Amsterdam Might Use "Decoy Jews" to Fight Antisemitism

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Amsterdam Might Use "Decoy Jews" to Fight Antisemitism Amsterdam Might Use "Decoy Jews" to Fight Antisemitism
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Amsterdam Might Use "Decoy Jews" to Fight Antisemitism

by Patrick James

June 23, 2010

Apparently antisemitic violence has become an issue in Amsterdam. Here's one attempt by city officials to curb the intolerant behavior:

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.

The city already has police who "pose as pensioners and gay men in an effort to catch muggers and gay-bashers," which I'm guessing must work if officials are considering it this instance.

Photo: Adam Goldberg as The Hebrew Hammer

Via The Daily Dish

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