Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Anti-Zionist Party Formed in Sweden

Up until recently, Ahmed Rami and Mohamed Omar were the only Swedes who promoted an anti-Zionist political party.  The recent registration of another anti-Zionist party at the Swedish election authority hence came as a surprise to them.

Last year the Christian daily newspaper Dagen, noted that Ahmed Rami and Mohamed Omar have promoted their anti-Zionist party as one which welcomes right and left wing extremists, both radical Muslims and Nazis—all with anti-Semitism as a common denominator.  Rami and Omar’s political party has not yet registered at the Swedish electoral authority as they have not elected a board for their party. Their unofficial political party has a Facebook page where the party’s agenda is described as “working for democracy by working against Zionist dominance over culture, politics and media”.  It also rejects Israel’s right to exist. 

The “newcomer”, Mohamed Rahhal from southern Stockholm, became the first to officially register a political party with an anti-Semitic theme at the top of his agenda. The party has not yet handed in the required statutes, board protocols and registration decisions to the Swedish electoral board. These are all are required documents in order for a political party to be able to run in the elections this fall. 

In an interview with the Christian newspaper Världen idag, Rahhal states that he is still not sure if he will hand in the documents. He further explains that the party was established to fight “discrimination and Zionism”. He claims “there is always someone who runs the economy, poverty and the wars”—in other words, there is little or no daylight between Rahhal and the rabid concoctors of Jewish conspiracy theories.

According to Rahhal, Zionism is the driving theory behind the Jewish controlling entity. Zionism, he believes “has always planned to rule the world and go from one war to the next”.

What are Rahhal’s chances of gaining legitimacy? In Sweden there are few rules for forming a party. The definition of a party according to the government is:
 “A party is considered every association or group of voters which runs in an election with a special designation”.  Therefore it is not unusual that unconventional parties are created close to upcoming elections.

If Rahhal’s new party decides to send in the required paperwork to the electoral board, it will get legitimacy as a political group with an openly anti-Semitic agenda. This could further encourage the anti-Israeli, anti-Jewish unrest which has already caused some Jews to leave their homes, as Swedish authorities are unable to contain the verbal and physical agression against them.



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    It is anti-Islam. TV preacher John Hagee has been advocating "a pre-emptive military strike against Iran." (Google "Roots of Warlike Christian Zionism.")
    It is anti-Jewish. MacPherson's book "The Rapture Plot" (see Armageddon Books etc.) exposes hypocritical anti-Jewishness in even the theory's foundation.
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    [Also Google "David Letterman's Hate, Etc."]