Skip to comments.Jews reluctantly abandon Swedish city amid growing anti-Semitism
Posted on 07/11/2010 6:01:27 PM PDT by nuconvert
MALMO, SWEDEN At some point, the shouts of Heil Hitler that often greeted Marcus Eilenberg as he walked to the 107-year-old Moorish-style synagogue in this port city forced the 32-year-old attorney to make a difficult, life-changing decision: Fearing for his familys safety after repeated anti-Semitic incidents, Eilenberg reluctantly uprooted himself and his wife and two children, and moved to Israel in May.
Sweden, a country long regarded as a model of tolerance, has, ironically, been a refuge for Eilenbergs family. His paternal grandparents found a home in Malmo in 1945 after surviving the Holocaust. His wifes parents came to Malmo from Poland in 1968 after the communist government there launched an anti-Semitic purge
But as in many other cities across Europe, a rapidly growing Muslim population living in segregated conditions that seem to breed alienation has mixed toxically with the anger directed at Israeli policies and actions by those Muslims and by many non-Muslims to all but transform the lives of local Jews. Like many of their counterparts in other European cities, the Jews of Malmo report being subjected increasingly to threats, intimidation and actual violence as stand-ins for Israel.
Malmo, Swedens third-largest city, with a population of roughly 293,900 but only 760 Jews, reached a turning point of sorts in January 2009, during Israels military campaign in Gaza. A small, mostly Jewish group held a demonstration that was billed as a peace rally but seen as a sign of support for Israel. This peaceful demonstration was cut short when the demonstrators were attacked by a much larger screaming mob of Muslims and Swedish leftists who threw bottles and firecrackers at them as police seemed unable to stop the mounting mayhem.
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This is shameful. Sweden is goind downhill. It makes no sense for native-born Swedes to take up anti-Semitism when it’s the Muslims who are committing most of the crimes.
Sweden’s loss. Israel’s gain.
>> Haaretz: the [small, mostly Jewish group of] demonstrators were attacked by a much larger screaming mob of Muslims and Swedish [L]eftists
There’s always more than one side to a story, but I have no reason to doubt the accuracy of this report.
It’s infuriating this crap continues in the West.
i kind of liked the saab though. had one years back and it was a great car.
The end days are here.
Read the article. It is not Swedes who are anti-Semitic. It is Muslims imported by the Socialist government. Nordic Swedish women and young men cannot walk the streets alone in Malmo without being violently attacked by Arab Muslims. Coming soon to Dearborn, Michigan, USA.
I suppose (as with liberals and their attacks on Fundamentalist chr*stians in the United States) they have found a safe target on which to redirect their frustration.
The article says ‘Muslims and Swedish leftists’ attacked the Jews.
Most Jews are liberal.
They’re feeding the beast that is going to eat them.
What do you want me to say?
But thats a mistake. Leftists also hate them.
His wifes parents came to Malmo from Poland in 1968 after the communist government there launched an anti-Semitic purge.
There is an element of cowardice in all this. The growing number of muslims in european cities has brought violence they haven't previously known, but when muslims attack jews they blame the victim.
They hide behind the notion that Israel is the problem. But if jews in Sweden are being openly assaulted by muslims (and their leftist enablers) why assume that jews in Israel are in any different situation? In Sweden, in Holland, in France musilms target jews and attack them on sight. Why imagine that arabs in the middle east behave any differently?
Why not recognize that Israelis are subjected to the same mindless violence as everyone else, and have had to respond accordingly?
If French cops fear to go into a muslim neighborhood, why would life be any safer for jews living on a spit of land surrounded by several hundred million arabs?
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