From the JTA:
A senior employee of the Dutch Justice Ministry said the jihadist group ISIS was created by Zionists seeking to give Islam a bad reputation.
Yasmina Haifi, a project leader at the ministry’s National Cyber Security Center, made the assertion Wednesday on Twitter, the De Telegraaf daily reported.
“ISIS has nothing to do with Islam. It’s part of a plan by Zionists who are deliberately trying to blacken Islam’s name,” wrote Haifi, who described herself on the social network LinkedIn as an activist for the Dutch Labor Party, or PvdA.
Haifi later removed her original message, explaining, “I realize the political sensitivity in connection with my work. That was not my intention.”
Here is a screenshot of the offending tweet:
This story was originally covered by the Dutch newspaper, De Telegraaf: PvdA-ambtenaar: ISIS is complot van zionisten (you can use Google Translate to get the gist of this piece). De Telegraaf also reports that she has been suspended from her job.
So kudos to the Justice Ministry for doing the right thing in this case. Having said that, attitudes like hers should be more or less expected in light of the recent wave of antisemitism we’ve seen throughout Europe recently.