitisme"" ("Data for 2008 are adjusted advantageous change in the category of "antisemitism").

Move those 71 instances back from "antisemitisme" to "anders of niet gespecificeerd" and it's virtually unchanged. It's just a matter of how the incidents are reported, not a difference in what is going on.

Of course, this is linked from "elder of ziyon," so, he's ready to accept this sort of misrepresentation.

6:19 AM  

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