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Jewish people worldwide are still being persecuted

In response to the letter, “Peace in the Middle East will never be attained,” the writer states: “In the history of mankind there were no people who have ever been persecuted, based on ethnicity, as much as the Jews in the past and the Muslims at present.”

Sadly this is quite incorrect. According to the Anti-Defamation League, in 2012 there were 927 anti-Semitic incidents across the United States. In Spain, 72 percent of the people polled held anti-Jewish views, up from 64 percent in 2009. In Hungary, 63 percent hold anti-Semitic views, up from 47 percent in 2009. In Poland, 48 percent show anti-Semitic attitudes, about the same as in 2009. And in Sweden, in 2012 as reported by the Swedish Council for Crime Prevention, there were 66 anti-Jewish crimes committed by young Muslim men who come from other countries, where there are racist, anti-Semitic TV programs. This is just the short list.

Throughout Europe, distorted and one-sided news coverage has created an Israel that is aggressive and evil. The European Union says Muslims are responsible for half of all attacks on Jews in Europe. Muslims outnumber Jews 10-to-1 in France.

Muslims continue to create terror around the world. One needs only to open the newspaper or turn on the computer to see the terror in India, Sudan, Indonesia, England, Holland, Israel, America and the list goes on. Their goal: to establish a worldwide Islamic Empire or Khilafat. It is reminiscent of Nazi Germany as Hitler’s goal was to become the world’s ruler.

Peace in the Middle East? When the Khilafat goes away and the respect for all people in the Middle East and around the world is given.

Wynne Elizabeth Trinca

East Amherst