Malmö in south Sweden is about to become one of the first cities in Europe with a Muslim majority. According to the newspaper The South Swedish, a Hollywood movie director has cancelled plans to shoot a film about Jews in the area due to the well known fact that Jews are not safe in Malmö. The many calls for suppression, violence and murder of Jews in the Qur'an probably plays a role in the precarious situation for Jews in Malmö.
The South Swedish, July 12 2011 "Malmö's reputation scares Hollywood":
Malmö. Hollywood wanted to shoot a feature film in Skåne [South Sweden, where the principal city is Malmö), based on a best-seller. But the company got cold feet. The reason: threats against Jews in the region. In January of this year, a meeting was held in Los Angeles between Hollywood companies and Mikael Svensson from Øresund Film Commission, a Swedish-Danish cooperation agency that helps foreign film companies who want to shoot in the region.
The film company said they were interested in finding potential film locations in Malmö and Skåne for a film based on a bestseller with a Jewish theme.
But the delegation from Hollywood never showed up. Instead, Mikael Svensson received an email in February stating that the shooting in Skåne had been scrapped. The reason: the Hollywood company had heard that the Simon Wiesenthal Center had discouraged Jews from visiting Malmö.
Here is the email sent from Hollywood to the Swedish film commissioner:
The only problem I see with this project, as well conceived as it is, being based on a best seller, is the huge problem that this is a Jewish story and that the Simon Wiesenthal Center in the USA called the south of Sweden a VERY unsafe place for the Jewish community, due to the large and increasingly hostile community of Muslims.