Green politician criticised for subtitling video about ‘national dialogue’ in Arabic
Friday, 25 October 2019
She said that choosing Arabic as the third subtitle language was a deliberate choice. Credit: Facebook/Jessica Soors
Elected representative of the Green party, Jessika Soors, has been criticised for subtitling a video in which she invited people to the Federal Parliament for a ‘national dialogue’ in Dutch, French and Arabic.
Soors, a former deradicalisation official, said that choosing Arabic as the third subtitle language was a deliberate choice. “This way I can involve as many people as possible in an accessible way. I want to show that everyone is welcome in the Parliament to participate in our politics,” she said.
Ik zal alle talen die ik spreek benutten om burgers maximaal bij politiek te betrekken en dialoog aan te gaan. Deze keer was dat Nederlands, Frans, Arabisch. Volgende keer doe ik het in het Duits, Spaans of Russisch. #allemaalmensen#samensemblehttps://t.co/p87MJnx0h1
“I will speak all the languages I know to involve as many citizens as possible in politics. This time it was Dutch, French and Arabic. Next time I will do it in Spanish and Russian,” she said on Twitter.
However, Soors received a lot of criticism on Twitter for her video.