The pebble is rolling down the hill, and it’s not affecting only Jews. The global rise in anti-Semitism is being accompanied by a global rise in fascism–just like last time. Hungary’s Jobbik party is anti-Jew and anti-immigrant–and it’s gaining adherents. All over Europe.
Mark Steyn has written that Europe is finished because it won’t stand up to Islamists, whose birth rate exceeds Europeans. He wrote an entire book on it. I’ve been saying for years that Europe will remeber its bloody history and rise up again in all of its savageness–against the immigrants. The rise of neo-Nazis is proving one of us right.
A Slovak politician, known for wearing a Nazi-style uniform and calling Roma “parasites,” was elected to head one of eight regional governments in the eastern European country.
Marian Kotleba won 56 percent of the vote in the Banska Bytrica region, beating incumbent Vladimir Manka, a member of Prime Minister Robert Fico’s Smer party, according to results posted on the website of the Slovak Statistical Office. Smer party candidates won in six districts, while the opposition SDKU retained the post in Bratislava.
Kotleba, 36, has praised Jozef Tiso, president of the Slovak fascist satellite state during World War II, a regime that sent tens of thousands of Jews to Nazi concentration camps. Originally a high school computer-science teacher, Kotleba has been repeatedly detained by police for supporting fascism and stirring racial hatred. Charges were later dropped.
The Roma make up only seven percent of the Slovak population. Sound familiar?
Meanwhile, the EU has decided to remove the working definition of anti-Semitism, probably because it was working against anti-Semitism.
Earlier this year, the EU’s ”Working Definition of anti-Semitism” was used in Britain in a complaint relating to the BBC coverage of comments about Israel made by a British member of te Parliament, David Ward. The BBC Trust, the public broadcaster’s governing body, first upheld the definition in characterizing Ward’s comments as ‘anti-Semitic’ but later reversed its ruling following the removal of the Definition from FRA’s website.
In a communication to BBC last month, a press officer at the FRA explained that the ‘’Working Definition of anti-Semitism’’ was a ‘’discussion paper’’ which ‘’was never adopted by the EU as a working definition, although it has been on the FRA website until recently when it was removed during a clear out of “non-official” documents.
Jews in France are still being forced to withdraw from public life for safety concerns.
Most French Jewish parents enroll their children in private schools because of anti-Semitism, a leader of France’s Jewish community said.
Anti-Semitism “affects Jewish families very seriously and is the main reason there are so few Jewish children in public schools,” Roger Cukierman, president of the CRIF umbrella group of French Jewish communities, said Tuesday during a symposium on anti-Semitism at the European Parliament. “Most of them go to Jewish or Christian private schools.”
They’re unveiling statues to the mass murderers of Jews in Hungary, and “mainstream” politicians are defending Hitler. Kosher slaughter has been banned in Poland and other European nations, circumcision is under attack, and, well, daily Jewish life keeps getting more and more difficult on the continent that murdered two-thirds of their Jews.
Steyn is wrong. Europe has a vicious, bloody past, and there will be violence there again. They only start with the Jews. We’re the canary in the coalmine. And Europe–psst–the canary is having a tough time breathing right now.