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Europe anti-semitic ??

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Submitted by Per (Switzerland), Jan 14, 2003 at 06:09

>the perception of Europe is that it has become very anti-Jewish yet it is
>very taboo to criticize Islam; one is called a Nazi or racist. Why this
>disconnect? Can someone answer that or is the anti-Semitism in Europe being >overblown here in the States?

I would say yes, totally overblown. I have lived in several European
countries, and have never encountered anti-semitism. Also, it is as
wrong to generalise in terms of a single Europe or European as it is
to do the same about an American or America. There are countries in
Europe with very limited Jewish populations, and hence little "reason"
for any anti-semitism. In Germany it is a criminal offence to express
eg. anti-semitism.
So yes, I would say way overblown.

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