In Sweden on Tuesday, several hostile Palestinian demonstrations were held throughout the country. Riots broke out in Stockholm as protesters marched towards the Israeli embassy chanting “Allahu akbar” and “crush Zionism.” In stark contrast to the resolute action police took towards corona-critical demonstrations, they kept a low profile and watched from the sidelines.
Swedish news agency Samnytt captured videos of the threatening crowds in Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmö. Muslims are seen waving Palestinian flags, burning Israeli flags, and chanting threats in Arabic. Many of the Muslims wore Palestinian war scarfs (keffiyehs), which are considered the new nazi swastikas.
Police Double Standard
Police in Sweden reacted violently during corona-critical demonstrations. Peaceful demonstrators were peppered sprayed, arrested, forcefully dragged away, and hit with batons. The controversial measures and selective enforcement by police towards coronavirus demonstrations have been called into question.
Compounding the violent police reactions are the mainstream media’s public contempt towards constitutionalists and misrepresentation of the concerns of the freedom-loving citizens of Swedes.
In contrast to the corona-critical demonstrations, Palestinian’s violent and threatening demonstrations have been allowed to continue without interruption or similar force by the authorities. According to Sweden’s state media, police “dissolved” the violent demonstration in Stockholm. However, video images show that this is not the case. Despite the number of participants clearly violating the state’s coronavirus protest restrictions, the demonstration is allowed to continue.
In addition, Sweden’s anti-Israel mainstream media further inflames the issue by misrepresenting the Jewish state as aggressors and sympathizing with Islamic terrorists.