Op-Ed: "Something is Rotten in the State of Denmark"
Giulio MeottiThe writer, an Italian journalist with Il Foglio, writes a twice-weekly column for Arutz Sheva. He is the author of the book "A New Shoah", that researched the personal stories of Israel's terror victims, published by Encounter. His writing has appeared in publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, Frontpage and Commentary. He has just prblished a book about the Vatican and Israel titled "J'Accuse: the Vatican Against Israel" published by Mantua Books.
Denmark’s government has banned the Jewish ritual slaughter of animals.
The minister for agriculture and food, Dan Jørgensen, said it best: “Animal rights", he intoned, "come before religion”.
In Denmark butchering a healthy giraffe in front of kids is cool, but kosher ritual is illegal. Sex with animals is also perfectly legal. There are brothels in Denmark for those who get their kicks that way and now that the practice is illegal in Norway, Denmark will be the world center for that form of depravity. What is the condition for all this? “So long as the animal involved does not suffer”.
It is the same paradox as in the ban on circumcision. The Swedish Parliament, the first to restrict the Jewish rite in Europe since the Nazi era didn’t have any moral problem in promoting eugenics and sterilization of the disabled. Denmark’s National Council for Children has also recommended the legislation of a law banning circumcision of boys under the age of 15.
What about Israeli Jews suffering under terrorism? For Denmark, that doesn’t exist. The President of the Danish Parliament, Mogens Lykketoft, found a reason not to come to Israel last week, but went to see the Palestinian Arabs. And when Israeli Tourism Minister, Rehavam Ze’evi, was killed by Palestinian terrorists as he left his hotel room, that same Mogens Lykketoft, then the Danish Foreign Minister who later would become the leader of the Danish Socialists, said that there was no difference between the assassination and Israel’s targeted killing of terrorists.
In the 1970's seventy-two Danish intellectuals and cultural celebrities also signed a manifesto of “unconditional support” for the PFLP, a Palestinian terror group which slaughtered Jewish children and mothers. In World War II, before the ordinary good people of that country risked their lives in 1943 to rescue Jews by sailing them to Sweden, Denmark's government deported Jewish refugees back to Germany and certain death. At the same time, thousands of Danes joined the SS and took part in the murder of Jews. (See Behind the Humanitarian Mask, M. Gerstenfeld, available online)
These decadent Danish hypocrites, who now forbid kosher slaughter on the grounds of “compassion”, have always shown their sympathy for the terrorists who use butcher knives against Jews. This terrorist slitting of throats, as with Daniel Pearl and the Fogel family, is not a simple act of murder; it is a humiliating killing that is supposed to be akin to animal slaughter. In the murderous terrorist cry "Idbah el Yahud" - butcher the Jew - one finds the Arabic word “idbah”, taken from the butchers’ vocabulary .
Visiting Berlin between the two wars, Rabbi Yerucham Levovitz saw pets wearing pants and sweaters. The rabbi said, “In a place where they treat animals as if they were human beings, they will massacre human beings as if they were animals”. A few days later, the Holocaust and the killing of handicapped began.
A few days ago, Belgium became the first nation in the world to legally allow euthanasia for newborn disabled infants and sick children.
This is how it goes, again, in the decadent and dark European conscience, built on moral perfidy and radical anti-Semitism. Kosher slaughter? No. Jewish civilians' slaughter? No problem.