Ted Ekeroth, who is the treasurer of Sverigedemokraterna (the Sweden Democrats) in Lund, just sent us the following note about the situation in Malmö:
The article states that a lot of Jews don’t see a future in Malmö because of increased violence, so they are moving to Israel.
There are a few facts worth mentioning about the situation in Malmö.
Ilmar Reepalu, a Social Democrat, states the following (question from the newspaper in bold, Reepalu’s answer follows):
The Jewish community has its own security force, and sometimes policing. Doesn’t that show that the group is especially vulnerable?
“Malmö and Skåne have unfortunately had trouble with far-right groups. I myself have had swastikas painted on my apartment.”
The Jewish community believes that this is the extreme Left and the hard-line Muslim groups.
“I understand that right-wing groups have been those that have plagued Jewish communities for a long time. But I do not know if the far Left does the same. But of course, conflict in the Gaza Strip last year spilled over to Malmö.”
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Have you considered a public statement that Malmö will not accept anti-Semitism? Or is it too controversial?
“We accept neither Zionism or anti-Semitism. There are extremists who put themselves above the other groups and believe they are worth less.”
Note here that:
1. Reepalu is the same guy that defended the debacle at Davis Cup earlier this year, when the public wasn’t allowed to attend the game, in which Israel participated. 2. He doesn’t know what everybody else in Malmö knows — that violence has increased sharply and it is almost always committed by immigrants, and especially Muslim immigrants. 3. Ilmar Reepalu is declaring that “Zionism is racism”!