Muslim Migrants Behind Rise in Anti-Semitism

(The Times-UK) Roger Boyes - School textbooks in Syria make uncomfortable reading. Jews, pupils are told, reject Allah's divine truth, their state is illegitimate, and Israeli occupation of Arab lands is a crime. A 25-year-old Syrian, whatever his views of Bashar al-Assad, will have been brought up with these unquestioned views. We are seeing the results of this in Europe today. Anti-Semitism is on the rise, especially in countries that took in large numbers of migrants from Arab countries. The Jewish community was among the first to argue the moral case for taking in Syrian refugees because of the historical memory of the flight from the Holocaust. Yet some frustrated refugees who thought they were heading to a better world, not a bunk bed in an old army barracks, are taking out their anger on, yes, Jews.

2017-12-21 00:00:00

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