Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Swedish media? Has the entire industry gone to sleep?
02 October '12..
Hello, are you there, Swedish media? Where’s your usual outrage, your columns and pages of criticism? The smuggling tunnels leading from Sinai into the Gaza Strip – you know, the tunnels that are an absolute “lifeline” for “saving the lives” of a “starving” people in “the world’s biggest concentration camp” – those tunnels are being shut down with force, one after the other.
But for some unfathomable reason there’s not a word in the Swedish media about a story that would normally have them in a feeding-frenzy of abuse, conspiracy theories, unfounded allegations and borderline anti-Semitism. I mean, even the publicly funded Ship to Gaza organisation has not a word to say on the subject – and they are currently on their way to “rescue” the people of Gaza in a boat the size of a dinghy on steroids which they claim is carrying “humanitarian aid”. It probably has room in its hold for 3, maybe even 4 cans of baked beans – and a host of publicly funded left-wingers on a freebie cruise of the Med paid for by Swedish taxpayers.
And there’s more: a mere stone’s throw away (literally) from these tunnels the most terrible kind of ethnic cleansing is under way – indigenous people of a religion different to that of the majority are being systematically robbed, raped, forced into marriage outside their religion, driven away, murdered – and the Swedish media, usually so keen to pick up on allegations of human rights abuses in this part of the world – are totally silent here too.
The “starving people of Gaza” (see also here, here, here, here and here) and “ethnic cleansing” - two great favourites of the Swedish media, in particular the taxpayer-funded Ship to Gaza. Yet not a word to be read in Swedish.
N0 wait- the Jews can’t be blamed for any of this, it’s the Islamist regime in Egypt that is closing down the tunnels, and it’s the Islamists in northern Sinai who are ethnically cleansing the region of all traces of Christianity – pretty much like their clansmen are doing in the PA-controlled Bethlehem. Ah well, that would explain the total silence. That’s all right then.
The Swedish media – a parallel universe where facts are never allowed to get in the way of propaganda against the Jewish state. Or, for that matter, against the increasingly embattled and desperate situation of the Jews in Malmö, Sweden’s third-largest city. Pretty sure there’s a story in there somewhere if only I could find it. But then I’m not smart enough to be part of the Swedish media circus…