In Europe, the Jews Are the Canaries in the Coal Mine
In a piece by Italian journalist Giulio Meotti for Israel National News, he writes that the last Jews of Malmo, Sweden, are departing for more friendly shores:
... Jews are fleeing Malmo.
In the seventies, the community had more than 2,000 members: today there are less than 500. The others left for Stockholm or for Israel.
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The Simon Wiesenthal Center issued a warning to all Jews who visit Malmo, “hide public religious signs and do not speak Hebrew.”
Before the attack in Copenhagen, a year ago, there were 23 children in the Jewish kindergarten in Malmö: today there are only 5 left. The armed guards in front of the school triggered panic and parents prefer to enroll their children in public school. It is the end of Jewish identity. Some people whispered that the synagogue of the city will soon be turned into a museum. From 2010 to today, the synagogue lost a third of the faithful. The rabbi, Shneur Kesselman, is constantly attacked in the streets: almost 200 episodes of anti-Semitism in ten years.
But this kind of thing has been going on for the Jews of western Europe, and particularly in towns with high rates of Arab-Muslim immigration like Malmo, for many years now. It is not an exaggeration to say that traditional Arab-Muslim violent prejudice against Jews, now justified through the demonization of the Jewish state, is driving Jews out of their homes in Europe.
If a Jew cannot walk down the streets of Marseille without looking over his shoulder for the sudden appearance of a knife-wielding maniac screeching “Alahu Akbar,” then Jews have lost their freedom to live like normal human beings in the European countries of their birth.
According to Meotti, a European Jewish Congress poll shows that around one-third of European Jewry, about 700,000 people, are considering emigration out of what is becoming a European nightmare.
This is what Malmo teaches Jews all over Europe: for the Jews, the next step after removing the kippah is leaving the city and then the country. The once placid and civilized Sweden, the “paradise of refugees,” has turned into a nightmare for the Jewish people.
So, Jews have lost their freedom to live normal lives in Europe, but now native Europeans are learning what Jewish Europeans have known for a long time, i.e, they are not safe in their homes, their townships, or their countries.
Even now, Swedes are still trying to figure out what exactly has been going on. Reports are emerging of Taharrush gamea-style harassment in Malmö on New Year’s Eve. According to police reports, hundreds of refugee youths from Afghanistan roamed around and ‘surrounded intoxicated girls/women and harassed them’. Similar incidents are being reported from towns such as Kalmar and Karlstad. The Finnish authorities are handling reports of organised sexual harassment perpetrated by Iraqi immigrants.
We Swedes pride ourselves on our unrivaled record on respecting women’s rights. But when women’s rights conflict with the goal of accommodating other cultures, it’s almost always women who are pushed to the side. This week, the chattering classes in Sweden will be worrying about how this story plays into the hands of the Sweden Democrats. But events have moved beyond that. The truth may be painful. Yet, as we have seen, concealing the truth is worse.
And we also learn from Emma Henderson, in a piece for the Independent entitled, Swedish police banned from describing criminals anymore in case they sound racist, that:
Swedish police will no longer be able to give descriptions of alleged criminals for fear of being seen as racist.
According to an internal letter, police in capital city Stockholm are instructed to refrain from describing suspects’ race and nationality, according to news website Speisa...
It is a testament to the humanity and basic human decency of western Europe, as derived from the political Enlightenment of the eighteenth-century, that it is so willing to take in Syrian war-refugees — and pretty much anyone else from that part of the world.
The Jews, however, can take care of themselves and many of us currently residing in Europe will do so elsewhere, to the benefit of Israel, North America, and Australia.
Any European who thinks that the Jews have not learned the lessons of World War II, and the Holocaust, need only watch Jews fleeing Europe to realize otherwise.