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Monday, June 26, 2017

Report: Muslim Extremists Drive Anti-Semitic Violence in Western Europe

Individuals of Muslim background stand out among perpetrators of anti-Semitic violence in Western Europe, according to a newreport by the University of Oslo Center for Research on Extremism. The next highest offending group was found to be left wing extremists.
The survey is titled Antisemitic Violence in Europe, 2005-2015, Exposure and Perpetrators in France, UK, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Russia. It looks at the rate of anti-Semitic attacks in a range of countries, finding  Jews’ exposure to anti-Semitic violence appears to have been highest in France in the period surveyed, lower in Sweden and Germany, and lowest in the United Kingdom.
The survey found that “Russia clearly stands out with a very low number of incidents considering Russia’s relatively large Jewish population. Russia is also the only case in which there is little to indicate that Jews avoid displaying their identity in public.” It adds “attitude surveys do suggest that antisemitism is particularly widespread among those most hostile to Israel.”
As for who was behind the reported acts, the survey concluded that Muslim extremists clearly lead the way followed by the political left. READ MORE