While the EU has spiked a report on Muslim anti-Semitism, an EU official worries that anti-Muslim sentiment is on the rise: “European Union Ambassador Giancarlo Chevallard said Monday that while he can’t say whether there has been an increase in European anti-Semitism, there has definitely been an increase in anti-Muslim and anti-Arab feeling.” This from the Jerusalem Post.
“But when asked whether he believes there has been an increase in anti-Semitism, or whether it is just anti-Israel expression, Chevallard said, ‘I have no answer for you.’
“He said that while he is not ‘ready to agree’ that there has been an increase in anti-Semitism, anyone who goes to Europe can feel that there has been an increase in anti-Arab and anti-Muslim feeling.
“The increase of the Muslim population in Europe is seen by some as a challenge to their way of life, he said, adding that the much smaller Jewish population is not seen as a similar threat.
“Emanuele Giaufret, counselor in the delegation of the European Commission, said the reason the recent EU-commissioned study on anti-Semitism was shelved was because ‘it did not meet’ professional standards.”
All this is in line with a chief reason why many Westerners cannot come to grips with the reality of Islamic terrorism: from the PC point of view, Muslims are victims. How can they be guilty of anything? It must all somehow be the fault of the West.