Wednesday, February 22, 2012

"Palestinian" cleric who called for Muslims to murder Jews to speak in Amsterdam

As long as you present yourself as a Muslim who wants "dialogue" there will be people who want to hear you speak.  Haitham al-Haddad has a history of making statements that are anti-Jew and pro-Islam, see here some of his outrageous, but perfectly in line with Islamic doctrine statements.

He is speaking in the Netherlands, at the invitation of the student association at  De Balie, a private school and quite exclusive.  They teach culture and politics, and now they can say they also teach hatred of Jews and Islamic hegemony.  

From the Jerusalem Post Feb 22 by Cnaan Lipshiz

UK-based Palestinian extremist speaks at Amsterdam venue
AMSTERDAM – A Palestinian cleric who called on Muslims to kill Jewish “enemies of Allah” spoke last week about Islam in Europe at one of Amsterdam’s foremost forums for political debate.

Haitham al-Haddad appeared there on Thursday night at the invitation of a student association of a major Dutch university.

“Islam became part of the landscape of Europe. Non-Muslims cannot dictate what Islam is,” Haddad – a Saudi-born Palestinian based in London – told the crowd at De Balie, a privately owned cultural and political institution in central Amsterdam.

“We’re very happy that you’ve agreed to talk to us in a setting like this with all the press present,” the director of De Balie, Youri Albrecht, told Haddad.

“You’ve had a long day, so a warm welcome, I would say, to Mr. Haddad.”

De Balie, situated at what used to be Amsterdam’s district court, often hosts public readings and debates with dignitaries and official guests of the Dutch Foreign Ministry. In November the ministry hosted Dr. Shirin Ebadi, the Iranian human rights activist and 2003 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, at De Balie.

“The best role for women to play is to be good mothers, supporting the family and supporting society through this. We are suffering from women who are abandoning their children or women who are following media,” Haddad also said at De Balie.

His address was part of a debate with Tofik Dibi, a member of parliament for the Green Left party, and Kustaw Bessems, a Dutch journalist for the freely distributed newspaper De Pers. Bessems arranged the event together with the Islamic student association of the Free University.

Haddad was scheduled to speak on campus, but the university canceled the talk after protest by the Center for Information and Documentation on Israel, the Netherlands’ watchdog on anti-Semitism.

CIDI obtained a copy of an Arabiclanguage op-ed from 2002 carrying Haddad’s name that praises suicide bombers, describes “peace with the Jews” as “betrayal” and calls Jews and Christians “the enemies of Allah.”

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