The koran was Mohamed’s ‘Mein Kampf’….
The same kind of incident was uncovered in Sweden on 2006, but the acting Swedish Chancellor of Justice (JK) at the time, Göran Lambertz, refused to prosecute, because ”that’s how they talk in the Middle East”:
Chancellor of Justice Göran Lambertz recently took a decision of principle means that clear anti-Semitic statements that can be linked to the Middle East conflict is politics and not hate speech. The decision means a radical deterioration in the protection of the Jews in Sweden and this is happening while the threats against the Jewish people and property are higher than for many years. It writes today three representatives of Jewish communities as well as the Chairman of the Swedish Committee Against Anti-Semitism.
Jihad in Denmark
NOTE: The full (google) translation of the Expressen piece where the minister of justice spins his reasoning on allowing violence and hateful rhetoric against the Jews, is here:
Chancellor of Justice Göran Lambertz recently took a decision of principle means that clear anti-Semitic statements that can be linked to the Middle East conflict is politics and not hate speech.
The decision means a radical deterioration in the protection of the Jews in Sweden and this is happening while the threats against the Jewish people and property are higher than for many years. It writes today three representatives of Jewish communities as well as the Chairman of the Swedish Committee Against Anti-Semitism.
Discussions on pressure and its freedom of expression is high right now, not least because of the so-called Mohammed cartoons in Jyllands-Posten. The EU said in a controversial statement (27/2) speaking of this incident, that you regret the cartoons and that they should show respect for religious beliefs. At the same time seems limits of what you can say and write against Jews in Sweden today expanded step by step. Radio Islam website continues to kolportera out his rough-Semitism, distribute lists of Jews and conspiracy theories on his website without the Security Service or the prosecuting authorities do something about it. When the Sweden Democrats, however, had Muhammad Drawings on its Web site, it took just a few hours before it was switched off after a direct intervention by a government official. At the beginning of the year, the Chancellor of Justice (JK) Göran Lambertz down its investigation against the mosque at the Civic Square. There had been sold cassettes with a very serious anti-Semitic content. After Today’s Ekos reporting on the contents of the cassettes 26 to 27 November 2005 the police reported the Stockholm mosque of hate speech.
The decision to close down
On the investigation Lambertz writes that “the current lecture contains statements that are strongly degrading to Jews, such as they are called consistently for the brothers of apes and pigs.” Furthermore, pronounced a curse on the Jews, and listeners are invited to Jihad (holy war) against Jews where suicide bombers are mentioned as an effective weapon, and hailed as martyrs. JK ask whether the statements “should be judged differently, and considered permissible because they are used by one side in an ongoing profound conflict where war cries and insults are as commonplace feature of the rhetoric surrounding the conflict.” JK believe that the Middle East conflict involves “recently mentioned statements in spite of its contents are not to judge who hate speech according to Swedish law.” JKs conclusion was therefore that the investigation would be closed because the Jew baiting could be traced to the Middle East conflict. When therefore means that it was not hate speech in the legal sense, despite insults and exhortations to “kill the Jews”. The logic familiar from the time of the debate on the community radio station Radio Islam in the 1980s. Middle East conflict offered an alibi to harassment and lies that were directly inspired by Hitler and the Nazi racial ideology. With Lambertz new interpretation of pressure and free speech are free of hatred of Jews in public, as long as one someplace mention the word “Palestine”. At the same time, the decision is a throwback to the days before the conviction of Ahmed Rami and Radio Islam in 1989.
So what is the situation for the Jews in Sweden? The Jewish communities spend 25 percent of their budget on security. No Jewish events; social, cultural and religious can take place without extensive security. Despite this, trying to still the Jewish community to be open and outgoing to the public, with tours of synagogues and cultural events as well as an open dialogue with the community. What actually means in practice that the Jews have been appointed as a national minority in 2000 in accordance with the European Convention, along with Roma, Sami, Torne Valley Finns and Sweden Finns? The public Sweden wants to cut down on the little help given in the form of police surveillance of Jewish schools and other institutions, and defends himself tooth and nail to take over the security of the churches stand for. Tomb Chapel in Stockholm and Malmö’s Jewish cemeteries have been vandalized. The police chief in Stockholm want to remove the cement blocks that stand in front of the Great Synagogue in Stockholm, although police reports confirm the threat against Jews.
Individual Jews are harassed simply because of their Jewishness in some Stockholm Suburbs and many have been forced to move in order to escape persecution. Threats and attacks are now transnational in an increasingly open, yet harder world. A young jew man, Ilan Halimi, was tortured to death in Paris a few weeks ago. When something happens like us? Will it then “excused” referring to the Middle East conflict? With JKs strange approach would of course also Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims be insulted and threatened with death with impunity, with reference to the Middle East conflict. On May 17 last year, stressed the Minister of Justice Thomas Bodström in parliament that the law enforcement authorities to give priority to hate crimes such as incitement against Jews. JK Lambertz interpretation of the law gives the opposite message.
The threshold of hatred and incitement against Jews in the media is almost erased, if JKs interpretation becomes practice. But the most frightening JKs decision is the resounding silence that followed. LISA ABRAMOWICZ President of the Jewish Community Information Committee ANDERS CARLBERG Chairman of the Jewish Community in Gothenburg LENA POSNER-Körösi chairman of the Jewish Central Council and Chair of the Stockholm Jewish community JESPER SVARTVIK Chairman of the Swedish Committee Against Anti-Semitism