Sweden: Pro-Israel blogger attacked for being a Jew

Sweden: Pro-Israel blogger attacked for being a Jew

Besides a few short articles in the local press without any real details, this story comes only through the blogs.

The Swedish press reports (SE, SE) that On Monday evening a man was attacked in his apartment in central Norrköping, in eastern Sweden. According to the victim, two hooded perpetrators rang his doorbell and when he opened the door, they beat him on the head with a wine bottle. The man got treatment in hospital.

Swedish blog JIHAD I MALMÖ spoke with the victim, who says this was an antisemitic attack by Arabs. "The first words I heard was 'Jewish pig'." He was then beaten 4-5 times with a wine bottle as he lay on the floor.

A noise from a door in the stairwell caused them to run out and down the stairs, while one shouted 'Yahood' (Arabic: Jew). When he came back from the hospital he discovered they had tried to tear out his mezuzah, but had only managed to take out one of the screws.

The police are not interested and the neighbors are afraid to testify, and so the victim is calling for help from anybody who might have seen the men or heard them talk about the attack.

He thinks the only reason he was ambushed is because he's a pro-Israel blogger (writing under an assumed name).