Winds of Anti-Semitism Blow from Europe to U.S.

0202121The winds of anti-Semitic hate are clearly blowing westward from Europe to the Americas, particularly as more Muslims arrive in America and as Europe becomes increasingly Muslim.  A clear sign of European style anti-Jewish harassment occurred in a Brooklyn, NY subway on April 15, 2013.  An African-American teenager, Stephen Stowe (17), along with a group of friends, spat anti-Semitic epithets at a kippa-wearing Jewish man, in what amounted to an unmistakable hate crime.  According to Jihad Watch, Stowe is a Muslim.

Court records and police testimony indicate that Stowe shouted at the Jewish man “I am going to kill you right now,” and then added, “They should have killed all of you,” a rather transparent reference to Hitler’s Holocaust against the Jews.

The subway incident in Brooklyn was reminiscent of a similar occurrence on March 14, 2013, in Vitry-Sur-Seine, France.  Three men accosted a Jewish kippa-wearing teenager on the subway (Metro in Paris) and threatened to do to him what Mohammed Merah, the cold-blooded Muslim murderer of a rabbi and three Jewish school children, did in Toulouse. France. The three Muslim men added that what Merah did “was right … We will kill all of you Jews – one day we will kill a Jew.”

Earlier this year, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Global Human Rights and co-chair of the house Bipartisan Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism, called a hearing in response to increases in anti-Semitic violence in European nations, much of it perpetrated by Muslims.  Testifying before the Subcommittee, Rabbi Andrew Baker of the American Jewish Committee stated, “Some European governments willfully do not want to know, and they have limited their monitoring tools so that they will not be confronted with facts.  This may be a reflection of political correctness or a fear that such data are likely to increase anti-Muslim sentiments.  Either way they contribute to the problem.”

Charles Knudsen, former police commander and military officer who also testified, noted that, “It is a sad state of affairs when nations bend-over-backwards to avoid the tiniest slight against Muslims but tolerate the assaults and killings of Jews in the streets of otherwise liberal democracies.” Knudsen added, “Even here in the United States on college campuses, some of the most vile, anti-Semitic language is tolerated, even heralded, by students and some faculty members.” Knudsen has been an experienced hate crime investigator.

The U.S. Congressional hearing on anti-Semitic violence in Europe follows a report submitted by the French Jewish community to France’s Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on anti-Semitic incidents.  The report presents figures that show an almost 60% increase in anti-Jewish incidences during 2012.

Abe Foxman, director of the Anti-Defamation League in New York, pointed out that Muslim immigrants bring with them the anti-Semitic religious and political teachings from the Middle East.  Foxman contended, moreover, that not all European countries perform satisfactorily when it comes to public awareness on the issue of anti-Semitism.

He considered the problem to have been the lack of anti-Semitism being catharsized out following WWII; instead there was a denial about it.

Fritz Bolkestein, a senior Dutch conservative politician in the VVD (Peoples Party for Freedom and Democracy) Party, former cabinet minister and European Commissioner, claimed that there was no future for practicing Jews in the Netherlands because of anti-Semitism among Moroccan immigrants.  In the Swedish city of Malmo, which has a sizable Muslim population, 54% of the Jewish residents reported that they have been subjected to anti-Semitism.  And in Belgium, Orthodox Jews in particular were subjected to physical attacks and harassment, especially in the city of Antwerp.  In Germany, the Jewish community of Berlin blamed young Muslim Turks and Arabs for anti-Semitic attacks. And, in Manchester (UK), two men approached an unmistakable Jewish man, ripped off his kippa, and punched him to the ground.

Back in the U.S., on April 10, 2013, police arrested a man charged with 12 counts of hate crime, 12 counts of arson as a hate crime and 12 counts of criminal mischief as a hate crime.  According to the police in Brooklyn, a borough of New York with the largest Jewish population, the man, Ruben Ubiles, 35, set fire to a dozen mezuzahs outside front doors of residents in the Taylor-Wythe House, a public housing complex.  A mezuzah is a parchment containing sacred text from the Torah affixed to the doorpost of a Jewish home.

According to the FBI Table 4 statistical chart on hate crimes in America, anti-Jewish hate crime tops the list with 820 incidents for the year 2011.  By comparison, there were 175 anti-Muslim hate crimes.  Hate crime against Jews exceeds all other religious and ethnic groups.

Europe’s economic difficulties, and increased awareness of the threats (security, demographic, and political from radical Islam) by European institutions and governments have changed the direction of Muslim immigrants and jihadi infiltrators.  They are focused increasingly on entering North America.  The Pew Forum on Religion and Public life research reveals that the Muslim population in the United States is projected to more than double in the next 17 years, from nearly 2.6 million in 2010 to about 6.2 million in 2030, in large part because of immigration and higher-than-average fertility among Muslims.

The Pew Forum projects that Muslims are expected to account for 1.7% of the total U.S. population. It means that Muslims will constitute a larger share of the U.S. population than Jews. The implications of continued Muslim immigration into the U.S. are therefore not just demographic but political as well, and not only for Jews.

Although there is some correlation between events in the Middle East (such as in the aftermath of Cast Lead Operation conducted by Israel against the Palestinian Hamas terrorists) and the rise in anti-Semitic incidents, the basic explanations of anti-Semitic hatred have not changed.  They include a combination centered on negative stereotypes of the Jew, the perception of the State of Israel as assuming the individual negative Jewish stereotypical characteristics, and the adoption of such stereotypes by both neo-Nazis and radical Muslim youth.

It would be unfair to malign all Muslims in negative terms.  There are numerous Muslims that are law abiding citizens who believe in the U.S. Constitution.  It is, however, becoming clear that just as many of the Muslim immigrants to the West, including the U.S., would prefer Sharia (Islamic) law over secular Western law.  It is also apparent that many Middle Eastern Muslims arriving in the U.S., whether from Europe or the Middle East, tend to be radicalized by Islamic institutions, and in mosques where the imams are Saudi (Wahhabi) funded, or alternatively funded by the Islamic Republic of Iran.  Stephen Stowe’s provocative gesture using the traditional Muslim greeting of “Assalamu Alaikum” was not said in peace, it was an expression of hate. It reflects the rising level of Muslim anti-Semitism in the West as well as in America.

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  • kafir4life

    Don't hire muslims. We refuse to. Don't shop in muslim owned stores. We don't. Don't shop where they hire muslims, and tell the owners why. Don't take muslims as friends, for they are friends to one another (unless it's the wrong "style" of muslim or one that's not quite muslim enough) , but keep a watchful eye on them. Stare if necessary. Sometime muslims plant bombs, sometimes muslims explode, sometimes muslim kill people who aren't muslim.
    See a muslim, watch a muslim. If they don't like it, they're not required or expected to "like it".

    • Indus Valley

      The Muslims don't have power & technical expertise like that of the second world war era Nazis, otherwise they are more than willing to mass murder as many Jews as possible….They some what did that against the Armenians didn't they? Don't buy & eat anything Halal….Stop eating Shawarma or Kepap…

    • Defcon 4

      When the muslimes gain power in any corporate environment they inevitably hire their own and replace the filthy kufr/infidel. The future is going to be ugly, islamofascist ugly, you can count on it.

  • http://frontpage richard sherman

    In 627 Muhammad personally decapitated 900 UNARMED Jews. Muslims revere this sociopath who obviously enjoyed decapitating Jews who could not defend themselves. It is no shock that ferocious antisemitism is foundational to Islam.

    • Defcon 4

      They actually surrendered to the mass murdering, jew hating psychopath. They surrendered to MuhamMAD only to have the men decapitated (all while MuhamMAD watched), and the women and children sold into slavery.

  • Lan Astaslem

    Wherever muslims go, trouble, violence and murder follows. When the muslim population in a host country gets to about 5 or 6%, they begin to agitate and cause trouble – just look at many European countries. We've already begun to see their savage mayhem here. They should all be shipped back to the islamic cesspools they crawled from.

    • Smote

      Dump them at sea.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        Think of the pollution.

        • defcon 4

          Sharks have to eat too.

  • Lee

    We should take a lesson from China. They don't have a problem with muslims. They don't either allow them to come in or they just don't tolerate their practices. Sounds like a plan.

    • Indus Valley

      China has been known to resist these scums since many hundred years…..They are not naive & don't follow any suicidal PC….An average Chinese person don't give a damn to any Muslim sensitivities even in Europe….I admire the Chinese…

      • Defcon 4

        Don't speak to fast, there are already highly placed islamo-nazis in the government of the PRC.

  • Bert

    The U.S Jewish leadership is mostly cowardly and some are even supportive of Muslim Antisemitism in the form of their being anti-Israel. In the summer of 1991 a three day pogrom took place in Brooklyn with black youths running through the streets screaming "kill the Jews". Al Sharpton bused in black demonstrators to support the riot. A black child was accidentally killed by a car driven by a Lubovitch man which triggered the pogrom. Mayor David Dinkins waited three days before ordering the police to finally end the riot in which a Jewish student was knifed to death. During and after the pogrom all the major Jewish organizations hid out. In a city of a million Jews the cowardice of Jewish leadership was on full display, even back then.
    Little has changed and today most Jews remain cowards in the face of rising Antisemitism. Any Jew who might show courage to stand up for Jewish self-defense will be attacked by the dominant voices of the so-called liberal Jews.

    • UCSPanther

      Too bad none of the inhabitants of Crown Heights had the courage to start firing on the assorted heaps of human filth who assaulted their neighborhood like those Korean merchants during the Rodney King riots…

    • Indus Valley

      The more Jews are concerned about public opinion, the more they will be in trouble….Thats what happening in Israel….Unless the anti-Semitic murderers realize that they have to pay a huge prize for their crime, nothing is going to deter them….Look what happened in Judea & Samaria, a released Arab-Muslim prisoner killed a Jewish man leaving his 5 children fatherless & his wife a widow….

    • Robin

      Absolutely true! There are a few of us 9/11 liberals who see the handwriting on the wall and are not afraid to speak up though.

  • Avi Remington

    I'm a 71 year old Jew who learned to shoot at age 12. Although it's illegal here in the Republic of California for me to carry a concealed weapon, I carry a concealed Glock 19. I feel great and I say bring them on.

    Avi

    • Marilyn S. Flax

      I'm wit h yo. As Meir Kahane said, "Every Jew, a 22."

    • selmainboca

      lock and load brother!

    • Indus Valley

      I wish more & more Jews were like you….

  • infidel4life

    "It would be unfair to malign all Muslims in negative terms. There are numerous Muslims that are law abiding citizens who believe in the U.S. Constitution."

    Assuming that your assertion is true, why aren't they taking a stand and speaking out against hate crimes and terrorist acts done in the name of Islam? Where are all these "moderate" Muslims? They are nowhere to be found when it would be appropriate to denounce acts of violence and hatred done in the name of Allah.

    There is no such thing as "radical" Islam. There is only Islam. Hatred of Jews, and ALL non-Muslims, is integral to Islam itself, it's in their "holy" books. Don't kid yourself. ANY Muslim who is at all faithful to Islam, is ever overtly or covertly hostile to infidels.

    • Indus Valley

      These same 'moderate' Muslims will join the 'radical' Muslims as soon as they sense that the 'radical' Muslims are winning against the non-Muslims….At the end of the day Muslims or Muslims….

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    louis farrahklan and his "nation of islam" cult are DEGENERATE PIGS.

    • Defcon 4

      I imagine that Louis Farrakhan's brand of islam wouldn't be allowed in any islamofascist state. There have already been fatwahs to that effect.

  • who cares?

    And even over in Europe you still have Jews denying there is an intractable and unsolvable problem. I heard a talk (in my conservative, Orthodox shul) by a chief rabbi of Antwerp, Holland– the focus of which was all his "successes" in interfaith outreach. I couldn't believe what I was hearing– this rabbi was in town for the Holocaust Museum anniversary. Later, I did some research on his claims– which turned out to be seen through rose-colored glasses at the most generous assessment.

    When people say they are going to kill you, or that they are disappointed your people weren't wiped out, BELIEVE THEM. Jews need to leave Europe (again) NOW.

  • Suzanne

    The article was very informative but I was disappointed with the last paragraph. First, "it would be unfair to malign all Muslims in negative terms". I'm sorry, but I don't buy that. Even if a Muslim is "nice", their Koran sounds like something out of the Third Reich. The jihad that it calls for is REAL. Should we not have maligned all Nazis in negative terms? Lots of Nazis were once nice German boys. So even if a Muslim is agreeable and peaceful NOW you never know when he or she might become more religious, take jihad seriously and end up mass murdering infidels. Don't believe me? Take a glance at the photographs of the Boston Bomber's family when they were young. They were always Muslim and holding her young son, the mother looked pretty normal, pretty secular – now she looks like the Taliban. The other statement in the last paragraph that I have problems with is "there are numerous law abiding Muslims who believe in the Constitution". I don't believe that either. They can't – being a Muslim means that you honor the KORAN as the highest authority of all – not some government constitution and that includes ours. I don't see how we can dance around this fact any longer. Being a Muslim and being an American ARE mutually exclusive and, while I'm not advocating ANY sort of violence against them whatsoever, I believe that Muslims should NOT be in this country and, if they are already here, they should be given a choice over staying here and abandoning Islam or risk arrest and deportation if found practicing it. It might sound draconian, but throughout history it has proven to be a killing religion and therefore it should NOT be afforded the same rights that our founding fathers wanted for religion in this country. When our founding fathers were writing up our government documents, they were dealing exclusively with Christianity and a small number of Jews. Christianity and Judaism do NOT conflict with western democratic ideals and so therefore the people who practice them are fine candidates for American citizenship and religious freedom. Muslims are not.

    • Indus Valley

      Spot on…..Can't agree with you more…..The world doesn't talk about 'moderate' Nazis but continuously use this oxymoron 'moderate' Muslims….Double standards…..

  • LindaRivera

    Qur'an:9:5 "Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war."

    Qur'an:9:29 "Fight those who do not believe until they all surrender, paying the protective tax in submission."

    Muslims consumed with such dreadful hate for their fellow human beings should NOT be allowed in our countries. I'm so sick of all this hate.

    "If they (Jews) all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide."
    – Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary-General of Lebanon's Hezbollah, Daily Star, 23 October 2002

  • Brujo Blanco

    What is done to the least of us is done to us all. Anti-Semitism needs to be not tolerated at all.

  • Obama Guy

    Yes, we should do what GOP conservatives at this site want and replace Anti-Semitism with hatred of black
    people. The blacks deserve it.

    • Anonymous

      Obama guy, do you really believe Obama "likes" blacks? As I laugh. Obama recently said "G-d bless Planned Parenthood!" You do realize who the founder of Planned Parenthood was? Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, despised blacks. She wanted all blacks to be sterilized. But she knew that sterilization wasn't realistic, so she opted for the second best alternative — that's aborting black babies. Yeah, let's hear it from Obama — "G-d bless the killers of black babies!"

    • Snorbak

      Why your constant preoccupation with "Blacks", are you a shallow minded simpleton?
      With reference to the last four words to your post & seeing the situation in cities like Detroit, quite often, yes!

      • Obama Guy

        Yes, every black person in the world lives in Detroit. You prove my point.

    • Defcon 4

      Get stuffed.

    • Atikva

      I was wondering who could write absolute such nonsense… then I looked at the author's name .. of course!

  • Herb Benty

    I am way past being "angry" at muslims. The Jewish people are wonderful, probably the smartest group on earth( check out Jewish scientists and their contributions to mankind). I grew up reading my Bible and fell in love with Israel. Only muslims, in league with the Devil, get away with what they do to Jews, oh yeah, and Hitler. All those slaughtered Jews and Christians are in the arms of their Maker. America and Canada better get on their knees and ask God for forgiveness

  • Ghostwriter

    Obama Guy,how about sticking up for the Jews every once in a while. It'll do you a world of good.

    • Obama Guy

      I have no problem with Jews, I simply oppose all bigotry.

      • HoR_Emperor

        No you don't. You only oppose imaginary bigotry.

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  • bob

    My father saved 8 Jewish families in 1943. I helped and Israeli who has a bullet in his back and was incapacitated without eating for 3 days, my wife cooked for him and I took him to the hospital, only to find out that he organized to rob my home with other Jews. I went in good faith to a Jewish lawyer to help me in a business, he charged me $12K and double crossed me. Do I like them, no me and my home is not kosher enough for them, only my gold was exempt.