Monday, January 18, 2016

The Departure of the Jews and the Decline of Western Europe

Michael L.

{Also published at the Algemeiner and the The Jewish Press.}

In a piece by Italian journalist Giulio Meotti for Israel National News we read that the last Jews of Sweden are departing for more amicable locales.

He writes:
leaving... Jews are fleeing Malmö.

In the seventies, the community had more than 2,000 members: today there are less than 500. The others left for Stockholm or for Israel.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center issued a warning to all Jews who visit Malmo, "hide public religious signs and do not speak Hebrew”.

The Departure of the Jews

Jews in Europe are not only losing their rights to walk in safety in the streets of their towns and neighborhoods, they are even being robbed of their public identity as Jews so that their "filthy-footed" presence does not incite the local Jihadis or Islamists into fits of bloody genocidal rage.

Meotti writes:
Before the attack in Copenhagen, a year ago, there were 23 children in the Jewish kindergarten in Malmö: today there are only 5 left. The armed guards in front of the school triggered panic and parents prefer to enroll their children in public school. It is the end of Jewish identity. Some people whispered that the synagogue of the city will soon be turned into a museum. From 2010 to today, the synagogue lost a third of the faithful. The rabbi, Shneur Kesselman, is constantly attacked in the streets: almost 200 episodes of anti-Semitism in ten years. 
But this kind of thing has been going on for the Jews of western Europe, and particularly towns with high rates of Arab-Muslim immigration like Malmö, for many years now. It is not an exaggeration to say that traditional Arab-Muslim violent prejudice against Jews, now justified through the demonization of the Jewish state, is driving Jews out of their homes in Europe.

If a Jew cannot walk down the streets of Marseille without looking over his shoulder for the sudden appearance of a knife-wielding maniac screeching "Alahu Akbar" then Jews have lost their freedom to live like normal human beings in the European countries of their birth.

According to Meotti, a European Jewish Congress poll shows that around one-third of European Jewry, about 700,000 people, is considering emigration out of what is becoming a European nightmare.

Meotti concludes:
This is what Malmö teaches Jews all over Europe: for the Jews, the next step after removing the kippah is leaving the city and then the country. The once placid and civilized Sweden, the “paradise of refugees” has turned into a nightmare for the Jewish people.
Few non-Jews in Europe care about this unjust Quran-based malice toward the Jewish people because they think that nefarious "Zionists" support the allegedly racist, colonialist, imperialist, militaristic, genocidal, apartheid, racist State of Israel and, thus, richly deserve whatever beatings Arab-Muslims wish to dish out.

So, Jews have lost their freedom to live normal lives in Europe, but now native Europeans are learning what Jewish Europeans have known for a long time, i.e, they are not safe in their homes, their townships, or their country.

The Decline of Western Europe

In a relatively new German blog concerned with the immigration crisis we learn that in the small city of Hilden, Germany, a 36 year-old Iraqi migrant attempted to rape an 8 year old German girl who managed to escape. The German news media, in-line with Angela Merkel's open-door immigration policies, barely covered the story, just as they are down-playing all such stories up to, and including, the mass immigrant attacks on women in the city of Cologne.

It took four days for the German news media to even bother covering that story.

The anonymous blogger writes:
So now even the most tolerant parent in Hilden will, from now on, probably stop letting his or her children walk around their small town alone. The chance of an incident just rose from tiny enough to be ignored to still very small, but no longer negligible. And everyone knows that this small but significant change in the level of social trust came about for one reason alone: that hundreds of strangers, mostly young single men from a vastly different culture, were brought into their sleepy community.
For Germans to live in fear of the "Syrian war-refugees" - which, for the most part, are not Syrian war-refugees - is to sacrifice a serious measure of their well-being, both physical and otherwise, and to rob their children of the freedoms that they, themselves, took for granted when they were young.

After the series of Taharrush Gamea in Cologne on New Years Eve, what the India Times calls The Sickening And Terrifying Arab Rape Game That Is Spreading Across Europe, Cologne's Mayer, Henriette Reker, told the young women of her city, "It is always possible to keep a certain distance that is longer than an arm’s length."

In Munich they have even started distributing flyers to immigrant men that suggest that assaulting women may not be a very good idea.

Munich dont touch girls

What accounts for this unbelievable stupidity, insensitivity, and refusal to take the necessary measures to clamp down on these remarkable scum, is politics. Reker, like many western European politicians, opinion makers, and media people, is heavily invested in the immigration policies of Merkel, Sweden, and the EU. She is, therefore, willing to fling young German women to the rapists rather than stand against an immigration policy that is violently shaking Europe and that could easily lead to the demise of its liberal, democratic nature.

Media Complicity

Europeans concerned about this mass migration of Middle Eastern and North African Muslims into Europe are regularly lambasted by many of their countrymen as hard-right fascists. However, what also must be enraging to those people is the realization of the lengths to which western European media veiled the extent and nature of these ongoing assaults upon their own people.

In a piece for the Spectator entitled, It’s not only Germany that covers up mass sex attacks by migrant men... Sweden’s record is shameful, Swedish journalist Ivar Arpie shares the various ways Swedish media sought to dupe their own people through concealing information, downplaying stories of rape and immigrant assaults, and essentially blaming the victim for those crimes.

She concludes:
Even now, Swedes are still trying to figure out what exactly has been going on. Reports are emerging of Taharrush gamea-style harassment in Malmö on New Year’s Eve. According to police reports, hundreds of refugee youths from Afghanistan roamed around and ‘surrounded intoxicated girls/women and harassed them’. Similar incidents are being reported from towns such as Kalmar and Karlstad. The Finnish authorities are handling reports of organised sexual harassment perpetrated by Iraqi immigrants.

We Swedes pride ourselves on our unrivalled record on respecting women’s rights. But when women’s rights conflict with the goal of accommodating other cultures, it’s almost always women who are pushed to the side. This week, the chattering classes in Sweden will be worrying about how this story plays into the hands of the Sweden Democrats. But events have moved beyond that. The truth may be painful. Yet, as we have seen, concealing the truth is worse.
And today we learn from Emma Henderson, in a piece for the Independent entitled, Swedish police banned from describing criminals anymore in case they sound racist, that:
Swedish police will no longer be able to give descriptions of alleged criminals for fear of being seen as racist.

According to an internal letter, police in capital city Stockholm are instructed to refrain from describing suspects' race and nationality, according to news website Speisa...  
“We want to avoid pointing out ethnic groups as criminal,” said Stockholm police press officer Wolf Gyllander.

Well, I am certain that "ethnic groups" will appreciate that most sincerely.

Meanwhile, Germany's Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble proposed raising taxes on European consumers of petrol in order to pay for the crisis that Sweden, Germany, and the EU have inflicted upon their people. "This way we would have the means for a European response to the refugee issue," he said.

It is a testament to the humanity and basic human decency of western Europe, as derived from the political Enlightenment of the eighteenth-century, that she is so willing to suckle Syrian war-refugees - and pretty much anyone else from that part of the world - to her ample bosom.

The Jews, however, can take care of themselves and many of us currently residing in Europe will do so elsewhere, to the benefit of Israel, North America, and Australia.

Any European who thinks that the Jews have not learned the lessons of World War II, and the Holocaust, need only watch Jewish backsides diminishing on the horizon to recognize otherwise.


  1. 700,000 is slightly more than half. A third would be about 450,000. In either case this is the last generation of Jewish communal existence in Europe. It will shrink very quickly just as it did in the Magreb. If people scoff at the notion of this, remember that 99% of all Jews were ethnically cleansed from the Mideast less than 25 years.

  2. Mike,
    I think you miss an absolutely critical point. Even without newer migration, Europe had turned on its Jews. And it's not all about Israel and anti-colonialism etc, it's because Europe cannot come to terms with what happened to its Jews in the Twentieth Century. The psychology of it is fascinating. And several people have written well about it. Europe can never forgive the Jews for the Holocaust.
    Everything else is a further layer on top of that.

    1. I'll hand you over to Howard Jacobson to explain this phenomenon; brilliantly. If you don't understand this, you don't understand Europe.

    2. Even with that at play, Jews would not feel the same tangible threat they do now. They had assimilated into the society to the extent they desired.

      Yes, the antisemitism still exists and Zionism is a mask for it, but it is only with the influx of Muslim Jew haters that people are in actual peril.

      Jews are just the tip of the iceberg. It is European culture that is threatened, too. Europe has a dark history and the newest disaster it has created will cause suffering everywhere.

    3. Although I subscribe to this view suggested by Ben Kingsley a year ago:

  3. Trudy, I am in contact with French Jews in this country and I am involved in settling them if they want to come here, but it is very difficult unless you come in a leaky boat.!!

    I find out that many Jews do not want to leave France? Considering the history of of Judenhass - the fore runner of the word antisemitism, I find this quite astounding.

  4. Heya guys,

    I guess I want to say a couple of things.

    First, to Shirlee's point, as I know that she well understands, it is rarely easy to simply pick oneself and one's family up and just go elsewhere.

    If I were in that position I do not know what the heck I would do.

    As for Kate's insistence that the problem is not just one of traditional Arab-Muslim discrimination against Jews, but also of European animosity, she has an important point.

    The EU despises Israel and many Europeans, perhaps most, treat Israel as a proxy for the Jewish people in need of a good smacking around.

    I do not think that we are likely to see anything resembling the Shoah in Europe anytime soon, however. But what we will see, and are seeing, is the ongoing harassment of European Jews primarily from young Muslims on the street level that will slowly drive Jews off of the continent. On the somewhat more sophisticated level we will continue to see the ongoing harassment of Israeli Jews by the Euro elites as they endeavor to sufficate Jewish economic well-being and diplomatic amity.

    The brilliance of our enemies strategy is that they have managed, over decades, to portray their aggression against Jews as a response to Jewish aggression against an Arab minority.

    It's both insidious and unjust, but it is effective.

  5. HMMMM.....competition.

    "The head of Russia’s Far East Jewish Autonomous Region in Siberia has invited the Jews of Europe suffering antisemitism to come and resettle in his oblast, which once had a population of at least 17,000 Jewish residents.

    Aleksandr Levintal, the governor of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast, said his region “will welcome Jews from European countries, where they may face attacks by antisemitic elements,” Radio Free Europe reported on Wednesday.

    Levintal also noted that his oblast, whose 1934 establishment predated the 1948 declaration of Israeli independence, was the “first officially established Jewish statehood.”

  6. And there's this:

    Good grief. How depressing.

    But still, unfortunately it takes no "intelligence" to breed.
    VERY FEW truly intelligent people (intelligence is no prerequisite for succeeding in academe, politics, journalism these days) hate Jews. NOT ONE even half-way decent PERSON will deny Israel the right to exist, to be secure and to thrive.

    So in saying that mainly STUPID people hate Jews (really nothing to do with Israel's politics which are being used as a false alibi for jew-hatred), I agree with a friend who recently made a statement that might seem simplistic. He asserted that the main motivation for Jew Hatred/Judenhass is: "the tall poppy syndrom".

    The truly moronic really believe the crap that "da Joos rule the world", the others, who have walked upright for more than one generation (intellectually speaking), are truly envious of the achievements that Jews have brought to the world and that come out from this little embattled but brave state Israel.

    1. Y'know, Rita, I basically agree with that.

      Most westerners absolutely do not hate Jews.

      My grievance with western-progressives has never been that they are a bunch of Jew haters. My complaint has always been that they, along with the Democratic party in the US, have made a home of their venues for those who actively despise the Jewish state.

      This is why in places like Daily Kos or the Huffington Post or the Guardian there is the relentless drumb-beat of the demonization of Israel.

      By doing so they end up justifying Arab-Muslim violence against the Jewish people the world over.

    2. "My grievance with western-progressives has never been that they are a bunch of Jew haters. "

      Many hide it well.

    3. Don't kid yourself. Too many "intelligent" people are very misinformed about many things, including their own intelligence, and quite prone to engage in hate.

  8. I actually meant to say that I think only TRULY intelligent people dont resent/envy/hate Jews. I dont count many among the so-called "progressives", "Leftists" and assorted members of the herd that follow the prevailing Zeitgeist among the TRULY intelligent. Jew Hatred today is propelled by Arabo-Muslims, but it is eagerly followed by the so-called "progressive" herd.

    And à propos "progressive": this belongs to the language that has been completely perverted - like "human rights" etc. just look at the language used by the fully discredited UN, just as an example.

  9. whoops - I meant to respond to Mike L., JeffwithaJ and oldschooltwentysix, but I think I was navigating incorrectly.