Filmmaker Ami Horowitz Lucky to Be Alive After Attack By Migrants In Sweden

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If you are a regular reader of this blog, chances are you are already familar with filmmaker Ami Horowitz’s work.

Who could forget this classic?



And this?

Recently, Ami went to Sweden to examine the effects of immigration in the country.

Let’s just say mission accomplished.

But after entering the Husby area of the city, he claims he was immediately set upon by a gang of men who took objection to him filming.

A sound recording captures the moment he says he was set upon in an ‘unprovoked attack’ before being dragged off to a nearby building.

Horowitz can be heard asking ‘How come it’s a problem to film here?’ before an unidentified man answers: ‘I don’t want to be filmed.’

When Horowitz asks why, the men start talking in Arabic before the film-maker is apparently grabbed – despite demonstrating he is not filming anything.

A man then says ‘let me see’ before Horowitz shouts ‘help, help.’ The audio soon goes silent when his microphone goes out of range.

Mr Horowitz, from Los Angeles, feared he was going to be ‘finished off’ before someone entered the property, scaring off his attackers.

‘Nothing prompted the assault other then our presence,’ he said.

‘They repeatedly punched, kicked and choked me, as a number of bystanders watched. Eventually they dragged me into a building, which at the time I assumed was to finish me off.

‘Once inside the apartment building vestibule, they resumed their vicious attack. But seconds later someone opened an apartment door directly above us, and it luckily spooked them enough to run away.’

Ami is certainly lucky to be alive. Had the migrants realized he was Jewish, they might have tried to finish him off quicker.

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