Video has emerged of a July 4 rally by a group of Muslims in the Hague in support of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria where slogans were chanted promoting the downfall of the U.S. and violence toward Jews.
Holding black flags associated with ISIS and with some of their faces covered by black masks and keffiyehs, demonstrators chanted in unison, “Down, down USA!” “Down, down Israel!” and “Allahu akbar!”
The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported that demonstrators shouting “menacing slogans” gathered in Schilderswijk, one of the largest immigrant neighborhoods in the Netherlands that has been described in the local media as the Dutch “Shariah triangle.”
The crowd is heard on the video shouting in Arabic, “Jews, remember Khaybar, the army of Muhammad is returning.”
Khaybar refers to the battle in 629 in which Muslims massacred Jews and later expelled them from the Arabian peninsula town. The historical event is often invoked by anti-Israel protesters.
JTA reported that the group was also protesting Dutch police efforts to locate Muslims who had traveled to or were planning to travel to Syria to join the jihadist group trying to establish a caliphate in the Middle East and beyond. Protesters were heard describing local police activity as “terror and intimidation.”
European officials have voiced alarm at the large number of Muslim youths raised in the West who have disappeared to Syria where they gain terrorist training and pose a potential future threat to the European home front.
This video of the rally was posted on YouTube: