NYT's "Uncomfortable Truth" About "Swedish Anti-Semitism" Is It's Not Swedish, It's Arab
December 09, 2018, 11:09 AM
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This is pinned Tweet at the top of @PaulinaNeuding's twitter feed, but it's from last year:The Uncomfortable Truth About Swedish Anti-Semitism, By Paulina Neuding, December 14, 2017.

I went to the original article, and counted paragraphs, which I do by pasting the whole thing into Word, and making it a numbered list, and it turns out, after seven paragraphs in which there are attacks by "men" with firebombs, a protest by "200 people" against Israel, in which a "speaker" said something anti-Semitic, that it was Arabs all the time.

  1. Jewish schoolteachers have reported hiding their identity. A teacher who wouldn’t even share the city where she teaches for fear of her safety told a Swedish news outlet: “I hear students shouting in the hallway about killing Jews.” Henryk Grynfeld, a teacher at a high school in a mostly immigrant neighborhood in Malmo, was told by a student: “We’re going to kill all Jews.” He said other students yell “yahoud,” the Arabic word for Jew, at him.

Here are paragraphs 11-13:

  1. Historically, anti-Semitism in Sweden could mainly be attributed to right-wing extremists. While this problem persists, a study from 2013 showed that 51 percent of anti-Semitic incidents in Sweden were attributed to Muslim extremists. Only 5 percent were carried out by right-wing extremists; 25 percent were perpetrated by left-wing extremists.
  2. Swedish politicians have no problem condemning anti-Semitism carried out by right-wingers. When neo-Nazis planned a march that would go past the Goteborg synagogue on Yom Kippur this September, for example, it stirred up outrage across the political spectrum. A court ruled that the demonstrators had to change their route.
  3. There is, however, tremendous hesitation to speak out against hate crimes committed by members of another minority group in a country that prides itself on welcoming minorities and immigrants. In 2015, Sweden was second only to Germany in the number of Syrian refugees it welcomed. Yet the three men arrested in the Molotov cocktail attack were newly arrived immigrants, two Syrians and a Palestinian.

Do you know when a good time for the New York Times to reveal this fact would be? In the headline, then paragraph one, which contains the first mention of the "men" who did the firebombing. When you conceal these things, you are, in effect, committing a "blood libel" against actual Swedes.

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