Palestinians spread blood libel, Swedish newspaper happily assists.
A leading Swedish newspaper reported this week that Israeli soldiers are abducting Palestinians in order to steal their organs, a claim that prompted furious condemnation and accusations of anti-Semitic blood libel from a rival publication.
"They plunder the organs of our sons," read the headline in Sweden's largest daily newspaper, the left-leaning Aftonbladet, which devoted a double spread in its cultural section to the article.
"'Our sons are used as involuntary organ donors,' relatives of Khaled from Nablus said to me, as did the mother of Raed from Jenin as well as the uncles of Machmod and Nafes from Gaza, who all had disappeared for a few days and returned by night, dead and autopsied," writes author Donald Boström in his report.
Another newspaper, Sydsvenskan, ran an opinion piece under the headline "Antisemitbladet" deliberately twisting Aftonbladet's name.
"We have heard the story before, in one form or the other. It follows the traditional pattern of conspiracy theory: a great number of loose threads that the theorist tempts the reader to tie into a neat knot without having been provided with any proven connection whatsoever," writes leading columnist Mats Skogkär of Sydsvenskan.
"Whispers in the dark. Anonymous sources. Rumors. That is all it takes. After all we all know what they [the Jews] are like, don't we: inhuman, hardened. Capable of anything," the opinion piece says. "Now all that remains is the defense, equally predictable: 'Anti-Semitism' No, no, just criticism of Israel."
SOURCE - Ha'aretz:
Jerusalem Post report:
The libelous Aftonbladet article can be read here:
The Sydsvenskan counterblast can be read here:
And, if you wish to explain to the Swedish Governement precisely what you think, you may do so here:
Consulate General of Sweden in San Francisco
Consul General: Barbro S. Osher
120 Montgomery Street, Suite 2175,San Francisco, CA 94104
Please be polite when you write - free translation programs are perfectly miserable at translating obscenities from English into Swedish.
Crospposted here: http://majorquestionmarks.blogspot.com/2009/08/palestinian-organs-swedish-leftwing.html