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24/2002

Arafat bombt, Europa zahlt

Hetze gegen Israel, Belohnung für Attentate - was der PLO-Chef mit den Fördergeldern der EU macht, ignorieren die Politiker in Brüssel. Finanziert haben sie auch Arafats Sicherheitsapparat, der vom Bundesnachrichtendienst ausgebildet wurde und jetzt unter Terrorverdacht steht

Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff und Bruno Schirra
In der Sheikh-'Ijlin-Moschee zu Gaza City haben sich 500 Knaben und Männer zum Freitagsgebet versammelt. Sie lauschen dem Imam der Moschee, Sheikh Ibrahim Madh. Es ist der 12. April 2002, und der Imam spricht zur Lage der palästinensischen Nation:

"Wir glauben an den Sieg Allahs. Wir glauben, dass wir eines Tages als Eroberer in Jerusalem einziehen werden, als Eroberer in Jaffa, als Eroberer in Haifa, in Ramle, in Lod und in ganz Palästina, wie Allah es uns aufgegeben hat. ... Jeder, dem in diesen Tagen nicht die Gnade des Martyriums zuteil wird, sollte mitten in der Nacht aufwachen und sich fragen: ,Warum, mein Gott, hast du mir um deinetwillen den Märtyrertod vorenthalten?' ... Im Hadith-Kommentar heißt es: ,Die Juden werden euch bekämpfen, aber ihr seid ausersehen, über sie zu herrschen.' ... Und wenn dann der Jude hinter dem Fels und dem Baum sich versteckt, so werden der Fels und der Baum sagen: ,Oh, Muslim, oh, Diener Allahs, ein Jude versteckt sich hinter mir, komm und töte ihn' ... Oh, Allah, nimm uns als Märtyrer auf in den Himmel. Oh, Allah, bring einen rabenschwarzen Tag über die Juden. Oh, Allah, lösche die Juden aus und auch ihre Förderer. Oh, Allah, hisse das Banner des Heiligen Krieges im ganzen Land. Oh, Allah, vergib uns unsere Sünden."


Absolut lesenswerter Artikel:

http://www.zeit.de/2002/24/200224_arafat_haupttext_xml#top

Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Kristallnacht
Andrew Sullivan and Harry's Place have features about a demonstration held in Oslo on Tuesday night to commemorate Kristallnacht.

Nettavisen has a report (my tr.):

Police turned away Jews

09.11.04 21:44

Jews who wanted to take part in the marking of Kristallnacht were turned away by the Oslo Police on Tuesday evening. The police over-reacted, say politicians. See Web-TV.


Several hundred anti-racists from a dozen organizations took part in the event on Oslo's Jernbanetorget to commemorate Kristallnacht, which took place 66 years ago. A group of Norwegian Jews and friends of Israel from the Democrat Party (Demokratene) had plans to mark Kristallnacht, but the organizing committee refused to accept Jewish symbols.

Member of Parliament Jan Simonsen was one of those who was asked to leave.

"The Democrats were just out to provoke. They wanted among other things to carry the Israeli flag, even though we had made it clear that neither slogans nor flags should be part of the procession," says Trond Thorbjørnsen, director of SOS Racism.

The police were afraid of confrontations, and therefore took steps to make sure that the group did not become a part of the event, TV2 News reports.

The police justify the turning away of the group by saying that they were afraid for the Jews' safety.

"They were turned away out of consideration for their own safety," Stig Tonsjø, police director of outdoor operations, told NTB.

Thus the commemoration of acts of violence against Jews in Germany in 1936 ended without a single representative from Norway's Jews.

"I think it is utterly deplorable that the state of democracy in today's Norway is such that the police protect people who use violence," Erez Uriely told TV2 News.

"The holding of the demonstration in a way that makes the presence of Jews undesirable produces extremely unfortunate associations. I think the police over-reacted," said Lars Riise (Christian People's Party [Kr F]).

Carl I. Hagen, leader of the Progress Party (Frp) also reacted.

"This was appalling. The Jews ought to have been the guests of honour during the commemoration. This was very negative behaviour on the part of the police," Hagen told TV2 News.

"On Kristallnacht, no matter what their views on the conflict in the Middle East, people ought to be able to unite in a commemoration. That it's not possible is sad, and food for thought. There should be room for Jewish symbols in a commemoration like this on a day like this," said Odd Einar Dørum in a statement to TV2 News.

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