Saturday, October 27, 2012

Denmark: Jews Banned From Displaying Israeli Flag At “Diversity” Festival, Officials Worried May Provoke Muslims And Leftists

From the Copenhagen Post:

A city hall request that the Israeli flag not be displayed at a street festival intended to promote diversity has Jewish community leaders wondering what “diversity” really means to some city leaders. 
During planning meetings for September’s Smag Verden – Mangfoldighedsfest, a celebration of the foods and cultures of different countries, Jewish participants were warned that some would interpret the flying of the Israeli flag as a provocation. 
“We were told that is was better if we did not fly our flag,” Malgorzata H Hansen, who represented local Jews at the meetings, told Berlingske newspaper. 
Organisers said they feared clashes between Jewish, Muslim and leftist groups if the Israeli flag was displayed. 
Originally, representatives of TaskForce Inklusion, the group responsible for communicating with all of the groups participating in the festival, told the Jewish representatives that all participating associations were being asked not to bring flags.

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