Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Sweden: Sweden Democrats MP jokes about Jews being privileged minority

It's a regular antisemitic trope - Jews are a privileged minority protected by special laws.

Via the Local:
Sweden's prime minister Stefan Löfven has slammed the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats as a Nazi party after yet another senior MP was caught making a racist, antisemitic joke.

Sweden's Aftonbladet newspaper on Saturday published a private email sent by Carina Herrstedt, the party’s deputy vice chairman, in which she joked that a local football team should hire a roster of multicultural and sexually diverse players.

First you get a couple of Jews, because under law it is forbidden to persecute them,” the joke began. “You strengthen the team with a negro, a Chinaman and and an Indian, because they’re more colourful. At the rear, you recruit two gays, to have more force from behind. As the goalie you deploy a 40-year-old nun, because she hasn’t let anything in for 40 years. As reserve goalie, you get a gypsy, because they take absolutely everything!”.

The latest scandal comes just two days after a recording was released of the party’s finance spokesman Oscar Sjöstedt laughing as he told an anecdote about working in an abattoir with Germans who kicked dead sheep, joking that they were “the Jews”. 

It also comes after  week when another MP, Anna Hagwall, called for a reduction in the influence of the family-owned media group Bonnier AB, whose owners are Jewish, writing in an email to Aftonbladet newspaper that "no family, ethnic group, or company should be allowed to control more than 5 percent of the media."

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