The Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre – What's Not Being Said

11 Jews were shot dead while praying, and another 6 people including responding police officers were seriously wounded, in an anti-Semitic attack on a synagogue on Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath. The attack took place on Saturday 27th October in Pittsburgh in the USA.
Anti-Semitism is gaining traction in certain parts of the world, fed by political opportunism, the rise in Islamism, worthless lip-service by political leaders, media collusion, and utter social paralysis induced by mindless dedication to political correctness – which dictates that only right-wing anti-Semitism is condemned, as was the case in Pittsburgh, while left-wing and Islamist anti-Semitism pass without either comment or condemnation.
Many of the official statements by political leaders following yesterday’s vile anti-Semitic attack represent genuine outrage, but some of the official statements of support actually come from political leaders who themselves deliberately feed anti-Semitism as part of their political profile.
Here are a few excerpts from political figures who have made statements about the anti-Semitic Pittsburgh synagogue massacre. Rather tellingly, no official Swedish comment has been forthcoming from either the Prime Minister or the Foreign Minister or Sweden. Both have gained a reputation for actively encouraging anti-Semitism at home – the PM through his abysmal lack of leadership (he is not an anti-Semite), the FM through her vicious attacks on both Swedish Jews and the Jewish state.

  • “This evil anti-Semitic attack is an assault on humanity. It will take all of us working together to extract the poison of anti-Semitism from our world. We must unite to conquer hate.” US President Donald Trump.
  • “Our thoughts are with the Jewish community in Pittsburgh and all those affected by this sickening and cowardly act.” UK Prime Minister Theresa May.
  • “Terrible tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the families affected. The UK will always stand firm against antisemitism but so sad we still have to say so.” UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
  • “My thoughts are with those killed or injured in this horrific act of anti-Semitic violence, and with their loved ones. We must stand together against hate and terror.” UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who actively supports anti-Semitism as a means of ensuring success in the next elections, and actively supports anti-Semitic terrorist organisations such as Hamas and Hizbollah which have a history of murdering Jews and also have the murder of Jews on their official charters.
  • “Synagogues and all places of worship should be sanctuaries. London stands with the congregation of the Tree of Life in Pittsburgh – you are in our thoughts and prayers.” Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.
  • “We all must confront anti-Semitism resolutely — everywhere.” German Chancellor Angela Merkel. It is Merkel’s open-door policies to Islamist settlers that have fuelled the rise in anti-Semitism in Europe this past decade. She is certainly no anti-Semite, but her policies have seriously enabled the worst excesses of anti-Semitism all across the continent.
  • “(Saturday’s attack) shows the magnitude of a wave of anti-Semitism and racism that is spreading in many countries  … The European Union expresses its sincere condolences to the families and friends of those affected by today’s attack, as well as to the US authorities.” Spokesperson for European Union foreign policy Chief Federica Mogherini. Mogherini is one of the chief architects of the EU’s animosity towards Israel as a Jewish state. Animosity that has rightly been interpreted in many circles as carte-blanche for animosity towards the Jewish people too.
  • “The shooting in Pittsburgh is a painful reminder of continuing antisemitism. Jews across the world continue to be attacked for no other reason than their identity. Antisemitism is a menace to democratic values and peace, and should have no place in the 21st century.” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The UN is probably the single most successful driver and financier of anti-Semitism in the world, followed closely by the EU. A clear majority of UN member states are Islamic dictatorships that pursue a hard-line anti-Semitic agenda. Most of the UN’s Arab and many of its other Islamic states have also ethnically cleansed their entire Jewish populations, in some cases Jewish populations that have lived there for 2000 years. The UN also single-mindedly seeks to destroy every link between the Jewish people and Jerusalem, Judaism’s spiritual and historical heart. It is the anti-Semitic majority of the UN that dictates UN attitudes towards world Jewry, so the Secretary-General’s official statement should be taken with a very generous pinch of salt – he is no anti-Semite himself but he heads an intrinsically anti-Semitic organisation.
  • “(Our) deepest condolences [and] thoughts to the victims’ families, wishing a prompt recovery to those injured. (We express the) strongest condemnation of violence based on hatred [and] religious discrimination.” Italian Foreign Minister Moavero Milanesi.
  • “(A) horrendous act of terror and barbarism, (our) heartfelt condolences”. Poland’s ambassador to Israel, Marek Magierowski.
  • “(We) “strongly condemn the act of anti-Semitism in Pittsburgh.” French President Emmanuel Macron.
  • “(We have ordered) “increase vigilance around synagogues from Sunday … anti-Semitism kills and anti-Semitism has no borders. The terrible attack in Pittsburgh is tragic proof … In Pennsylvania, as in our own country, we remain united against hate.” French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner.
  • “I condemn the terror attack against a Pittsburgh synagogue and extend my heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and to the American people.” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Turkish dictator is renowned for his openly anti-Semitic vitriol in his treatment of the world’s sole Jewish state, Israel.
  • No comment. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.
  • No comment. Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström.