When President Trump announced on Wednesday that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s official capital, we all knew that not everybody would welcome the news. Since then, the entire Islamic world has condemned Jerusalem’s recognition and protests have erupted all over the Middle East.
Sadly, that Jew-hatred is also visible in Europe. The day after Trump’s announcement, a man took it a step further. He went to a Jewish restaurant in Amsterdam and smashed in its windows. The man was carrying a Palestinian flag and shouted “Allahu Akhbar” when he committed this clearly anti-Semitic crime. At the end of the day, it was reported that the perpetrator is a supposed “refugee.” Although Dutch public channel the NOS reports that it’s not clear where the refugee hails from exactly, it’s clear from what region. He angrily shouted “Palestine!” and “Allahu Akbar!” several times when he attacked the Jewish restaurant.
Shockingly, some Dutch politicians blame the attack on Trump. Local liberal-democrat leader (D66) Reinier van Dantzig, for instance, tweeted:
Verschrikkelijk dat dit gebeurd is! Zo zie je maar dat ondoordachte uitspraken van de leider van de vrije wereld direct gevolgen hebben. Laat duidelijk zijn dat er in Amsterdam geen plek is voor onverdraagzaamheid! https://t.co/yDY0YLgj8u
— Reinier van Dantzig (@RvDantzig) December 7, 2017
Translation: “Terrible that this has happened. You can see that unthoughtful statements by the leader of the free world can have direct consequences. Let it be clear that there’s no room for intolerance in Amsterdam!”
In other words: it’s Trump’s fault.
This is insanity. There is no excuse whatsoever for the “refugee” to attack a Jewish restaurant just because he’s angry with Israel and Trump. If a Dutchman attacked a Turkish kebab store because of something the Saudi king said about Turkey, we would never hear the end of it — and rightfully so.
Van Dantzig’s response is shameful, but sadly, it’s also typical for leftists in this day and age. They have more sympathy for perpetrators of crimes than for their victims. Well, as long as the perpetrators are immigrants, that is.
Thankfully there is also good news. Christian-conservative politician Arnoud Proos (SGP) decided to do something to actually help the victimized restaurant. He announced yesterday afternoon that he had reserved 15 seats for the evening; everybody who wanted to come could use his reservation to go out and eat at the Giatt Kosjer restaurant.
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