Spain distinguished itself after the 3/11 train bombings by instantly backing down from the fight and infecting itself with Leftism. The fallout from this infection is clear:
Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, Prime Minister of Spain and Secretary General of the Socialist Party, arrived to power at a time nobody expected, not even inside the Party.
Keen on populist tirades against the United States “Dickhead Bush” and “Ketchup Queen Kerry”, his whole campaign did not bring much attention until the moment Al-Qaeda decided to blow up Madrid trains, killing almost 200 people and bringing to an end Spain’s membership of the West.
From that moment on, everybody knew nothing would be the same, and Spanish Jews knew there were hard times ahead. Prime Minister Zapatero has not disappointed them.
Although many experts had foretold of the imminent disappearing of European Jews, nobody expected such a virulent explosion of anti-Semitism in Spain, not even under a Leftist government.
The first signal came on Monday, 5 December, when during a dinner with the Benarroch family, Zapatero and wife began claiming what Vidal Quadras, member of the European Parliament, described on the radio as “a tirade of anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism”.
By the moment the Benarroch couple had left the table to express their regrets, Zapatero was explaining his lack of surprise about the Holocaust: according to the people present, Zapatero claimed to understand the Nazis.
And that’s only the first half of an article describing Spain’s swift descent into modern anti-Semitism. I emphasize the word modern because I think it’s pretty clear that this explosion of anti-Semitism has absolutely nothing to do with Spain’s role in the forefront of the anti-Jewish movement during the Middle Ages. By purging herself of Jews, Spain purged herself of modern anti-Semitism. Indeed, during WWII, Franco allowed Spain to be one of the few open doors in the world for Jews escaping from the Nazis. No, this anti-Semitism has nothing to do with Spain’s past, and everything to do with Spain’s present as a Leftist nation.