Dutch government official claims Islamic State militant group is ‘Zionist plan’
A SENIOR official from the Dutch government claimed that militant group Islamic State (IS) was created by Zionists in order to discredit Islam.
Yasmina Haifi, who works for the Dutch Justice Ministry’s National Cyber Security Centre, made the controversial statement on Twitter yesterday, Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported.
Referring to IS by their former name, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis), she tweeted: “ISIS has nothing to do with Islam. It’s part of a plan by Zionists who are deliberately trying to blacken Islam’s name.”
Ms Haifi later removed the original message and said: “I realize the political sensitivity in connection with my work. That was not my intention.”
It is now believed that she has been suspended from her position.
The country’s Ministry of Security and Justice and the National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security (NCTV) later said in a statement: “Security and Justice and the NCTV distance themselves from her remarks.
“And since [the comment] relates to the work of the NCTV and the National Cyber Security Center, cause is shown to terminate her assignment NCSC/NCTV and outsource her work with immediate effect.”
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ISIS has nothing to do with Islam. It’s part of a plan by Zionists who are deliberately trying to blacken Islam’s name
However, Ms Haifi said in a radio interview that she refused to withdraw her statements.
She said: “Freedom of expression is apparently only for certain groups.
“I have taken the liberty to express myself and obviously I have to pay for it. I do not know why I should take it down; this is what I think.”