I should like to take up the aforementioned items, starting with anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.
We can take a look at the world map and locate the areas in the world where racism ( not to mention ” tribalism”) is widespread and then reflect on the absurd situation that is reported from earlier Durban racism conferences in which representatives of the OIC Muslim countries stood in line, one after the other not to talk about the suicide-bombers in Baghdad and the rest of Iraq and Pakistan and Afghanistan or about other atrocities being committed in for example Darfur, or the lethal discriminations being committed by Muslims against other Muslims in Muslim countries or about ” radical” Islam’s terrorist threats to the West etc or the Muslim -Christian interface in Iraq, Egypt or Nigeria, but they (the Muslim countries) none of them self-critical – including representatives of dictatorships and oppressive regimes, all faithfully stood in line for one purpose only in their global campaign against discrimination : to single out Israel – exclusively – for condemnation - because of Israel’s fight against Palestinian Terrorism which they all attacked under the term ” racism”.Thats’ why Durban 1 & 2 have been rightfully described as “hate festivals”.The Durban 1& 2 conferences have been hopelessly politicized – with even heavily Islamized agendas – and therefore compromised beforehand….
My most recent reading on the subject of anti-Semitism has been Britian’s Labour MP and former Minister of European Affairs Denis Macshane’s most recent publication on the matter, “Globalising Hatred” (published in 2008) and Raphael Israel’s eye-opening “Muslim anti-Semitism in Christian Europe” ( published in 2009) about a very contemporary anti-Semitism which is now at a very dangerous level.
The latest about Islamophobia in the Swedish press is Annika Ström Melin’s editorial in today’s Dagens Nyheter
Right now, time does not permit but in my next installment I intend to take up – as a Swedish citizen , the very current issues here in Sweden of