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Wiesenthal Center slams Sweden for 'Jewish tax'

TT/AFP/The Local · 15 Mar 2011, 19:09

Published: 15 Mar 2011 15:55 GMT+01:00
Updated: 15 Mar 2011 19:09 GMT+01:00

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The group among other things blasted Swedish authorities for making the community pay the equivalent of a "Jewish tax," since they themselves had to foot the bill for most security measures, including setting up anti-attack barriers in front of the synagogue during religious celebrations.

"It is long overdue that the Swedish authorities assume the costs of the security of the Jewish institutions, especially in a community of 800 people that's been suffering from incidents," Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the centre's associate dean, told AFP.

"That's a disaster waiting to happen," he cautioned, also lamenting numerous attacks on Malmö's Muslim and Roma communities.

A spokesman for Democracy Minister Birgitta Ohlsson, who met with Cooper in Stockholm Tuesday, told AFP that "discussions" were going on within the government about the issue, but would not provide further details.

Representatives from the organisation are currently visiting the southern Swedish city of Malmö for meetings with a number of Swedish officials, including Mayor Ilmar Reepalu, who has previously been criticised for remarks about the city's Jewish community.

The Wiesenthal Center still feels the situation for Jews in Malmö is serious and has proposed a number of measures to improve the situation. However, a travel advisory issued in December will likely remain in place for the time being.

"If the status quo is maintained, the Wiesenthal Center's travel warning will remain," the group said in an email sent to the TT news agency.

Following a meeting on hate crimes between Reepalu and Cooper, it appeared that differences remain in how both of them view the situation in Malmö.

While Reepalu told reporters the meeting was "very good, direct, and open", Cooper was more sober, explain that "we have a lot of work ahead of us", according to the Sydsvenskan newspaper.

Malmö, which is Sweden's third largest city with a population of around 300,000, is home to some 800 Jews, alongside a large, mainly Muslim, immigrant community.

Some 400 anti-Semitic acts were registered in Malmö in 2009 alone, accounting for more than half of the total number of hate crimes in that city, and several Jewish families have left in recent years due to the threatening atmosphere, according to local Jewish representatives.

In December, shortly after Stockholm suffered its first-ever suicide bombing, the Wiesenthal Centre issued a rare warning, cautioning Jews to avoid traveling to Malmö and telling the ones already there to be very careful.

Referring to numerous instances of harassment against people who are visibly Jewish, Cooper asked "How could that happen?"

"In a country that rescued the Jews coming from Denmark during World War II, how come a rabbi can (no longer) go to the synagogue with his two children?"

In early 2009, a Davis Cup tennis match in Malmö between Sweden and Israel was forced to play behind closed doors due to security concerns amid massive ant-Israeli protests over the Gaza war.

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Malmö mayor Ilmar Reepalu has also faced harsh criticism for not taking the threat against the city's Jewish community seriously enough and for comparing Zionism to anti-Semitism.

After meeting with Cooper Monday, he stressed to the TT news agency that he in no way was making light of the situation.

"Every single Jew who feels fearful and afraid is one too many. This is completely unacceptable," he said, adding that it was up to the national government to provide more funds for addressing the problem.

"I really hope that the state will prioritise Malmö in this matter," he said.

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16:37 March 15, 2011 by buschmann
Why had Reepalu not been charged with a hate crime?
16:38 March 15, 2011 by Nemesis
I agree with this travel warning for jews travelling to southern Sweden.

There is a lot of religious bigotry in Skåne and parts of Småland. No one talks about it, but it is there and ingrained very heavily into a lot of people living in the area.

In Malmö jews are not safe. The mayor of malmö is one of the people who has encouranged the anti-semitism in Malmö.
19:26 March 15, 2011 by Rick Methven

How does your sudden support for Jews in Malmo gel with your hatred of ALL middle Eastern Religions, so often professed on TL?

Spot of trolling to relive your bored life?
20:09 March 15, 2011 by truthworthy
Travel ban against Sweden? makes no sense. this group is taking things too far.

@Rick Nemesis seems to be against anything related to Arab/Muslim and pro-US/Israel... i guess it is one of those SD voters or a foreign troll such as those in the US that always complain on TL.
20:33 March 15, 2011 by calebian22

Don't be dense. Judaism is the "odd man out" in the middle East. Supporting the Jewish nation of Israel is logical if one is against the encroachment of an exclusionary religion like Islam.
21:18 March 15, 2011 by Bleichroeder
According to the article "Some 400 anti-Semitic acts were registered in Malmö in 2009 alone, accounting for more than half of the total number of hate crimes in that city"

So what does Malmö mayor expect? a prize? If it is risky for a Jew to be there, a travel advisory is in order. Jews are the canary in the coal mine. Historically when a Jewish population is under siege, you can expect the same for other strata of the population to follow. Get ready.
21:36 March 15, 2011 by Rolle
The travel warning is senseless and absolutely uncalled for. I've read articles on the meeting hoping to find out what the Wiesenthal representative meant when he referred to a "jewish tax", but he didn't elaborate...

If you ask me a jew, a muslim, a caucassian, a chinese, and pretty much anyboy would still feel safer in Sweden than anywhere else in the world.
21:38 March 15, 2011 by nmcg

The local reported that upto 1 000 police were mobilised during the Davis Cup tennis match to protect players and functionaries.


The Israel actions in Gaza create a great deal of problems for local Jewish communities in many countries.

Jewish communities become the focus for the frustration and disgust that many feel about the abusive situation or as the UN stated, war crimes being perpetrated against the Palestinians.

Confusing the local Jewish communities with Israel is not right or fair. I think it is not helped that any criticism of Israel and it's behaviour are dismissed as anti-Semitism.
22:23 March 15, 2011 by Boyfriend
I do not believe that any Jews have problem in South , That is another trick by Political Jews who are only plotting against Swedes/Arabs.

If the Arabs or Muslims would chase them they are over thousands only in Iran and other nearby country. IT is totally FAKE . Any Jews were killed in Malmö?

But instead the immigrants were being shoot by that racist.


Are you Irish? are you immigrant to Sweden?

You know Iraqis left the Iraq and took refugee in peaceful and lovely country this we understand ,because their country was attacked for no reason but OIL,GOLD extra.

They have a reason , what is your reason for being in Sweden? What is your job except spreading hate against Muslims? Do you get paid for this?

I were moderator here I would have banned you from spreading hate among TL reader!
22:28 March 15, 2011 by dt804a
nmcg: As usual, the Arab propaganda uses the no-context tact. You complain about "war crimes being perpetrated against the Palestinians", but the fact is that the Arabs in Gaza are guilty of war crimes by shelling Israeli civilian centers with missiles and mortar shells. Israel suffered in silence for YEARS before the Gaza operation, and you have the audacity to charge Israel with "war crimes being perpetrated against the Palestinians"?

You should also know that the entire notion of "Palestinians" is a made up story, generated by the KGB and adopted by the left in EUrabia and (alas) in North America. See, for example, David Meir-Levi's book "History Upside Down" and article by Doug Feith, "Mandate for Israel" (google to find the latter online).

Finally, for you to complain about Israel on the day after the brutal murder of an Israeli family, including an infant, by Arab terrorists is the epitome of bad taste.
23:08 March 15, 2011 by Boyfriend
According to Islamic law : Your prayer would not be accepted by Allah if you pray on occupied land.

to Kill a children and female is totally against Islam and its law but some scholars says because all Israelis on occupied land contribute to killing of Palestinian civilians and drawn them out so therefor it is ok if you kill them back coz they do the same. this make sense to anybody. As we all witness to it.

but I am very sorry for Children of this family they had no fault same like whole Palestinian kids who are dying in hospital because of shortage of medicine without any fault. but their parents choose to steal land and finally they tasted the dead. more to come as i see , once the Hamas and gets Long range rockets then I am sure the israelis would come on table to speak.

It is not surprising that israelis to be attacked on occupied land , the Solution is simple leave their occupied territory and stay on other side and stop occupying more land .
01:26 March 16, 2011 by Lukestar1991
One rule for the Zionists and another for Non-Jewish people as usual.
02:06 March 16, 2011 by Dave N
Mohammad himself ordered the killing of his opponents as they slept in their beds ( read the hadith ) so nobody should be surprised by this slaughter of an entire family, including infants, by Muslim nut-cases. They are, after all, just emulating the "Perfect Man."
02:09 March 16, 2011 by saab
@Girlfriend (I mean Boyfriend)

You write: "some scholars says because all Israelis on occupied land contribute to killing of Palestinian civilians and drawn them out so therefor it is ok if you kill them back coz they do the same. this make sense to anybody. As we all witness to it"

So, are these "scholars" or accessories to murder?

Are you SERIOUSLY stating that "scholars" can justify the knifing of children? How about bombing schools? There are no Jews in Gaza, southern Lebanon or many places in Judea and Samaria. Rather, they are sites of incitement, rocket launchers and terrorist cells. All proper Islamic behavior? From a so called Religion of Peace? What a disgusting hateful proto Nazi joke that is!

And this constant harangue about Occupied Land. Dude, the Jews have been there for over 3000 years. Don't give us the line that European Jews took over Palestine. But at the end of the day, how about this one: The Arabs attacked in 1948 and lost. The Arabs attacked in 1967 and lost. You Lost. So did the Nazis in Europe, the Japanese in China and Korea, Pol Pot in Cambodia.... should we give them back that land? Or how about giving the US back to Native Americans?

We are heading to the abyss. It's 1939 all over again. Shame.
06:32 March 16, 2011 by NowSwimBack
I think it's funny. Jews admittedly are responsible for bringing in all the Third Worlders into Europe who ironically are now attacking them. Fitting punishment.
08:48 March 16, 2011 by technoviking
Amazing how the Muslims don't seem to be as tolerant as they demand everybody else to be...

But of course, this sort of thing gets ignored and censored when it's brought up.

What happens to the Jews when the whole population is 30% Muslim? Try walking to synagogue then.
10:02 March 16, 2011 by wolverine2k

You say it all man. Now give me your real name and address. I think Säpo will be quite interested in talking to you as well as the FBI. Do you know when exactly is hamas going to get the rockets?

BTW: "According to Islamic law : Your prayer would not be accepted by Allah if you pray on occupied land". If you are a real muslim and adhere to that statement, then you should be only praying in medina (origin of your paedo profit).

All the other land that you guys are in and creating mosques and killing people, is all conquered. So your allah is anyway not accepting your prayers. Now go back to your bearded mullah and come back with more of his teachings...
11:38 March 16, 2011 by Rosenkranz
Why should the public pay for the religious institution's safety? Please. Let the Jewish group pay for their own additional security. Basic security is all they are entitled to as we all are. Anything beyond that is their expense.

Heaven forbid this should cost money!
11:52 March 16, 2011 by Uncle

" Jews admittedly are responsible for bringing in all the Third Worlders into Europe who ironically are now attacking them. "

Admittedly by whom? Jews? Like the Kristalnacht admition?

Yes, Jews are guilty because they died in millions and caused europeans feel a bit guilty... So the europeans are bringing Ahmeds to replace Einsteins. Them damn Jews. Even as victims they are guilty...

@Rick... How come that openminded loveminorities Ricky is all of a sudden so forgiving when your Nazi philosophy representatives start attacking old rabis and their grand daughters on the streets? All of a sudden, all the tolerance dissappears somewhere.

@Boyfriend - If the Jews have to pay for the actions of Israel, I totally support, if we apply the same logic for muslims who shall pay for Sudan, Yemen, Somalia, Kashmir, Kurdistan, Chad, Taliban rule and every other muslim dictatorship in the world (like Lybia, Bahrain, Iran). How about gay executions, women circumcision and slavery and rebels bombing with artillery? How about factual chemical weapons use by the religion of peace lovely rulers?

Hell, only the fact that most terrorists in the world are of your so called "religion" should cover for providing all your 20 million in Europe with thinking material...

Oh, sorry, you meant that this responsibility should apply ONLY to Jews? Aaaa. I get it. My bad.
11:58 March 16, 2011 by motti
if it was a church, mosque, temple, you would not expect them to pay extra. i thought taxes were high enough. why should jewish people have to pay more for their safety than anyone else?

One anwser is for the Jews to leave sweden and just watch your homeland become a part of eurabia.

the jews did not encourage mass immigration.

honestly some of the posts on this site are so ignorant, i/m left wondering if those responsible are communist/fascist swedes or moslems?
11:59 March 16, 2011 by Viking brother
The way I see it is, if the jews don´t like it in Sweden, they are more than welcome to go and live in israel. In fact I´m sure we could raise the money to pay for their tickets. LOL

The truth is, if there are anti semitic feelings in Sweden, then there is a reason for it. Swedes are not an unreasonable people who react for no good reason. I mean, hell, it´s not like jews have lived harmoniously in other communities over the last 3000 years, now is it? Can anyone see a pattern there, or is it only me?
12:35 March 16, 2011 by Prat
Masterful muckraking. Perhaps California-based Abraham Cooper also wants Swedish taxpayers to cover his own travel costs to Malmö.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center seems more a symbol of divisiveness & special interests than of human rights; their tolerance is unfortunately limited to a chosen few. Please condemn all hate crimes, chauvinism and colonialism.
13:21 March 16, 2011 by technoviking
@ viking brother

It's just you. You'd rather have the Muslims who basically have a religious directive to eliminate other cultures, including your culture, than the Jews who've integrated, and contributed, wherever they've gone?

I don't see ANY reason to be anti-Semitic. Jews work, contribute to civilization, win Nobel prizes and accept are part of Western culture without asking you to change anything you do.

All they're asking for here is some protection from Muslims who demand that no one watch while they practice their normal intolerance even as they demand it for themselves.

Someday this could be all of Sweden and then it won't just the Jews who need protecting.
13:32 March 16, 2011 by Uncle
@Viking brother

"The way I see it is, if the jews don´t like it in Sweden, they are more than welcome to go and live in israel. "

Yep, them demanding Jews. If they do not like it getting beaten on the streets, they definetely should get out. Really high demands on the tolerant "swedish" nation (quotes, because it is quite clear who are the "swedes" attacking Jews)! Who in his right mind can see a Jew and not want to smack him/her on the face? How unreasonable them Jews are?

"hell, it´s not like jews have lived harmoniously in other communities over the last 3000 years, now is it? Can anyone see a pattern there, or is it only me?"

Yep that is the truth! Jews were attacked in Western and Eastern Europe... They were forbidden to buy land in western europe. They were gased by the Nazis... There is definetely a pattern. Your wisdom leading you the correct way.

Didn't you also notice that weak and smart kids are beaten in the school throughout ages? There is for sure a reason for that. Bullies are getting provoked by these glasses and all of this annoying success in grades. How about women? They have this idiotic hobby of getting beaten and raped also through history! They should stop being so provocative with their mere existence and cause the men resort to punishments! Don't you see a pattern there? Is it only me?
14:39 March 16, 2011 by saab
@Viking Bro

Using your reasoning, Sweden should not provide any support to "Immigrants". For if the immigrants are not happy, let them go back to where they came from.

Same reasoning as yours, different result. People in glass houses my friend, should not throw stones.

Of course, your reasoning, had it been in effect about 60 years ago, would have played nicely into Nazi hands and the Jews in Denmark, who were not happy (duh) would have been banned from Sweden. No kindertransport either.

But I digress.
16:03 March 16, 2011 by NowSwimBack

"Admittedly by whom? Jews? Like the Kristalnacht admition?"

Nope. The Jews themselves:

"Muslim groups have many members, but little influence, while the Jewish community does not have many members, but is well organized and is prepared to share its experience and knowledge. Jews were the first who brought the islamic civilization to the West." Bent Melchior, B'nai B'rith, quoted in the Politiken, March 17, 2008 - http://balder.org/judea/Hate-Speech-Laws-I...fluence-USA.php

"I think that there is a resurgence of anti-Semitism because at this point in time Europe has not yet learned how to be multicultural and I think that we are going to be a part of the throes of that transformation which must take place. Europe is not going to be the monolithic societies that they once were in the last century. Jews are going to be at the center of that; it's a huge transformation to make they are now going into a multicultural mode and Jews will be resented because of our leading role, but without that leading role and without that transformation Europe will not survive." Barbara Spectre - Padeia (Jewish group masquerading itself with a Greek name) Google "Jews will play leading role in multiculturalism)

16:16 March 16, 2011 by NowSwimBack
They stole a 'homeland' now what will it take to keep them there and stop trying to fk up other places? If Sweden, and all of Europe for that matter, wants to have any peace and tranquility, then both Jews and Muslims will have to be thrown out. The open borders must be closed. There are no benefits whatsoever that immigrants bring to Western civilization. In fact, if we keep allowing to come in, they are going to destroy us. Wake up already!

18:01 March 16, 2011 by mkvgtired
@Uncle, you forgot 9/11, London, Madrid, Beslan, Indonesia, Pakistan (Marriott and countless others), Israel (way to many to count), countless thwarted attacks, Kenya, Mumbai, etc. etc. I guess if Jews are guilty of self defense it is ok to attack Muslims as well, even if it is just for what is listed above.

And Rick will defend minorities until his last breath, unless they are Jews. They are open season. Israeli self defense is genocide, and Jews globally should be punished for it according to him.

@Viking Brother, "Swedes are not an unreasonable people who react for no good reason."

So by your logic you have no choice but to support the Sweden Democrat's recent success. After all, Swedes dont react for no good reason.

@NowSwimBack, you are quoting a Jewish hate site and youtube. Please cite something of merit.

I know it is a lot to ask someone to uproot themselves, but I have met several European Jews that are afraid of being attacked. They seem almost afraid to tell you their religion, and wouldn't dare wear their yarmulke (or any religious symbol) in public. I tell them to come to the US. We value educated people that contribute to society (regardless of background). Let Europe keep the violent, anti-Western, welfare addicts.
20:05 March 16, 2011 by JanneL
Well no one remember how the Israeli tennis players behaved, and how Wilander was almost labeled antisemitic for getting mad at the jewish cuffing, sneezing and other typical bad sportsmanship.....
21:40 March 16, 2011 by Mike in America
Great! I can't wait to deport all of those annoying, chipper Scandinavian descendants who infest Minnesota.
22:33 March 16, 2011 by nmcg

Can you try that again in English. If can stay sober and drug free before answering - maybe your answer will make more sense.
02:48 March 17, 2011 by Smiling Canuk
From what we read, it seems like the mayor has foreseen the future of his city and is courting Muslim votes at the expense of the Jews in the city. Will Malmo eventually become an Islam majority city?
09:42 March 17, 2011 by Ansgard
Mike in America: "Give me snuff, whiskey and Swedes, and I will build a railroad to hell!" - James J. Hill, builder of the Great Northern Railroad and interestingly Canadian.
11:06 March 17, 2011 by motti
So some don't like it when a major Jewish organisation comes to Sweden to complain that their co religionists are being beaten up, with the city's mayoe openly encouraging it. tough. now you know what it's like wnen Sweden and other countries interfere with the daily life of Israelis living in Israel, telling them what they must and not do, where they can live and not live.

what's good for the goose is good for the gander.

To those who wish to see the demise of the small number of Jewish citizens in Sweden I have a mesage for you. when the Jews leave, the quality (not standard) , ethical and morals of life decrease. Time will tell.
13:03 March 17, 2011 by planet.sweden
Unbelievable! They really are making the victim pay for their own protection. Goebbels himself couldn't have dreamt up a more humiliating insult.

Anyone care to wonder if Mr anf Mrs Reinfeldt are being asked to pay for their own extensive protection?
16:14 March 17, 2011 by Bleichroeder
Three days after Kristallnacht, Hermann Goering called a meeting of the top Nazi leadership to assess the damage done during the night and place responsibility for it. Present at the meeting were Goering, Goebbels, Reinhard Heydrich, Walter Funk and other ranking Nazi officials. The intent of this meeting was two-fold: to make the Jews responsible for Kristallnacht and to make them pay for the damages that were inflicted on them.
19:10 March 17, 2011 by NowSwimBack

So the facts are somehow less credible because they are in a video? How does that one work?

They are the words of the Jews themselves. The video was made by an Israeli-Jewish group that has wandered into Sweden and is calling for the eradication of the European peoples. Facts are facts, whether or not you like them.


And the other site simply quoted Rabbi Bent Melchior from the Politiken, a Danish newspaper.


Do you dispute the fact that the Jews are the ones who are allowing immigrants from the Third World into Europe? Then take it up with the Jews themselves, as they are the ones admitting this.

The Jews don't like the Swedes, so they import the Muslims to dilute Swedish influence. But the Muslims don't like the Jews, so now the Jews are demanding that the Swedes, whom the Jews are trying to eradicate, give them special protection from the Muslims that the Jews worked to import into Sweden.

The Jews are just one dilemma after another. I think the National Socialists were way ahead of their time, and ours for that matter.
01:48 March 18, 2011 by technoviking
@ NowSwimBack

Don't really see any logic here. Muslims hate Jews. Jews as a result aren't particularly fond of Muslims.

Where there are Muslims, Jews get harassed and attacked.

For what reason would Jews want MORE Muslims living amongst them in Europe?

There is no rational motive other than the fact that you're an anti-Semite and want to blame Jews for the pathetic, self hating, limp wristed policies of delusional Swedish multiculturalists who are championing the Muslim colonization of their country to appease their own white guilt.

The Jews "don't like Swedes" is just a stupid and moronic explanation. Your explanation reeks of a pre-determined anti-Semitic agenda and smatterings of idiocy.

Square peg, round hole. Makes no sense.

No, I'm not a Jew.
15:13 March 18, 2011 by wolfbay
A jewish comic once said" the bible says the jews are the chosen people. I just wish they had chosen someone else."

Between the Muslims and their left wing native allies and the old line right wing and neo-nazis they can't catch a break.

Revenge isn't a healthy emotion but it's coming.With the birth rate of muslims it's just a matter of time before the original Swedes become Dhimmi and Sharia law will be practiced. My Swedish ancestors will be rolling over in their graves.

17:51 March 18, 2011 by NowSwimBack

'Anti-semite,' blah blah blah, more Jewish name-calling to try and distract from the issue. Here we have the Jews themselves admitting on camera that they are trying to 'multiculturalize' Sweden, and you call people names simply for pointing it out.


You say you're not a Jew yet your maturity level gives you away, Goldstein. And the bottom line is that if Jews do not like how they are treated in Sweden then they need to leave and go live in their own country. It's not like they are being prevented from doing that. The days of the majority having to change their ways and give up their country to benefit the small minority of Jewish foreigners are rapidly coming to a close.
20:01 March 18, 2011 by technoviking
@ NowSwimBack

People like you make the rest of us trying to fight political correctness look like we're a bunch of dipsh!ts.

Newsflash: The opinions of one libtard Jew does not make a vast Jewish conspiracy.

One example does not PROVE anything. That's called proof by example. There's even a name for it. Most educated people know this. Try finishing high school.

I've met plenty of idiot multiculturalist zombies and the vast majority are red blooded fasco-liberal SWEDES. If there is a Jew or two mixed in that demographic that doesn't "prove" Jews are forcing these idiots to commit cultural suicide.

Wake up jacka$$. Sweden is being destroyed by Muslim immigration. The Jews have been around for decades and things were fine. Focus your energy on stopping the wave of cave men pouring into Sweden who plan on your daughters wearing headscarves in 40 years.

But I'm sure you think Jews caused the earthquake in Japan too.

And of course you never answered my question: What is the motive for Jews to want more Muslims who hate them living amongst them? Other than "Jews are evil" or other nonsense?
20:18 March 18, 2011 by telaviv
I call the Jews in Sweden to leave that country.

My parents expierinced the same way in Gemany in 1933.it all started in very small steps :bothering Jews in the streets ,in the Sinaguoges,in their cultural centers, in the schools,then hiting the Jews in public ,destroying and boycotting their stores,blaming the Jews for everything bad happening in Germany ,when they complained in the police station the police agents laughted at them and refused to protect them.

Gentlemen and Ladies the history just repeat itself.

Please think about the future of your children

18:17 March 19, 2011 by mkvgtired
Thank you technoviking, couldn't have said it better myself. NowSwimBack, you ARE an anti-Semite, you said the National Socialists were ahead of their time. I am also not Jewish just because I am defending victims of your violence, Muhammad. Look at your glistening part of the world. It is a cesspool of hate, poverty, and violence. Preemptively, I would like to point out that the violence in the ME is not caused by the US or UK or Israel, which is I'm sure who you would have blamed it on. Some of the poorest people in the world live there despite the fact that they are floating on one of the worlds most in demand resources. They cant even extract much of it without Western technology. Since you want to use the proof by example method, I would like to point out the American reporter that was gang-raped by a group of Muslims at a pro-democracy rally of all places, while they screamed "Jew, Jew" of course. This was supposedly a "non-violent" happy protest.

Now that we have proven the intent of over 1 billion people with one example lets put some concrete facts down just for the hell of it:

Pew only researches a few countries on the issue, but research shows that significant portions of the ME and North Africa (NA) support suicide bombings and Osama bin Laden: http://pewglobal.org/database/?indicator=19

They are some of the most corrupt (Corruption perceptions index), have the least freedom economically (index of economic freedom), and politically (Freedom of the world report) places in the world. Oddly enough the only country in the ME/NA region that satisfies the requirements to be ranked "free" is Israel. And virtually all of the other countries in this region are in the lowest "not free" category.

If you are dissatisfied with Muslim progress, try getting educated and contributing instead of using the popular knee jerk reaction of blaming "the Jews".
07:04 March 20, 2011 by NowSwimBack
@technoviking and mkvgtired

The opinions of one libtard? How about the World Jewish Congress? Are they all libtards too? Look they are uniting with the Muslims to keep European peoples from controlling their own lands and destiny. And they are a pretty mainstream Jewish organization.


We Europeans have a God-given right to exist and control our own indigenous homeland, and if it makes me an "anti-Semite" to fight against those who are trying to take this right away from me, then I'm going to be the biggest "anti-Semite" there ever was. Either way, we will be free. Europe belongs to Europeans. You Semites have your own land - the middle east. But this land is ours. And while you are here you will do things our way, just as you demand of us when we are in your land.

Any deviation from this will only provoke a popular uprising for which you will be on the losing end. You are the invaders after all. This is our native land and we will always have the upper hand.
18:06 March 20, 2011 by telaviv
now swim back was clear enough.

it is a question of time when these people will come to power in Sweden.

They certainly will.

I call the Jewish in Sweden to take decision today.

Today you have better opportunities compare to 1933.

leave Sweden to Swedish and the Muslems
19:01 March 20, 2011 by mkvgtired
Since we keep getting on the topic of Israel, it looks like the "victims" are on the offensive again. Why is it these "victims" always seem to be the aggressors?

23:32 March 20, 2011 by technoviking
@ Nowswimback

You're a simpleton who needs to see grand patterns in things so the world seems like a simpler place. Just like the Muslims with their third grade thinking skills.

First of all, just because I disagree with you doesn't mean I'm a Jew. I'm whiter than Magnus Samuelsson's a$$ and proud of it. But it's simpler to think that isn't it? And you like simple.

Secondly, yes, there are some idiot liberal Jews who tow the typical multiculturalist BS.

There are ALSO MANY right wing Jews who completely disagree with them and think Islam is the evilest force on the planet. I've met more Jews who are (quietly) terrified of Muslim immigration than support it.

But if I were an idiot neo-Nazi high school dropout I would probably think that all Jews agree with each other and make these big decisions at the big "Jew meetings" for all Jews in the world.

Shockingly, not all Jews agree. The world isn't quite that simple even if you are. Jews have been fighting Muslims for a long time. Most have no fondness for them.

Yes, Europeans should be fighting hard to stop the Muslim colonization of their continent. But who are passing these policies in government? Are every member of the SAP and the Moderates Jews?

No, they are Swedes and unless the Jews are brainwashing them with their "Jewish magic" you can blame the people making the policies rather than your imaginary Jewish boogie men.

You are correct about the need to save Europe, but you are also a paranoid, neo-Nazi who's going to blame the Jews for anything that's wrong in the world. The problem is the multiculturalists, some of whom may be Jews, but the majority of whom are non-Jew naive ultra-liberal Swedes.

You seem perfectly happy to let the non-Jew majority responsible for this off the hook so you can make the world fit your fantasy. As a result, you are part of the problem.
10:36 March 21, 2011 by motti
@swimback. religious jews and many non religious, would not buy a german car and almost always bought volvo. if the jews hate swedes so much why buy swedish.

hold on moment, why am i responding to such ignorance. you need to go back to your cave and drawpictures on the walls. Erm no, you can't do that, those pictures are in France.

Are you a swedish nazi or a moslem nazi? there is no difference of course.

upon hearing of the slaughter of a jewish family including the 4month old baby, hamas and fatah were handing out candies to celebrate the heroic deeds of the nazi. as above there ain't any difference between the arab moslems and their nazi friends allied as they were during world war II. once a nazi, always a nazi. I have said before on this blog, from the book of proverbs, "criticise the wise and he will love you, criticise the stupid and they will hate you." so mr nazi, where do you stand?
18:54 March 21, 2011 by telaviv

Tell me please what is the situation of the Jews in Sweden ,I have never been to Sweden but I understood from the article that the Jews are attacked by Muslems and the authorities do not interfer in the situation.

I wrote once that we studied in school that Sweden and Denmark helped and saved the Jews from the Nazies is the situation towards the Jews in Sweden changed in the last 30 years because of Israel?
11:52 April 3, 2011 by kanel_bulle
Whats happening in malmo and is happening in many places throughout europe is akin to how things began in germany in the 1930s.

Winston Churchhill famously said: "The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see."

Unfortunately he is probably correct
11:10 April 6, 2011 by Dearborn

I wonder why:

The Protocols of the Elders of Zion

The Talmud

The World's Foremost Problem - Henry Ford

9/11 - An Inside Job and so on...

"Rupert Murdoch has exploited his vast media empire to push war in Iraq, elect George W Bush, spread resentment of muslims and immigrants, and block global action on climate change. He undermines democratic government across the world by threatening elected leaders with vicious and often false media coverage unless they do his bidding."


and so forth...

I believe in Ove Svidén at all.

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