Islamic antisemitism? The deeply ingrained idea that the Jews are the worst enemies of the Muslims (Qur’an 5:82)? Pah! It’s all just a “backlash,” you see, like those phantom backlashes against Muslims that the mainstream media is always wringing its hands about after every Islamic jihad attack against Infidels.
“Report: Anti-Semitic incidents doubled last year,” by Grant Slater for AP, April 11 (thanks to News4U):
JERUSALEM — Violent attacks against Jews worldwide more than doubled last year, fueled by a Muslim backlash in Europe in the aftermath of Israel’s invasion of Gaza, according to a report released Sunday.
The Tel Aviv University study reported 1,129 anti-Semitic incidents last year, ranging from vandalism and arson against Jewish targets to beatings of Jews. The figure, up from 559 incidents the previous year, was the highest since the survey began more than 20 years ago.
The steepest increase in anti-Semitic violence occurred in Western Europe, especially Britain and France, where protests and anger by Muslim residents boiled over after Israel’s invasion of Gaza in December 2008, said the report, compiled by the university’s Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Anti-Semitism and Racism.
Yes, you see, it’s all Israel’s fault. If the Israelis hadn’t defended themselves, but had simply rolled over and died, Muslim anger wouldn’t have “boiled over,” you see?
The Israeli invasion, launched in response to years of Palestinian rocket attacks, killed some 1,400 Palestinians, including hundreds of civilians, according to local officials and human rights groups. Thirteen Israelis also died in the fighting.
No mention here, of course, about how Hamas staged attacks from civilian areas in order to provoke retaliatory fire it could use for propaganda purposes.