Wanted: “Decoy Jews”

The Dutch city is now famous not just for its cheese, but its “decoy Jews” In an effort to combat attacks on Jewish citizens, the police are disguising officers as Jews to capture anti-Semitic hooligans.

The Jewish broadcasting company, Joodse Omroep, recently showed young Muslims shouting and making Nazi salutes at a rabbi.

It is a sad commentary on the rise of anti-Semitism.

Here is the video that triggered the very public undercover operation:

Source: Telegraph.

28 thoughts on “Wanted: “Decoy Jews””

  1. These laws written in 1648 are still good

    “It is therefore ordered by this Court, & Authority therof, That no mans life shall be taken away; no mans honour or good name shall be stayned; no mans person shal be arrested, restrained, bannished, dismembred nor any wayes punished; no man shall be deprived of his wife or children; no mans goods or estate shal be taken away from him; nor any wayes indamaged under colour of Law or countenance of Authoritie unles it be by the vertue or equity of some espresse law of the Country warranting the same established by a General Court & sufficiently published; or in case of the defect of a law in any particular case by the word of God.”

    The Bible verses I cited are still part of criminal and civil procedure too.

  2. AY,

    That fellow sure can’t keep a hold of his books, I find them in Hotel rooms where ever I go.

  3. Good job, Gyges.

    Theocrats are so . . . (fill in with your choice of invective).

    So, where does the Bible say this, Kay:

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;”

    Doh! It doesn’t! Because the Founding Fathers had seen the abuses in Europe when Church and State became one.

    Jesus said nary a word about government. Or did he? “Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s” Matthew 22:21. Does that ring a bell?

    Seems Jesus was a fan of Separation of Church and State too.

    This country was founded as a secular representative democracy, not a Christian theocratic nation, no matter your wishful thinking.

  4. Kay,

    Let’s look at the big 10 shall we?

    http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2010/06/08/are-the-ten-commandments-really-the-basis-for-our-laws/

    Hmmmm, 3 and a half out of 10, not all that good.

    Quickly scanning 100 or so of the 613 Mitzvot, I got around 3 or 4 that have (in some cases VERY) loosely analogous law.

    Not doing so hot.

    On the other hand, we have such things as the Code of Ur-Nammu, (A full 15 of the 32 examples I found had analogous laws in the Modern US) English Common Law, Ancient Roman laws etc., from which we can directly trace the lineage of a large percentage of American Laws and legal theory.

  5. Are any of them going to look like Sammy Davis JR? What exactly does a “Jew” look like. Are going to use all those measurements the NAZIs took stereotyping jews?

  6. “I would be careful of any claims about the New Anti-Semitism sweeping the world — this is a claim that gets dragged out whenever Israel’s policies come under scrutiny.”

    That’s because the anti-Semites come out of the woodwork whenever Israel’s policies come under scrutiny. They think it’s suddenly acceptable to employ bigoted speech, and sometimes violence, because world sentiment tilts away from defending Jews.

    We saw the same thing after 9/11 with people suddenly complaining about “rag-heads” and “sand n@#&#%s”. In both cases, actions by a small portion of a group “justified” disproportionate hostility against the entire group. The bigots were always there, but now they’re more public and have a better chance of recruiting newcomers to their side.

  7. Kay,

    TY, That is a lot of information to absorb in a short period of time. I do like the link to the laws codification. For those that know me, this is special….

  8. Law came from the Old Testament. In 1648, the Puritans in Massachusetts codified the following and these principles were incorporated into the privileges and immunities clause of our Constitution:
    “It is therefore ordered by this Court, & Authority therof, That no mans life shall be taken away; no mans honour or good name shall be stayned; no mans person shal be arrested, restrained, bannished, dismembred nor any wayes punished; no man shall be deprived of his wife or children; no mans goods or estate shal be taken away from him; nor any wayes indamaged under colour of Law or countenance of Authoritie unles it be by the vertue or equity of some espresse law of the Country warranting the same established by a General Court & sufficiently published; or in case of the defect of a law in any particular case by the word of God.”
    http://www.houseofrussell.com/legalhistory/alh/docs/lawslibertyes.html

    That was written by a preacher. “Among the 30,000 people…Massachusetts…1630 and the outbreak of civil war in England, 24 years later, there were very few men, I think practically no one—who could be called a practicing barrister in England or one familiar with actual practice as a lawyer…p 77….one genuine contribution to the science of law—they complied and enacted the first code in English jurisprudence….p 90….The Laws and Liberties of 1648…what was intended to be a codification of existing civil law, both written and unwritten p 93…the original foreshore law which is now the law all over new England…p93…. “See Mass Law Quarterly, May 1928 vol xiii number 5 “The results of the prejudice against lawyers in Mass in the 17th Century”. An address before the Bar Association of the City of Boston at its 3rd annual bench and bar night, 12/9/1926 by Hon Nathan Matthews.

    Common law came from the Old Testament.

    “Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man which hath any suit or cause might come unto me, and I would do him justice!” 2 Sam 15:4 (St. James Version)

    “And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him.” Deut 1:16 (St. James Version)

    It is the litigants, not their lawyers, who stand before the judges:

    “Then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges,” Deut 19:17 (St. James Version)

    The Book of Exekiel acknowledged the right to published statutes and procedures:
    “When they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between one and another, and I do make them know the statutes of God, and his laws. Ex 18:16

    The Book of Samuels acknowledged the claims of contributing liability and agency liability:
    “For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not.” 1 Samuel 3:13

    The Book of Exekiel acknowledged the right to punitive damages:
    “For all manner of trespass, whether it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, or for any manner of lost thing which another challengeth to be his, the cause of both parties shall come before the judges; and whom the judges shall condemn, he shall pay double unto his neighbor.” Ex 22:9

    The Book of Deuteronomy the right of confrontation:
    “Then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges, which shall be in those days” Deut 19:17

    The Book of Genesis acknowledged the right of discovery:
    “Thou hast searched all my stuff, what hast thou found of all thy household stuff?” Gen 31:37

    The Book of Genesis acknowledged the right of a jury trial in a civil matter:
    “set it here before my brethren and thy brethren, that they may judge betwixt us both.” Gen 31:37

    The Book of Numbers acknowledged the right of a jury trial in a criminal matter:
    “Then the congregation shall judge between the slayer and the revenger of blood according to these judgments” Num 35:24

    The Book of Leviticus acknowledged the right of due process independent of wealth.
    “Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour. Leviticus 19:15

    The Book of Deuteronomy acknowledges the right of explanation of judgment:
    “And thou shalt come unto the priests the Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those days, and enquire; and they shall shew thee the sentence of judgment” Deuteronomy 17:9


    
 The Book of Deuteronomy acknowledges the right of a post evidentiary judgment hearing:
    “And the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and, behold, if the witness be a false witness, and hath testified falsely against his brother; then shall ye do unto him, as he had thought to have done unto his brother: so shalt thou put the evil away from among you.” Deuteronomy 19:18-19.

    The Book of Samuel acknowledges the right of a hearing on a habeas corpus writ:
    “The LORD therefore be judge, and judge between me and thee, and see, and plead my cause, and deliver me out of thine hand.” 1 Samuel 24:15


    The Book of Ezra acknowledges the right of education about law:

    “And thou, Ezra, after the wisdom of thy God, that is in thine hand, set magistrates and judges, which may judge all the people that are beyond the river, all such as know the laws of thy God; and teach ye them that know them not.” Ezra 7:25


    The Psalms acknowledge the right of an honest jury:

    “Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men?” Psalm 58-1
    The Psalms acknowledged the right to an attentive judge:
    “Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord Judge me, O LORD my God, according to thy righteousness; and let them not rejoice over me.” Psalm 35:23-25
    The Book of Proverbs acknowledges the duty of faithful judgment:
    “The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.” Proverbs 29:14
    The Psalms acknowledge that a plaintiff can be proud:

    “Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.” Psalm 94-2
    The Psalms acknowledge the right to remedy:
    “Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them not say, We have swallowed him up.” Psalm 72 25

    The Psalms acknowledge the right to equal protection of the laws:
    “Before the LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.” Psalms 98-9

  9. I’m going to give you all a quote from John Adams and then one from Mark Twain spoken and written by both men as an attack on anti-Semitism:

    “I will insist the Hebrews have [contributed] more to civilize men than any other nation. If I was an atheist and believed in blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations … The Romans and their empire were but a bubble in comparison to the Jews.” (John Adams)

    “His (the Hebrew) contributions to the world’s list of great names in literature, science, art, music, finance, medicine, and abstruse learning are also away out of proportion to the weakness of his numbers. He has made a marvelous fight in this world, in all the ages; and had done it with his hands tied behind him. … The Egyptian, the Babylonian, and the Persian rose, filled the planet with sound and splendor, then faded to dream-stuff and passed away; the Greek and the Roman followed; and made a vast noise, and they are gone; other people have sprung up and held their torch high for a time, but it burned out, and they sit in twilight now, or have vanished. The Hebrew saw them all, beat them all, and is now what he always was, exhibiting no decadence, no infirmities of age, no weakening of his parts, no slowing of his energies, no dulling of his alert and aggressive mind.” (Mark Twain)

  10. DC,

    Nah your stuck with who you have. Sorry, the policy is stated “As Is” you got what you paid for. No return, No Exchange.

  11. We are getting it from both end of the spectrum lately. Progressives and conservatives alike conflate Judaism with Israel. The there is the Christian right’s Israel fetish which is actually premised on antisemitism (the whole rapture thing).

    To put this in perspective, as a gay Jew, I have experience considerably more antisemitism than homophobia in my life. By the way, as a Jew, could we give Andrew Breitbart back? Seriously.

  12. Your readers might be interested in this
    http://www.jweekly.com/article/full/13237/judge-fines-adl-10-5-million-in-colorado-defamation-suit/

    When I was in junior high communion in a Lutheran church, we studied religious history and our minister took us to tour, services, and meet representatives of other local religious institutions. They also sent groups to our church. He said that he played golf weekly with the priests and rabbis and that they talk constantly about students.

    As an adult I [went] to a progressive dinner where you went from church to church eating food the members brought.

  13. Your readers might be interested in this
    http://www.jweekly.com/article/full/13237/judge-fines-adl-10-5-million-in-colorado-defamation-suit/

    When I was in junior high communion in a Lutheran church, we studied religious history and our minister took us to tour, services, and meet representatives of other local religious institutions. They also sent groups to our church. He said that he played golf weekly with the priests and rabbis and that they talk constantly about students.

    As an adult I sent to a progressive dinner where you went from church to church eating food the members brought.

  14. TJ:

    Islam is a seriously flawed diffuse religion which incorporates war and killing as a regular part of it’s sacramental arsenal.

    All religions are flawed. Their flaw is that they are the product of human imagination and nothing more.

    FFN:

    Good point. Be skeptical.

  15. This is so unfortunate, there is no doubt that many European nations were seriously mistaken in allowing such an influx of Muslims’ who only brought with them a philosophy of hatred and ignorance to such a degree…

    There is a naivete as to what the reality truly is and just how much is at stake…

    Islam is a seriously flawed diffuse religion which incorporates war and killing as a regular part of it’s sacramental arsenal..

    Islam also fails to be reciprocal in consideration and respect for other religions as we have seen over and over…

    Worst of all, it views our or other nations ad religions willingness to be respectful and reciprocal as weakness!

    The all too wide spread lopsided antisemitism of the left only reinforces the inherent hatred and lack of respect and consideration of so much of Islam..

    This will all eventually end in bloodshed far beyond the relative dust ups we see today, in Iraq and Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia these are just the pre-game show to what’s coming!

    It is almost impossible to separate the political, social and militant dimensions of Islam, as well as it’s antisemitism, misogyny, institutional slavery, genocide, and human sacrifice in the guise of false martyrdom..!

    I commend Holland Police officials for their willingness to attempt to weed out these barbaric hateful thugs and pray for their own safety..!

    If you don’t agree with me..

    You’re wrong and ill-informed..

  16. I would be careful of any claims about the New Anti-Semitism sweeping the world — this is a claim that gets dragged out whenever Israel’s policies come under scrutiny. See Norman Finkelstein’s Beyond Chutzpah. (If there is a real racism problem in Europe, it’s anti-Muslim sentiment — Burka bans, Minaret bans, etc.)

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