Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sweden: Rising anti-Semitism and funding NGO Islamic Relief (terror)

Yet more evidence that for Jews and Israel to get fair treatment in Europe is purely illusory.  

write @ Jewish Press
In April, the Swedish NGO and think tank Perspectives On Israel (PPI) in a Jerusalem Post op-ed brought attention to the fact that the NGO Islamic Relief (IR) was receiving funding from the Swedish government aid agency SIDA. There exists clear evidence that the IR project “Cash for Work” has benefited Hamas and its institutions in the Gaza strip. In addition to PPI’s criticism of IR, there exists international criticism against IR for its ties to terror organizations. Israel has banned IR from working in Israel, including Judea and Samaria, and declared it an illegal organization. According to news reports, the decision was made by Israel after the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) and legal authorities provided incriminating information against IR. In addition to this the UAE lists IR as a terror organization. PPI is awaiting a political reaction in Sweden to our findings and the international criticism-so far, silence. Unfortunately, Sweden is a country where the majority accepts that tax money goes to an organization that aids terrorists.

In May, PPI’s spokesperson Nima Gholam Ali Pour revealed in the newspaper Samtiden that Islamic Relief’s country director in Sweden is spreading anti-Semitic myths on Facebook. Some of the anti-Semitic myths that were spread on Facebook by IR’s country director were that Jews are behind the Holocaust and that they control the World Bank. Again this was met with silence from our politicians and journalists in Sweden.

The Swedish media that is so interested in writing one after the other news articles on alleged “apartheid” in Israel was not interested in writing that the Swedish government aid agency SIDA is funding an organization which has benefited Hamas institutions and has a leading representative in Sweden that seems to have racist views. Neither the Swedish government nor SIDA has commented on this scandal.

While SIDA chooses to continue its co-operation with IR more and more Jews are fleeing from Sweden’s major cities because of growing anti-Semitism in Sweden. In a situation, where the Swedish government and major social institutions in Sweden should make a clear repudiation of anti-Semitism, they choose not to do so, by not distancing themselves from IR.  More.

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