August 13, 2004
Swedish Jews join IDF to escape anti-Semitism
Anti-Semitism from Muslims in Sweden is directly related to the ideology of jihad and dhimmitude. The Jews, instead of acquiescing to dhimmi status, have stepped out of line by establishing and maintaining a state. That is their offense, whatever enormities of the Israeli army are invoked by Palestinian propagandists; the ultimate offense is that Jews in Israel are not submitting to Islamic rule. This creates a jihadist imperative against them everywhere.
From the Stockholm Spectator blog, with thanks to Ali Dashti:
Mayer calls Sweden “a microcosmic example of what is happening in the rest of Europe.” He notes that “although anti-Semitism is illegal in Sweden, and while most native Swedes might not actually engage in anything of an anti-Semitic nature, they are indifferent to anti-Semitic acts taking place before their eyes and make no effort to intervene.”
“They shy away from conflict,” said Mayer.
“Nadav, the youngest of Mayer’s children is a defiant 14-year old who insists on wearing a Star of David around his neck. As a result, he has been attacked on buses, trains and in the street by gangs of Muslim youth. Only once did a Swede come to his aid and hold off the assailants,” writes the Post.
Then comes the article’s most shocking revelation: “[Nadav’s] elder siblings came to Israel and joined the army, declaring that it was safer for them to serve in the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) than to be exposed to what is happening in Sweden.” (My italics) Am I to understand that the daily threat of death and mutilation at the hand of terrorists and suicide bombers, not to mention the irritation caused by those pesky ISM thugs, is preferable to walking the streets of Sweden? Ouch.
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This is a shocking example of what can happen to a 14yr old Jewish boy in 'liberal' Sweden!I don't know which is worse; to be attacked by Muslim youths for the 'crime' of wearing the star of David around your neck or the indifference of Swedes who witnessed these attacks?? This is how the Nazis started and we know SIX MILLION JEWS DIED HORRIBLY as the result of an Ideology.Posted by: Morgane at August 13, 2004 12:46 PM
To nobody's surprise, the Muslim population in Sweden has been growing fast while attacks on Jews become more common. Two out of three new "Swedes" are immigrants, most of these Muslims:
In some major places like Malmø, Sweden's third largest city, gang-rapes on native Swedish girls or "too Westernized" Muslim girls is commonplace. A few days ago, an Albanian was stabbed to death by one of the Arab immigrants. The ambulance waited at the scene at least seven minutes before they started helping the stabbed person, who was lying on the ground bleeding to death in front of their eyes. The reason: They waited for the police escort to arrive. As ambulances and ambulance personell are frequently attacked with stones, bottles etc, in this area, they refuse to do anything without police support. Posted by: Ali Dashti at August 13, 2004 1:14 PM
Ouch, indeed.You have to admire the courage and determination of the Jews - it should serve as a lesson and an inspiration to all people facing violent Muslim fanaticism.Posted by: Mike at August 13, 2004 4:39 PM
i don't think it will be long before usa jews startreturning home to israel in larger numbers following those of europe.
hopefully they will see the handwriting on the wall in the DOOM OF THE WEST thank you aramco.
suicidal madness.Posted by: forrestshalom at August 14, 2004 1:37 PM
Re: Mr. Spencer's introductory comments to this piece.
For years I have been trying promote the perspective that the creation of the state of Israel was the beginning of the Dhimmi Revolution, the start of the casting off of the yoke of Dhimmitude. The Lebanon tried to follow and to create the Christian State of Lebanon, but without lacking the post holocaust imperative for survival that the European Jews brought with them to the Levant they were soon overcome and returned to submission by the Syrians.
Personally, it is my opinion that for Israel to survive it must be understood that, despite propoganda to the contrary, Israel is revolutionary and the PLO/Arab/Muslim world reactionary and counter-revolutionary.Posted by: Tziona at August 14, 2004 8:36 PM
posted by Mike
"You have to admire the courage and determination of the Jews - it should serve as a lesson and an inspiration to all people facing violent Muslim fanaticism."
Ah, yes Mike, but what choice do they have? It is live or die - and that simply because they are Jews, for no other reason. Jews want to live just like everyone else. Be assured, however, they are the canary in the mine. What you see happening to the Jewish people will soon be happening to the rest of the world. It is both a warning and a promise of a grim future that awaits. :-(Posted by: paula at August 15, 2004 5:17 AM
More about Sweden:
Sweden embraces new wave of family reunifications
The family's positive experience was echoed by fellow visitors to the office, Somalis, Palestinians, Iraqis - none of whom had any trouble securing family reunification permits in Sweden. Hiwa himself came to Sweden as a refugee from Iraq in 1998. He later married Sawan, also an Iraqi, and wanted to bring her to Sweden. The only stipulation was a so-called ‘seriousness requirement:’ the couple had to convince the Swedish Immigration Service that their planned marriage was not pro forma.
Meanwhile, as Danish opposition parties quarrel bitterly over whether to roll back the 24-year age requirement, there is virtually no debate in Sweden. This despite the fact that Sweden granted 24,553 residence permits under family reunification last year, compared to Denmark's 4791.
Danish politicians have justified the strict laws as a bid to prevent arranged marriages, or matches coerced by immigrant parents to placate families in the home country. Denmark has also passed a resolution stating that family reunification applications by young people should be rejected if the couple's parents entered an arranged marriage themselves. Sweden's politicians view arranged marriages as a positive tradition: a cultural pattern that immigrants should be allowed to preserve even in Sweden. The Swedish government feels that interfering in arranged marriages is an encroachment upon private life. In addition, immigrant couples can apply for family reunification in Sweden even if they've never seen each other before - as long as the marriage is entered in a culture with a tradition of parents arranging marriages on behalf of their children.
The nation's liberal reunification laws has led to almost double the number of immigrants in Sweden as in Denmark. Out of Denmark's population of 5.3 million, seven percent are immigrants and their descendants. By comparison, immigrants represent 12-13 percent of Sweden's 9 million inhabitants. Posted by: Ali Dashti at August 20, 2004 7:56 AM