A new study which analyzed data from several European countries found that the vast majority of anti Semitic hate crimes are perpetrated by Muslims and left-wingers. The study is called (predictably) Anti Semitic Violence in Europe, 2005-2015 and it was conducted by the Oslo-based Center for Studies of the Holocaust and the University of Oslo under the supervision of Johannes Due Enstad, being published by both institutions.
Respondents were asked:
“Thinking about the incident where somebody attacked or threatened you in a way that frightened you because you are Jewish – who did this to you?”,
The overwhelming response was left wingers and/or Muslims. In France’s case, 18% of the anti Semitic hate crimes were perpetrated by left wingers , 53% by Muslims and a mere 4% by right wingers. In oh-so-tolerant and multicultural Sweden, 25% of hate crimes against Jews were perpetrated by leftists, 51% by Muslims and 5% by right wingers.
The situation in the UK is somewhat better, with 14% of hate crimes against Jews being due to left wingers, 36% perpetrated by Muslims and 7% by right wingers.
Germany is the only country were the right wing attacks against Jews surpassed left wing attacks (11% vs 9% for the latter), but even here the vast majority of hate crimes were committed by Muslims (34%). The study concluded:
Right-wing extremists, who are often associated with antisemitism, in fact constitute a clear minority of perpetrators. Respondents in all four countries most often perceived the perpetrator(s) to be “someone with a Muslim extremist view”. It is also worth noting that in France, Sweden and the UK (but not in Germany) the perpetrator was perceived to be left-wing,”
According to the study, almost fifty percent of France’s Jewry is seriously considering leaving the country because they fear for their safety. The country in which Jews feel the safest with regard to displaying their identity is Russia, which is the only one in the 6 countries surveyed where the overwhelming majority of perpetrators of anti Semitic hate crimes are not Muslims.