Posts Tagged ‘Church of Sweden’

Sweden’s questionable humanitarianism

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Anti-Semitic attacks by Arabs encouraged and paid for by renowned Holocaust-denier and arch-racist Mahmud Abbas have torn apart civilian Jewish lives and families in Haifa, Petach Tikva, Netanya, Rishon LeZion, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Rehov,  Ashdod and more.

And that’s just in the past 24 hours.

The disgusting part is: self-styled “humanitarian superpower” Sweden, which actually takes tax revenues from Swedish citizens who have worked hard all their lives and instead diverts the money to the PA terrorists. With impunity.

Sweden funds this disgrace.

And says not one word about the ongoing pogroms being carried out by the barbaric racists of the depraved Arab society governed by Abbas. After all, it’s only Jews who are the innocent civilian victims. No story then.

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström, the architect behind Sweden’s embracing and recognition of the racist Palestinian society, is a disgrace to principle, honesty, morals, decency and humanity.

Some “humanitarian superpower”.

Anyone with legal insight got any comments on this?

We are fast approaching the point at which it will be legally viable to sue our own governments for continuing to provide financial assistance to the racist Mahmud Abbas, since he abuses that funding to bankroll terrorists and is in a coalition government with the equally anti-Semitic Hamas. See here for a clothing store called “Hitler” where mannequins carry knives and advertise the best clothing for terrorists to wear when stabbing Jews.

Which terrorists, you ask? Those racist Arabs who wantonly murder Jewish civilians – young infants and 80-year-old women – simply because they are Jews. Some of these Arab terrorists, subjected to primitive racist indoctrination all their lives, are as young as 13 years old, and their victims are the same age or even younger, down to infants in strollers (see also here).

The racist Mahmud Abbas also routinely names streets, schools and sports facilities in “honour” of those of his subjects who succeed in killing most Jews. See here, here, here and here.

There simply has to be a legal challenge to counter this travesty. Not a legal challenge against the racist Mahmud Abbas, but against those governments and organisations, such as nation-states like Sweden, the USA and Britain, transnational organisations such as the EU and the UN, and NGOs such as SIDA, the Church of Sweden, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch et al – who provide the racist Abbas with funding and diplomatic cover.

Funding and cover that he uses exclusively to glorify and support violence, terrorism, barbarism, indoctrination, religious hatred and anti-Semitism.

Has the entire Swedish media industry gone to sleep?

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Wake up Swedish media!!!

Hello, are you there, Swedish media? Where’s your usual outrage, your columns and pages of criticism? The smuggling tunnels leading from Sinai into the Gaza Strip – you know, the tunnels that are an absolute “lifeline” for “saving the lives” of a “starving” people in “the world’s biggest concentration camp” – those tunnels are being shut down with force, one after the other.

But for some unfathomable reason there’s not a word in the Swedish media about a story that would normally have them in a feeding-frenzy of abuse, conspiracy theories, unfounded allegations and borderline anti-Semitism. I mean, even the publicly funded Ship to Gaza organisation has not a word to say on the subject – and they are currently on their way to “rescue” the people of Gaza in a boat the size of a dinghy on steroids which they claim is carrying “humanitarian aid”. It probably has room in its hold for 3, maybe even 4 cans of baked beans – and a host of publicly funded left-wingers on a freebie cruise of the Med paid for by Swedish taxpayers.

And there’s more: a mere stone’s throw away (literally) from these tunnels the most terrible kind of ethnic cleansing is under way – indigenous people of a religion different to that of the majority are being systematically robbed, raped, forced into marriage outside their religion, driven away, murdered – and the Swedish media, usually so keen to pick up on allegations of human rights abuses in this part of the world – are totally silent here too.

Thestarving people of Gaza” (see also here, here, here, here and here) and “ethnic cleansing” - two great favourites of the Swedish media, in particular the taxpayer-funded Ship to Gaza. Yet not a word to be read in Swedish.


N0 wait- the Jews can’t be blamed for any of this, it’s the Islamist regime in Egypt that is closing down the tunnels, and it’s the Islamists in northern Sinai who are ethnically cleansing the region of all traces of Christianity – pretty much like their clansmen are doing in the PA-controlled Bethlehem. Ah well, that would explain the total silence. That’s all right then.

The Swedish media – a parallel universe where facts are never allowed to get in the way of propaganda against the Jewish state. Or, for that matter, against the increasingly embattled and desperate situation of the Jews in Malmö, Sweden’s third-largest city. Pretty sure there’s a story in there somewhere if only I could find it. But then I’m not smart enough to be part of the Swedish media circus…

Sweden through Zionist eyes on the eve of a pro-Israel manifestation

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

The following article was first published as an op-ed in Arutz Sheva, Israel National News, and is reprinted here with kind permission from them. The article is in the form of an interview conducted by Dr Manfred Gerstenfeld of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.

The article should be read against the background of a pro-Israel manifestation being held in Gothenburg on the west coast of Sweden on Sunday 2nd September at 1 pm. A parallel manifestation is being held in the Swedish capital Stockholm.

Interview series: Ilya Meyer, of the Sweden-Israel Friendship Association: “The Simon Wiesenthal Center issued a travel warning advising Jews not to travel to Malmö for fear of being attacked”.

“There are no official calls by the Swedish government to discriminate against Israel. The current cabinet, a coalition of conservative, liberal and centrist parties, formally adopts a neutral position in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

“This has to be qualified with insight into the distinct Swedish psyche. Swedes are often characterized by two traits: distaste for conflict and total dedication to an all-consuming need for consensus – irrespective of the principles or rights and wrongs of the case. In the Swedish mindset, it is better to preserve consensus and adopt an inappropriate decision than to contradict the majority and insist on an appropriate one, even if this opposition is morally justified.”

Ilya Meyer is Vice-Chair of the Sweden-Israel Friendship Association, West Sweden branch. He is former Chair of the Board of Information of the Gothenburg Jewish Community. He blogs at

Meyer observes: “Another consideration must be added: Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, who belongs to the Moderates (Conservatives), the coalition’s largest party, has exhibited a consistent rabid anti-Israel position. He is widely regarded in Sweden as a political opportunist and seems to have international ambitions.

“Bildt often serves the interests of Arab and other Muslim countries. He may need their votes to be elected to an important position abroad. Bildt seems to be convinced that overt anti-Israelism will enhance his chances of personal advancement more than allegiance to principle. One example was his visit to Turkey after the illegal attempt by the Turkish vessel Mavi Marmara to break the Israel-imposed blockade of the Hamas enclave in Gaza in 2010.

“Bildt ensured he was photographed together with the vessel’s Swedish and Islamist militant activists. Analysts regarded it as rather incongruous for a Moderate Swedish MP to rub shoulders with extreme leftists. They failed to factor in Bildt’s ambitions and his animosity toward Israel.

“Another Moderate politician of similar thinking is Gunilla Carlsson, Minister for International Development and Cooperation. She claimed that ‘Israel destroys EU-funded Palestinian infrastructure.’ Carlsson avoids mentioning why Israel is put in the position of responding to repeated Arab attacks from that infrastructure. She makes no demands on Palestinians to stop using EU-funded infrastructure for staging attacks on Israel.

“Carlsson’s approach appears to be that whatever the Arabs do, Israel’s foremost obligation is to protect Palestinians from the consequences of their own criminal actions. Like many Swedes in leading political and media positions, she does not realize that denying that Palestinian Arabs can be responsible for their actions is inherently racist.

“Labor is Sweden’s main left wing opposition party. The others are the Green Party and the Communist Party – the latter recently rebranded the Left Party in a bid to boost its respectability. All three are vociferous in their constant criticism of the State of Israel. They are outspoken in their desire to officially recognize the State of Palestine should they come to power.

“Labor’s gray eminence Pierre Schori was a protégé of the Israel-bashing Prime Minister Olof Palme. He consistently sings the praises of both Fidel Castro – calling him “one of the greatest leaders in contemporary history” – and Hamas Islamist leader Ismail Haniyeh. In 2009, Schori drew up a five-point plan which demanded punishing international sanctions against Israel. He did not propose any action whatsoever regarding Hamas for its role in firing thousands of missiles into civilian population centers in southern Israel.

“The left-wing opposition finds itself with the strangest of bedfellows: Moderate hardliners like Bildt, fanatic Islamists working to spread Sharia in Sweden, neo-Nazi groups that hate Jews and Muslims with equal fervor, and anarchist fringe groups. They all unite against Israel.

“In a league apart is Ilmar Reepalu, the populist Labor Mayor of Sweden’s third largest city Malmö, where Muslim immigrants are a large minority. In 2009, a Davis Cup tennismatch between Sweden and Israel was scheduled there. Reepalu tried to prohibit thematch. When he failed, he issued a decree that no spectators should attend.

“Reepalu has made frequent anti-Semitic statements. This has prompted the Simon Wiesenthal Center to issue a travel warning advising Jews not to travel to Malmö for fear of being attacked. Moreover, President Obama’s special envoy on anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal recently paid a visit to an unrepentant Reepalu to persuade him to abandon or at least moderate his stance.

“There is one political party in Parliament on which all the others have imposed a kind of unofficial boycott: the Sweden Democrats (SD). SD is against mass immigration, primarily from Muslim countries. It is also against circumcision, which impacts both Jews and Muslims. SD is also against kosher slaughter, which is not allowed in Sweden, but SD even wants to prohibit the import of kosher meat, which has clearly anti-Semitic overtones.”

Meyer concludes: “In the media, some churches, state-subsidized NGOs and other parts of the Swedish cultural elite, there are many Israel bashers. Unfortunately, the politicized leadership of the Lutheran Church is particularly virulent in this respect. However, among government coalition parliamentarians, there are a number of Israel supporters. Without them, Swedish Jewry would be in dire straits.”