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Berlin: Sharp Rise in Violent Anti-Semitism

Berlin: Sharp Rise in Violent Anti-Semitism

RIAS 2019 anti-Semitism report: “The number of anti-Semitic attacks rose by 155 percent compared to 2017.”

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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Rise in anti-Semitism in Germany. Rise in vandalism of Catholic churches in France. What could be causing this? Southern Baptists!

During WWII Muslims sided with Germany and the Nazis. The belief was that they shared far more in common than the Allies stances.

The more things change, the more they stay the same. You would think that the lessons of history, especially in Germany, would have them being far more supportive of those of the Jewish faith. It had been for a time, but I fear that for some people Anti-Semitism is almost a part of their DNA. Grandparents and great grandparents who grew up and lived during the Nazi regime might have talked of revulsion for the camps and practices of the National Socialists that were done, but it is hard to believe that it was wide spread ignorance of all of it.

It seems hollow, just like the apologies of the various parties who say truly disgusting things, then say they are sorry afterwards, or apologize for past actions. It is more like “sorry I was called out” than remorse for doing something that is reprehensible.

With the relatives who grew up in those times, is it believable that their hatred, and it was hate, of the Jews and other groups of people such as Gypsies and so on, suddenly disappeared overnight? More likely this attitude, which had been throughout Europe, and with few exceptions agreed with, prevails while professing otherwise. After the war it was not acceptable nor agreeable to admit Anti-Semitic thoughts in public. Yet, just like certain areas hold to racist beliefs here in this country, it is highly likely those beliefs of Jews being less than human remain, and around the family table, were taught, cultured, and remained hidden from public venues, while the undercurrents remained.

We are products of our families. While some views do fade, some can be repressed or form a background of their true beliefs and thoughts.

With this type of Anti-Semitic behavior becoming more prevalent, spurred on by the influx of Islamic cultures invading Europe, it frees others who still hold those hidden thoughts to start acting and saying things.

Add to it, few in the media seem to condemn this behavior and attitude. Just look at the attitude with our own media regarding this horrible view point. Look at the left’s disdain for Israel, and the actions a former President took to interfere with the elections in Israel, how that all gets brushed to the side.

Yet, in our day and age, this should be condemned by almost everyone, universally, and that it isn’t should frighten you.

The Jews in the us are equivalent to the blacks in total support of the prez you refer to and also the the most adamant vocal hardcore segment of the left in the us. Just saying.

I don’t understand why so many Jews continue to support the Dems in this country and leftist parties in other countries. Obama, other Dems, and leftist parties in other countries have stabbed Jews and Israel in the back over and over, yet the majority of Jews continue to support them.

For all his faults, Trump has been the best friend that Israel has seen in many years. Jews worldwide should support Trump, yet relatively few do.

    Geologist in reply to OldProf2. | April 19, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    The New York area Jews of the 60s and 70s were JFK supporters who still think that the Demorat Party is the party of Camelot. They are blind to what the Dem’s have become.

    In my never humble opinion, that is why the Jews still vote Demo as a block.

Us Jews hate joe blow whitey to the extent of sacrificing self survival.

What? Jooo hate in Germany? On the rise with rampant Muslim immigration? Color me shocked. Who could have foreseen this?

Well, everybody other than Angela Merkel.

I hope everyone understands that when I spell “joo hate” like that (sometimes with more “o”s for emphasis) I’m mocking people who hate Jews. I’m not mocking Jews. I’m Italian Catholic. My people have a lot of faults, but anti-Semitism is low on the list. When I was growing up I actually had to have someone explain the concept of Jooo hate to me. Several times.

Christ killer? Those were my people, the Romans. Maybe. I come from Campania. A region that at the time was forty percent slave so maybe my people weren’t even Italian then. In any case when the Apostle Peter tried to stop Christ from getting crucified …

Mathew 16:

“22Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him. “Far be it from You, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to You!” 23But Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me. For you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.”

I actually paid attention in Catholic school. The crucifixion was kinda the whole point of the incarnation. What, did the people who went on about the whole Christ Killer thing (which again, were really the Romans) think Christ take human form for a vacation away from heaven? Like you need to take a break from heaven?

When I recall my neighborhood then, and now, all I can remember is that it’s filled up with good people. I had a few Jewish neighbors, and right now the next door neighbors are a couple of Peruvian Jews who make sure to take my 86 y.o. moms trash barrel out for pick up in the morning and bring it back at the end of the day. The cultural divide made things kind of difficult with my Chinese neighbors. We’d invite them down to the playground for a football game. We white people would get into our three point stances. They’d take up their Bruce Lee fighting stances, and we’re wondering, “What are they doing?” As soon as we got up, along came the round house kicks to the belly. We’re like, “Hey, that’s not how you play football.” They’re like, “What do you mean, we’re winning.” But they wouldn’t kick us in the head, so as long as we stayed low to the ground we could rush the ball forever. On the other hand, I didn’t make a great impression the first time I went to one of my Chinese neighbors for a birthday party. I was looking at platter filled table and I see nothing that looks like food. Then I see a guy eating what looks like a jelly doughnut. Great! So I take one and bite into it and’s it not filled with jelly but meat. I love Cha Siu Bao, or BBQ pork buns, now. But at the time it was too much of a surprise because I was expecting one thing and got an entirely different thing. So I spat it out into a trash can, which I’m sure didn’t make a good impression.

Like I said, I love Chinese food now. When in the Bay Area avoid the feces, hypodermic needle filled streets, and falling street lamps due to urine induced rust of SF and go to Oakland Chinatown.

No black people lived in my neighborhood at the time. There were plenty at my elementary and high school. like in every group of people you get your good people and your #$$holes. I got into more than a few fights with some of the guys (thank god I played football with the Bruce Lee fighters). On the other hand I made some good friends with other black guys. And you know those once in a lifetime loves? It must have happened to me a thousand times a day in high school and I didn’t care if she was black, white, Filipina, Chinese, whatever.

About the closest I’ve come to racial or ethnic hatred was with the Vietnamese. Because I got medical care at the local Naval Regional Medical Center, and I saw how horribly burned and maimed some of the vets returned.

But then the boat people showed up and they started cleaning the “free food” (i.e. ducks and geese) out of the local lakes. Also the dogs and cats out of peoples’ back yards. Which I thought was funny as hell. And then when I served with a Vietnamese chick we nicknamed Low. It was a play on her given name, not because she was less than five feet tall. She was and I’m sure still is a tiger. She almost got kicked out the Naval Academy because she got into a verbal fight with her room mate and employed the phrase, “Isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black.” Her room mate, you see was black, so that hit a nerve. It didn’t slow her down. She’d get on chair to gain some height and just yell at people when she felt she needed to. Damn she was a sight to see. Several times I wish I could have proposed to her but unfortunately for me she was already married. I hope she is happy.

I’ve gone on long enough. Point being I’m just not capable of hating whole groups of people. But I’m not a saint, I am quite capable of hate. But only on an individual basis. And I have to work on that.

stutz bearcat | April 19, 2019 at 3:33 pm

I call bullshit on 2% Islamist.