Apparently not according to their Chief Rabbi, echoing previous comments by former EU Commissioner Fritz Bolkenstein.
Similarly, in Denmark and Sweden it seems that the middle eastern conflict and tensions are being carried into those societies.Or consider what has just happened. A Turkish-Dutch researcher publicized systematic anti-Semitism among other Muslims in the Netherlands, including a dramatic video that showed teenage boys calling for genocide and praising Hitler.
What happened? The researcher, Mehmet Sahin, had to go into hiding after being accused by others of being a Jew and a Zionist....
Last year, the chief rabbi of the Netherlands spoke in a published interview in which he spoke extensively about his love for the country, the good treatment of Jews there, and other such points. Asked at the end, however, whether there was any future for Jews in the country he said, “No,” and advised the community to move to Israel...
Here’s the bottom line: Given the fact that this hatred is endemic among Dutch Muslims; and given the fact that their proportion and influence in the country is increasing; and given the fact that there are literally no countervailing forces, is this viewpoint going to increase or decrease? Obviously, the former.
http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news...n-copenhagen/2... Ilmar Reepalu, the mayor of immigrant-heavy Malmö, Sweden, justified a dramatic upswing in anti-Semitism as opposition to Israel’s domestic policies...
At a recent government-sponsored “multicultural festival” in Nørrebro, intended to promote cultural “diversity,” a Jewish group was barred from displaying the Israeli flag. TaskForce Inclusion, one of the Orwellian-named organizers of the event, claimed that the measure was taken as a “safety precaution” (a precaution that applied, it seems, only to Jewish groups and a tacit admission that the mere sight of a Star of David would drive certain other attendees into spasms of violence). One government official later said that, initially, the Jewish group was to be completely excluded for fear of offending Muslim participants.
“We have to face the reality,” said Krasnik. Anti-Semitism is “an import of the Middle Eastern conflict to Copenhagen.” “Multiculturalism is simply not working as an ideology,” he said, pointing out that the immigrant ghetto of Mjølnerparken—where, according to 2003 census data, 92 percent of its residents were from “non-Western” backgrounds—has emerged as a “parallel society,” one that has little in common with the world he inhabits.
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- 11-04-2013 12:25
- 11-04-2013 18:11
I'd be more worried about Sweden, particularly Malmo. When the mayor is willing to blame Jews for anti-Semitism, I'd be worried. (On that note does anyone remember Ken Livingston?...)
- 12-04-2013 03:14
Very worrying indeed. Let's hope it doesn't spread to Britain.
- 12-04-2013 12:24
In all honesty I don't think there is a future for Jews in Europe in general, the failure of countries to foster secular communities rather than sectarianism as it has created a system of hate between various fractions of immigrants and those that were born and bred in those countries. You only have to look towards France to see Sharia run zones that even the Police can not go into, the same happens in Denmark, Germany and most likely the Netherlands.
I believe in multiculturalism but in all honesty, Europe has lost this war against sectarianism.
- 16-04-2013 11:46
Europe signed its death warrant when it inexplicably decided to allow uncontrolled immigration of a 3rd world culture.
The left wing were behind most of this. An Adviser for the Labour party gave an insight into this thought process a few years ago when he said Labour pursued uncontrolled immigration to "stick it to the right".
Sadly, Europeans have an awful history with regards to their treatment of Jews (and I'm not just talking about the Holocaust).
The European left wing have all but sided with Islamic fundamentalists as can be seen by such street demonstrations as "we're all Hazbollah" which took place in London in 2006.
It may not be time to flee yet, but the time is approaching that Jews should leave Europe.
The problem is, the European left wing are at the forefront of delegitimising, boycotting and trying to destroy the bolt hole for Jews - Israel.
You couldn't make it up. In some ways, Europeans are the main enemy of Jews and the Muslims are simply the new tool that Europeans are using to finish off what they started after Jesus' death.