Yet another PR stunt.
It’s a stunt all right, in my opinion, they’re doing it for other motives as well, than just highlighting the rise in anti-Semitism, which will be seen in this being but a one time event. They could prove their worth by ringing mosques throughout Sweden, handing out pamphlets demanding moderate behavior (not that that would ever work, but we’re talking about them proving their real motives here).
The +8 Muslims in Norway our of 1300 or so people.
Swedes to form ‘ring of peace’ at synagogue
Published: 27 Feb 2015 08:37 GMT+01:00
The demonstration follows a similar peace vigil in Oslo last weekend, when Norwegian Muslims formed a human ring around the main synagogue in an inter-faith show of support.
Among the organizers are groups ‘Young Muslims Against Anti-Semitism and Xenophobia’ and ‘Young Roma’.
Emir Selimi, chairman of Young Roma, told Swedish Radio: “The values of this project is about are love, understanding and trust. In today’s Sweden and Europe there’s a lot of hatred, instead of love. Instead of understanding there is misunderstanding, and instead of creating understanding you create misunderstandings. The message we want to get across is that you can support one another, even if you belong to a minority group.”
When Jews gather for their Friday service to honour the Sabbath, people will meet outside the synagogue, take each other’s hands and form a human shield around the building.
800 people have so far replied to a Facebook invitation, saying they will attend.
The Jewish Association’s general secretary Ingrid Lomfors told Sveriges Radio of her joy when she first heard of the idea.
“What governments and police do is of course very important. But initiatives coming from the outside, by representatives of civil society, can move mountains. This means so much, and it gives me hope,” she said.
NOTE: It’s only a matter of time before the same stunt is pulled here in Finland