יום אל קודס יום ירושלים העולמי ברלין גרמניה הפגנה נגד ישראל
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Muslim women protest against Israel in Berlin

Anti-Semitism rampant among Islamist organizations in Germany, says report

Research casts worrying shadow on attribution of anti-Semitic incidents in official German reports, warning that when in doubt, cases are ascribed to radical right-wingers

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Published: 06.04.20 , 21:02
"Practically all noteworthy Islamist organizations that are active in Germany" are tapping anti-Semitic themes as part of their ideology, chief of German domestic intelligence told Suddeutsche Zeitung on Wednesday.
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  • The newspaper revealed a report by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution - Germany's version of Israel's Shin Bet domestic security service - detailing some 700 anti-Semitic incidents involving Islamists and Muslims.
    יום אל קודס יום ירושלים העולמי ברלין גרמניה הפגנה נגד ישראליום אל קודס יום ירושלים העולמי ברלין גרמניה הפגנה נגד ישראל
    Muslim women protest against Israel in Berlin
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    Without revealing names, the report mentions a Furkan Foundation outlet clerk informing their guests that Jews are "are worth less than animals," an imam at a mosque run by Millî-Görüş organization calling for Palestine to be freed from the "evil Beni Israel" and a teacher of Syrian descent proclaiming that "all Jews belong in the gas chamber."
    The newspaper notes that the cases are indicative of a "virulent" nature of anti-Semitism among members of Islamist groups; in some cases, anti-Semitic abuse also came from Muslims without radical group affiliations.
    יום אל קודס יום ירושלים העולמי ברלין גרמניה הפגנה נגד ישראליום אל קודס יום ירושלים העולמי ברלין גרמניה הפגנה נגד ישראל
    Anti-Israel protest in Berlin
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    On a worrying note, the report also casts a shadow on the attribution of anti-Semitic incidents in the official German reports, warning that when in doubt, the cases are ascribed to radical right-wingers.
    Germany's latest report, which revealed an uptick in anti-Semitic abuse in the country in 2019, cited the right-wingers as the main abusers - and ascribed the increase to right-wing extremists.
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