The President of the European Jewish Congress (EJC) Moshe Kantor has slammed people who oppose the overrunning of Europe by millions of Muslim and African ‘refugees’ as promotors of “hatred and intolerance.” And he has warned that growing opposition to mass immigration threatens the multi-racial diversity of modern society which “we fought so hard to build”
Kantor specifically listed Germany’s AfD, Slovakia’s People’s Party, Hungary’s Jobbik, Greece’s Golden Dawn, France’s Front National—and America’s Donald Trump.
Writing in Newsweek magazine under the title “The rise of Europe’s far-right threatens peace on the continent. Just ask the Jews,” Kantor said that his co-religionists are watching the “far right” with “trepidation.”
In the wake of the new attacks on Brussels, where Islamists previously launched a deadly attack on innocent synagogue goers, it is not exactly clear that his organisation’s claim to speak for all his people is really true, but Mr Kantor certainly speaks for the EJC.
Kantor, whose EJC is the officially-elected representative body of all Jews in Europe, said that the March 13 gains by the “anti-immigration party Alternative for Germany mark[ed] a dangerous development in European politics.”
The AfD wins, he wrote, were “not an isolated incident:”
Earlier this month, the far-right People’s Party made striking electoral gains in Slovakia, and around Europe neo-fascist parties like Jobbik in Hungary, Golden Dawn in Greece, and Marie Le Pen’s Front National in France are gaining in popularity.
Kantor went on to say that although the AfD was not going to enter government in Germany, “the lurch to the far-right does promote the fragmentation and polarization of a political landscape that is critical to the stability of the continent on the whole.”
According to Kantor, the “national debate is undoubtedly being pulled to the right, and the German agenda is being refocused on divisive policies that only serve to promote hatred and intolerance.”
He then goes on to say that this is not “just a European phenomenon; indeed, the US seems to be falling prey to similar worrying tendencies.”
With the fear-mongering, xenophobic rhetoric of Donald Trump seeing him lead the Republican nomination, to the extreme right-wing sentiments that allowed Marine Le Pen to dominate France’s regional elections in 2015, it may not come as a surprise that other electorates are following suit.
This “major shift,” Kantor continues, “marks a worrying break from the postwar Europe we fought so hard to build.”
The EJC is one of the main promoters of mass Muslim immigration to European countries and of legislation designed to shut down criticism of the policy and its results. It also opposes gentile immigration into Israel, which it believes should be a homeland just for Jewish people, and supports the Zionist state’s apartheid policies against the indigenous Palestinians.
Mr Kantor’s organisation spends a great deal of money and energy encouraging youngsters of Jewish descent to be proud of their heritage. We think that’s great – it’s exactly what we want to do for young Christian Europeans too.
The APF position – that ALL the peoples of the world are entitled to preserve their unique identities by having sovereign governments which control their own borders and limit immigration – is logical, principled and universal. The position of Kantor and the EJC – which holds that such measures are good when carried out by Israel but evil if advocated by Europeans – is illogical, selective and deeply racist. It is long past time for the European Union to stop dancing to these people’s tune.