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Antisemitism in France At Crisis Level -Govt. Won’t Prosecute Offending Muslims

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Five years ago, Linda moved from Paris to Canada and then to the Israeli port city of Ashdod. Only a week ago, she, her husband and their two sons faced a hail of rockets from the Gaza Strip. Nevertheless, Linda, who doesn’t want to be identified by her last name, is delighted to be living in France no longer. “It’s much safer here than in France,” she says.

“Anti-Semitism has become unbearable there,” she says. “Children are harassed on their way to school just because they’re Jews.” She adds that she was also the victim of such harassment in the middle of the Champs-Élysées in Paris. “I was wearing a necklace with a Star of David attached to it,” she recalls. “Someone barged into me. I said to him: ‘You ought to excuse yourself!’ All he said was that he didn’t apologize to Jews.”-Spiegelonline

It was eight years ago when Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon got into a bit of a row with the government of France. He told a meeting of the American Jewish Association in Jerusalem that Jews around the world should relocate to Israel as early as possible. But for those living in France, he added, moving was a “must” because of rising violence against Jews there. France’s foreign ministry said it had asked Israel for an explanation of the “unacceptable comments”.

Despite the French government taking offense to Sharon’s remarks, the fact remains that France was then, and is now one of the most Anti-Semitic countries in the world and the former PM was entirely correct in his assessment.

According to the annual report published by the Protection Service of the Jewish community, 2011 was a bad year; 2012 will be worse and the rise can be traced to “political correctness.

Since the killing of three children and a rabbi in the courtyard of a school in Toulouse on March 19 by Mohamed Merah, the number of attacks against Jews has exponentiated.

The vicious assault of three young Jews in Lyon on June 2 by a gang of ten men armed with hammers and iron bars was only the most visible and most obvious act among more than 150 other acts of the same kind in less than three months.

Since then, in just two weeks, dozens of new attacks have occurred. In one of them, an eighty-three year old woman was beaten, raped and left for dead in a Marseilles stairwell.

Most of the victims do not even go to the police: they know only too well that their complaint is likely to be dismissed. The police have orders: the risk of riots is in the mind of all those in authority. These orders are not transmitted in writing, of course ; their existence emerges when the police, angered by the role they are asked to play, organize protests. They are even more angry when they do their job and make arrests, only to see those arrested released by the judge even when the evidence provided is overwhelming. Judges also appear to have orders, also not transmitted in written form: some organize protests, others silently comply.

Those who were arrested may then seek revenge against those who complained — who will be protected by nobody.

The situation has evolved as successive governments have accepted the existence and growth of no-go zones which are now effectively out of control.

The real issue is the same liberal political correctness that motivated Eric Holder to drop the charges against the New Black Panthers.

 

Most of the Anti-Semitic acts in France are waged by their growing Muslim community, but as the authorities see it, Muslims are victims of racism, so they cannot be racist. Any violence against Jews is not Antisemitism, but acting out the victimization they received from French society

As the mainstream media are also silent, Muslim anti-Semites feel free to act. And the more time passes, the more they feel free to act. When crimes are not followed by repercussions, criminals acquire a giddy sense of impunity.

Almost no one dare associate the words “Muslim” and “anti-Semite” in France anymore, and those who still do are immediately accused of “Islamophobia” and charged. A law that bears the name of a communist politician — the “Gayssot law” — states that any criticism of a religion is a form of discrimination, and criticism of Islam is generally considered to be much worse than discrimination against anything else.

When Muslim anti-Semites, knowing the demonization of Israel that reigns in the country, say they hate Jews because of what Israeli Jews do to “Palestinians,” many journalists and “intellectuals” consider that excuse a mitigating circumstance, without even bothering to consider what the Palestinian leadership does to Palestinians — such as stealing the funds sent to the Palestinian people by gullible Americans and Europeans, throwing Palestinian journalists and any other outspoken citizen in jail wholesale, teaching toddlers to be terrorists, and effectively rejecting all rule of law. And this is the leadership that would like its own state?

When Jewish schools had to be protected before the killings in Toulouse, those killings showed that security measures in place were not sufficient. Jewish shops and restaurants receive daily threats. Every week, windows are smashed or covered with insulting graffiti. Jewish radio stations dare not display their name on their studio doors. Jewish kids are spat upon in the streets.

French Jews feel very isolated and very vulnerable. They now know that simple things can be dangerous: wearing a skullcap in the street, going to the synagogue alone, placing a mezuzah on a door frame.

400,000 Jews live in France today, and the number is decreasing. Two thousand Jews leave the country every year; those who do not leave now know they have no future in France.

With newly elected Socialist President and legislature the political correctness about Muslim Antisemitism in France will remain the official policy of the French authorities. Accompanying that  policy of political correctness will be a continued rise in violence against Jews in France.  Ariel Sharon’s warning remains correct.  French Jews should get out while they can.

 

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The French refusing or unable to defend themselves and being over-run by outsiders? Who would have thought THAT could happen?/////

dentarthurdent on June 20, 2012 at 12:50 PM

The existence of Israel–fulfilling Biblical prophecy, against all odds–is evidence for the existence of God.

The perpetual, worldwide, irrational hatred of Jews is evidence for the existence of Satan.

itsnotaboutme on June 20, 2012 at 1:05 PM

The existence of Israel–fulfilling Biblical prophecy, against all odds–is evidence for the existence of God.

Name another group of ethnic group of literal relatives that became scattered into many nations for 2000 yrs yet retained their identity.

You can’t.

itsnotaboutme on June 20, 2012 at 1:08 PM

itsnotaboutme on June 20, 2012 at 1:05 PM

not to sound…unreasonable-but please support Israel because it’s the only democracy in the mid-east or something. don’t support it because it’s a means to an end(return of the Christian ‘savior’.)
Thanks.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 20, 2012 at 1:33 PM

soon enough the Frenchys will get a new understanding of sharia law, and then they can kiss their heritage and history good bye

burserker on June 20, 2012 at 2:18 PM

The french are and will always be useful idiots. They’ll refuse, forever, to understand that the muslims are using them as a vehicle to gain strenght in their country. And the’ll refuse, forever, to understand that when the muslims have attained their goal in France, the frencys will be the first ones on the chopping block.

It’s a liberal disease that’s seemingly uncurable.

NapaConservative on June 20, 2012 at 2:43 PM

While I was in France several years ago, someone (a Jew) repeated an interesting conversation he had had with a wealthy, non-Jewish Frenchman. The Frenchman had said that, above all, he was jealous of the Jews. “Jealous?”replied the Jew incredulously. “Why yes”, he replied, “this country is falling apart, and we Frenchmen have nowhere to go. You Jews, you can go to New York, to Israel, to Los Angeles, and you will be welcomed by your brothers like family. Where can I go? Barbados? French Guiana? I’m stuck here, but you have the whole world open to you”.

I was fascinated, yet unfortunately not shocked. The French police are next to useless, and travel only in large groups in safe areas. It’s every man for himself in many areas around the big cities. Europe is going to be very interesting over the next few years, folks.

ChicagoJewishGuy on June 20, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Europe is going to be very interesting f*(&^& over the next few years, folks.

ChicagoJewishGuy on June 20, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Better choice of words.

NapaConservative on June 20, 2012 at 3:15 PM

ALT, come on over to the Southern Baptists. We like fried chicken, watermelon, grits and, hog-oops, red-eye gravy, corn bread with green beans and pot likker.

I’m for Israel but not because of a pockylips.

marinetbryant on June 20, 2012 at 4:15 PM

not to sound…unreasonable-but please support Israel because it’s the only democracy in the mid-east or something. don’t support it because it’s a means to an end(return of the Christian ‘savior’.)
Thanks.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 20, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Thank you.

MadisonConservative on June 20, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Somebody get Charles Martel on the psychic hotline ASAP. The last Frenchman with balls enough to stand up to the Caliphate.

cicerone on June 20, 2012 at 5:07 PM

What is disgusting irony is that The Gayssot Act or Gayssot Law, (enacted on July 13, 1990), makes it an offense in France to question the existence or size of the category of crimes against humanity as defined in the London Charter of 1945, on the basis of which Nazi leaders were convicted by the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg in 1945-46 (art.9). Proposed by the Communist deputy Jean-Claude Gayssot, it is one of several European laws prohibiting Holocaust denial.

My have they turned that law ON IT’S HEAD!

Opposite Day on June 20, 2012 at 5:45 PM

itsnotaboutme on June 20, 2012 at 1:05 PM

not to sound…unreasonable-but please support Israel because it’s the only democracy in the mid-east or something. don’t support it because it’s a means to an end(return of the Christian ‘savior’.)
Thanks.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 20, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Hi annoying,

I understand your position. And I, as an evangelical Chrisitan, completely agree with your excellent quote above.

I think it is wrong to use Israel as a **means** to usher in the Second Coming. I think God is sovereign over the times & dates and hours of the Second Coming, and I think it is best for all of us to ponder and remember that point.

I have enjoyed reading the comments of HotAir commentator itsnotaboutme for many years now………..and though I can’t speak for him…………..I don’t think he is a premillenial dispensationalist who views God’s Second Coming as being dependent on people setting up Israel as a “means” to ushering in the 2nd coming of the Messiah.

My point is that many Christians subscribe to the theological views here – see “Hot Topics – Eschatology” and they disagree sharply with those Christians with radical views on Israel.

My past reading of itsnotaboutme leads me to conclude that he shares similar, mainstream Eschatological views towards Israel like mine…………and not the radical view that says, “we must view the nation-state Israel as the primary means to usher in the 2nd coming”……

Just my .02

ColtsFan on June 20, 2012 at 6:14 PM

The religion of peacehate, and death will get theirs. They will be beaten back into their tents to tend their camel herds and kill only each other. Christians and others harassed by these 15th century cultists will reach a point where they will turn on their oppressors. Worldwide them muslim hordes will return to dust from wence they came. Most of them can’t even read. Kill the leaders and feed the rest to each other. Simple enough.

frizzbee on June 20, 2012 at 6:59 PM

I really hate to mention this … but ….

When Muslim anti-Semites, knowing the demonization of Israel that reigns in the country, say they hate Jews because of what Israeli Jews do to “Palestinians,” many journalists and “intellectuals” consider that excuse a mitigating circumstance, …

This sounds like MANY of the residents of San Francisco!

Freddy on June 20, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Les Juifs de France need to go Yankee on their attackers–fight like hell without permission, apology, or informing the useless authorities.

Olo_Burrows on June 21, 2012 at 5:44 AM

The existence of Israel–fulfilling Biblical prophecy, against all odds–is evidence for the existence of God.

The perpetual, worldwide, irrational hatred of Jews is evidence for the existence of Satan.

itsnotaboutme on June 20, 2012 at 1:05 PM

not to sound…unreasonable-but please support Israel because it’s the only democracy in the mid-east or something. don’t support it because it’s a means to an end(return of the Christian ‘savior’.)
Thanks.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 20, 2012 at 1:33 PM

You’re not unreasonable, my friend, but you seem to be assuming something that’s not true.

I support Israel solely for the reason you cited.

Thanks for the opportunity to clarify.

itsnotaboutme on June 21, 2012 at 12:24 PM

ColtsFan on June 20, 2012 at 6:14 PM

You’re very kind!

itsnotaboutme on June 21, 2012 at 12:25 PM

I support Israel solely for the reason you cited.

That should read “I support Israel solely for the first reason you cited.”

:)

itsnotaboutme on June 21, 2012 at 12:27 PM

not to sound…unreasonable-but please support Israel because it’s the only democracy in the mid-east or something. don’t support it because it’s a means to an end(return of the Christian ‘savior’.)
Thanks.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 20, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Thank you.

MadisonConservative on June 20, 2012 at 4:53 PM

There’s plenty of Bible prophecy in the Tanach (Old Testament to Christians). You don’t have to be a Christian to believe that God has put messages in there for the entire world. If you read the Tanach, that’s what it says. In fact, the idea that Christian support of Israel is an attempt to bring about the Second Coming is a slur against Christians that’s been promoted by Liberals. Serious Christians read the Tanach the same way that many religious Jews do: The Creator of Heaven and Earth gave Israel to the Jewish people. No conspiracy or ulterior motives are necessary, just a little religious faith.

Gladtobehere on June 21, 2012 at 11:30 PM