Organizers of a Kristallnacht commemoration ceremony in Sweden this week declined to invite any Jewish groups to the event.
The organizers were concerned including Jew would lead leftist and Muslim to violence.
Kristallnacht was a series of coordinated deadly attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and Austria on 9–10 November 1938, carried out by SA paramilitary forces and non-Jewish civilians. At least 91 Jews were killed in the attacks. (Yad Vashem)
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Israel National News reported:
The organizers of an anti-Nazi event in Sweden face controversy Monday, after declining to invite the Jewish community to the event.
“Umeå against Nazism” will run in the city of Umeå on Tuesday and Wednesday, commemorating Kirstallnacht, or the “Night of Broken Glass,” the massive 1938 pogrom against Austrian and German Jews which is seen as marking the start of the holocaust.
But, absurdly, Jews will not be invited.
The organizers claim that inviting the Jewish community presents a security risk, nt.se reports, citing anti-Semitic and anti-Israel protests present at past events.
“In previous years, we have had a lot of Palestinian flags at these rallies, and even one banner where the Israeli flag was equated with a swastika,” organizer and local Workers’ Party member Jan Hägglund told locals. “The Jewish community wasn’t invited because we assumed they might be uncomfortable around that sort of thing.”
Critics claim that Hägglund’s omission must be due to the crowd he invited to the event, implying that it could only be far-left or anti-Israel – thus creating the environment which justified the “security risk.”
Jaw Dropping: No Jews invited to Swedish commemoration of Kirstallnacht for fear of lefty & Muslim violence! ==> https://t.co/KMsAipA5OO
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