For a little over a year ago attacked the twelve hooded people of the synagogue in Gothenburg with molotov cocktails. We were many that day, after sitting with the anger and the worry in the body, and wished that the police would quickly arrest the culprits. Because anti-semitism is, as well as another racism very contagious.
so did the police. Three men have been arrested, convicted and would now be deported. In the press has their background been reported that ”syrian and palestinian”. They come from the part of the world where anti-semitism has long been a part of the statspropagandan – often with arguments directly downloaded from the annihilation of the models, which Niclas Sennerteg recalled in his important book ”the Swastika and the crescent” (2014).
On social media explained right now often the growing anti-semitism with ”imports” from the Middle east. The turning a blind eye to the anti-semitic subculture with roots which makes itself stupid and ignorant. But it makes even those who turn a blind eye to the deep roots of anti-semitism in our own part of the world. We, signatories of this article have spent many years researching the topic. And there are not two antisemitismer, a european and a ”imported”. They have the same roots and blend together again.
in 1945, it adopted new forms and codes. It is found in all groups, religions, social classes, political orientations. This property makes it extremely dangerous. The take shelter in the endless, pointless fighting about where it belongs, which are the most anti-semitic. As if it were a macabre contest.
The anti-semitic hate crime in Malmö, Gothenburg and several other places show us starkly the danger of the anti-semitic tradition of thought represents
Before 2018, the year's election campaign Expressen published a review of the anti-semitic outcome on social media, made of sverigedemokratiska politician whose name was on the ballots ( 31/8 2018). Hatbilder on Anne Frank with the text ”the coolest jew in the shower room”. ”What is the difference between a cow and the Holocaust? You can't milk a cow in seventy years.” This written by people with the ambition to take place in the Swedish decision-making assemblies. They had to withdraw their nominations.
The anti-semitic hate crime in Malmö, Gothenburg and several other places show us starkly the danger of the anti-semitic tradition of thought. A few decades after the war was the nedpressad in the extreme subcultures. Now it is everywhere on Swedish social media. And when it pops up is other types of racism also soon on the spot, by the very idea of under - and överordning of people in better and worse varieties. Therefore, the required response is crisp and direct – from politicians as well as from the common people's side. This must be unity and consensus.
It was therefore painful to read the article that KD published in the Swedish newspaper Expressen op-ed piece – on Holocaust memorial day – under the heading ”Judehatet in Sweden has ursäktats of leading politicians” ( 27/1). Ebba Busch Thor, and Mikael Oscarsson do their best to place responsibility for today's growing anti-semitism on the social democrats and vänsterpartister. It mentioned no names – then it would have been easier to require a responsibility. Instead, they talk of ”mps” and ”senior politicians”, so that all of the get together small enough. With a mention of the Swedish newspaper Expressen disclosure if the SD politicians in a subordinate clause.
anti-semitism is a responsibility of socialists and vänsterpartister? Of course. But the unpleasant KD-leaders ' stance is that they seem to want to make anti-semitism a right–vänsterfråga. It is made to bat in party politics. Particularly strange is that this comes after a government declaration where it clearly stated that ”wherever anti-semitism exists, and how it is expressed, it should be highlighted and combated”.
If we now get a debate where this kind of argument becomes the rule, will anti-semitism was soon to be normalized
the Text continues: ”by 2020, Sweden is the host of a new international conference on remembrance of the Holocaust, and Swedish young people should be given the opportunity to visit the sites in Europe. A new museum set up to preserve and pass on the memory of the Holocaust.” Important commitments of the two KD-leaders ignore with silence. But such measures, there must be consensus. It must just.
It would be easy to now take both of their article as a starting point for the usual pajkastningen and tap kristdemokraters special reason to be clear in matters such as these. But in the same moment the Holocaust becomes a bat, among others, in the ordinary right–left-svingandet has the responsibility also started being misused.
historically the responsibility of the parties. As well as of individuals. We ourselves have done it in our books. Want KD to do it by individual politicians, so do it with name calling rather than to generalize. But if we now get a debate where this kind of argument becomes the rule, will anti-semitism was soon to be normalized, as part of the political ”wrangling”. Just the 27 January, there should be a united front around which the values on which democratic society can't compromise with, the other divisions. Other days you get to argue about almost anything you want.