Could The Rise of Anti-Semitism Be Related To The Growth Of Islam In America? What? It’s Impossible!
Through a combination of media and academic indoctrination, Americans are taught how not to think about controversial issues – particularly regarding cause and effect. Take the recent spate of anti-Semitic incidents in America. Why now, when negative feelings about Jews are at an historic low in this country?
In Rochester, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, St Louis and elsewhere, Jewish cemeteries are desecrated. A shot is fired through the window of a Hebrew school classroom of an Indiana synagogue. On February 27, for the fifth time in recent weeks, bomb threats were phoned in, this time to more than 100 Jewish community centers and schools across the country.
In December 2016, Jews were the targets of more than half of all bias offenses reported in New York City – which covers everything from assault to harassment and vandalism. In the first two months of 2017, anti-Semitic incidents were up 94% in the city that never sleeps, according to the NYPD.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a champion of sanctuary cities and opening the floodgates to refugees from Middle East cesspools, heroically declares: “Given the wave of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers and disturbing vandalism at Jewish cemeteries nationwide, I am directing the State Police to immediately launch a full investigation into the matter.”
My father used to say: “That and 50-cents will get you a cup of coffee in a cheap restaurant.” Coffee cost a lot less then.
What baffles the pundits is the fact that anti-Semitism (defined as having negative opinions of Jews) has steadily declined since the Anti-Defamation League first started compiling these statistics in 1964.
What’s increased is America’s Muslim population, including refugees from countries where hating Jews is mother’s milk.
The number of Muslim refugees admitted to the United States in FY 2016 (38,901), was the highest since the government began counting refugees by religion in 2002. For that 15-year period, we accepted 279,337 refugees of a religion that’s always found decapitation a persuasive argument – 46% of all refugees admitted during those years. In 2016, half of them came from Somalia and Syria – bastions of brotherhood and refinement.
And mean old President Trump wants a temporary moratorium combined with better vetting. Cuomo agrees with the federal courts that have invalidated Trump’s executive order as an offense against civilization and the Constitution.
The Pew Research Center predicts that America’s Muslim population will double by 2050. In Europe, the growth of Islam has paralleled the rise of both terrorism and a particularly virulent anti-Semitism.
Due to mass immigration and subsidized fertility by European welfare states, there were 43 million Muslims in Europe in 2010 — 5% of total population. (And that’s before the refugee tsunami of the past few years.) That number is expected to almost double to 71 million (10%) by 2050.
On the continent where once nothing much seemed to happen, terrorism is booming – you should pardon the expression This includes the November 13, 2015 Paris attacks (130 dead and 368 injured) and the sexual jihad in Berlin and other German cities on New Year Eve 2016. Great humanitarian that she is, Angela Merkel took in more than 1 million refugees from the wonderful world of Islam. Some of the recipients of her beneficence showed their gratitude by robbing, raping and groping German women.
Along with Muslim terrorism, Islamic anti-Semitism is on the rise. Not since the years before World War II have European Jews felt more beleaguered. A 2014 PBS documentary – “A new anti-Semitism? Why thousands of Jewish citizens are leaving France” – acknowledged that reality. If PBS can see it and it’s not PC, you know it’s real.
Among the general population, anti-Semitism is declining in France, Germany and Belgium. In France, unfavorable opinions of Jews as a group plummeted from 37% in 2014 to 17% in 2015, partially in solidarity with Jewish victims of jihadist violence.
At the same time, 55% of European Muslims hold negative views of Jews. This often finds expression in bloodbaths — like the January 2015 attack on a kosher market in Paris (four dead) and the July 22, 2015 murders of a Jewish teacher and three of his students in Toulouse.
To summarize the facts:
- America is experiencing an unprecedented wave of anti-Semitism, while (among the general population) negative views of Jews are at an historic low.
- America has taken in 279,337 Muslim refugees since 2002, a majority from some of the most savage Muslim nations.
- From a handful 30 years ago, Europe’s Muslim population, which has grown to 43 million, is expected to double by mid-point in the century, due in part to opening the refugee floodgates out of a misguided compassion.
- While anti-Semitic views have declined among Europeans generally, among the continent’s Muslims, 56% believe Jews are the way the Koran describes them – as a cross between Fagin and Alien.
- On the continent, terrorism goes hand in hand with anti-Semitism.
In the 1964 comedy “A Shot In the Dark,” about a murder on the estate of a wealthy French family, Inspector Clouseau is reviewing the case with his assistant, Hercule. The bumbling French detective recites the facts: Miguel (the chauffeur) beat the maid Maria Gambrelli, his lover. Maria Gambrelli was found standing over the chauffeur’s body with the murder weapon in her hand, in a room locked from the inside. Everyone else in the household has a perfect alibi.
Clouseau: “What is the inescapable conclusion?”
Hercule: “Maria Gambrelli killed the chauffeur.”
Clouseau: “What? You idiot! It’s impossible.”
Regarding the wave of anti-Semitism sweeping the country, what is the inescapable conclusion? It’s the alt-right.
First published at GrasstopsUSA.com
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