A Dutch rap singer of the Muslim faith has released a music video in which he rants against Jews and gays and recites the lyric, “I hate those f***ing Jews more than the Nazis.”
The Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) news service reported that Dutch police are investigating after a gay citizen filed a complaint that the lyrics incite hatred.
The rapper known as Ismo, but whose real name is Ismael Houllich, recorded the song “Eenmans” (or “One Man’s”) in which he rapped phrases including, “don’t shake hands with faggots” and “don’t believe in anything but the Quran,” according to a JTA translation from Dutch.
As of this writing, the video had received more than 200,000 views.
The Netherlands news site Algemeen Dagblad reported on Friday that a 19-year-old resident of the city in which the video clip was filmed named Lars Hobma filed the police complaint which prompted the investigation.
The rapper, Ismo, denies he is inciting anyone.
“They are trying to twist my words against me,” he told the regional radio station Omroep Brabant according to JTA. “I don’t hate all Jews. I hate only Zionist Jews that made Palestine smaller than my neighborhood.”
“It all depends on how you interpret the song. By ‘faggots’ I didn’t mean homosexuals and by ‘Jews’ I didn’t mean all Jews. My fans realize that,” he said.
The anti-radical Islam Dutch politician Geert Wilders last month filed a police complaint against the Muslim rapper Hozny after the latter produced a video depicting Wilder being killed.
International Business Times reported in March, “In the video by Hozny, which is interspersed with clips of Wilders and photos of Hitler, a politician in a cheap blond wig is kidnapped by men in black ski masks. The video ends with the politician tied up and on his knees as the men point guns at his head.”
Hobma, the gay citizen who turned to police over the latest video, has now received death threats on Facebook, according to media in the Netherlands.
Here is the new controversial rap video. The f-word and “Nazis” can be heard just before the 2:00 minute mark (content warning: vulgar language):