In the multicultural nirvana of Malmö
But where was the mayor of Malmö Sweden at? Cold feet for sticking up for the Jewish minority in his city? Apparently he doesn’t want to run afoul of his voting constituency.
NOTE: Malmö was the hotbed for Swedish support of German national socialism during WW II. Nothing has changed we can assume.
The golden quote:
In 2010, Malmo Mayor Ilmar Reepalu said that a group of Jews in Malmo who were attacked by Swedish Muslims during a peaceful protest in support of Israel brought the violence upon themselves for not distancing themselves from Israel and its actions during the monthlong Gaza War in 2008-09.
Kippa walk in Malmo, Sweden
Some Jews have gotten together and openly flaunted their Jewishness in heavily Muslim Malmo, Sweden. JTA.org reports:
(JTA) – Several hundred kipah-wearing Jews and non-Jews marched in Sweden as a sign of solidarity with Malmo’s Jews.
Some 400 marchers gathered Saturday outside the synagogue in Malmo and walked to Mollevangs Square, a part of the city with many Muslim immigrants from the Middle East.
Speakers included Brigitta Ohlsson, minister for European Affairs; Willy Silberstein, head of the Swedish Committee Against Anti-Semitism; Social Democratic politician Lucian Astudillo; and Jehoshua Kaufman of the Jewish Community of Malmo.
“The idea is to show ourselves and others that we refuse to be afraid or hide our Jewish affiliation,” Fredrik Sieradzki, director of communications for the Jewish community of Malmo, told JTA before the march.
Earlier this year, a rabbi from Malmo was physically assaulted.