Friday, June 25, 2010
The Dutch government has come up with an interesting technique to deal with rising anti-Semitism and resulting overt acts among the Muslim population in the country:
A hidden-camera video showing Jews being harassed on the street in a Moroccan neighborhood of Amsterdam has led Dutch authorities to consider combating hate crimes with "decoy Jews" — undercover police officers wearing yarmulkes.It is good that steps are being taken to deal with this problem, although it is distressing that the problem exists at all, less than 7 decades since the era of Anne Frank in the Netherlands.
Enthusiasm for the unusual idea is a sign of the ongoing tension between the Muslim minority and the rest of the Dutch population over issues of immigration and crime.
There are entrapment issues that the linked article references, so it is not clear whether prosecutions could be successful, but the intention seems to be to make certain neighborhoods not Judenrein.
I think it could be challenging for many Dutch policeman to get in character for this assignment. I suggest they study the work of Eddie Murphy in "Coming to America," who, with great talent and good makeup, transforms from a American actor who is black into a European emigre Jew.
"What do you know from funny?"
Deliberate provocation is probably entrapment. Fortunately, Muslims are quite happy to beat or kill infidels without any provocation. For example, four more Christians were murdered by jihadists in the Philippines yesterday. Also, don't forget the murder of Theo Van Gogh and the many attempts to kill Ayan Hirsi Ali. Unless the Dutch government is so dhimmified that its judiciary rules that wearing a yarmulke is itself entrapment, plenty of decoys are going to get hurt.