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Posted: 11/22/2003 11:21:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/22/2003 11:23:12 AM EDT by 95thFoot]
Muslims behind much of anti-Semitism? No!! Say it ain't so, Joe- say it ain't so!! This can't be true- the Religion of Peace wouldn't allow it!


Right?

"Biased" anti-Semitism study shelved



LONDON (Reuters) - A report on anti-Semitism in Europe has been shelved by the EU's racism watchdog after it found that Muslims and pro-Palestinian groups were behind many of the incidents, the Financial Times has reported.


The European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC) decided not to publish the research after clashing with its authors over their definition of anti-Semitism, which included anti-Israel acts, the paper said.


"The decision not to publish was a political decision," a source familiar with the report told the Financial Times.


He said the report had uncovered a "trend towards Muslim anti-Semitism, while on the left there is also mobilisation against Israel that is not always free of prejudice".


The report was commissioned by the EUMC following a peak in anti-Semitic activity in early 2002. Its leaked findings come just a week after the bombing of a Jewish school near Paris and suicide attacks on two Istanbul synagogues.


A deputy board member not named by the paper confirmed the directors of the EUMC had regarded the study as biased, adding that they had judged the focus on Muslim and pro-Palestinian perpetrators to be inflammatory.


An extract from the report obtained by the Financial Times stated: "...it can be concluded that the anti-Semitic incidents in the monitoring period were committed above all by rightwing extremists and radical Islamists or young Muslims."

(But which group mostly is committing them?....Sounds more like the writers of the report are afraid of getting a car bomb in front of their HQ.....)



Beate Winkler, EUMC director, told the paper the report was shelved because of problems with time scales but also due to the overly complicated definition of anti-Semitism.


"Of course there are people of Arab descent committing such acts. This will be represented in our next report," she added.




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