The German government seems to be misleading people about who exactly is responsible for the Antisemitic abuse & assaults in their country.
Now why would they do a thing like that?
And why might Muslims be responsible for so much abuse of Jews? Well there are several drivers - such as the widespread belief that an evil Jewish cabal runs the world & is the root of most human suffering (seriously? Oh yes, such beliefs are extremely widespread. We have a small percentage of people in the West who believe something like this but I would almost invert that proportion among Muslims worldwide. Conspiracy theories about Jews are rampant). Then of course there are also tensions over Israel's alleged mistreatment of its Muslim neighbours. There may be other factors, however it's pretty obvious that some fundamental attitudes inculcated by their religion are at the base of this.
If a person or a group of people receives continuous conditioning to expect nothing but the worst from another group of people, eventually they will see it and soon see nothing else.
As I noted the other day, one of Islam's most foundational and oft-repeated prayers singles out Jews & Christians for opprobrium. That alone has to have a hugely negative cumulative affect upon anyone's mindset.
Then there are authoritative traditions such as this (remember, this hadith is a part of the Hamas Charter):~
“Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews.”
(Sahih Muslim 6985)
And then there's the Qur'an:~
The Qur’an depicts the Jews as inveterately evil and bent on destroying the well-being of the Muslims. They are the strongest of all people in enmity toward the Muslims (5:82); they fabricate things and falsely ascribe them to Allah (2:79; 3:75, 3:181); they claim that Allah’s power is limited (5:64); they love to listen to lies (5:41); they disobey Allah and never observe his commands (5:13). They are disputing and quarreling (2:247); hiding the truth and misleading people (3:78); staging rebellion against the prophets and rejecting their guidance (2:55); being hypocritical (2:14, 2:44); giving preference to their own interests over the teachings of Muhammad (2:87); wishing evil for people and trying to mislead them (2:109); feeling pain when others are happy or fortunate (3:120); being arrogant about their being Allah’s beloved people (5:18); devouring people’s wealth by subterfuge (4:161); slandering the true religion and being cursed by Allah (4:46); killing the prophets (2:61); being merciless and heartless (2:74); never keeping their promises or fulfilling their words (2:100); being unrestrained in committing sins (5:79); being cowardly (59:13-14); being miserly (4:53); being transformed into apes and pigs for breaking the Sabbath (2:63-65; 5:59-60; 7:166); and more. They are under Allah’s curse (9:30), and Muslims should wage war against them and subjugate them under Islamic hegemony (9:29).
How will ignoring the root of the problem fix anything?
How will obscuring reality help anybody?
How will lying to people about statistics & blaming the wrong group enable a just response?
Why doesn't anybody want to talk about the religion?
We'd better ask the German government. They seem to think that the biggest issue in all this is protecting Muslims from being held accountable for this hatred within their community. But a small amount tough love would go a long way right now. If the Muslim community is left to itself the problems will only get worse.
From Westfalen-Blatt with English translation via Need To Know.
Most Offenses Against Jews in Germany Are Committed by Muslims – But Authorities Blame Right-Wingers
Anti-Semitism: Doubts About Statistics
What makes Jewish life in Germany more threatened: by right-wing extremism or by Islam-motivated hatred of Jews?
According to federal statistics, The number of anti-Semitic offenses has increased. This emerges from a response from the Federal Government to questions from former Green Bundestag MP Volker Beck.
In the first half of 2017, a total of 681 anti-Semitic offenses were recorded. The number of violent offenses rose from 14 to 15 and those of incitement from 425 to 434. According to the Federal Interior Ministry in September 2017, 632 of the 681 anti-Semitic offenses committed by right-wing extremists (93 percent). Only 23 cases assume a religious or foreign background motivated by foreign issues, such as the Palestinian conflict. In only one case, a left-extreme motive is assumed.
Doubts about numbers
There is considerable doubt about these numbers. Benjamin Steinitz, head of the research and information center anti-Semitism (RIAS) in Berlin, speaks of a “discrepancy between the perception of those affected by anti-Semitic attacks and insults, and the police statistics.” Steinitz referred to the newspaper “Die Welt” on the report of the “Independent Experts Group anti-Semitism,” which had been submitted by scientists at the suggestion of the Federal Government in April 2017.
It states that xenophobic and anti-Semitic offenses are generally always associated with the phenomenon of “politically motivated crime law”, “if no further specifics are recognizable” and “no suspects have become known”. A lettering such as “Jews out” is in the statistics basically as “right-wing extremist” led, although also in Islamist circles will be used. “This may create a picture distorted to the right,” wrote the authors of the expert report.
This assumption is supported by a survey of Jews in Germany. Eight percent said relatives or acquaintances had been the target of physical attacks over the past year. Another 36 percent were abused or insulted. 81 percent of the attacks and 62 percent of the insults came from Muslims.