Wednesday, March 3, 2010

In Malmö, Sweden, anti-Semitism is forcing Jews to flee. 4 March 2010

The Wall Street Journal has published an article on Arab anti-Semitism in Malmö, Sweden.

The article rightly notes: "Roughly 20% of Malmö's 290,000 residents are of Muslim, mostly Arab, origin". However, what we must consider is the demographic breakdown of that statistic. As in France, the UK and other parts of Western Europe which have been subject to mass immigration, residents over 50-years of age are virtually all white and native, while those under the age of 40-yrs are around 50 percent Muslim and immigrant and having three times as many babies as native women. Manye of Malmö's housing estates are at least 70 percent Muslim.

In his book Reflections on the Revolution in Europe – immigration, Islam and the West, Christopher Calwell specifically names Malmo as one of Europe's "lawless zones" (p 125).

The Wall Street Journal Reports from Malmö, Sweden (3 March 2010): " Screaming 'Sieg Heil' and 'Hitler, Hitler,' a mostly Muslim mob threw bottles and stones at a small group of Jews peacefully demonstrating for Israel at this town's central square last year. Worshipers on their way to synagogue and Jewish kids in schools are routinely accosted as 'Dirty Jews.' Last year's Davis Cup tennis match against Israel, which pro-Palestinian activists had sought to cancel, was held behind closed doors. The official reason was to avoid disruption by anti-Israeli protesters. But roughly 6,000 of them clashed with the police during the event anyway. Notwithstanding the official explanation, the closed-door match left the impression that Israel is a pariah state that needs to be quarantined. Not surprisingly, Malmö's small Jewish community of roughly 700 is getting smaller as families leave town."

[. . .] "In the streets of Malmö, one can hear 'Kill the Jews,' while at 'peace' rallies in Amsterdam and Berlin, the chanted instructions are somewhat more specific: 'Hamas, Hamas, Jews into the Gas.'

"These are not idle words. Anti-Semitic attacks in Malmö doubled last year to 79 [reported attacks], while in London they hit a record of 924. And as some Swedish Jews are contemplating emigration, thousands of their French co-religionists have already moved to Israel to escape harassment."

Eurabia Is a Place in Sweden
The Continent's post-Christian baptism of Jews: Convert to Israel-bashing and you'll be safe.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704754604575095010449674040.html?mod=WSJ_latestheadlines

English-language Swedish paper The Local reports: "Threats and harassment are becoming increasingly commonplace for Jewish residents in Malmö in southern Sweden, leading many Jews to leave the city out of fear for their safety."

According to The Local, Skånska Dagbladet newspaper highlighted the case of Marcus Eilenberg, a 32-year-old father of two who has decided to move to Israel.

" 'My children aren’t safe here. It’s going to get worse,' he told the newspaper

"Eilenberg’s family on his mother's side has roots in Malmö that date back to the 1800s, while his father's parents came to Sweden in 1945 after surviving Auschwitz.

"He describes for the newspaper how people call him 'damn Jew' (jävla jude) when he walks to synagogue and that his friends are frequently harassed and threatened.

" 'Imagine that my family can't feel safe in fantastic Sweden. It's really terrible,' Eilenberg told Skånskan.

"He blamed part of the problem on passive local politicians who he believes have failed to openly distance themselves from anti-Semitism and refuse to act when members of the Jewish community find themselves under constant threat."

Jews flee Malmö as anti-Semitism grows
27 Jan 2010
http://www.thelocal.se/24632/

In March 2009, the Sweden versus Israel Davis Cup tennis match held in Malmö had to be played in a closed stadium without spectators on account of authorities' inability or unwillingness to guarantee security.

Empty stands greet Israel-Sweden tennis tie - 07 Mar 09
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFzaP7gSr4w&feature=related

Sweden: Anti Israel Protest At Tennis Match
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo90U3uqKBo&NR=1

(NOTE: the Davis Cup match went ahead and Israel won.)

In February 2009, when pro-Israel supporters demonstrated legally, they were confronted with a violent pro-Palestinian counter-demonstration by dozens of mostly Muslims. The police arrived and dispersed the legal pro-Israel demonstration while protecting the rights of the Muslims to express their opinion.

In Sweden, Middle East Conflict Plays Out in the Town Square
By Rukhl Schaechter. 17 February 2009.
http://www.forward.com/articles/103113/
(includes youtube clip)


For a short 2009 news documentary see:
CBN: Malmö, Sweden: Growing Muslim Influence
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRnP-XzB_U0 (5:42)