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Brussels mayor bans ‘summit meeting’ for anti-Semites

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Anti-Semitic French comedian Dieudonné M'bala M'bala

Anti-Semitic French comedian Dieudonné M'bala M'bala
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A mayor from Brussels banned an event that European Jews have called a “summit meeting for anti-Semites.”

Eric Tomas, the mayor of Anderlecht— one of 19 municipalities that make up the Brussels autonomous region of the federal Belgian state — on Sunday said he would ban the “European Congress of Resistance,” saying it was a serious risk to public safety due to planned protests, the BBC reported.

The event, which was scheduled for Sunday, was organized by Laurent Louis, a Belgian lawmaker with a record of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statements. One of the speakers invited was the French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala, who has seven convictions for inciting racial hatred against Jews.

Last Friday, the Belgian League Against Anti-Semitism filed a complaint with the Brussels prosecutor against the event, saying that it would be “a day of hate that would serve as a platform for the worst gathering of anti-Semite authors, theorists and propagandists that our country has seen since the end of World War II.”

“The Belgian authorities ultimately reacted positively and promptly to our requests,” Joel Rubinfeld, president of the LBCA, told JTA Sunday. His organization, he said, has been monitoring the planned gathering for the past two weeks.

Organizers had kept the location of the congress secret until Saturday, when it was announced on Facebook that it would to take place at the Akdeniz book store in Anderlecht. Louis on Sunday  urged participants to show up at the planned venue.

Rubinfeld said his group is continuing to monitor the situation.

“In the past, we’ve seen organizers of banned events switch venues at the last minute or shortly after the scheduled time and date, and we are preparing for such a prospect,” he said.

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15 Responses to “Brussels mayor bans ‘summit meeting’ for anti-Semites”

  1. im anti islam eversince.

  2. **** all arabs and muslims

  3. sorry but he looks evil

  4. sorry but he looks evil

  5. Cheryl Engel says:

    A life void of the Almighty Creator of the heavens and earth and everything in them; cannot do anything but hate and murder because they follow the father of hate, etc.

  6. Cheryl Engel says:

    A life void of the Almighty Creator of the heavens and earth and everything in them; cannot do anything but hate and murder because they follow the father of hate, etc.

  7. Finally someone that does not require a spine transplant,.

  8. good job mayor noone needs them hatemongers in there town they are nothing but trouble

  9. A lot of scum antisemitic

  10. Nicky Hewie says:

    Why do they need a meeting in the first place? Why would anyone have to be put in that position? So unfair while I’m so glad he had the presence of mind and the capability to put stop to the meeting. Thank you.

  11. Well done Mayor great news

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