Meanwhile, in the Netherlands..

High school students countrywide are demonstrating against a law requiring them to be at school for 1,040 hours.

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A demonstration of high school students in Leiden yesterday developed into riots. Four people were arrested.

The students started the protests at the schools and then marched to the town hall. There the protest quickly took on a more grim character. Students chanted slogans such as "Jews, Jews" and "Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas."

The students threw eggs, fireworks and stink bombs, broke windows and damaged cars and fences along their route.

Source: Leidsch Dagblad (Dutch)

4 comments:

Snorri Godhi said...

But surely those students are not antisemitic? how could they be, they are left-wing...

Anonymous said...

The left made a pact with Hitler. Now they are making a pact with Islam. Nothing changes.

Sjoerd said...

"Students chanted slogans such as "Jews, Jews" and "Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas." "

Snorri, when did you leave the Netherlands? I did several years ago, but when I grew up in Amsterdam in the 80s, we all knew these were football slogans – "Jews" standing for Ajax, "Hamas, Hamas, Joden aan het gas" a "funny" attack by farmers. Er, I mean Feyenoord, PSV, etc supporters.

Tasteless, yes. Antisemitic? Well, I'm not so sure. A sign that the left wing has aligned itself with antisemitism? Certainly not. Context is everything.

Sjoerd said...

PS thinking of it, "Hamas, Hamas" may of course (for obvious reasons) be more recent than the similarly repulsive "pssssssssss".