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6 Ugly Signs of Resurgent Worldwide Antisemitism

Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV channel in late July broadcast a Friday sermon in which an imam issued a chilling threat to Jews: “We will not leave a single one of you alive. Our doctrine in fighting you is that we will totally exterminate you. We will not leave a single one of you alive.” Such savagery may be expected from Hamas, but a similarly virulent antisemitism is becoming increasingly common all over the world.

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6. Sweden: Muslim politician denounces “Jewish pigs”

Last week, the Swedish Social Democrat Omar Omeirat, a Muslim and a candidate for town council in Filipstad, wrote on his Facebook page:

The entire Muslim world is sitting and watching while our brothers and sisters in Palestine are slaughtered by the Jewish pigs.

When this came to light, Omeirat had to resign under pressure, at which point he was contrite: “I regret what I said. It was the wrong choice of words and no one should say something like that.” He didn’t explain, however, how a phrase derived from the Qur’an itself, which three times says that Allah transformed disobedient Jews into apes and pigs (2:63-65; 5:59-60; 7:166), could possibly be a “wrong choice of words.”