Tuesday, January 22, 2019

EU: Half of all Europeans see anti-Semitism as a 'problem

(Strasbourg) A Eurobarometer Survey published on Tuesday by the European Commission reveals that fifty percent of Europeans interviewed about their perceptions on anti-Semitism view it as a "problem in our country," However as in the past the EU covers up the reasons for this rise with flowery speech. Here’s a direct quote from their actual press release:

What has the Commission done to tackle Antisemitism?In 2015, the first Fundamental Rights Colloquium was dedicated to combating Antisemitism and Anti-Muslim hatred and other forms of racism and intolerance. The Commission also appointed of the first European Commission Coordinator on combatting Antisemitism, as well as a Coordinator on Anti-Muslim Hatred.
Anti-Muslim hatred?. I’m sorry but even a blind man wearing sun glasses in a darkroom at midnight can see the reason for the rise in Anti-Semitism across the EU and yet in order to not be seen as racist (Like they have done in the past where they simply shelved the results) the EU paints the very people behind this rise in intolerance towards jews in Europe as…victims . Anyway back to the report:
In numbers:
  • In Germany, 66 percent of those surveyed believe anti-Semitism is a problem in their country, compared to 50 percent across the EU.
  • There are less people under the age of 40 who believe it is a problem compared to those over, whether in the EU or Germany.
  • Only 36 percent of those surveyed across the EU believe anti-Semitism has increased over the past five years, compared to 61 percent in Germany.
  • Only 53 percent of Europeans surveyed believe Holocaust denial is a problem in their country, compared to 71 percent in Germany..
In eight EU Member States, a majority of respondents think that anti-Semitism is a problem in their country: Sweden (81%), France (72%), Germany (66%), the Netherlands (65%), the United Kingdom(62%), Italy (58%), Belgium (50% vs 49% who say that it is not a problem) and Austria (47% vs 46%). In four of these countries, more than a fifth of respondents believe it is “a very important problem”: Sweden (37%), France (27%), the United Kingdom (24%) and Germany (23%).However, only a minority of respondents share this opinion in the remaining 20 countries, with the lowest proportions observed in Estonia (6% vs 86%), Bulgaria (10% vs 64%) and Portugal (10% vs 77%)