As The Daily Wire has reported numerous times, anti-Semitism in Sweden has been on the rise for years.
For example, The Daily Wire in December 2017 reported on how 20 masked men firebombed a synagogue in Gothenburg, Sweden — the nation’s second-largest city. Only one night prior to that firebombing, protesters in Sweden’s third largest city, Malmö, were heard chanting, “we want our freedom back and we’re going to shoot the Jews.” That would be the same city of Malmö that The Daily Wire separately reported, in January 2017, was being turned into a dilapidated crime capital:
Malmo, this once quiet city, is now overrun with violence. The culture of fear is so palpable that parents are no longer comfortable sending their children out to play.
“You have to look over your shoulder when you go out at night now. I don’t let my little brother go out at night any more,” said one high school student at Monday’s protest in front of city hall. “I hope that the politicians actually view this as a serious problem and start to solve this in Malmö.” …
What Johansson failed to mention, however, was the fact that the bulk of the violence stems from one community.
Now, The Jerusalem Post reports how a Jewish woman who was “stabbed multiple times and suffered severe injuries” is not having her case investigated and prosecuted by Swedish law enforcement as an anti-Semitic hate crime. The stabbing occurred in Helsingborg, which is near Malmö.
Per the Post:
The stabbing attack against a woman from the Jewish community in Helsingborg, Sweden, on Tuesday was not a hate crime, local police said they believe at this time.
The woman, who is a member of the board of the Helsingborg Jewish community, was stabbed multiple times and suffered severe injuries.
She underwent surgery for her wounds on Wednesday and has now awoken following the operation and is in stable condition.
A spokesman for the police stated that the prime suspect, a man in his 30s, was arrested Tuesday night in Denmark, and has now been brought back to Sweden and handed over to Swedish police.
The incident in Helsingborg brings to mind a deeply troubling incident in Germany (of all places!) in 2017, in which a German court amazingly found that a firebombing of a local synagogue was not an inherently anti-Semitic hate crime — but was instead merely an act to “criticize Israel.” Per the Post:
A German regional court in the city of Wuppertal affirmed a lower court decision last Friday stating that a violent attempt to burn the city’s Bergische Synagogue by three men in 2014 was a justified expression of criticism of Israel’s policies.
Johannes Pinnel, a spokesman for the regional court, explained the court’s decision regarding the three German Palestinians who sought to firebomb the Wuppertal synagogue in July 2014. The court said in its 2015 decision that the three men wanted to draw “attention to the Gaza conflict” with Israel and deemed the attack not to be motivated by antisemitism.
Israel launched Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014 to stop Hamas rocket attacks into Israeli territory
“Anti-Zionism,” of course, is here, there, and everywhere a ruse for anti-Semitism: It was “a legitimate academic debate in the half-century between Herzl’s initial formulation and Ben-Gurion’s ultimate declaration, but … now serves as the thinnest of all thinly veiled ruses for genocidal aspirants who want to throw all the Juden into the Mediterranean,” as I referred to it in March.