Dutch cyber expert who said ISIS was part of Zionist plan keeping job

(JTA) — A Dutch civil servant who said ISIS was “part of a plan by Zionists” may keep her job, the country’s justice minister determined.

Minister Ard van der Steur made his decision public on Wednesday in a letter sent to the parliament about the conduct of Yasmina Haifi, a former project leader at the ministry’s National Cyber Security Center.

In the letter, van der Steur wrote that Haifi received a “suspended dismissal” and will be transferred from her former post. She will no longer be employed at the Dutch counterterrorism unit under which her former department operated, but will work elsewhere within the ministry.

Van der Steur wrote the letter to answer queries by rightist lawmakers who demanded action against Haifi.

In August, Haifi was suspended for writing on Twitter, “ISIS has nothing to do with Islam. It’s part of a plan by Zionists who are deliberately trying to blacken Islam’s name.” ISIS, or Islamic State, is a Sunni Muslim terrorist group.

Halfi has denied that she is anti-Semitic and said her tweet was targeting Israel, not Jews.

In February, a commission headed by Job Cohen, a former mayor of Amsterdam and former leader of the Dutch Labor Party, determined there were no grounds for dismissing Haifi. Following the controversy, Haifi left the Labor Party, where she had volunteered as an activist.

The committee for the Rights of Civil Workers headed by Cohen, who has Jewish roots, recommended reprimanding Haifi but determined that she was protected from dismissal by freedom of speech laws…

  • winniec

    Now let the constructive dismissal procedure begin. Someone like this should not be in a security environment.
    At what point may we say no to Islamic supremacism?

  • mobuyus

    I can’t believe my Father liberated Holland from the nazis only to have it handed over to anti-Semitic goat-humpers.

    • Ed Ellison

      At what point are these ninnies going to wake up and realize not only are they at war, but they have an active 5th column in their midst.

  • Jason

    The picture was priceless: their expressions are terrific! I hope Pip NEVER trusts any cat called Reginald … or any muslim working for the Dutch Cyber Security Center.

    • Frau Katze

      I love conspiracy cat pix. I collect them, as they frequently come in handy here.

  • SDMatt

    Yasmina Haifi, a former project leader at the ministry’s National Cyber Security Center . . .

    What kind of nut would think this is a good idea?

  • just a thought

    There is no rational critical thought today that would inform them of the risk. It’s not that she said something that is so not true as to be delusion, but what it reveals about her. Having her, or any devout muslime in such a sensitive position, is like having a depressive psychotic for a co-pilot – an accident waiting to happen.
    (And these are the same Leftist cowns who think that destroying our economies will protect us from an imaginary future climate fluctuation. Hmm, come to think of it, they are no less delusion than she is.)

  • Hard Little Machine