Friday, July 3, 2015

Belgium: Muslims in Belgium are the most anti-Semitic, with 68% harboring anti-Semitic beliefs

These figures shouldn't surprise anyone.  Israel-bashing is the norm in Belgium. As Claude Demelenne, one of the few Belgians who speaks out convincgly against antisemitism, Brussels has become the capital of antisemitisme...

Abou Jahjah, respected Belgian op-ed writer
(via Joost Niemöller)
Jewish European Press reports:

While anti-Semitic attitudes in France, Germany and Belgium have dipped dramatically so far this year, according to the latest figures available,more than half of all Muslims in Western Europe harbor anti-Semitic beliefs, a new survey published by the Anti-Defamation League showed.

“An average of 55 percent of Western European Muslims harbored anti-Semitic attitudes. Acceptance of anti-Semitic stereotypes by Muslims in these countries was substantially higher than among the national population in each country, though lower than corresponding figures of 75 percent in 2014 for Muslims in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA),” the survey said.

According to ADL this is the first survey about anti-Semitic attitudes among Western European Muslims . It reveals that Moslims in Belgium are the most anti-Semitic, with 68 percent harboring anti-Semitic beliefs. This is compared to 21 percent overall in the country. In Germany, the number was lower, but still above half, at 56 percent compared to the country’s 16 percent, which was down from 27 percent in 2014. In France, about 49% of Muslims showed antisemitic beliefs, compared to 17 percent of the overall population. Most prevalent was the belief that “Jews have too much power in international financial markets” – an anti-Jewish canard affirmed by 70 percent of Western European Muslims.  More.

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