Monday, December 6, 2010

Anti-Semitic Attack in Göteborg

The Coordination Forum for Countering Anti-Semitism (CFCA) recently reported that a WIZO (Women's International Zionist Organization) bazaar held in Sweden’s second largest city, Göteborg, was the target of an anti-Semitic verbal assault. This was yet another hate crime incident.

The WIZO bazaar is an annual event held in support of Israel and is run by the ladies of the local WIZO chapter. The CFCA noted that the event is “well-known and advertised in the local newspaper”. While people were lining up to get in to the Jewish Community center, a car with three Middle Eastern men pulled up in front of the crowd and shouted "Dö, jävla judar dö" (Die, f***king Jews die).

This extremely public display of anti-Semitism—which constituted yet another incident of hate crime—has not been reported in the Swedish media. The fact that this kind of hate speech and intimidation was of no interest, and in no way constituted “news” arguably shows that harassment of Jews is of no interest to the Swedish public—it’s just business as usual.

1 comment:

  1. (Institutionally) anti-semitic Sweden, and its media, - political elites wal-to-wall probably couldn't be happier at thesescandals. That's what their silence and their hearts tell them...
    What other deduction is one rational open-minded and open-sighted observer to take?


    Gábor Fränkl