69 million page views

Sword: Here's something you must know

Reader comment on item: Something Rotten in Denmark?
in response to reader comment: Is this true information about the Muslims ? or is it a conspiracy ?

Submitted by Sarah (Sweden), Mar 25, 2006 at 07:28

(Sword said: ‘You may have a Jewish name..')

We already had a series of debates regarding the name ‘Sarah'. But since you tend to forget quickly like the fish named Dori in ‘Finding Nemo', I am telling you again that Sarah is also a Muslim name. You may wish to see 'Islamic / Muslim Baby Names for Girls': http://www.milligazette.com/misl/muslimbabyname.htm

Even if my name was not Muslim, it wouldn't be my fault, because I did not choose my name. But, YOU chose your name ‘Sword of Islam'. This is an ‘Islamic' name. If having a name from other religion is a crime, you are more guilty of that crime than I am.

(Sword said: ‘..but that seems pretty poor motivation for bringing Jews in the equation given that the debate revolves around the inability of Muslims to successfully integrate into European society.')

Its not only Muslims' fault that they are not being able to integrate into European societies, it is also the fault of the host societies who do not want Muslims to be a part of their society. They have strong prejudice against Muslims and people from other religions. Lets take the example of peaceful Sweden. A survey last year (before the cartoon controversy) revealed that 75% of Swedes did not want Muslims to be a part of their society.

Now you may argue that Muslims deserve that and blah blah blah. Then let me tell you that 41% Swedes did not also want Jews to be a part of their society as well. This is the result of the latest survey. No, this was not done during Christian-Jews crusades, or in Hitler's Germany. Survey of this report was published only last week. (2nd week of March 2006). Here is the shocking result:

Anti-Semitic attitudes and conceptions in Sweden:

Director of Living History Forum (Forum för levande historia) Heléne Lööw and researcher Henrik Bachner presented the results of a survey on anti-Semitism in Sweden. The survey shows that 41 per cent of Swedes have a completely or partly negative view of Jewish people. Heléne Lööw and Henrik Bachner stated that there has been a tradition of playing down the existence of anti-Semitism in Sweden and that it has been attributed mostly to extremist groups that are in the minority. But in the report "Anti-Semitic attitudes and conceptions in Sweden", the phenomenon appears to be more widespread. The authors of the article find this worrying as myths about the amount of power Jewish people have can be exploited in times of political or economical crises. It also emerged from the study that many Swedish people believed that Jewish people use the Holocaust for political and economical aims, and that 25 per cent would be negative to the idea of a Jewish Prime Minister. The implication being that many define Swedishness in such way that excludes Jewish people. Heléne Lööw and Henrik Bachner mentioned that the survey shows that anti-Semitism is clearly a problem in Sweden.

Prime Minister Göran Persson said that he was "frightened" and "surprised" over the results of a report on Swedish people's attitudes towards Jewish people. "I've been working on the issue for a long time… I'm surprised about the figures, but not that the problem exists.'

(Sword said: ‘You've already attacked Christians, Hindus & Atheists so I shouldn't be surprised I guess!')

I have the right to point my fingers to those who are wolves in sheep's clothing. Their accusation regarding my religion cannot be left unanswered. This is my RIGHT, you like it or not.

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2024 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)