Friday 17 September 2021

Amsterdam mayor considers using ‘decoy Jews’ to combat anti-semitism

Acting Amsterdam mayor Lodewijk Asscher is considering using police offcers posing as Jews in an attempt to stamp out anti-semitic violence, the Parool reports on Monday.


A spokesman said the suggestion, made last week by Labour MP Ahmed Marcouch, fits in with Asscher’s decision to take unorthodox measures to try to reduce verbal and physical attacks on Jews in the capital.
Secret tv recordings by the Jewish broadcasting company Joodse Omroep broadcast on Sunday showed young men shouting and making Nazi salutes at a rabbi when he visited different areas of the city.
The city’s police already use people posing as pensioners and gay men in an effort to catch muggers and gay-bashers.

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