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As leaders fret about anti-Muslim backlash, let’s not forget growing antisemitism

January 10, 2015 by Kevin Boyd

During this week’s latest outburst of Islamic terrorist barbarism in France, one of the targets was a Jewish Kosher deli. In that attack, 4 Jewish men were shot and killed and others were held hostage until French police stormed the deli and killed the hostage taker.

In the wake of the attack, the editor of Britain’s Jewish Standard, Stephen Pollard, tweeted some heartbreaking thoughts about the attacks and the issues French Jews face in France.

In an even more heartbreaking display, the Grand Synagogue of Paris wasnot open for Shabbat services on Friday night. This was for the first time since the Nazi occupation of Paris during World War II that the synagogue was closed for Shabbat.

France has been suffering through a spate of antisemitic violence, often perpetrated by Islamist gangs who have made it clear their goal is to turn France into a state governed by Islamic law. Here are some of the more recent incidents:

  • In December, a gang conducted a home invasion on a Jewish couple in a suburb of Paris where they robbed them and raped the 19 year old girl. The gang said it was because they were Jewish.
  • In November, a Kosher restaurant was firebombed and a Jewish student wearing a yarmulke was attacked by a gang in Paris.
  • In July, pro-Palestinian demonstrators attempted to storm two synagogues in Paris, which led to clashes with worshippers.
  • In March, a Jewish teacher wearing a yarmulke was beatenand had a swastika drawn on his chest by a gang identified as “North African.”

There are many, many more incidents as the French government says antisemitic incidents have doubled since last year. Some Jews also took to Twitter to describe their experiences in France.

France needs to address this or more Jews will take up Prime Minister Netanyahu’s offer to emigrate to Israel.

original article: Paris Reporter Reveals Antisemitism of Islamists That Has Jews Fleeing Like in Germany Under Nazis

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