Dutch defender of Israel publishes harassing voice mail by Dutch-Muslim politician
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Dutch defender of Israel publishes harassing voice mail by Dutch-Muslim politician

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — A local Muslim politician from The Hague is accused of making misogynistic threats against a woman who criticized his anti-Israel statements.

In a series of voice messages, Abdoe Khoulani, who represents the Islamist Party of Unity on the city council of the The Hague, repeatedly insulted Anneke Brons, who has defended Israel on social media and had criticized a comment by Khoulani last week on Facebook calling Israeli high school students who visited The Hague “Zionist terrorists in training” and “future child murderers and occupiers.”

“Anneke, go learn how to write Dutch, you blonde bitch,” Khoulani said in one of the messages. “With your anti-Semitic and scandalous foreigner. You showed you’re a retarded dumb broad. You know what’s disgusting? That face of yours. That’s disgusting. That ugly, ugly, white face of yours.”

Khoulani continued: “And you know what you should do, Anneke? You should leave the Netherlands immediately and go live in an Israeli colony. Happily steal Palestinian land and see Palestinian children being shot dead. That’s what you should do. You belong there. With the Zionist scum.”

The youth movement of the Reformed Political Party, which hosted visiting Israeli “Young Ambassadors” program, said it would file a complaint with police against Khoulani for hate speech. Facebook has removed his post.

In a separate incident, the Belgian anti-Israel activist Dyab Abou Jahjah accused a Jewish journalist from Antwerp who criticized him of being “paid by Israel.” Abou Jahjah, a Lebanon-born supporter of Hezbollah who was fired as a columnist for the daily De Standard this year for praising the slaying of Israelis by a terrorist in Jerusalem, told Gazet van Antwerpen that the Jewish journalist, Michael Freilich, was an Israeli agent.

“This is propaganda disseminated by some who is paid by Israel,” Abou Jahjah said of criticism leveled at him by Freilich, editor-in-chief of the Joods Actueel Jewish monthly.

Freilich said he is neither paid by Israel nor a citizen of the country.