|Home | Articles | News | Blog | About | Mailing List | Resources | Prominent Islamists | Middle East Forum | Keep Us Informed | Donate|
Dutch Security Official Haifi Champions Libelous "Protocols of Zion"
by Timon Dias
Yasmina Haifi, a Dutch woman from a Turkish background, was the textbook example of a successful and integrated Muslim. A cultural anthropologist by trade, in 2013 she was nominated for the award of Ethnic Manager of the Year by a platform for ethnic Dutch businesswomen. As a former Labour Party city council member in The Hague (1994-98), she was a Labour Party talent scout from 2011 onwards. In 2012 she started her most prestigious job to date: a high-ranking Human Resources manager and Project Leader at the Dutch National Cyber Security Centre [NCSC] in The Hague -- a sub-department of the Dutch government's National Coordinator of Anti-Terrorism and Security.
On August 13, Haifi tweeted: "ISIS has nothing to do with Islam. It's a preconceived Zionist plan who want to deliberately make Islam look bad."(sic) Even though the tweet got Haifi suspended the same day, she said on a radio interview that "I've taken the liberty of expressing myself and apparently I have to pay for that. I wouldn't know why I should renounce my statement. This is how I feel about it. ... Apparently certain things cannot be said. I did not give my opinion. I didn't make that up about Zionism. I read countless articles about it."
Although Haifi did not specify a source for her claims, chances are it involves Moroccan media outlets such as The Moroccan Times and Intellectually yours, which regurgitated the Iranian fabrication that Edward Snowden "admitted" that ISIS leader Sheikh Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was trained by Israel's Mossad.
Note: The content of external articles does not necessarily reflect the views of Islamist Watch.