Monday, 29 June 2015

Let's look at the authors first: 
Sarah Isal is Chair of the European Network Against Racism (ENAR); Intissar Kherigi is President of the Forum of European Muslim Youth and Student Organisations (FEMYSO) and Robin Sclafani is Director of CEJI-A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe 

The deadly attacks in Paris and Copenhagen have served as a wake-up call to European policy makers of the escalating reality of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and racism in Europe. The fertility of European soil to extremist ideas, policies and practices - either from the far-right or from those propagating violence in the name of Islam - must be addressed. 
Our political leaders are finally starting to move beyond symbolic declarations. They want to know what strategies can work in combatting the vicious cycle of hatred and human rights violations. This is precisely what a hearing in the European Parliament taking place today (29 June) is aiming to do by discussing anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and hate speech in Europe. 
While it is ambitious to address these three very specific topics in one hearing, we hope this will provide impetus for MEPs to take one more step in the direction of effective action. Unfortunately, however, it is drawing sharp criticism from some groups. There is criticism that the scope and diversity of issues, of victims and of voices are too many to be represented in short panel discussions. 
The challenges we face are huge: anti-Semitism and Islamophobia are affecting the quality of daily life of Jews and Muslims, albeit in different ways and from different perspectives. They should be addressed with the same political will through effective and meaningful responses addressing the common and the distinct factors.

You can watch this hearing at the links here and here. Watching it live, there has actually been more pushback against the anti-free speech agenda that I expected.

So here we have an attack by Muslims of recent immigrant origin upon Europeans and Jews, and this, according to them, should serve as a wake-up call about Islamophobia! Surely, if we lived in a rational world, it should serve as a wake-up call about kuffarophobia among Muslims. And the attack by people of recent immigrant descent is then cited as a pretext to legally suppress the European patriots who warned about the likely dire consequences of Muslim immigration!


  1. Traitors are everywhere. Vidcun Quisling was a traitor, so was Degrelle and so is a personality like Sarah Isal the Chair of the European Network Against Racism (ENAR). However she does not represent the normal Jews. Jews and Muslims are only speaking to one another through a barrel of a gun...and it is the most safe way to handle business.