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The European Union, faced with a growing and increasingly restive Muslim population from centuries of colonialism and proximity to the Middle East, consistently refuses to face the problems caused by this community. In its latest report on anti-Semitism, the EU has rewritten its conclusions to avoid offending Islamist groups:
A study released by the EU's racism and xenophobia monitoring centre astounded experts by concluding that the wave of anti-Jewish persecution over the last two years stemmed from neo-Nazi or other racist groups. "The largest group of the perpetrators of anti-Semitic activities appears to be young, disaffected white Europeans," said a summary released to the European Parliament . "A further source of anti-Semitism in some countries was young Muslims of North African or Asian extraction.
"Traditionally, anti-Semitic groups on the extreme Right played a part in stirring opinion," it added.
The headline findings contradict the body of the report. This says most of the 193 violent attacks on synagogues, Jewish schools, kosher shops, cemeteries and rabbis in France in 2002 - up from 32 in 2001 - were "ascribed to youth from neighbourhoods sensitive to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, principally of North African descent.
"The percentage attributable to the extreme Right was only nine per cent in 2002," it said.
Why did the EU rewrite the headlines and misrepresent the data in the report? For the same reason it suppressed a German report last year that fingered Arab gangs for the large uptick in violence against Jewish victims: the EU doesn't want to face the problem of its Muslim immigrants. One does not need to be a closed-borders fanatic to recognize that the growing masses of poor, disaffected, and unassimilated Muslims cause enormous problems in Europe -- especially in France and Germany, the former of which has gone so far as to outlaw any religious ornamentation in its schools in order to gloss over the sectarian tensions.
The EU apparently has decided to abdicate its role as a protector of its citizens in order to appease the most unruly of its communities by making excuses and averting its eyes. It wouldn't be the first time that the Europeans sacrificed their Jews in order to buy peace from a fanatical minority, although the last time, at least most of them had the taste to wait until they were occupied by the Nazis. This time, apparently, they want to get ahead of the curve. Not only does this point out a strong lack of character on the part of European leadership, it also demonstrates the utter cluelessness of the very people with whom the American Left insists that we must reach consensus on our national security.
UPDATE: The AP apparently only read the headlines and the conclusion.Sphere It View blog reactions
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