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Dutch Muslims called Jews “cancer” in a chant at a protest in Rotterdam.

They congregated at the Turkish embassy to protest against the decision to refuse to admit a Turkish Minister to the country. Having heard a rumour that  Family Minister Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya had been arrested, they began to chant “cancer Jews” and “cancer Wilders”. The rumours themselves were false.

Geert Wilders is a hard right figure in Dutch politics with a hardline anti-Islam stance. Blaming Jews for a political figure being arrested is itself antisemitic, but describing Jews as a “cancer” is explicitly so, and is reminiscent of Nazi propaganda which often compared Jews to a disease.


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Daniel Leons-Marder is the editor of Everyday Antisemitism. He first became involved with the Campaign Against Antisemitism when he became aware of Holocaust denial books being sold by Amazon. He graduated in Summer 2016 with First Class Honours and as Dux Litterarum in Comparative Literature and Philosophy from Royal Holloway. He is currently in the process of qualifying as a lawyer with a City law firm. He also works as a session and performing musician, and is interested in rock and metal, politics, philosophy, and Star Trek.