Friday, 19 September 2014 - 08:03
Labour boots "Zionist plot" tweet member from party
Yasmina Haifi, the Dutch project manager who was suspended from her position at the Dutch National Cyber Security Center last month over a controversial tweet in which she called ISIS a Zionist plot, is no longer a member of the PvdA. Party head Hans Spekman tells the Telegraaf newspaper that Yasmina Haifi turned in her membership of her own accord, and that the PvdA has honored her decision. The former employee of the Netherlands Ministry of Defense wrote in a tweet that the radical islamic movement ISIS is "a preconceived plan from Zionists" that "deliberately want to make Islam look bad". Haifi tweeted this after the national discussion about the recent incidents in the Schilderswijk neighborhood of The Hague where rallies for and against ISIS got out of hand. Haifi defended her words on Radio 1, and at the time argued that freedom of speech was being measured with different measurements.