Dutch May Use 'Decoy Jews' to Fight Racism

June 25, 2010

Author: Toby Sterling

Source: Tampa Bay Online

Wire Service: AP


A hidden-camera video showing Jews being harassed on the street in a Moroccan neighborhood of Amsterdam has led Dutch authorities to consider combating hate crimes with "decoy Jews" - undercover police officers wearing yarmulkes.

Enthusiasm for the unusual idea is a sign of the ongoing tension between the Muslim minority and the rest of the Dutch population over issues of immigration and crime.