HR: Why do you think that is?
MG: My publisher, Rene van Praag of RVP Publishers says that just as many stories are too small for leading newspapers, a few are ‘too big’.
HR: What does a ‘too big story mean” in this case?
MG: Once it becomes widely known that out of 400 million adult E.U citizens, 150 million have demonic anti-Semitic views, the possible consequences for the EU’s image, its politics and its need to act, cannot be ignored. The EU presents itself as a “model of democracy and promoter of human rights.” From the 150 million number of citizens with demonic views of Israel and the book’s interviews, it also emerges as a conglomeration of anti-Israel hate-mongering and a widespread criminal worldview. In the 1930’s European countries had huge number of citizens with a criminal worldview of the Jews. In view of the Holocaust thereafter and other atrocities this similarity pulls the bottom out of the image of a humanitarian Europe.
HR: Are there other possible consequences?
MG: It may for instance become difficult for the EU to avoid investigating who has contributed to creating this criminal worldview? That should lead to explosive results. One will for instance, have to point at leading EU and national politicians in various countries. This would not only be a further assault on the EU’s contrived humanitarian image, but also on some countries and political parties. These European hate-mongers do not necessarily believe themselves that Israel exterminates the Palestinians, or behaves like the Nazis. Their biased statements however, all contribute to this image. This is the method of “the thousands cuts.” On an individual basis, none of these attacks has caused the dramatic results the studies show. However, together they have created them.
HR: What else has contributed to Europe’s criminal worldview of Israel?
MG: Another element is the trivialization and partly hiding of major horrific events in the European countries’ own past. In this way, a far too rosy picture of Europe’s own history is painted. This is then compared to the greatly falsified picture of Israel.
Very important is also the far too little attention given to the widespread criminality and hate-mongering in large parts of Palestinian society and many Arabic and Muslim states. If mass murders, terror attacks and other major crimes there were highlighted proportionally to the size of the population and misconduct in those countries, news about Israel would be comparatively negligible. Looking away from major crimes in the Muslim world is an example of what we might call humanitarian racism. Many people ignore the crimes of colored people because they are perceived as weak. Such racists often falsely claim that they belong in the anti-racist camp.
HR: Any other possible considerations concerning the findings of your book?
MG: Another major one is that the widespread European criminal worldview of the 1930’s was the precursor to major crimes committed in Europe in the 1940’s. It raises the question – what could the current criminal worldview lead to? Will it again lead to major European crimes, this time against Israel? Or will Europeans be criminal bystanders when many in Muslim countries will want to commit extreme crimes against Israel? My book thus exposes a potentially huge story.