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Swedish reporter flees Muslim area

Swedish reporter flees Muslim area

A Swedish reporter who walked around the city of Malmo while wearing a kippah to test attitudes toward Jews was hit once and cursed at by passersby before he fled to avoid serious violence.

According to this report, Sveriges Television last week aired secretly recorded footage of Petter Ljunggren’s walk through Malmo, which documented some of the incidents that occurred within the space a few hours.

In one scene, Ljunggren — who, in addition to wearing a kippah was also wearing Star of David pendant — had anti-Semitic insults at flung at him as he was filmed sitting at a café in central Malmo reading a newspaper.

Elsewhere, one person hit his arm, the reporter said on camera, though this was not recorded. One of the people who cursed Ljunggren called him a “Jewish devil”, “Jewish shit” and another told him to “get out”.

One person on a scooter approached Ljunggren to warn him to leave for his own safety. In the heavily Muslim Rosengard neighborhood, Ljunggren was surrounded by a dozen men who shouted anti-Semitic slogans as eggs were hurled at his direction from apartments overhead. He then fled the area.

The experiment was part of a 58-minute documentary titled “Jew-hatred in Malmo”.

The walk was a repeat of a similar experiment conducted in 2013 by journalist Patrick Riley, though Riley reported that he received only strange looks and drew giggles from onlookers when he walked by wearing a kippah.

Dozens of anti-Semitic incidents are recorded annually in Malmo, a city where first- and second- generation immigrants from the Middle East make up one third of a population of roughly 300,000. Several hundred Jews live there.

Fred Kahn, a leader of the local Jewish community, said most incidents are perpetrated by Muslims or Arabs.

Hanna Thome, a municipal councilor for culture and anti-discrimination, told the Expressen daily that she was shocked by the events documented by Ljunggren.

Referring to several so-called “kippah walks”, where Jews and non-Jews marched through Malmo’s street while wearing yarmulkes to protest against anti-Semitism, she said:

There is much more to do, and both the municipality and the police have a great responsibility. But I also want to emphasize that there is great solidarity in the city.

Earlier this month, the Guardian reported that British Home Secretary Theresa May had warned that anti-Semitism was making Jewish people fearful to stay in the UK.

She called for a redoubling of government efforts to wipe out such prejudice. May was speaking alongside the Communities Secretary Eric Pickles at a ceremony to commemorate the Jewish victims of the terror attacks in France.

Hat tip: M A Chohan

11 responses to “Swedish reporter flees Muslim area”

  1. L.Long says:

    isLame the religion of peace & tolerance.
    More like the the stuff I leave in my toilet!!!!

  2. Cali Ron says:

    How can the government “wipe out such prejudice” when it is constantly enabling the islamic perpetrators. As long as religious intolerance is tolerated such incidents will only get worse. The hypocrisy of islame continues to push the limits of reality. How bad can a religion be before significant numbers of it’s members finally abandon it? This planet needs a revolution of atheists against religion!

  3. Trevor Blake says:

    I’m pretty sure Europe has experimented with doing nothing about a group in their midst that openly and agressively hates Jews. Does anone recall who they were and how it turned out? Because of course some experimenta should never be done much less done twice.

  4. Newspaniard says:

    We are talking about the Stalinist state of Sweden now. I’m surprised the reporter wasn’t arrested and sent somewhere cold for re-education. I doubt that the documentary was shown on Swedish television or, if shown, not repeated owing to the disappearance of the producers.

  5. tonye says:

    Newspaniard,

    I think i have found the documentary, see below,
    with subtitles.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cFYmhQMks8

    It’s almost as if the holocaust had never happened.

  6. Laura Roberts says:

    Similar stuff happens in pockets throughout the world, depending on who dominates the local area. There are places in many U.S. cities I don’t dare venture into. There are places in Wyoming, Arizona and Texas my gay and non-white friends would be wise to avoid.

  7. jay says:

    This is risky on his part, not only from the harassers, but legally. In Sweden, overt criticism of immigration or immigration policy can get you in legal trouble as inciting racism. He probably only got away with it because he himself is Jewish.

  8. Philip Smeeton says:

    How much more evidence do we need that Muslims behave badly before we react and protect ourselves by sending them permanently to Muslim countries. It is the compassionate thing to do because they prefer Sharia law to freedom and democracy.

  9. Great Satan says:

    A timely new video on Holocaust Memorial Day from Pat Condell ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQjTLGgQV2w

  10. Stephen Turner says:

    It’s not just Muslims though. Andrew Gilligan wrote about precisely this (antisemitism) just a few days ago:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/11367966/The-rising-tide-of-anti-Semitism.html

    He says that the Luton Islamic Centre receives taxpayer money, yet their website describes Jews as: “brethren of swine and pigs”. They mustn’t have noticed that swine = pigs.

  11. Rob Andrews says:

    ‘The Red Menace’…I’m old emough to remember when people spoke of the danger of communism-and i would make fun of them. But I;ve seen what has happened since the Iranian revolution. I mean:
    the lockerby bombing; Salmon rushdie fatwa; 911; Madrid subway; london subway;Danish cartoos; Boston marathon ;Charlie Hebdo.

    This is becoming more frequent as time goes by. Now there are areas that are largely under ‘Muslim control’. I think that western civilization and islamic values are headed for a showdown.

    I don’t know what can be done if all Muslin immigration isn’t stopped.