A Kurdish man in Sweden was beaten and seriously injured by a gang of local Muslims for displaying an Israeli flag in his apartment window. He has displayed an Israeli flag and a Kurdish flag in his window for two years. Twice this week rocks were thrown through his window. The second time he went down to the street and was confronted by 10 Muslims youths wielding iron rods and glass bottles; he was severely beaten.
A fellow Kurd living in Sweden reached out to Israel Today, stressing that like Babak, he, too, views Israelis as “my brothers. I regard them as important as my own people.”
Identifying himself as Hajir, this brave young man said it is important for Israelis to know that “we support them. Today, I am going to hang an Israeli flag in my window. I am risking my life in doing so, but it is for a greater cause.”
There is growing speculation that the current unrest across the Middle East could result in the Kurds of northern Syria and Iraq finally establishing a sovereign state of their own. That prospect is very appealing to Israel, as most Kurds, like these two men in Sweden, are friendly toward Israel, and a Kurdish state would certainly be an ally.