Monday, November 16, 2015

Sweden: Foreign Minister blames "Palestinian desperation" for Muslim radicalization

Earlier this year French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius blamed Israel for all Middle-East unrest.   Senior EU officials have said that Israel is driving ISIS recruitment.

So this is really just more of the same.  Europeans think that if they sacrifice Israel, they'll get peace.

David Metzler @ Times of Israel, h/t Amichai Stein:

Yet, with stunning blindness, there are people, leaders in fact, who manage to explain attacks such as the terror unleashed on Paris, with a mind-boggling approach. Take Swedens Minister of Foreign Affiars, Margot Wallström, appearing on Swedish television SVT2 no less than 12 hours after the Paris massacres.

To counteract the radicalization we must go back to the situation such as the one in the Middle East in which not at the least the Palestinians sees that there is no future; we must either accept a desperate situation or resort to violence.

    – Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström in response to the terrorist attacks in Paris on 13 November 2015

And there you have it. A Foreign Minister within the European Union who has managed to internalize the analysis of the situation as seen by the Islamists themselves and consequently turning it into a Swedish foreign policy approach.

This statement is severe, and it demands to be taken with utmost seriousness. Wallström identifies the cause, as she perceives it, which motivated the attackers, hence she has honed in on the problem. And the problem as Wallström sees it is the desperate situation of the Palestinians. Now translate this into Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs logic and there is only one deduction that can me made; Israel is at fault as the sole source for Palestinian desperation, hence also the root for the radicalization of Muslims. Voilà!   
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