Sweden Democrats’ Member of Parliament Richard Jomshof has for many years been one of the most influential people in the party.
On X (formerly Twitter), he writes that it is time for the public to choose a side and clearly take a stand – either for “the democracy of Israel” or for “the Islamist terror group Hamas”.
“We have come to a crossroads. A line has been drawn in the sand. Either you stand with the democracy of Israel or you choose to stand with the Islamist terrorist group Hamas”, writes Jomshof.
He further points out that Hamas “has for years fired tens of thousands of rockets at Israel” and carried out “a long series of terrorist attacks against civilian Israelis” where they “exploded, shot, and knifed innocent people”.
“On October 7, they went a step further when they carried out what can only be likened to a pogrom against innocent civilian Jews. Men and women, young and old, were subjected to terrible and bestial acts, fully comparable with what the Nazis subjected the Jews to during World War II”, he continues.
The only reasonable solution, according to Jomshof, is the eradication of Hamas – and he also demands that Swedes choose a side in the conflict – and that they choose Israel.
“May you burn in hell”
“We have come to a crossroads. A line has been drawn in the sand. To end this, Hamas must be dealt with in exactly the same way as the German Nazis. The only way forward, for both Israel and the people of Gaza, is to completely eliminate Hamas. It is time to choose a side. Hamas, may you burn in hell”.
Vi har kommit till vägs ände. En linje är dragen i sanden. Antingen ställer man sig på demokratin Israels sida eller så väljer man att ställa sig på samma sida som den islamistiska terroristgruppen Hamas.
I åratal har Hamas avfyrat tiotusentals raketer mot Israel; mot städer… pic.twitter.com/sW1GrlqFP7
— Richard Jomshof (@RichardJomshof) November 1, 2023
For years, Hamas has fired tens of thousands of rockets at Israel; at cities… [tweet by Richard Jomshof here]
Although Jomshof receives support from many party comrades, others are more skeptical and find it problematic that he does not criticize Israel’s approach with retaliatory bombings that have killed thousands of civilians – however, several of these critics are dismissed as “anti-Semites” and “Hamas supporters”.
Others express a desire that the SD top should show the same fiery commitment for Sweden and the Swedes as he does for Israel, and point out that Israeli authorities have explicitly distanced themselves from SD – and do not want any contact at all with the party.