Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Swedish Woman Viciously Beaten By Muslim Mob For Wearing Star Of David
A Jewish mother of four was set upon and viciously beaten in Uppsala for wearing a Star of David..
“One of the attackers signaled me to ‘Shut up or we’ll kill you,’” Anna Sjögren, in her 40s, said of the ordeal, which transpired on Thursday. So far, she said she’s too traumatized by the assault to file a police complaint.
While walking in one of the city’s largely Muslim populated neighborhoods, “A Muslim girl saw that I was wearing the Star of David on my neck and she started swearing at me and spat in my face. I got very upset and pushed her off” Sjögren told the World Zionist Organization Center for Countering Antisemitism.
Sjögren said that someone standing next to the girl then threw a sharp object at her face. “I’m not sure who it was. Everything happened so fast,” she said.
“There were at least ten witnesses to the attack. All ten of them were wearing hijabs or scarfs in the colors of the PLO. Some surrounding witnesses claim that I ‘tripped’ and fell and that no one hurt me. It’s just unbelievable.”
Sjögren’s jaw was severely damaged, her eyes swollen, and she sustained injuries all over her body, according to the report.
So, why won't Mrs. Sjögren go to the police?
“I cannot go to the police. The worst thing is that [the assailants] will get my name and address. They’ll know where to find me and know I am the Jew who reported it,” she said.
I'm certain that there are quite a few Swedish women who have been assaulted, beaten or raped who have made the same decision for the same reason.
The one thing puzzles me about this is, being a native Swede and knowing how things are, what was she doing walking alone in a Muslim neighborhood alone wearing something that obviously signified she was a Jew?
Obviously this is no excuse for her being assaulted, but it seems like a heavy price to pay for making that point of being free to go where she wants.
That said, it's way past time for Sweden's Jews to make aliyah
(h/t Blazing Cat Fur)