Donald Boströms’s ”article” on an alleged Jewish/Israeli state-sponsored conspiracy to steal organs from murdered Palestinians, is one of the most tasteless examples of pretend-journalism that I have ever read.
To any educated observer, there is really no difference between Boström’s ”article” and the conspiracy theories that were disseminated during the era that produced the concentration camps. Behind a thin veil of pro-palestinian sentiment, there is a crude and obvious anti-Israeli and anti-semitic agenda. Most Swedes are not able to see it because of their sheltered life and the prevalence of pro-palestinnian bias in the Swedish media and public debate.
Boström’s ”article” is so poorly written and unfounded that you could perhaps suspect that the anti-semitic slant is only a misunderstanding? It could have been – if Boström hadn’t (1) been accused of anti-semitism on previous occasions; and (2) implicated American rabbis in a piece on Gaza. If a person does not wish to come across as anti-semitic, he will of course express himself better, or even apologise, after people have pointed out that his statements could be seen as anti-semitic.
There is no doubt that the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet had a mental meltdown when they published Boström’s ”article”. Even if Aftonbladet is responsible, every decent Swede should be ashamed, disgusted and outraged at this distortion of the freedom of the press. Swedes should also reflect upon the hurt felt by people in Israel, who may have lost a large part of their family to anti-semitism, when this disgusting drivel is not only ignored or tolerated but defended by some.
As the guilty parties have far too high opinions of themselves to ever apologise for their disgusting behaviour, we should apologise for them to show that it is just a case of a few rotten apples, who slept through their courses in journalism, if they ever attended.
Anyone with an ounce of intelligence, education and decency should be deeply offended and concerned by such thinly veiled anti-semitic tendencies in the main stream media.
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