Hate demos: have we imported new anti-semitism??

Ahead of the Whitsun weekend, the federal states are worried that there will be renewed riots at Anti-Israel rallies could come. Security authorities cannot be surprised. "We have always had such disputes," Jorg Radek, deputy head of the police union (GdP), told our editorial team. In 2020, the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) registered more anti-Semitic crimes than ever before: 2351.

Union faction leader Ralph Brinkhaus sees anti-Semitism "among a small proportion" of Muslims in Germany. "We have to ask ourselves, when people come to us, to what extent we can demand that they share our values. Because our values also include the protection of Jewish life."Who does not respect that, has forfeited his right as a guest here, he said ntv.

Anti-Semitism in Germany is mainly related to right-wing extremism

Hostility to Jews has no migration background. It is largely homemade and right-wing extremist. In the left-wing spectrum and among Muslim demonstrators, anti-Semitism is directed specifically against Israel. For the German government's anti-Semitism commissioner, Felix Klein, Israel-related hatred of Jews is "the most widespread form of anti-Semitism".

It is a problem for society as a whole, present in all religions and political milieus. "Such agitation will be carried out on Demonstrations as in the Web spread more and more openly, we could also see that in the demonstrations against the measures to contain the Corona pandemic," he told our editorial staff.

If the Middle East conflict escalates, it will also explode in Europe

Also the imported conflicts from the Middle East region are undeniable and conscious as a driver factor of the woman who was respected for her cosmopolitanism in 2015: Angela Merkel (CDU). On Israel's Channel 10 News television station in 2018, the chancellor said, "we also have new phenomena now, in that we have refugees or people of Arab origin who are again bringing another form of anti-Semitism into the country".

If the Middle East conflict escalates, it will also explode in Europe. After 2000 the second Intifada had begun, according to the circle of experts on anti-Semitism, there was "the anti-Jewish and anti-Israel wave of 2002, in which young Muslims emerged for the first time as a group of perpetrators in some European countries". Also interesting: Israel and Hamas: who fights for what in the Middle East?

Jew-hatred: Those who grow up with an enemy image do not discard it when they cross the border

No politician, no representative of an association, no minister of the interior should have been surprised by the outbreak of hatred over the weekend. Joseph Schuster, President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, it was certainly not. When more than a million refugees entered the country in 2015 and 2016 – two million asylum applications since then – he saw hard times ahead for Jews.

At the height of the Refugee policy he said, "many of the refugees are fleeing the terror of the 'Islamic State' and want to live in peace and freedom, but at the same time they come from cultures where hatred of Jews and intolerance is an integral part". Those who have grown up with such an image of the enemy do not simply discard it when crossing the border. He foresaw challenges in integrating asylum seekers.

They persist to this day, according to the integration state minister Annette Widmann-Mauz (CDU) stressed, "In prevention work, it is important that we also put a focus on anti-Semitism, which does not come from the right or the left, but from Muslim milieus. Anti-Semitism must be combated comprehensively."

Integration Commissioner: Countering anti-Semitism and Jew-hatred with the full force of the law

There are a lot of Studies on hostility toward Jews among Muslims. In 2015, 14 percent of Christians in Germany showed anti-Semitic inclinations in a survey by the Anti-Defamation League, 20 percent among atheists and 56 percent among Muslims. In 2017, researchers at the University of Regensburg interviewed 750 refugees from Syria, Eritrea, Afghanistan and Iraq: "More than half of the Muslim interviewees show clear tendencies toward anti-Semitic patterns of attitudes."

The associations have largely cleared themselves of this. Both the Central Council of Muslims in Germany, as does the Ditib mosque association condemned the attacks against Jews. This did not go unnoticed by Klein, the anti-Semitism commissioner. He takes them to task. To protect Jewish people in Germany, democratic forces of all groups would have to stand together loudly against Jew-hatred "and show that we are the majority".

Widmann-Mauz takes yet another approach: "We must counter anti-Semitism and hatred of Jews, whether it comes from right-wing extremists or geopolitically motivated Muslims, with all the force of the law."Those who shout and incite anti-Jewish slogans in front of institutions such as synagogues and community centers, as they have recently done, "are not practicing political criticism, but spreading vile anti-Semitism". Trade unionist Radek is also in favor of a clear edge: Whoever has the right of hospitality If a woman enjoys and abuses it, "she must reckon with consequences," up to and including deportation. Criticism of Israel's policies is covered by freedom of assembly, anti-Semitism is not.

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