Monday, December 29, 2014

Arson agaisnt a mosque in Sweden

Notice this in the New York Times.  If there is an article about "rising anti-Semitism" in Europe, the article never ever put the subject in the context of rising hate and bigotry in general and never mentions the rising anti-Islam movement there. But if there is a rare article on attacks on Muslims, they invariably bring in attacks on Jewish targets. Look at this article dealing with an attack on a mosque how it concludes: "Across Europe, there are growing worries about a rise in attacks on minorities, including Muslims and Jews...In May, four people were fatally shot at the Jewish Museum in Brussels...In November, Germany’s foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, said “hatred of Jews” was on the rise once more in his country and across Europe, blaming the trend on the increased violence in the Middle East.In July, during the conflict between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza, firebombs were thrown at a synagogue in the German town of Wuppertal that had been set on fire by Nazis in November 1938."  Either you put a context every time or don't put a context any time.