My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Some Berliners Think Jews are Too Powerful

A short piece from a briefing by the World Zionist Congress:
Around 16 per cent of the 3.5 million citizens of Berlin believe that Jews have too much influence, according to a recent poll conducted by the Free University of Berlin and the polling institute Forsa. The survey also revealed that 10 per cent of Berliners would consider voting for an extreme right-wing party, and about 6 per cent hold extremist right-wing views. The survey, which found higher percentages of extremist sympathizers in the outlying state of Brandenburg than in the city of Berlin itself, was conducted over several months and questioned 2,000 local residents. They were asked to gauge their support for an authoritarian state, nationalist ideology, xenophobia and anti-Semitism and the denial of Nazi crimes. 16 percent of respondents agreed with the statement that “some lives are valuable and others worthless.” 12 per cent supported the view that Germany needed a leader who would rule with a strong hand, and 15 per cent said Nazism had had its good points.