Russia’s nationalist lawmakers have asked the prosecutor general to ban all Jewish organisations because of their “extremist” behaviour in a call that coincided with ceremonies marking the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz.
“The whole democratic world today is under the financial and political control of the Jews. […] We cannot follow the false idea of tolerance which is imposed on us, such as that of the acceptance of sin, of evil, of heresy, and in the present case, of nothing less than satanism,” said the document.
We Jews are sometimes accused of having a persecution complex. Well, as the old saying goes, just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you. Anti-semitism is one of the most stubborn and pernicious of memes, and, if anything, is on the rise.