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Sun Jun 19, 2016, 08:53 AM

 

Swedish Muslim fights anti-Semitism

I don't know how many people here are aware of the situation in Malmo. The anti-Semitism there is widespread and has led many Jews to flee the city.


Siavosh Derakhti, 24, a young Muslim of Azeri origin who lives in Malmö, Sweden, well-known for openly fighting anti-Semitism in his country, is currently visiting Israel.


"If you are a Jew, people blame you for everything going on in Palestine. Everybody hates Israel. I don't accept this and do everything I can to build bridges between Jews and Muslims through education,” Derakhti stated.


Derahkti, director of Young People against Antisemitism and Xenophobia, is considered very unusual in Sweden. Among his activities are organizing demonstrations in support of Jews and organizing delegations of young Swedes—including Christians, Muslims and Jews—to the Nazi death camps. He has a good relationship with the Israeli Embassy in Sweden and even takes part in various programs run by the embassy.

"It is absolutely terrible to be Jew today in Malmö", said the Swedish Muslim. "Anti-Semites believe in conspiracy theories that (Jews) rule the world. I organized pro-Jewish demonstrations and helped protect our cousins. If Jews can’t live in Sweden I feel it's a personal failure."

Derahkti met with US President Barack Obama during his visit to Sweden in 2013. He won the prestigious Raoul Wallenberg award for this activities, and was recently selected by Forbes magazine to be included in the list of 30 most influential people in the world until the age of 30. He's a public figure in Sweden, and frequently appears in local media.

read:http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4817065,00.html



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Sun Jun 19, 2016, 09:05 AM

1. Too bad he can't spend a few days on DU....

 

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Sun Jun 19, 2016, 09:07 AM

2. Malmo decades ago was a wonderful place & one of my favorites.

Pity.

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Sun Jun 19, 2016, 12:45 PM

3. kick!

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