(or, more properly, the ‘Offal Libel’)
The Jerusalem Post reports:
Israeli daily Ma’ariv reported Sunday that Bostrom’s 2001 book Inshallah, which deals with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and reportedly included the allegations of organ harvesting, was financed – among other bodies – by the Swedish Foreign Ministry. There has been no response to the claim so far.
The Bethlehem-based Palestinian news agency Ma’an published a report over the weekend which it said confirmed allegations that IDF soldiers kill Palestinian civilians to harvest their organs.
The charges appeared last week in Sweden’s left-leaning Aftonbladet newspaper and have since been widely quoted in Palestinian and Arab newspapers.
“They plunder the organs of our sons,” read the headline in Sweden’s largest daily newspaper, which devoted a double spread in its cultural section to the article.
Ma’an, which is funded by Denmark and the Netherlands, headlined its feature: “Disappearances, Holding Bodies, Organ Theft – Intertwined Crimes.”
But is it really any surprise?
Norway’s government, with the royal family’s blessing, is currently rehabilitating with a national celebration and museum in his honor Knut Hamsen, the Hitler groupie who in 1943 gave his Nobel Prize to Propaganda Minister Josef Goebbels.
While Sweden, where a few years ago a third of young people doubted there was a Holocaust, has enabled Moroccan expatriate Ahmed Rami – whose Radio Islam is a 22-language flagship of Holocaust denial, Jew-hatred, and demonization of Israel – to poison the well of non-Muslim as well as Muslim public opinion.
Far from being “free speech in action,” Sweden’s anti-Israel hatred is too often subsidized by the government. A recent report by the respected NGO Monitor shows that the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), Diakonia, the multi-national NGO Development Center (NDC), and the Swedish Mission Council (SMR) fund 20 major NGOs that “routinely accuse Israel of ‘genocide’, ‘ethnic cleansing’, and ‘apartheid’, and some compare Israeli military and political officials to Nazis.” As Professor Gerald Steinberg puts it, “The path from this demonization to the blood libels of Aftonbladet is short and direct.”