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Reepalu's future 'hangs in the balance'

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post 30.Mar.2012, 02:10 PM
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Social Democrats in Malmö say Ilmar Reepalu is an "embarrassment" to the party and that his future as the city's mayor may be in jeopardy following recent comments labelled as "anti-Semitic" by Sweden's Jewish community, The Local's Patrick Reilly discovers.

Reepalu sparked a scandal last week in an interview with liberal-leaning magazine NEO in which he discussed the "strong ties" between the Jewish community and the Sweden Democrats, a political party with a clear anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim line which has its roots in Sweden's neo-Nazi movement.

According to Reepalu, "Sweden Democrats have infiltrated the Jewish community in order to push their hate of Muslims".

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rubble
post 30.Mar.2012, 03:37 PM
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The mayor is correct.
Google this headline "Europe far right courts Israel in anti-Islam drive"
(from Haaretz, a national Israeli newspaper)
"Far-right political parties in Europe are stepping up their anti-Muslim rhetoric and forging
ties across borders, even going so far as to visit Israel to hail the Jewish state as a bulwark against militant Islam. "
and this
"The Likud Connection: Europe's Right-Wing Populists Find Allies in Israel"
(from Der Spiegel in Germany)
"Islamophobic parties in Europe have established a tight network, stretching from Italy to Finland. But recently, they have extended their feelers to Israeli conservatives, enjoying a warm reception from members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition. Some in Israel believe that the populists are Europe's future."
Sometimes the truth hurts.
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astra2thor6
post 30.Mar.2012, 03:59 PM
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Anyone who suggests that Swedish citizens of the Jewish faith would ever embrace the SD, with its probable Neo-Nazi leanings, must be INSANE. (Think of the holocaust!). Reepalu should therefore be removed from office immediately for lacking the necessary intellectual aptitude to carry out his duties as mayor
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guliver
post 30.Mar.2012, 04:10 PM
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rubble
As an Isrsaeli citizen who lives all his life here and watch everyday the news and read "Yedihot Aharaonot" "Maahariv" "Haarez" I have never seen a visit of a Neo Nazi parties members here ,they are not wanted here, to remind you that Israel cut its Diplomatic relations with Austria when tey elected a President with a Nazi record.But the Scandinavians countries and specialy Norway but also Sweden drive for many years a clear anti Israeli policy in all fields including as our national tennis group came to play in Sweden , but that is not so bad because we can protect ourselves as a state but with the incourgment of the Mayor of Malmo they transfered the hate to Israel also to the Jews in Malmo who are Swedes and have nothing to do with our government making their life impossibile forcing them to leave that city, a pure anti semitisim.
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RobinHood
post 30.Mar.2012, 04:12 PM
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"Many young people [in the Social Democrat party] said they felt Reepalu's comments were racist and that he doesn't represent them."
Yes he does. This anti-Semitic old goat has tormented the Jewish citizens of Malmö for years, while the Social Democrat party did nothing. Where did the party stand when Reepalu declared Jews fair game for violence and discrimination, for what he perceived as their collective guilt for events in Israel and Palestine? Where did the party stand when the Simon Wiesenthal Institution declared Malmö, and even Southern Sweden, an unsafe place for Jewish visitors? Why they entered him into the 2011 International Mayor of the Year competition. While Reepalu was delivering Social Democrat election victories, the local and national Social Democrat party was perfectly happy to have Reepalu as a member in good standing.
This has been going on for years, and the Social Democrat party is truly represented by Mayor Reepalu's repulsive anti-Semitism. If it were any other way, why wasn't he sacked years ago? Too late now Stefan Löfven, if you had got rid of him your first day in office, it might have been different, but as it stands now, you let him stay him in your party, and you and your party are no less anti-Semitic than Reepalu is himself; and for the same reason, to attract votes from a certain other anti-Semitic section of the Swedish electorate. Disgusting!
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Rod Munch
post 30.Mar.2012, 04:13 PM
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The SD are nothing like the Nazis. Only a person who knows nothing about them would suggest such a thing.
Also, let's say the European "far-right" is actually forging ties with Israel or Israelis. What is the difference between that and how the far-left forges ties with Muslims?
Aside from the far-left being much more prone to violence, I see no difference.
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Dazzler
post 30.Mar.2012, 04:33 PM
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Had it been an SD member talking the same smack about muzzies, he / She would be tossed out on their asses in a right hurry. Hypocrisy is rampant in the house of the Social Dems.
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Camlon
post 30.Mar.2012, 05:11 PM
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This can be good election material for the next election.
Just ask Social Democrats why the racist in Malmø is still in office? Are they really an anti-racist party, or just a party pandering to muslims,
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Mbenzi
post 30.Mar.2012, 05:55 PM
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Who is surprised?
This is not Reepalu's first odd (or anti-Semitic) comment.
Malmö is the most Islamic city in Sweden, and very anti-Semitic in comparison to the rest of Sweden. It has reached a level where a Jew can't walk safely if he looks like a Jew.
While most people are peaceful regardless of their respective religions, most violent activists and troublemakers are obviously muslims (or simply young people who believe that you must be violent if you are radical).
The worst is that the police accepts it.
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motti
post 30.Mar.2012, 07:25 PM
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Mbenzi, you are wrong. The worst is that so many Swedes accept it.
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Frobobbles
post 30.Mar.2012, 08:31 PM
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Reepalu has never said anything antisemitic. At least not publicly. What he said lately that so many have objected against was merely a truthful observation. The people he have met at meetings with the jewish community are members of the SD party, and formerly worked for the Israel embassy in Sweden. It's just a simple fact.
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Uncle
post 30.Mar.2012, 08:38 PM
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The matter of fact is that Europe was never as antisemtic as it is now since the thirties and forties. When the raging islamists (including the barely grown children and house-wife women) are engaging in everyday violence against obvious Jews all over Europe (mainly France, Belgium and Netherlands), the scared politicians and media is trying to sooth these fascists with connecting any Jewish holocaust survivor and any religious jewish kid to the state of Israel, by that providing these barbarians with a bit more justification to their animal behaviour.
If european media would connect every muslim to Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Pakistan, Turkey and Algier - the same loving excitement about violence would cause every muslim in Europe to hang on street poles.
However, even a slight worry expressed in some papers about the alarming violence, rape and xenophobia figures in muslim society awakes endless moaning and groaning of muslims about unfairness of the media in Europe.
This "unfairness" apparently does not cause them to stop and ponder over the possibiity of leaving Europe back to their magical and tolerant countries, but on a countrary, justifies more beheading and beating, which is supposed to prove how tolerant this religion, or more correctly, ideology is. A FREAKING joke!
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Iraniboy
post 30.Mar.2012, 09:17 PM
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Last week a barbaric unknown man with similar views like @Uncle killed a woman in the US with a note telling her terrorist go back home. However it was a short news in BBC and not even a mention in other medias. As long as as we have people with full of hatred like Uncle et al and the Toulouse gunman then the world will continue to be like this. But don't hold your breathe! Many like to have it this way! Those who produce and sell weapons of course!
The fact is the Sweden is the least racist country on planet. Most people commenting here have no idea about it and it's better to be so I think! SD is only grey area in Swedish politic which is really despised among most Swedes but even SD is barely racist in comparison with other American and European conservative parties.
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Uncle
post 30.Mar.2012, 10:27 PM
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Oh, really iraniboy? Nothing from Europe? Poor thing. I understand your struggle. You are trying to find some violence against muslims in Europe and have a really hard time... So USA is the next in line. An attack on one woman... Just to throw some slogans.
Guess what? I did some research on the last YEAR only in FRANCE. Are you ready? Your muslim bunch has done the following:
Lyon - Setting fire on Lyon synagogue.
Montpellier - molotov cocktail on Jewish centre
Strasbourg - molotov cocktail on synagogue
Marseille‎ - molotov cocktail on synagogue
Créteil‎ - molotov cocktail on jewish school
Toulouse - molotov cocktail on jewish sport centre
Toulouse - on the statue of Alfred Dreifus a writing "Dirty Jew"
Bondy - 15 people attacked few jewish football team with pipes and rods.
Albertville - school bus to a jewish school was attacked 3 times in 2011
Toulouse - gun fire by a muslim in a kosher meat store
Villeurbanne‎ - a jewish couple (pregnant woman) severely injured in an attack of a group of "middle eastern" men
According to the media relations department of Paris police, there are on average 10 to 12 attacks on Jews in Paris in a DAY in the past 1 year.
EVERY DAY some 0walls in Jewish quarters in France must be repainted due to writings "Jews to gas chambers" and "death to Jews"
France has become most dangerous place on average for the Jews after muslim countries.
People like YOU encourage it and justify it. YOU are the propaganda office defending the actions of SA. You just tend to forget that even SA had it's day with SS. This is exactly what is happening in muslim countries. First - cleansed them of Jews and Christians. Next - shia are exploding in the schools of sunnis and sunnis are setting shia hospitals in flame. SS and SA. Nothing else...
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gh2008
post 30.Mar.2012, 10:28 PM
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@Uncle,
well, of course! we are just Goyem and Gentiles in your eyes. Just like hitler thought you were untermenschen.
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