Swedish tax revenues fund Arab terrorism against Jews

November 6th, 2017 by ilyameyer

This is the text of a speech I recorded, which was given at a rally outside the Swedish House of Parliament in Stockholm on Sunday 5th November.

The rally was organised by Tobias Petersson of Perspective on Israel (PPI). Tobias has previously written on a wide range of subjects relating to Sweden’s discriminatory treatment of the Jewish state, including in The Jerusalem Post.

Thank you for inviting me to speak, I am really honoured to be addressing this Perspective on Israel audience today from Gothenburg in Sweden.

Sweden is the country that gave the world Strindberg, Alfred Nobel, beloved children’s author Astrid Lindgren, IKEA, Volvo and much, much more.

But Sweden is a whole lot more more besides.

For instance, Sweden is probably the only Western, nominally democratic, country that is currently engaged in multiple wars. All financed by an extremist government that freely uses Swedish tax revenues to further its political agenda at home and abroad.

The Swedish government’s first war is against Israel. The day after it took office in autumn 2014, the government announced its recognition of something called “Palestine”, with absolutely no strings attached. No demands for a stop to the Palestinian Authority’s intrinsic anti-Semitism, its genocidal violence against Jews, its indoctrination of vulnerable young Arab children, its abuse of sporting, educational and cultural contexts to vilify the Jewish state of Israel. Sweden could have stopped all this by conditioning its financial and diplomatic aid on an end to such activities. Instead, the Swedish government actively chose not to impose any conditions on the use of Swedish tax revenues by the Palestinian Authority.

The Swedish government’s second war is against all measures that have any chance of bringing about coexistence or peace for Israel. Sweden actively supports efforts to encourage Palestinian Arab intransigence, including massive funding of educational and cultural activities that condemn new generations of Arab children to an upbringing steeped in hatred and racism. The Freedom Theatre is just one way in which Sweden ensures that future generations of Arab children remain firmly stuck in the moral morass of anti-Semitism, hatred, violence and rejection of peaceful coexistence.

The Swedish government’s third war is against its own Jewish citizens and their indelible links to their families in Israel. This can be seen perhaps most clearly in the actions of former Swedish housing minister, the Islamist Mehmet Kaplan, who announced his first policy decision back in autumn 2014 as – I quote – the “liberation of Jerusalem”. The Jewish city of Jerusalem – ALL of Jerusalem, was to be liberated from Jews, by Muslims. This as the official foreign policy of the Swedish government. On its first day in government.

What can we do about all this? Answer: we can build up enough steam in the court of public opinion to bring down the Swedish government by taking it to court. The European Court of Human Rights. On account of its repeated efforts to sabotage peace, condemn future generations of Muslims and Jews to continued violence, and embezzle tax revenues in order to pursue these policies.

It is a moral imperative that Sweden’s war against Israel – fought with Swedish tax revenues, in diplomatic missions, on theatre stages, in public schools – be stopped. Because that war is inextricably linked with its other two wars – against peace and against its own citizens.

Probably the best way of getting this legal process off the ground is by prefacing it with a public hearing into Foreign Minister Margot Wallström and her single-minded obsession with vilifying Israel. Islamist-inspired anti-Semitism in Sweden is spiralling out of control, including public calls in some mosques to – I quote – “kill the Jews wherever they are found”. This kind of rabid anti-Semitism from a sizeable Islamist minority has been routinely ignored as just “the jargon of that culture” – while identical anti-Semitism uttered by a tiny neo-Nazi idiotic minority has attracted loud government condemnation. The discrepancy in responses is remarkable. Yet despite Sweden’s ongoing domestic social implosion, the only consistent government policy does not even relate to domestic issues but to a foreign one – namely criticism of Israel.

The motor behind this support for Islamist anti-Semitism both domestically in Sweden and overseas against Israel, is Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallström. She drives the Swedish government obsession with demonising the Jewish state of Israel – because it is a state for Jews. She was instrumental in recognising a “Palestinian” state without demanding any concessions on the part of this new-found “state” – such as a stop to indoctrination, violence and anti-Semitism. And she has been instrumental in driving a consistently anti-Israel agenda in various UN and other international forums, including side-lining Jewish history in documented historical and religious sites such as Hebron and Jerusalem, instead recognising these as exclusively “Palestinian” heritage sites.

Sweden’s active support for anti-Israel activity is not merely limited to the diplomatic arena – Sweden actively funds anti-Israel terrorism. For instance in the form of continued support for UNRWA, from whose premises terrorist attacks are routinely carried out against Israeli civilians. In 2016 alone, Sweden gave more than 60 million US dollars to UNRWA. UNRWA schools have been used as staging-grounds for Hamas attack tunnels into Israeli territory. As recently as Monday 30th October 2017, a terrorist tunnel was blown up inside Israel by the army. Yet Sweden continues its funding of UNRWA.

Margot Wallström has gone on record as blaming the Islamist Paris terror attacks on – I quote again – “Palestinian despair”. Nobody else in the world makes such a ridiculous claim – not even the Palestinian terrorist organisations themselves. In a rare 2016 debate in parliament the Swedish government claimed that discussing Sweden’s contribution to Palestinian Authority racism and violence only served to – I quote again – “pour oil on the fire, further polarising the issue”. In other words, concealing Sweden’s funding of Palestinian Authority terrorism is desirable government policy, whereas openly discussing Swedish government funding of terrorism is apparently what promotes the terrorism that Sweden is funding … this is logic-defying in its absurdity.

Margot Wallström routinely refers to Israeli police responses to armed terrorist attacks as – quote – “extrajudicial killings”. However, she never refers to British, French or Belgian police responses to armed terrorist attacks as “extrajudicial killings”. This antagonistic wording is only reserved for the Jewish state’s measures to protect itself. Negatively singling out Jews in this way is more commonly defined by the term “anti-Semitism” – which is the official UN definition. Margot Wallström thus contravenes the UN’s own norms.

Sweden provides direct aid to the Palestinian Authority to the tune of 100 million dollars annually, in addition to several hundred million dollars through a variety of other channels such as the SIDA overseas aid agency, various UN bodies and so on. The PA’s annual salary and lifetime pension budget for convicted terrorists and mass-murderers is 350 million dollars. One such mass-murderer is Sbarro pizzeria bomber Ahlam Tamimi. She aided the bomber in his mission, which killed 15 civilians including eight children. Tamimi has expressed disappointment that her mission did not kill more children – and after her release from Israeli prison she was rewarded with her own show on state-run Palestinian Authority TV. Sweden funds the Palestinian Authority.

All this speaks of an unnatural obsession against the Jewish state. A public hearing in Stockholm to put Margot Wallström in the dock would be a useful start to what must come after – removal of the extremist Swedish government from power by legal means.

For the sake of taxpaying Swedes, for the sake of current and future generations of Palestinian Arab children who deserve to be lifted out of the hatred that Swedish tax revenues finance, and for the sake of current and future generations of Israelis both young and old who pay the price with their blood for the hatred, racism and violence that the Swedish government funds on a massive scale.

This is not a call for murmurs of assent, it is a call for action.

There are lives at stake here. Lives that can be saved if Margot Wallström and her extremist Swedish government can be forced to publicly account for their dealings. Not least their massive abuse of public funds to promote anti-Israel terrorism.

Thank you for listening.

Gothenburg survived; Gothenburg’s taxpayers didn’t

October 1st, 2017 by ilyameyer

Thanks to a well-organised police strategy and well-executed security measures, Gothenburg’s Nazi demo ended with remarkably few incidents, bearing in mind what could have happened.

True to our predictions, it was not the Nazis who created the relatively few and relatively limited incidents of violence, but the Leftist and Anarchist so-called counter-demonstrators. Who were there not so much to demonstrate against the pathetic Nazis, but rather to have some “fun” attacking the police. Which they did.

Responding with impressive calm and good planning, the police boxed in the Nazis after they failed to turn up at their allotted venue – the racists tried to bypass the security arrangements by gathering at a different location. The only effect this had was that they failed to get to their allotted venue at all until the time allowed for their demo ran out, after which they were ignominiously forced to turn back and get out of town. Their leader was arrested for violence against a police officer.

True to style, their Leftist and Anarchist opponents, some of them waving Kalashnikov-decorated Hezbollah, Hamas and Fatah flags, then chose to attack the police with rocks, firecrackers and rockets.

All in all about 60 people were either detained or arrested (there is a legal distinction). In some cases, prior to the demonstrations uniformed police swooped down on groups of black-clad, masked Anarchists and took them off the streets simply for being there, as legislation allowed for the police to take such preventive measures.

There were no incidents anywhere near the synagogue, and services were able to proceed entirely without problem the entire day. There were no cases of any Jews being attacked on their way to or from the synagogue, although one beggar hurled an anti-Semitic epithet at a Jew who did not give him any money – hardly surprising since no observant Jew would be carrying money on Yom Kippur. No member of the public responded to the anti-Semitic tirade, and the victim walked on to the synagogue with his family.

Throughout the day the police had thrown a strong and very visible security cordon around the synagogue and all the approach roads leading to it. The police did their job with immense efficiency, and as always with a smile. It has to be said, as indeed I have said on many previous occasions: there is such a huge disconnect between the professional and dedicated police officers getting the job done every single day, on the one hand, and on the other hand their more politically motivated commanders higher up the echelon. Had these commanders listened to our input at an early stage a lot of resources, effort and pain would have been avoided.

The city of Gothenburg owes a huge debt of gratitude to the police for a wonderful job well done under the most trying of circumstances. The police gave up not just their Sunday, but the previous days too as they attended countless briefings on what to expect and how to respond to both the Right-wing and the Left-wing threats. It is to be hoped that they receive proper compensation for all the extra work they put into making Yom Kippur such a thankfully low-key day, all considered, bearing in mind the explosive potential of the Nazi demonstrators and the Leftist/Anarchist/Islamist counterdemonstrators.

Now it is up to the Swedish taxpayer to foot the bill for this hugely expensive operation. I repeat, the cost of which could have been limited to a mere fraction if only the top echelon of the police had listened to our advice early on in the process.

Gothenburg: planned Yom Kippur battleground for Nazis, Left-wing fanatics, Islamists and Anarchists

September 27th, 2017 by ilyameyer

Two days ago, following a court order, the Gothenburg Police finally changed the route of the planned NMR Nazi march on Yom Kippur so it does not pass by the city’s main synagogue.

Today, previously suspected plans by extreme left-wing groups from Sweden and the rest of Europe to stage a major clash in the city are now being discussed openly in social media. Some sources indicate that more than 10,000 left-wing fanatics will arrive in the city to do battle on Yom Kippur.

It is expected that Gothenburg’s downtown area, where the synagogue is located, will turn into a veritable battleground on Saturday, which is both Yom Kippur and Shabbat, as left-wing extremists, anarchists, Islamists and Nazis do battle with the police over the right to control the streets.

A few years ago in Malmö in southern Sweden, Islamists and extreme-left fanatics held the entire city in lockdown because a pair of Israelis dared to play tennis in the city as part of the renowned international Davis Cup tournament. That ended with Swedish police having to call in reinforcements from colleagues in Denmark – an embarrassing historic first for Swedes to see Danish riot police patrolling Swedish streets. The sight of foreign militia vehicles patrolling your country usually signals a coup or an invasion. The rioting caused millions of kronor of damage. I was there, photographing and filming it all first-hand.

Malmö is located close to Copenhagen, just across the sound, so Danish police reinforcements were able to be rushed to the aid of their grateful Swedish colleagues. Gothenburg is located a couple of hundred kilometres from Norway, and more than 300 km from Denmark.

We give our complete moral support to the Gothenburg police and hope they will succeed in their important mission of subduing the warring factions and keeping the city free for its law-abiding population, including for the city’s Jews as they make their way to and from synagogue on Yom Kippur.