Sweden was once upon a time known as a tolerant, civilized country. No longer. A lethal combination of Muslim and left wing "progressive" anti-Semitism is driving Jews from the city of Malmo, in fear for their lives, as violence is targeted at them solely because of their faith, and authorities do little to discourage it, and even seem to justify it.
Nick Meo of the UK Telegraph reports:
In 2009, a chapel serving the city's 700-strong Jewish community was set ablaze. Jewish cemeteries were repeatedly desecrated, worshippers were abused on their way home from prayer, and "Hitler" was mockingly chanted in the streets by masked men. [....]
Malmo's Jews, however, do not just point the finger at bigoted Muslims and their fellow racists in the country's Neo-Nazi fringe. They also accuse Ilmar Reepalu, the Left-wing mayor who has been in power for 15 years, of failing to protect them.
Mr Reepalu, who is blamed for lax policing, is at the centre of a growing controversy for saying that what the Jews perceive as naked anti-Semitism is in fact just a sad, but understandable consequence of Israeli policy in the Middle East.
While his views are far from unusual on the European liberal-left, which is often accused of a pro-Palestinian bias, his Jewish critics say they encourage young Muslim hotheads to abuse and harass them.
This is disgusting beyond words. Swedish posturing as guardians of human rights is now laughable.
Hat tip: John McMahon and David Paulin