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Sunday, December 12, 2010

All Swedes Are Malmö Jews Now

I have posted previously about the plight of the Jews of Malmö, Sweden, who have been under siege by the Islamist-Leftist Anti-Israel Coalition, what I called Malmö Syndrome.

Islamists across Europe have used anti-Israel agitation to justify acts of anti-Semitic violence, and anti-Israel leftists have either encouraged or excused such violence, as in Malmö.  In a prior post, Not Just Malmö, I also noted  the shared extremism of neo-Nazis and migrant Muslim youth in Germany fueled by anti-Israel rhetoric.

Now the Swedish tolerance of Islamist violence is coming around to haunt Sweden, as the Islamists have turned their attacks against Sweden itself, using publication of cartoons of Mohammed as the all-purpose excuse.  As reported by The New York Times (emphasis mine):
One man was killed and two other people were injured when two explosions hit the heart of Stockholm’s city-center shopping district on Saturday evening, the police in the Swedish capital said. The country’s foreign minister called the blasts a terrorist attack, and an e-mail to news organizations minutes before the blasts seemed to link them to anger over anti-Islamic cartoons and the war in Afghanistan....

The Stockholm blasts seemed certain to cause widespread shock in Sweden. The country has long prided itself on having created a stable and peaceful society at home, and on having avoided involvement in the upheavals that have ravaged much of the rest of Europe in modern times, including World War II.
It has previously escaped the types of bombings mounted elsewhere in Europe since the 9/11 attacks in the United States.
The highlighted sentence is not quite accurate.  The "stable and peaceful society at home" was not true for the Jews of Malmö and elsewhere in Sweden, as reported by the European Jewish Congress earlier this month:
Also on Monday, Moshe Kantor, President of the European Jewish Congress, will be meeting separately with President Herman Van Rompuy and EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, to discuss other issues of concern, including anti-Semitism and Iran.

He will relate to the EU leaders the unease of the European Jewish community regarding the rapidly deteriorating situation of Jews in parts of Europe.

"It is becoming increasingly impossible to sustain certain Jewish communities, such as Malmo, due to increased threats and violence against the Jewish communities," the EJC said.
Islamist agitation against Jews and Israel inevitably spreads to agitation against Western civilization in general (video via Jawa Report):

Make no mistake about it, the Islamists do not operate in a vacuum; they operate with the connivance or at least tolerance of the anti-Israel left.  Anti-Semitic violence is enabled by anti-Israel rhetoric from the left, as Bernard-Henri Lévy wrote recently at The Huffington Post, The Antisemitism to Come:

Is there no end to the demonization of Israel?...

And what a pity, finally, to see what has happened in Sweden, next door, where twenty fascist-leaning deputies are currently sitting in the national parliament, and where a growing fringe of the left interprets the ideals of tolerance as an authorization to voice their reprobation for the very existence of a State of Jewish majority in the Middle East. And what a pity that the city of Malmö, the country's third largest, is run by a mayor whose claim to fame is that of having declared war--so he trumpets--on both antisemitism and on Zionism. Adventures in progressive dialectic. Grimaces from what was once the very face of social democracy in Europe. It is frightening.
And we are there.
We see this Islamist-Leftist Anti-Israel Coalition at work in the useful idiots who supported the Gaza flotilla last summer, and people who use slurs like "Israel-firster" to demonize supporters of Israel by playing upon ages-old stereotypes of Jewish influence and disloyalty. 

Non-Jewish Swedes sat by as Jews were attacked in Malmö by Islamists egged on by anti-Israel leftists.  Now Sweden itself is under attack, because Sweden did not learn the lessons of history.

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  1. it is unfortunate that the Swedes will have to learn this lesson by the spilling of their blood.

  2. Everyone just calm down. The moderate Muslim community has it all under control. If Islam stands for anything, it stands for peaceful coexistence with its brothers of all faiths.

  3. I can't say that I am sorry for Sweden...for the individual innocent I am sorry, but for Swedish society not one iota of sympathy. As I will also not shed a tear for Europe as a whole either but for the individual innocent who may just be caught in the cross-fire created by their ignorant leaders for them I have sympathy.Just as I have sympathy for those of us who were intelligent enough to not have voted for Obama but we are caught in his inadequacy and the inadequacy of his adminsitration anyway.

  4. This is what the West gets for cowardice disguised as tolerance. This will be come much worse before it gets better. Any kind of nationalistic feeling was bred out of Europe after WWII. We are headed down that same path.

  5. I am first generation American of Scandanavian descent. I was in Malmo in July and what a difference it was compared to my last visit 5 years ago. Malmo was once a very beautiful city. It still is in many ways, but it has a seedy side that didn't exist to the exent that it does now.

    This has not gotten the attention it has deserved. Not that I am shocked by that. Sweden has made some strides with the last election, and with this incident it may make some more in the next one.

  6. "[Sweden] has long prided itself on having avoided involvement in the upheavals that have ravaged much of the rest of Europe in modern times, including World War II."

    Yes, they're very proud of having stood on the sidelines while Hitler raped Europe. They're very proud of having been unable to detect a moral difference between the United States and the Stalinist Soviet Union.

  7. I was going to embed a link to one of Pat Condell's recent vids on YT called 'Goodbye Sweden', but then saw this one I'll embed instead which is worth a view and even more relevant to your blog post today.   Hope you don't mind, Professor?

  8. Look at these J Street Rabbinic counsel members and see why this is a deadly serious issue here in the US as well


  9. And we see Qatar winning the World Cup in 2022, no doubt voted for by a bunch of Euroweenies. Nice that Qatar will 'allow' participation by the Israeli team, should they qualify. There has been no word yet on whether they'll allow Jewish fans though, but would anyone like to hazard a guess? =)

  10. The Swedes neutrality is based on who they can offer to aggressors. In WWII it was Norway and the Allies--they allowed Hitler to send troops against Norway using Swedish rails. During the Cold War it was the West the Swedes sold off to protect themselves.

    Now the Swedes will sell off the Jews to hold off the Islamists in the hope that before the Islamists come for the Swedes the more courageous nations will have defeated the pestilential radical Islam.