There is no mental contortion too extreme for European liberals when it comes to covering up the crimes and misconduct of the members of the immigrant Muslim population. The latest example comes from Germany, where a state-funded study concluded that growing anti-semitism among Muslims was in fact a result of “Islamophobia” in the country.

“Many Muslims justify their own Antisemitism and misanthropic attitudes with the fact ‘that they feel devalued and discriminated by growing Islamophobia,'” the German newspaper Die Welt reported, citing the study conducted by the state-run Federal Agency for Civic Education, or BPB. According to the report, the young Muslims were responding to perceived “Islamophobia” by cranking up their Jew hatred.

The study urged native Germans to “take Islamophobic experiences of young Muslims serious.” The Agency for Civic Education advised “meetings” and “shared activities” between Muslims and Jews to “reduce Antisemitism.”

Die Welt reported the study under the headline: “Experts regard Antisemitism among Muslims as a result of Islamophobia.”

Many Muslims justify their Antisemitism and misanthropic attitudes with the fact “that they feel devalued and discriminated by surging Islamophobia.” This is finding from the published final report of a project with schools on the topic of Antisemitism. This was reported by the Federal Agency for Civic Education. (…)

The preventive project “Extremists out – Empowerment instead of Antisemitism” was conducted between 2015 and 2018 in two schools in Dinslaken und Duisburg-Marxloh. The objective was to shed light on and to deal with antisemitic attitudes among youth of Muslim faith. The project, funded by the Federal Ministry of Immigration and Refugees, is to be extended to cover all of Germany.

The survey handed out recommended actions for the schools [to follow]. One of the objective, described by the researchers, is that young people of Muslim faith in Germany should be respected as “equal members of our immigration society.” This recognition starts with the language. We are dealing with “German youth of Muslim faith” and not with “Turks” and “Arabs.” It is of utmost importance that the majority society is capable of distinguishing between various Muslim communities.

Furthermore, it is important to take Islamophobic experiences of young Muslims seriously. Only then could the empathy be developed among them for the sensitivities of the Jews. In order to reduce Antisemitism, there needs to be meetings and continuing shared activities. [Die Welt, April 2; Translated by the author]

Since the beginning of the migrant crisis, Jewish community leaders have urged Chancellor Angela Merkel to reconsider her decision of allowing uncontrolled immigration from Arab and Muslim countries. Many of these migrants come “from cultures in which hate towards Jews and intolerance are fixed components,” Josef Schuster, the head of Germany’s Central Council of Jews, warned in the wake of the migrant crisis.

A 2017 study by Munich-based Hanns Seidel foundation concluded that 50 percent of Muslim refugees to Germany held antisemitic views. “More than half of Muslim asylum seekers showed clear tendencies of an antisemitic attitude pattern,” the authors of the study said.

Needless to say, these warnings and findings have gone unheeded by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government.

Since Germany opened its borders to unregulated immigration, the Jew-hatred has been on the rise as well. In 2018, the number of anti-semitic crimes surged by 10 percent in 2018. As German broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported in February, last year “there were 1,646 incidents recorded nationwide, compared to 1,504 in 2017.” According to German media reports, some 70 percent of German Jews have stopped wearing Jewish symbols in public to avoid violent attacks from “migrants of Turkish and Arab origin.”

Seven decades after Holocaust, it is disheartening to see German politicians and media explaining away violent anti-semitism instead of taking a clear stand against it.

video: Antisemitism on the rise in Germany

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