Jews driven from Malmo, Sweden by Muslim violence

 

In a grim and alarming story datelined Malmo, Sweden, tomorrow's edition of The Telegraph reports the flight of Jewish families because of Muslim violence against them.  Quoting an 86-year-old widow, a survivor of Auschwitz who came to Malmo 65 years ago, as The Telegraph reports, "half dead from starvation and typhus,"

" 'I never thought I would see this hatred again in my lifetime, not in Sweden anyway,' Mrs [Judith] Popinski told The Sunday Telegraph. 'This new hatred comes from Muslim immigrants. The Jewish people are afraid now.'

"Malmo's Jews, however, do not just point the finger at bigoted Muslims and their fellow racists in the country's Neo-Nazi fringe. They also accuse Ilmar Reepalu, the Left-wing mayor who has been in power for 15 years, of failing to protect them.

"Mr Reepalu, who is blamed for lax policing, is at the centre of a growing controversy for saying that what the Jews perceive as naked anti-Semitism is in fact just a sad, but understandable consequence of Israeli policy in the Middle East.

"While his views are far from unusual on the European liberal-left, which is often accused of a pro-Palestinian bias, his Jewish critics say they encourage young Muslim hotheads to abuse and harass them.

"The future looks so bleak that by one estimate, around 30 Jewish families have already left for Stockholm, England or Israel, and more are preparing to go."

This dreadful situation has been building for years: "In 2009, a chapel serving the city's 700-strong Jewish community was set ablaze. Jewish cemeteries were repeatedly desecrated, worshippers were abused on their way home from prayer, and 'Hitler' was mockingly chanted in the streets by masked men."

Read the entire story through the link above, and then ask yourself if you really want to buy that Volvo or another piece of Ikea furniture.