Hundreds of Muslims have gathered in multicultural Malmo, Sweden, chanting anti-Semitic slogans and warning “the Jews should remember that the army of Muhammad will return” following U.S. President Donald Trump’s pledge to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
“We have announced the intifada from Malmö. We want our freedom back, and we will shoot the Jews,” vowed demonstrators at the roughly 200-strong rally, Sveriges Radio reports.
The publicly-funded broadcaster published audio of the event, but a video with crowd-sourced subtitles is doing the rounds on social media.
P4 Malmöhus tried to ascertain who was the behind the rally, but could not pin down any organisers, with several attendees telling reporters they had gathered spontaneously.
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Police communications officer Calle Persson indicated the demonstrations had taken place without permission and without any patrols nearby — but said no reports had been received in connection with them, according to The Local.
“There is a latent threat against Jews in Malmö, and when things heat up in the Middle East that threat becomes more real. But there are currently no threats directed at one person or community,” he claimed.
“We are careful. You don’t want to display the Star of David around your neck or other Jewish symbols. An Orthodox Jew does not find life easy in Malmö, he is subjected [to discrimination],” remarked Freddy Gellberg, speaking for the local Jewish Assembly.
Indeed, anti-Semitism among Sweden’s rapidly expanding Muslim population seems to be a growing problem, with Sveriges Radio reporting back in August that an imam had denounced Jews as the “offspring of apes and pigs” at a demonstration in the town of Helsingborg.
Malmo is one of many ‘No Go Zones’ in Europe which were recently the subject of Breitbart London Editor-in-Chief Raheem Kassam’s new book