I recently posted an article disclosing some little-known facts about the Norwegian terror attack on an island children’s camp. While the shooting was certainly an atrocity, we learned that the camp was not just a fun & games center for little kids. Most of the kids were teens who were being paraded and indoctrinated by radical Labour Party adults espousing Jewish hatred. The rally was pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel in which signs were carried calling for a boycott of Israel. If you didn’t see that blog, here it is:
That blog features a video link of the Prime Minister of Norway in which he speaks openly about unacceptable levels of anti-Semitism and multi-culturalism in Norway. It also spurred me toward a more in-depth look at the status of anti-Semitism, in general, throughout Europe. What I learned, was scary, indeed.
The seeds of hatred have slowly but surely been re-planted (emphasis on “re-planted”) in Europe much like it was in the earlier parts of the 20th century, when Jews were outcasts and citizens, in general, turned a blind eye to the discrimination and hate crimes directed toward Jewish people. We all know the end result of that. Well, it’s happening all over again, the same hatred, the same discrimination, the same anti-Semitism and the same over-population of blind eyes. We — on the safe side of the Atlantic — know little about it. Nor, do many of us care.
We should. Not only because it’s humane to care, it’s a phenomenon — sooner rather than later — that will ultimately find it’s way to the U.S.
In the U.S.A. today, while the news media will make a BIG exposes about a hate crime incident against a Muslim, the statistics show that hate crimes against Jews are nearly ten times greater than those against Muslims. But, who cares. Right?
In Europe, there is one common denominator for the frightful surge in revised anti-Semitic bigotry: Islam. Every document and article I studied identified the major source of Jewish hatred and hate crimes as Islamic based, usually young males of mid-eastern or north African descent. Many are legal citizens of the country, though sons and daughters of Islamic immigrants.
Numbers equate to power. The Muslim population of Europe is growing rapidly through immigration and birth rates. Jewish numbers remains static, as do indigenous citizens of those countries. With the impending threat of violence constantly held over the heads of governments as a condition for maintaining peace, the vocal immigrant population virtually holds the governments — and its citizens – hostage to Islamic radicalism, while Jews scramble away toward America or Israel at an alarming rate.
Other than the aforementioned Norwegian status of anti-Semitism, here’s a few excerpts from published reports copied and pasted into this blog.
Belgium. Over a hundred antisemitic attacks were recorded in Belgium in 2009. This was a 100% increase from the year before. The perpetrators were usually young males of immigrant background from the Middle East.
In 2009, the city of Antwerp, referred, often referred to as Europe’s last shtetl, experienced a surge in antisemitic violence. One Amsterdam resident and Auschwitz survivor, was quoted in the newspaper: “The antisemitism now is even worse than before the Holocaust.”
United Kingdom – On January 1, 2006, Britain’s chief rabbi, Jonathan Sacks, warned that what he called a “tsunami of antisemitism” was spreading globally. In an interview with BBC, Sacks said: “A number of my rabbinical colleagues throughout Europe have been assaulted and attacked on the streets. We’ve had synagogues desecrated.”
Numerous reports have been filed about Britain’s capitulation to Islam in favor of Sharia courts. When it comes to speaking about Islam, regardless of truth, freedom of speech is on hold. Just ask Dutch parliamentarian, Geert Wilders, who was refused access to speak in the UK because he has spoken out against Islamic radicalism. With the rise of Islamic power, comes the rise of anti-Semitism, like a horse and a carriage. Anti-Semitic incidents in England are at an all-time high.
Norway – In 2010, the Norwegian Broadcasting Company, after one year of research, revealed that antisemitism was common among Norwegian Muslims. Teachers at schools with large shares of Muslims revealed that Muslim students often “praise or admire Adolf Hitler for his killing of Jews,” that “Jew-hate is legitimate within vast groups of Muslim students” and that “Muslims laugh or command [teachers] to stop when trying to educate about the Holocaust.
Sweden – Huge increases in hate crimes against Jews by Muslims have caused many to leave Sweden. Malmo, in particular, has become a hotbed of anti-Semitism. Jewish places of worship have been set afire and cemeteries desecrated. One elderly Jewish woman was quoted in the on-line news source, The Telegraph, “I never thought I’d see hatred again in my lifetime, not in Sweden anyway…This new hatred comes from Muslim immigrants. The Jewish people are afraid….”
Here is a rather cynical, but truthful, commentary by Pat Condell about the Swedish dilemma. Please take the time:
France – A hotbed for Jew-hatred. Rabbis have cautioned religious boys and men to wear baseball caps rather than yarmulkes outside their homes. A suburban Paris Torah Center, or Merkaz Hatorah school, was destroyed by arson, and a Jewish girl was thrown to the ground and beaten by 20 students who yelled at her, “Dirty Jew.”
In an e-mail conversation several months ago with Lyda Peltz, a French Jew friend, she complained about the fear she has of walking in the streets of Paris. “You cannot wear anything that identifies you as a Jew,” she wrote and added, “France is no longer a place for Jews to live.” Lyda has since moved to Netanya, Israel.
The Netherlands – Has had consistently high rates of antisemitic attacks since 2000. Antisemitic incidents, from verbal abuse to violence, are reported, allegedly connected with Islamic youth, mostly boys of Moroccan descent. According to a pro-Israel lobby group in the Netherlands, in 2009, the number of antisemitic incidents in Amsterdam, the city that is home to most of the approximately 40,000 Dutch Jews, was said to be doubled compared to 2008. In 2010, Raphaël Evers, a rabbi in Amsterdam, told a newspaper that Jews can no longer be safe in the city anymore due to the risk of violent assaults.
Germany – The BBC reported on June 24, 2010 that “German police are investigating the stoning of a Jewish dance group trying to perform on the street in the city of Hanover.” According to YNET News, on June 28th, two young Israelis were attacked by a Palestinian in a Berlin nightclub.
There’s a sampling. This article could be ten times the length, because the information is out there. Suffice to say, as European demographics change, in large measure due to low birthrates among native Europeans while Muslim birthrates explode, anti-Semitism will continue to increase and Israel will increasingly become a target for demonization, delegitimization, and double standards. This combination is a precursor for deadly anti-Semitism, unless the Europeans awaken to reassert their self-confidence in their culture, religion, and politics, and chose to learn the lessons of the Holocaust. It is unbelievable to me that the human race is so dumb, so gullible, so utterly blind, in failing to see what is coming down the pike in another generation, not just in Europe but throughout the western world.
The next American election will be the fork in the road. This president, who so clearly sympathizes and favors the Islamic culture, if not the religion, will have full range to exert his agenda if re-elected without facing another election. His stance toward Israel was made crystal clear. And as the Islamic population grows larger in North America with unbridled immigration policies, so will they become more emboldened to exert power through numbers. And part of that power, as in Europe, will foster anti-Semitism.
But do the Jews see the very nose in front of their face?
Jews — from whom I am descendent — are the smartest of people, when it comes to business, science and finance. Sadly, they can be the most gullible of people when it comes to recognizing stealth evil. They’ve done it before, they’re doing it again. Those who blindly support this president again are helping to pave the long range path for Jewish annihilation, as promised many times over by the radical Islamic world.