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Swedes Fume at Comparison of Palestinian Prisoners to Murderer Breivik

Relatives of victims of the Utøya massacre are seething with anger at the Israeli ambassador's insolent comparison of Jewish and Scandinavian blood.
Israeli ambassador to Sweden Isaac Bachman dared to compare Jew killers to someone who murdered Norwegian children. Why, the idea of it…

Israeli ambassador to Sweden Isaac Bachman dared to compare Jew killers to someone who murdered Norwegian children. Why, the idea of it…
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Comments by Israel’s ambassador to Sweden comparing the recently-released Palestinian prisoners to the Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik who, on 22 July 2011, bombed government buildings in Oslo, killing 8, then killed 69 on a vacation island, have left relatives of victims of the Utøya massacre seething, Swedish news website The Local reports.

In a Tuesday interview with Svergies Radio (SR), Israeli ambassador Isaac Bachman compared the release of Palestinian prisoners to setting the monster Breivik free.

“The horrors that [the Palestinian prisoners] did, to put it in a Scandinavian understanding, it’s like what happened in Norway with Breivik,” Bachman told SR.

“Imagine if Breivik was released as a gesture of some sort,” he added, and complained that Israel is not getting enough credit for agreeing to the release.

Pointing out the enormous risk Israel was taking with its gesture, Bachman noted that “research has shown that these people will return to crime. It’s not easy to get public support for releasing these people.”

It turns out the good ambassador was completely wrong in his comparison, which seemed completely reasonable to him, but not to the listeners. You see, Breivik – he killed sweet, pink skinned, blond Norwegians, which was a crime against humanity, while the Palestinians only killed Jews. Big difference, apparently, in Scandinavia.

The comments, which came on the eve of Israel’s Wednesday release of 26 Palestinian prisoners, sparked outrage from none other than survivors and family members of victims of Breivik’s 2011 attack, The Local reported.

“I think it is ridiculous to compare this with a mass murderer from Norway,” Trond Blattmann, whose son Torjusdatter was killed when Breivik opened fire on Utøya, told The Local. “There’s no similarity at all. This is a ridiculous way to talk.”

“The comparison does not make sense,” added Bjørn Ihler, who survived the Breivik massacre by hiding on the southern tip of the island. “Breivik was a solo terrorist whose actions were based purely on an unreal situation. The situation in the Middle East is very different. There is a real fight for Palestinian freedom going on.”

You see, when an entire Jewish family, babies and all, is butchered in its own kitchen – that’s freedom fighting. You have to think blond.

Even Middle East expert Per Jönsson with the Swedish Institute for International Affairs (Utrikespolitiska institutets – UI) slammed Bachman’s Breivik comparison.

“The comparison with Brevik is insane in several ways. Breivik is very special. These people that Israel is now releasing are freedom fighters, murderers, and in some cases terrorists, but they are nevertheless rather normal people,” he told the Aftonbladet newspaper.

We have to understand that the reactions from Sweden are an expression of pure, unadulterated Jew hatred, whether those people are aware of it or not. The world is changing around us, and being Jewish is no longer for the faint of heart.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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24 Responses to “Swedes Fume at Comparison of Palestinian Prisoners to Murderer Breivik”

  1. Keengz Plaza says:

    That's why Sweden like the rest of Europe are turning to become Eurabia. Just go to any Arab or North African area in Europe and see what happens when you are a blond and blue eye person?

  2. Anita K. Cohen says:

    How dare he make that analogy? Banish him!

  3. The friendship between Vikings and The Jews is forgotten. The descendants of the noble Vikings are siding nova days with Jew haters and murderers.

  4. Jean Perles says:

    UN BON ARABE, UN ARABE AU PARADIS……………………….

  5. Schwartzi says:

    The question that he should ask is if they would consider having him released for the sake of the Oslo accords?

  6. Yes, it is impossible for Jews to be killed by murderers. This is the pathological thinking that has brainwashed Europe.

  7. Yechiel Baum says:

    Why not? should be even keel.

  8. Breivik killed little socialist and communist teenagers who were at a camp designed to teach these youngsters the arts of living in a socialistic world. Jews are business people who deal with money all of the time, still are true communists at heart. After all they elected a Socialist to office in the USA, donating hundreds of millions of dollars to make sure this Socialist will be elected. Naturally the Swedes and Norwegians who are still Aryan will object to this Israeli 's remarks.

  9. Dudik Rabino says:

    Brevik is also a freedom fighter! Brevik wanted to free his country from Moslems!

  10. Shi Yuehan says:

    Imagine comparing Norwegian children with Jewish children. What an outrageous statement coming from the Israel Ambassador. Why Hitler is probably rolling over in his grave.

  11. Mike Roth says:

    Sweden today is an openly anti-Semitic country so this comes as no surprise. Especially state TV & radio (SVT & SR) are undemocratic, left-wing, pro-Arab and anti-Semitic. The freedom of expression in Sweden today is severely limited as anybody criticizing Islam or supporting Israel is smeared by media and risk loosing their jobs and what is worse.

  12. Aha – it's all about who you're offending. If it's Jews doing the dying it's not offensive, it's normal. It's the way it's meant to be. If it's non-Jews – it's not normal and highly offensive. This is not the normal order of how things should be. Where oh where do they buy such crooked yardsticks?

  13. Izik Sussan says:

    too much snow between their ears I'd say. and their stupid explanation on how it is different…. god… I hope these people red what they were saying, and did some reflection about it. I understand that people are racist.. but this is just pure discrimination and one of the high levels of racism in my opinion.

  14. Ethan Perks says:

    Sui genaris if the victims are Jews.

  15. Jesus…. All this fighting and death over a stip of land both sides say "god" told them was theirs…Amazing

  16. jews got NOwhere else to run. arabs got a whole freegin continent!! to live look at a map!!

  17. Meanwhile Sweden is being taken by Islam, so they will find out soon what it's all about …supporting The Palestinians will not save them….in the end they are non-believers and will be treated as such, and all their tolerance will be for nothing.

  18. Meanwhile Sweden is being taken by Islam, so they will find out soon what it's all about …supporting The Palestinians will not save them….in the end they are non-believers and will be treated as such, and all their tolerance will be for nothing.

  19. Mary Stemmle says:

    Life is such a short journey. It's family, and faith that keep us whole. Non-believers will never understand . Sadly, we are so small in many ways …. But it keeps us united. In faith. In family. In God.

  20. NathanWarszawski says:

    You can’t compare Breivik to muslim terrorists. Breivik will never be released, Norwegens are not crazy.

  21. Rosalie Elias says:

    A very sad commentary. :(

  22. Mary Carrick says:

    Sweden's ****ed

    Funny that an American has to point out that Sweden and Norway are two different countries. I know, we white people all look alike.

  23. Mary Carrick says:

    Yes, we are familiar with the term "goyim" i.e. cattle

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