This MalmÃ¶ Update shows once again the strength of the Leftist/Jihadist alliance. It also demonstrates anew that genuine neo-Nazis and white supremacists (such as the Aryan Nations and this group in MalmÃ¶) are anything but pro-Israel. This may appear to you to be obvious to the point of not needing to be said, but some irresponsible bloggers have created and propagated, on the flimsiest of evidence, the myth of the pro-Israel neo-Nazi. And so back on planet earth, it bears repeating: actual neo-Nazis, neofascists, white supremacists, etc., as opposed to those who are smeared with such labels by libelbloggers, hate Jews and Israel.
“Welcome to RamallmÃ¶: How a tennis match sparked riots in Sweden,” by Paulina Neuding in the Weekly Standard, March 13 (thanks to all who sent this in):
“This is how it was last time too,” said a Holocaust survivor, when she was escorted from MalmÃ¶’s main square by the police. “We had to leave the square, while they got to stay.”
On January 27th, it had been almost a month since the Israeli military operation Cast Lead was launched in Gaza. A couple of hundred people, mostly Jews, had gathered in Sweden’s third largest city, MalmÃ¶, to show their support for Israel. Their slogans–“Israel’s right to self defense” and “Compassion with all civilian victims”–were met with shouts of “Sieg Heil” and “Damn Jews” by a group of mainly Arab and left-wing counter protesters. Stones, eggs, and bottles were thrown, and when a home-made bomb was fired at the Jewish group police finally decided to evacuate. The pro-Israeli protesters fled, while children ran after them with cell phones to report back into the crowd where the Jews were heading.
One protester I spoke with was among those who refused to run. “I already left Poland forty years ago,” she said. “They will not chase me away this time.”
Last Saturday, roughly a month after the mob met Jews off MalmÃ¶’s main square, the city was again shaken by riots. Seven thousand activists gathered to stop a Davis Cup match between Sweden and Israel, and the demonstration march was also a manifestation of the ideological confusion that has become the trademark of the Swedish pro-Palestinian movement. Hamas flags and headbands could be spotted next to banners supporting communist groups and feminist causes.
The protesters were met by the largest Swedish riot squad since the anti-globalization riots convulsed the city of Gothenburg in 2001. In order to take on radical Islamists, left-wing extremists, and a small group of neo-Nazis that had announced that they too wanted to show their resentment toward Israel, the Swedish police prepared with 1,000 officers, helicopters, police vehicles on loan from neighboring Denmark, and a platoon of “dialogue officers.” Dressed in yellow vests, the specially educated dialogue police officers were on hand to sooth the violent extremists. But despite the preparation, the police could not prevent rioting.
For pete’s sake: “dialogue police officers” who were “on hand to sooth the violent extremists”? Dialogue police officers whose job was to soothe jihadist thugs and neo-Nazis?
No wonder Europe is in such a perilous state.
On their end, left-wing Swedish politicians worked to grant legitimacy to the protests. After war broke out in Gaza, a majority in the local MalmÃ¶ council decided that no audience would be allowed at the Davis Cup games between Sweden and Israel. The representative of the Left Party (as the Communist Party was rechristened in 1990) made it clear that the decision was due to Israel’s “genocide” against the people of Gaza.
The popular mayor of MalmÃ¶, Ilmar Reepalu, who is often referred to by the nickname “MalmÃ¶’s strong man,” is one of the most influential figures of the Social Democratic Party. He told the assembled media before the match that, were it up to him, Israel wouldn’t be allowed to participate at all. “This is not a match against just anyone,” he explained. “It is a match against the state of Israel.”…