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Germany is accused of downplaying anti-Semitic attacks by Muslims

Germany is accused of downplaying anti-Semitic attacks by Muslims

Country: 
Germany
News Date: 
14/06/2019
Lancastrian
Summary: 

The annual al-Quds Day march in Berlin is often  as a prime example of the rise of so-called new anti-Semitism in Europe: hatred of Jews in connection with Israel, often by people from Muslim societies. Despite attempts by organizers in recent years to suppress some expressions of anti-Semitism, the march by hundreds of participants features frequent calls about killing Israelis, Zionist conspiracies and chants of “free Palestine from the river to the sea.” Flags of terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah are on , and imams regularly  anti-Semitic verses from the Quran to the crowd in Farsi and Arabic. “Under the guise of ‘Israel criticism,’ they use classic anti-Semitic stereotypes, identifying Israel as having ‘Jewish characteristics’: ‘domineering,’ ‘greedy’ or a ‘child killer,'” sociologist Imke Kummer  about the marchers.