READ: Stephen Harper Warns Against The Rise Of Anti-Semitism In Europe

“Today’s threats against Europe’s Jewish populations are both different and more diverse than those in the past. Far-right extremism is still with us, but now represents only one slice of the problem. Radical, jihadist Islam is now the much larger threat. However, the far-left has also become a substantial source of antisemitism.”

Former Canadian Prime Minsiter Stephen Harper has written an Op Ed originally published in the UK warning about the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe. As shared on his Facebook page, the Op Ed can be read below:

“The rise in antisemitism across Europe should be alarming to all of us, and not just for moral reasons. History shows that the mindset which embraces antisemitism rarely restricts its hatred to the Jewish minority.

Today’s threats against Europe’s Jewish populations are both different and more diverse than those in the past. Far-right extremism is still with us, but now represents only one slice of the problem. Radical, jihadist Islam is now the much larger threat. However, the far-left has also become a substantial source of antisemitism.

Today’s hard-left exhibits a particularly pernicious form of antisemitism – one couched in anti-racism rhetoric to make it socially acceptable in polite company. It is not the Jews, they claim, who are uniquely evil among the nations. It just happens to be Israel, the Jewish state, that is the source of such malevolence.

And so we arrive at the sorry phenomenon that is Jeremy Corbyn – a man who lays wreaths at the graves of anti-Semitic terrorists, and then thinly papers over his actions with nonsensical hair-splitting. Mr Corbyn’s comfort in the company of anti-Semites and other extremists whom he calls “friends” speaks for itself. While he claims to embrace such individuals in the name of “peace,” it is a peace that only ever involves the enemies of the West generally and of the Jewish people specifically.

From the highest levels to the foot soldiers of Corbyn’s Momentum, not a day goes by without another vile display of antisemitism, darkly hinting about an omnipresent Jewish cabal, controlling the media and conspiring for their comrade-leader’s downfall. In the meantime, Mr Corbyn cannot even pretend to take the issue of antisemitism seriously, all the while claiming to be “a life-long anti-racist.”

The naked reality underlying Labour’s refusal to accept the full International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism is that Mr Corbyn and his allies have no intention of stopping their overt attacks on the Jewish state. Perhaps the growing political pressure will force them to do so, but either way their views are now plainly evident.

It is the far-left’s obsession with Israel that concerns us most specifically. Our organization is premised on a simple demand: A fair debate about that country, on the same terms which we extend to debates on all other countries. Today’s antisemitism all too often manifests itself in the singling out of Israel, depicted as a uniquely horrific place, responsible for all the ills of the Middle East, if not the world.

A fair examination would show that nothing could be further from the truth. Israel grapples with some of the most acute challenges the West faces in defending ourselves against jihadist aggression while maintaining modern, open societies. Israel carries this burden admirably, sustained by a democratic polity and a civil judiciary that, in some instances, surpass our own practices. It does this despite having been repeatedly tested under fire in ways our own citizens would simply not tolerate.

It is time to strip away all the rhetoric and rationalizations. Mr Corbyn and his allies hate Israel uniquely and obsessively. Under his leadership, Israel – and thus any Jew daring to identify with it – will face relentless slander. He, and those who share such malignant views, must be exposed and opposed at every opportunity.”

Spencer Fernando

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BRAVO Stephen Harper on this obvervation and the courage to state it publicly. Brave men and women are going to be needed to fend off the insanity that is presently sweeping across the Western world in the name of political correctness and hidden anti-semetism. We need some Queen Esthers to vanquish the Hamans of this world.

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Far too often lip service is given to the fight against anti semitism by politicians , like Justin Trudeau , who say all sorts of pleasing words , meant to deflect attention away from his open display and support of the very politicians and leaders that would rather see Israel and all Jews dead. Trudeau has given hundreds of millions, yes even billions of dollars to nations that support terrorism and even seeks to restart diplomatic relations with Iran. Trudeau spends more time with muslim organizations here in Canada, ones that proclaim peace and goodwill, while secretly sending our tax… Read more »

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Ron, you said it yourself: National SOCIALIST Workers Party! Your second statement is very confusing and contradictory. You must mean “rightwing narrative” in which case my 1st sentence applies. I am no expert on this subject but I have heard discussions that state that Hitler and his party were NOT conservative in their politics but highly socialistic.