A new report by Germany’s Research and Information Center for Anti-Semitism (RIAS) shows that violent anti-Semitism has risen in Germany’s capital of Berlin. The Berlin-based organisation recorded 1,083 anti-Semitic incidents in 2018, compared to 951 the previous year.
While the overall number of anti-Semitic incidents rose “only” by 14 percent in Berlin, violent anti-Semitism grew even more. “The number of anti-Semitic attacks rose by 155 percent compared to 2017, the number of anti-Semitic threats grew by 77 percent” during the same period, the report said.
Though the report attributed only two percent of the incidents to Berlin’s growing Islamist scene, it failed to identify the motive behind the other 49 percent of the cases. The 50-page document did not to specify the nationality or ethnicity of the perpetrators.
German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported the highlights of the study:
The number of anti-Semitic incidents have surged in Berlin. The rise is particularly noted in cases involving high-risk potential for the victims. This has been revealed by a report [published] by Berlin-based Research and Information Center for Antisemitism (RIAS) for the year 2018. The reported was presented on Wednesday in Berlin. Threats motivated by Antisemitism are also on the rise in the capital, the report shows. They rose from 26 to 46. The RIAS recorded 1,083 anti-Semitic incidents in the year 2018. This is a 14 percent rise compared to the previous year, in which 951 cased were registered. (…)
The majority of anti-Semitic incidents were registered in the Central District (146 cases), followed by Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf (80 cases), Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg (65 cases), and Neukölln (56 cases). There was spike in incidents mainly in the months of May, June and August.
According to the report, the motivation and political background of 49 percent of the cases was not known. Right-wing extremism accounted for 18 percent, and thus the leading cause; 9 percent could be attributed to hatred towards Israel; 7 percent came from “political center”; 5 percent was caused by right-wing populism; 4 percent was attributed to “Left-wing anti-Imperialism” and 2 percent was Islamist.
“We have an Antisemitism problem,” the left-wing Green party politician and Berlin’s Senator for Judicial Affairs, Dirk Behrendt, said. “It has grown and has consolidated itself in our society.”
The left-wing politician, however, did not talk about the role played by the disastrous policies implemented by the successive socialist-leaning governments in Berlin. Since 2001, various socialist alliances comprising of the left-wing Social Democratic Party, the environmentalist Green Party, and Die Linke, the Successor of the East German communist party, has controlled Berlin.
The problem expands farther than Berlin. The nationwide figures on anti-Semitic attacks are just as gloomy. In 2018, Germany witnessed a ten percent surge in anti-Semitic hate crimes. Last year “there were 1,646 incidents recorded nationwide, compared to 1,504 in 2017,” the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported earlier this year. According to the local media reports, around 70 percent of German Jews have stopped wearing Jewish symbols in public to avoid violent attacks from “migrants of Turkish and Arab origin.”
While hate crime against Muslims receded during the same period, Germany’s Green party and the socialist Die Linke have clamored for an “Islamophobia” czar. Germany needed a Federal Commissioner to counter anti-Islamic hate as there was “less than sufficient attention” given to the issue “despite growing Islamophobia and hostility towards Muslims in Germany,” the Green Party spokesman Filiz Pola claimed.
But it’s not just the left-wing fringe. Germany’s mainstream parties have refused to counter the growing Muslim anti-Semitism. Their policy of open borders for Arab and Muslim immigrants has significantly added to the growing scourge of anti-Semitism in the country.
With the European ruling class engaged in meaningless virtue signaling, the anti-Semitism has grown in Germany. This should worry anyone concerned about the future of the Western civilization.
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