måndag, januari 15, 2018

"I Europa är antisemitism häftigt...."

Det är uppenbarligen inte bara jihadister som tycker så:
Bland vissa trendiga ungdomsgrupper inom extremvänstern
tycker man att antisemitism (ibland nödtorftigt maskerat
som "antisionism" eller BDS) är väldigt häftigt....

Hon börjar med aktuella exempel från Frankrike och Sverige,
men visar sedan hur det tycks vara en internationell trend.

 More disturbing than the alleged arson at a suburban Paris kosher
supermarket on Tuesday – the third anniversary of the terror attack
at the kosher Hyper-Cacher market, also outside Paris – is this:
no one was terribly surprised.
Shocked, yes; of course people were shocked
– but not entirely surprised.
How could they be, after a rash of anti-Semitic attacks and
regular calls for "death to Jews" that have plagued Europe in
recent  months?
At this point, in Europe, Jew hate has practically become the norm.
The fire, which destroyed the shop, broke out in the early morning
hours in the southern suburb of Creteil, where about a quarter of
the population is Jewish. But the shop owner, who is Muslim, also
found swastikas painted on the door a week ago, as did the owner
of a neighboring market, which was also slightly damaged in the fire.

Such events are hardly new in France. In addition to the Hyper
Cacher attack, in which Muslim terrorist Amedy Coulibaly gunned
down four people after a standoff lasting several hours, in 2017,
a Jewish woman was killed by a Muslim neighbor who pushed her
out a window, and a Jewish family was robbed and held hostage,
also in a Paris suburb. "You're Jews, so where is the money," the
assailants allegedly said. Yet these are only the latest in a heinous
string of attacks on French Jews, mostly, but not exclusively, by
Muslims, including the 2012 massacre at a Jewish school in
Three children and a teacher were killed in that attack.

In 2006, as many as 20 people participated in the kidnapping,
torture and murder of 23-year-old Ilan Halimi. "We have a Jew,"
one said in a ransom call.
But France is not alone. Sweden, too, whose national Jewish population
(18,000) is smaller than that of Creteil alone (23,000), has seen a
disproportionate amount of anti-Semitic activity in the past few months.
 In December, Muslims hurled Molotov cocktails at Jewish teens at a
synagogue party in Gothenburg and firebombs were planted at a Jewish
cemetery in Malmo. At a Stockholm protest against President Trump's
call to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the New York Times reports,
"a speaker called Jews 'apes and pigs,'" a common anti-Jewish epithet
among Muslim anti-Semites. And in Malmo, according to the Times,
"Children at the Jewish kindergarten...play behind bulletproof glass."
This is not just because of Muslims, however. Even Sweden's mainstream
media has attacked the Jews. A 2009 article in the respected Aftonbladet
claimed that Israel regularly kidnapped and killed young Palestinians
for their organs.
In the Netherlands, where anti-Jewish chants filled the hot afternoons
during pro-Gaza protests in 2014, it is not always the Muslims who are
to blame. Indeed, as Muslim youth waved the ISIS flag and called for
death to Jews in The Hague, the city's mayor, Jozias van Aartsen,
refused to denounce them, insisting "no boundaries had been crossed."
But there have been plenty of Muslim-related incidents as well.
In December, for instance, a man wielding a Palestinian flag smashed
the windows of a kosher restaurant in Amsterdam. And on New Year's
Eve, a yet-unidentified man threw a rock at the window of the Amsterdam
Chabad center. According to reports, security camera images confirm
that the perpetrator was not the same person who attacked the restaurant
last month.
There's more. In Vienna, for instance, in 2015, a Jewish man living in
a largely Jewish neighborhood was threatened with eviction if he did
not remove the Israeli flag from his window. "It offends one of the
neighbors," his landlord said.
Apparently, this is a common complaint in the Austrian capital.
Officials fined three pro-Israel activists last month for waving an Israeli flag
near a pro-Palestinian demonstration: the charges state that the
activists "produced considerable offense and provocation among
the Palestinian protesters."

The pro-Palestinian group, however, was not cited for any offense they
might have caused Vienna's Jews – even as Palestinian-flag waving
protesters shouted out in Arabic, "Khaybar, Khaybar ya yahud" – a
battle cry that recalls the 7th century victory of Muslims over the Jews
of Khaybar, and which in modern terms essentially means
"Death to Jews."
But pro-Palestinian, and therefore usually anti-Israel and anti-Jewish,
sentiment is rising also in far left groups, Huetlin says – youth who
listen to rap, most of all. Many of these rappers come from the
Muslim community and champion Palestine's "underdog," status she
reports – so much so that Germany's one Jewish rap star, Ben Salomo,
told her that "solidarity for Palestine ... is fashion."
The message is clear, and not just in Germany. Increasingly, it seems, in Europe – and especially for Europe's youth – Jew-hate is the new cool.