MIMC founding member historian and pundit László Bernát Veszprémy was interviewed by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.(1)
In an article titled “Germany is accused of downplaying anti-Semitic attacks by Muslims” by Cnaan Lipshiz, Veszprémy spoke of the flawed classification system of the German government when it came to anti-Semitic attacks.
The article writes as follows:
“But the government’s system for classifying anti-Semitic incidents is flawed, said Laszlo Bernat Veszpremy, who has researched anti-Semitism among recent immigrants to Europe in a paper published by the Budapest Migration Research Institute. It has five categories: right-wing, left-wing, foreign ideology, religious ideology and unknown, which is rarely used. ‘The problem is that Islam is not mentioned anywhere, so Islamist or ‘pro-Palestine’ attacks, which could motivate Muslim or Arab perpetrators, can go in at least three categories: right-wing (nationalist), foreign (secular) or religious,’ Veszpremy told JTA. ‘The de facto situation is that pretty much any anti-Semitic incident in Germany is automatically attributed to the far right because of how the classification system works.'”
The article was later republished in the Times of Israel,(2) the Jerusalem Post(3) and Arutz7.(4)