The Center for Information and Documentation on Israel (CIDI) asked Amsterdam and the Minister of Justice and Security to bar British conspiracy theorist David Icke from a demonstration on Dam Square on November 6. The Jewish advocacy called Icke a “conspiracy theorist, anti-Semite, and Holocaust denier.”
Icke is registered as one of the keynote speakers during the “No war, just peace” demonstration organized on Dam Square in Amsterdam on November 6. CIDI is particularly annoyed that the rally will happen on Dam Square. “The place where our National Monument stands as a symbol of our freedom,” the organization said in a press release. “CIDI believes this man should not be given a podium in our country and certainly not there.”
According to CIDI, Icke has been feeding anti-Semitic theories and denying the Holocaust since the 1990s. “His books are full of raw anti-Semitism, and Icke flirts with Holocaust denial.”
Icke is particularly known for a conspiracy theory claiming that reptilians – a powerful group of alien reptiles posing as humans – secretly rule humanity. According to his critics, the reptiles are a metaphor for a partly Jewish elite who, according to the conspiracy, form an all-powerful secret world government. Icke’s reptile theory has recently been proclaimed several times by FvD leader Thierry Baudet.
The Center for Information and Documentation Israel (CIDI) wants controversial British conspiracy theorist David Icke to be barred from a demonstration on Dam Square in Amsterdam on November 6. The Briton is registered as one of the keynote speakers during ‘No war, just peace’. According to the CIDI, Icke is an anti-Semite and a Holocaust denier.The CIDI is incensed that the demonstration is being held on Dam Square, ‘the place where the National Monument stands as a symbol of our freedom’. “CIDI believes that this man should not be given a podium in our country, and certainly not there,” reads a press release from the organization.
“Amsterdam is aware of Icke’s arrival,” said Mayor Femke Halsema’s spokesperson. “At the moment, officials are considering an advice to the triangle of mayor, police and the Public Prosecution Service on this matter,” he says. It is not yet known when the advice will be ready.
The demonstration is organised by ‘Samen voor Nederland’, which, in its own words, fights ‘against the increasing interference and regulatory pressure from the government and against globalization’. According to its own website, the partnership includes anti-vaccine organizations such as Mother Heart, Virus Truth and the Vaccine Free Foundation, as well as the political party Forum for Democracy.
Since the 1990s, Icke has been propagating a conspiracy theory that claims that humanity is secretly ruled by so-called reptilians, a powerful group of alien reptiles that pretend to be humans. According to critics, the reptiles are a metaphor for a (partly Jewish) elite that forms an all-powerful secret world government and is active in all walks of life. Icke’s reptile theory has recently been proclaimed several times by Forum for Democracy leader Thierry Baudet.