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The Campaign Against Scandinavian Jewry

Troubling news from Sweden, Denmark, and Finland

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The JCC in Malmö Following Last Week's Attack(AFP)

Earlier this year, we ran an article by Paulina Neuding highlighting the rise of anti-Semitism in Sweden. Chillingly, it began:

The store window had been smashed many times before. The shoe-repair shop is located in one of the rougher parts of Malmö, Sweden, and the Jewish owner, a native of the city, had gotten used to this sort of vandalism. But in the spring of 2004, a group of immigrants just under the age of 15—too young to be prosecuted by Swedish law—walked into the store yelling about “damn Jews.” The owner was hit in the face by one of the boys. Yasha, an 85-year-old customer and relative of mine, was struck in the back of his head. The doctor who received him at the emergency room concluded that he must have been hit with a blunt object. “I left Poland to get away from anti-Semitism,” he later told the police. “But at least there I never experienced any violence. That only happened to me here, in Sweden.”

If this had been another story about a resurgence of anti-Semitism in impoverished outskirts of European cities or the failure of multiculturalism, it might have been easier to dismiss the trend as something that’s only taking hold along the margins. But Neuding’s story was about Ilmar Reepalu, Malmö’s mayor for seventeen years now, who has blamed Swedish Jews themselves for the rise in anti-Semitism and called on them to oppose Israel’s policies of “genocide.” She indicted other Swedish politicians for their deafness on the issue.

No doubt taking the cue from high-level hand-washings like this, terrorists struck the heart of Malmö’s Jewish community last week when an explosion rocked the city’s Jewish Community Center. There were no injuries reported and the news did not make major headlines, but the disturbing graduation from rocks against shop windows to blasts at community centers should be noticed. Next week we’ll have another dispatch from Neuding about the recent goings on in Sweden.

A few hundred miles northeast, the third largest political party in Finland announced that it planned to introduce a new bill to ban ritual circumcision. The party’s name: True Finns. The lead lawmaker’s age: 28.

Meanwhile, just miles west of Malmö, the circumcision debate has begun anew in Copenhagen accompanied by some nasty rhetoric and caricature by proponents of a ban and the media.

If one zooms out just a little further, Jewish Europe, between talks of kippah bans in France, discussions of a ban on ritual slaughter in the Netherlands, and a court ruling against circumcision in Germany (coupled with seemingly countless attacks and desecrations), is facing a new wave of threats against it. While some anti-Semitic trends have begun at the seams, they are also appearing to take root in the center, in efforts to legislate against Jewish tradition in governments and court houses. While the tone of the language may sound different when uttered from a podium instead of graffitied on a wall or synagogue, the message is the same. And it’s not good.

Related: Sweden’s Damn Jew Problem [Tablet]
Earlier: Circumcision Battle Coming to Scandinavia
Blast Rocks Malmö’s Jewish Community Center [JPost]
Finnish party plans new bill to ban circumcision [Haaretz]

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Israel is there, Time to move.

Papa493 says:

Definite anti-Semitism of course, but proposed laws against circumcision and ritual slaughter might be aimed at the Muslim communities as well.

What happened to you Finland? You used to be cool.

I cant wait to make Aliyah….

The tablet typically implies that right wingers are behind this, when in actuality it’s Muslims who are behind this.

As for the proposed laws banning circumcision and kippahs, this is not the work of the right, but the work of the left. In all the places that the article cited as wanting to ban circumcision they all have support from left wing parties.

The ban on kippahs is simply the logical extension of the separation of church from state, which is a left-wing view.

One of the few true ‘far right’ countries is Israel They have an explicit immigration policy which favours people of a certain race.

    Saint_Etienne says:

    Now, where could that weird policy could have sprung from? No idea. We are so batty in Israel, we make up policies randomly. Eh?

    stannadel says:

    Nonsense, the anti-circumcision & anti-kosher/halal campaigns have strong support from the European right and have been far right themes since the early 20th century. The True Finns party is neither leftist nor Muslim for example.

    stannadel says:

    Nonsense, the anti-circumcision & anti-kosher/halal campaigns have strong support from the European right and have been far right themes since the early 20th century. The True Finns party is neither leftist nor Muslim for example.

    Beatrix17 says:

    The kippah ban in France was definitely proposed by
    the right. Israel’s immigration policy allowing aliyah for all Jews
    was originally instituted by the left. And Israel’s decision not to
    let in 5 million Palestinian “refugees” is supported by
    both the right and left.

All of Scandinavia is grotesquely anit-Semitic with a news media that is totally biased. Norway, my home country that used to be pro Israel in the 1940’s thru 1970’s, has become pro-Palestinian without any questions asked. Those Jews that remained and the Israelis who moved there, should all pack up and go somewehere else. They are not wanted. The handwriting is on the walls in all of the Scandinavian countries.


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