Fearing Muslim Vandalism, Dutch Authorities Restrict Sukka Building

Authorities in The Hague, Holland, allowed Fabrice Schomberg to build a sukkah outside his home on condition that he dismantle it by 9:00 PM every evening. The restrictions are the result of fear the sukkah would be vandalized by Muslims. The local police had recommended prohibiting the erection of the sukkah altogether.

Schomberg and his supporters see the decision as sympotmatic of the general approach of the Dutch government to hateful behavior by Muslim groups. The government would rather encourage intended hate crime victims to keep a low profile than stand up for their rights, he says.

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