Sweden: When the news isn’t fit to print

Want to fully understand how the cancer that is anti-Semitism infects a society, in a manner as deadly as the silent spread of an invisible cloud of poison gas killing off an entire, unsuspecting population while it sleeps?

Look no further than the Swedish media – willing agents spreading the fatal toxin of anti-Semitism.

Yesterday, Christmas Day, Palestinian Arab terrorists attacked an 11-year old Israeli Jewish girl, Ayala Shapira, and her father Avner as they drove home at night near Ma’ale Shomron in Samaria. The Arab terrorists set the girl alight by throwing a Molotov cocktail of burning petrol straight at her face and torso. She now has 3rd degree burns across most of her face and body.

It is worth repeating: the girl, Ayala, is just eleven (11) years old. The deliberate target of Palestinian Arabs who gain pleasure from setting little girls alight. Today, in 2014, Molok is alive and well and thriving in Islamic Palestinian society.


Not everyone is.

On Christmas Day, the day marking the Christian faith’s reaffirmation of universal kindness, humanity and love for one’s fellow human beings, you might be forgiven for assuming that the media in Sweden, a nominally Christian country, might have mentioned this barbaric atrocity committed in the name of Islam, a belief system that is often referred to as the “religion of peace”.

Just a mention that this primitive, abhorrent, dehumanising act of deliberate, calculated savagery had taken place, that’s all.

But no. On the teletext pages of all the Swedish TV channels, it was silent as the tomb.

Not one word from TV1, TV2, TV3, TV4, TV5, TV6, TV7, TV8 or TV9.

No act of anti-Semitism is ever worth a mention in Sweden.

That, ladies and gentlemen of the free world, is how the poison of Jew-hatred is spread.

Silently, viciously, deliberately.

And with deadly effectiveness.

Not just by deliberately spreading lies, but also by deliberately withholding the truth.

We are witnessing the inexorable demise of a wonderful society in a fantastic country, Sweden.

A Sweden that is now headed by an Islamist-influenced government.

A government that is eagerly aided and abetted by a media whose unspoken agenda shapes and guides Swedish society.

Swedes are not – most definitely not – anti-Semitic either by nature or desire.

But they are totally, utterly, controlled by a media that colludes with some of the darkest, most dehumanising political forces known to modern society.

A telling note on which to end 2014.


About the Author
Ilya Meyer is former deputy chair of the West Sweden branch of the Sweden-Israel Friendship Association. He blogs about Israel and Sweden’s relationship with Israel at the Times of Israel and at He made his debut as a writer of political thrillers with The Hart Trilogy: "Bridges Going Nowhere" (2014), "The Threat Beneath" (2015) and "From The Shadows" (2016), where the action switches seamlessly between Samaria, Gaza, Israel and Sweden. The books are available from as ebooks and also in paperback. Work has started on a fourth book, "Picture Imperfect".
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