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Copenhagen “Yarmulke March” held with minor disruptions

Copenhagen “Yarmulke March” held with minor disruptions

A few anti-Israel hecklers and protesters couldn’t help but interrupt a march against anti-Semitism.

Several days ago we wrote about the “Yarmulke March” planned for Copenhagen to protest anti-Semitic violence, after numerous anti-Semitic incidents and attacks, including a confrontation with a Jewish man initiated by this precious lady:

Copenhagen Woman Heil Hitler w caption

The march, organized by conservative politician Rasmus Jarlov, was held today.

There were about 500 participants, according to BT.  A different news report said 1000.

TV2 had a live blog of the event, and posted this entry on Facebook showing organizer Jarlov:

Here’s a video of the march — note the guy shouting “down, down Israel” at 2:15. This wasn’t a pro-Israel march, it was a march against anti-Semitism, a distinction lost on that guy:

There were only minor disruptions, as the Politiken report indicates [Google Translate – very rough but I think you get the point]:

The few skullcaps, who gathered at. 11 in Nørrebro Station in Copenhagen, grew over the course of today’s controversial demonstration against jew smear campaign for a one of a hundred feet long chain of skullcap-clad protesters who wove down the Nørrebrogade with fluttering Danish flags….

“The demonstration was very quiet. There have been few people who have been with the Palestinian flag on the roadside. But it was done very quietly. I think this is the quietest demonstration I have ever been to, “said Politiken photographer Ditte Valente….

The same message comes from Politiken journalist Birgitte Kjær.

“I saw three men standing with a sign, and then there was the one who reached out a finger fuck,” she says.

While it’s great that the march was held, it’s a shame that it needed to be held in the first place.

It will, of course, change nothing, as the interruptions and heckling showed.

As I have written before, in the real world, on the streets of Europe and elsewhere, there is no difference between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism.

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Won’t work. Can’t wear a yarmulke with the bill facing backwards to show you got attitude.

David R. Graham | August 16, 2014 at 8:05 pm

Good, glad they are pushing back. Very glad!

“… there is no difference between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism.” Very true. However, by anti-Semitism is really meant anti-Judaism. Arabs are Semites.

I know the linguistic articulation will not gain precision, too deeply habitual now, and politically useful, but there it is, anti-Semitism is not the true name of the hate accosting Jews. (It is racism.) No more than the true name of the hate accosting “white” people (a non sequitur) and Christians is racism or feminism. (It is envy. And since American and European Jews tend to be “white” people, they take a double hit: racism and envy.)

When Israel was under creation, Arabs protested that modern Jews are not Semitic enough for the area, which, they said, belongs to Semites. Totally racist, of course, and imperialistic, and who cares anyway or should? A: no one. But there was a hidden point: Jews and Arabs are both Semites and Arabs thought Jews were too mixed with non-Semitic stock, especially Slavic, to qualify to live in a Semitic land-space. Well, those Arab sensibilities are worth the sand they stand on and should be regarded accordingly. Their inner meaning, however, is that Arab and others’ enmity towards Jews is about Judaism, not Semitism.

And there are Arabs who have brains and get along with Jews, as they should. My Sephardi friend has relatives who fought with Arabs for the Zionist project at the inception of the State of Israel.

In any case, I am delighted Jews in Denmark are pushing back. They should. “Never Again!” is a wonderful battle cry. Enmity must be atoned. It is a terrible, terrible sin and Arabs — most, it seems — are full of it.

David R. Graham, you may mean well, but your comment is full of ignorance that can be quite offensive.

Judaism is not a race. Nor is Christianity. Both are religions. Bigotry against Jews (or Christians) is not racism, but plain anti-Jewish (or Christian) bigotry. Don’t call them racism. It is also particularly problematic, because many have historically wrongly referred to Jews as a race. It has been used both by those meaning well, and, more often, by those meaning ill. There are those who are born Jewish who are ethnically and biologically black African, Chinese, Indian, European, and just about everything else. There is no racial component to Judaism. There have been some studies indicating a genetic connection amongst those who have descended from the Levite tribe and the subgroup of priests. There are also some genetic commonalities among Jews of certain groups (such as amongst Ashkenazic Jews). However, there is nothing even similar to a racial component in the religion.

Also, in reference to your ignorant comment about the meaning of anti-Semitism, you should become aware that anti-Semitism is a specific term most likely created in Germany in the late 19th century as a more refined term for Jew-hatred. It was coined by Jew-haters. It was always used for that purpose, and only for that purpose until recently when anti-Semites tried to change its meaning to claim that they can’t be guilty of that particular form of bigotry either because they themselves are “semites” or because they support Arab “semites.” Such semantics are nonsense, because anti-Semitism has only one meaning and has only ever had one meaning from its original coining.

You are also wrong in saying that at the creation of Israel Arabs had any issue with the degree of semitism in the Jews. I have no idea where you heard this.

I understand you may have intended well, but it does not help when people speak out of utter ignorance or when they repeat falsehoods used by those who intend to conceal their own hate.