“Stones shatter window of synagogue in Sweden,” says the Jewish News, as if the stones decided to pick themselves up and hurl themselves through the synagogue windows.
Or maybe Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, those legendary bad boys, were up to some mischief in Sweden.
But in the fifth paragraph, we do hear: “Fred Kahn, a former leader of the local Jewish community, told JTA that most incidents are perpetrated by Muslims or Arabs.”
You don’t say.
Hurled stones shattered the window of a synagogue in Malmo, a city in southern Sweden.
The incident occurred earlier this month but was reported Tuesday in the Swedish media after police arrived at the building on Monday night because of a separate incident, which turned out to be a false alarm, the Aftonbladet daily reported.
Fredrik Sieradzki, a spokesman for the local Jewish community, told the TT news agency that the earlier incident happened on Oct. 7 and that it is not yet clear whether it was a hate crime targeting the congregation. There are no suspects.
Dozens of anti-Semitic incidents are recorded annually in Malmo, a city where first- and second- generation immigrants from the Middle East make up one-third of a population of roughly 300,000. Several hundred Jews live there.
Fred Kahn, a former leader of the local Jewish community, told JTA that most incidents are perpetrated by Muslims or Arabs.