The canary has died.
Malmö, Sweden, is in the news again, and a lot of people are paying attention, because of chants of “Shoot the Jews” at protests against American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Along with the firebombing of a synagogue in Göteborg, and chants of “Jews, remember Khaybar, the army of Muhammad is returning” in Malmö, Berlin and London, there is shock at the rise of Islamist-driven anti-Semitism in European cities.
[“Khaybar, Khaybar ya yahud” celebrates Muslim victory over the Jews.]
Demonstration in Malmö, Sweden in Protest of U.S. President Trump's Jerusalem Declaration: Shoot Jews, the Army of Muhammad Is Coming Back pic.twitter.com/vKLMtDKj4r
— MEMRI (@MEMRIReports) December 11, 2017
But it should come as no shock. At least not if you have been reading our coverage of Malmö dating back to February 2010, with the post Malmö Syndrome:
Malmö is the third largest Swedish city, and now the poster child for what I call Malmö Syndrome, the anti-Semitic violence which results from the shared anti-Israeli agenda of Islamists and leftists.
The result is that Malmö is being depopulated of Jews as a result of street violence by Mulsims and disinterest by left-wing politicians ….
At the heart of Malmo Syndrome is the attempt to delegitimize Israel ….
Critics of Israel who are not anti-Semitic need to admit that they have a problem, Malmö Syndrome.
The line between anti-Israel rhetoric and anti-Semitic violence has been all but erased, and the enlightened leftists supposedly committed to human rights in fact are in bed with those who act on the oldest hate.
Since then, we covered repeated anti-Semitic incidents, frequently tied to ostensibly anti-Israel and anti-Zionism, and joined by leftist activists and politicans:
- All Swedes Are Malmö Jews Now
- “Kippah Walk” in Malmö in solidarity with Jews persecuted in … Malmö
- More anti-Israel violence … in Malmö, Sweden
- The anti-Semitic shame of Malmö, Sweden continues with attack on Rabbi
- “Sweden ever so quickly has gone from so-called anti-Zionism to open anti-Semitism”
The union of Islamists and Leftists was the unifying feature that made Malmö, and increasingly Sweden, so toxic for Jews, as I documented in my October 2015 post, Malmö, Sweden: Where BDS brings together Islamist and Leftist anti-Semites. Anti-Israel, pro-BDS and anti-Zionist leftist politics encouraged and supported Islamist anti-Semitism:At the close to that post I note:
Malmö was the canary in the coal mine as to what happens when Islamists, Leftists and BDS merge.
It’s a sign of worse to come in Sweden, as it approaches its collapse.
The connivance of the left in Islamist anti-Semitism is demonstrated by this question tweeted out about the protests in Berlin:
“Where are all the German ,antifascists” who always fight against the rightwhing, when Muslims burn Jewish stars with anti-Semitic slogans, and the German police doesn´t interfere, just a walk away from the Holocaust memorial? I find it scary in Germany.”
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