France’s Jews Fled As Rioters Burned Shops To Chants Of ‘Gas The Jews’
and yes, broken glass littered the streets
While I had seen the images and videos, I did not realize the depth of the depravity exhibited in the anti-Jewish riots in Paris. HuffPo UK reports, France’s Jews Flee As Rioters Burn Paris Shops, Attack Synagogue:
France’s politicians and community leaders have criticised the “intolerable” violence against Paris’ Jewish community, after a pro-Palestinian rally led to the vandalizing and looting of Jewish businesses and the burning of cars.
It is the third time in a week where pro-Palestinian activists have clashed with the city’s Jewish residents. On Sunday, locals reported chats of “Gas the Jews” and “Kill the Jews”, as rioters attacked businesses in the Sarcelles district, known as “little Jerusalem”.
Manuel Valls, France’s prime minister said: “What happened in Sarcelles is intolerable. An attack on a synagogue and on a kosher shop is simply anti-Semitism. Nothing in France can justify this violence.”
The HuffPo post has numerous photos.
The Times [of London] Europe Edition reports, Jewish shops set ablaze in Paris’s Little Jerusalem:
He watched in horror as several hundred youths marched towards his synagogue chanting slogans that he had never thought would again be uttered in France.
“They were shouting: ‘Death to Jews,’ and ‘Slit Jews’ throats’,” said David, a Jewish sound engineer who has lived in the multicultural Parisian suburb of Sarcelles for 49 years. “It took us back to 1938.”
At a Paris synagogue, the mob tried to break through the protective ring of Jewish supporters (who falsely have been accused of provoking the riots):
Congregants watched in horror as protestors – many armed with knives, axes and broken bottles – stormed the building. The synagogue’s security guards rushed to keep out the intruders. For a few long moments, they fought alone; five sustained light injuries. Then they were relieved by police.
The battle outside raged for hours. Another nearby synagogue was pelted with stones. “So we closed the synagogue and we asked everybody to stay inside until everything would be okay,” Monsieur Benhaim said. He heard the mob outside “all the time singing ‘Allah Akbar’ and ‘Kill the Jews’ – if you can call that a song.” Congregants were particularly concerned that police secure a nearby metro station, to stop them being attacked as they and their families made their way home at night.
More protests are planned for Paris and elsewhere in France later this week.
This is typical of the virulent anti-Semitism that has shown its head at “pro-Palestinian” protests in Europe and the United States. In Berlin they chanted “Jew, Cowardly Pig, Come On Out And Fight”, while in Boston it was “Jews back to Birkenau” and “Drop dead, you Zionazi whores.”
But remember, Zionism is to blame for the age-old Jew hatred according to a leader of the academic boycott movement, Prof. Steven Salaita:
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And exactly what are they doing to stop it?
How are they going to prevent more barbaric acts like these?
They are going to do the same thing that they did on Rhineland in 1936.
So will Obama/FAA ban US international flights to Paris also? Seeing a US (Jewish) nationals lunching on a Parisian street side cafe could just as easily get roughed up by Pro-Hamas vandals as a Hamas rocket hitting a US plane landing in Ben Gurion airport.
Come to think of it, I’ll just ban myself from visiting these countries for enabling and tolerating these savages.
I can just see the travel ads now:
“Paris has never been so affordable!”
“Don’t miss the excitement of Paris”
“Paris, a once in a life time opportunity.”
A lot of mainstream French people are also fed up with the violence and incessant assault on their nation from within by the Kabobs they’ve let in over the years. The adherents of multiculturalism told France that these “guests” were just like them and only wanted to be French, but quite the opposite is true. Notice that the only people rioting are the Arabs and North Africans, but like elsewhere, the host country is constrained by the fear of being racist.
“Kill the Jews”
Nope. Jews need to kill them first.
“Never again” comes with some instructions and responsibilities.
When the Muslims finally kill all the Jews, you don’t really think they will stop killing, do you?
The night of broken glass.
I used to disbelieve generalized hatred, even consigning most of Nazi extremism or the Rwanda genocide to dehumanized material opportunism. These recent events have led me to believe in simple hatred per se; I don’t see any selfish economic motive whatsoever. Evil for its own sake.
Muslims are taught that Allah demands hatred of Jews (and other infidels, but especially Jews). They feed on this doctrinal hatred from an early age, told over and over that Jews are guilty of hideous crimes against them and responsible for all of their problems and disappointments.
Muslims are told they’re “the best of people” and they deserve to rule the world, while Jews are the sons of apes and pigs. When they see Jews doing everything better than Muslims (except suicide bombing), this enrages them. In their eyes, it’s an assault on the divine order.
The burning hatred in the hearts of Muslims is a striking example of how the same attitude can be inculcated in millions of people despite their individual differences. Hatred is probably the easiest attitude to teach.
Zionists are responsible for anti-Semitism?
But the Zionists’ opposites, those who insanely blame Israel for fictional human right crimes and other imagined evils are not responsible for anti-Semitism?
I imagine Orwell is nauseous with motion sickness at the moment.
What a buffoon. His take isn’t “simplistic at all,” is it?
Tell me, how many times has Israel used its nuclear weapons against these “indigenous people”?
As I understand it, parts of Paris have been no go zones for the police even, and the burning of cars has been ongoing for years. The old French are none too happy that the African Muslims have essentially invaded, demanding their socialist health care and other handouts. At one point the French tried paying them to go back to Africa.
News reports would refer to the car burners as youths, rather than Muslim radicals … same tactic as Obama, refusing to name the enemy.
But the left itself can go anti-Zionist in a big way, so hard to tell (for me) who this crowd of rioters is, and who is supporting them, or at least, who is willing to look away. Europe and the US both have this idiotic immigration policy problem. The old culture is being tossed away.
We are tolerating ourselves to death.
Toleration is a retrograde attitude and activity; it is the opposite of aspiring to the good. Toleration rationalizes are manner of evils and necessarily roundly denounces what is noble, pure, and true, the three virtues which put the lie to toleration, acting as they do as a guide to behavior.
Liberalism treats all human desires as equally good and therefore equally to be tolerated, even codified. So the good must be squashed, as the good discriminates between things which are beneficial to character and those things which are harmful and ignoble and evil.
I wish there were an edit feature on WordPress. All manner, not “are manner.”
November 9-10 1938,
Giving her no background information I asked my wife to look at this video for a couple of minutes. I then asked her, “What city is this?”
She guessed somewhere in Gaza itself.
She still couldn’t believe it when I said, “Paris.”
And neither can I.
Scary stuff. I feel like I’m in a time warp; but this time, there is no USA good guys support to fight the evil.
I can’t even imagine how you must feel, Professor.
Simple question for the French authorities-
how many of the violent demonstrators have you shot?
The French commitment to civilization is reflected in the answer to my question: A substantially large number of shot demonstrators = France is civilized; if the answer is ZERO or almost zero France is a dangerous laughingstock of a nation.
If Mr. Obama were a worthy US President he would announce that any French Jewish family that wants to immigrate to the US will be granted immediate refugee status…and supplied with a lifetime membership in the NRA and a few related welcome gifts from local gun stores or US government armories
I wonder how many demonstrators would dare to come inside a store if they knew the owner had a gun and the right to stand his ground.
An oldie, but true: “When seconds matter, the police are minutes away.”
Or longer. Go long 2nd Am to keep this from happening in the US.
Here’s an idea.
How about pivoting your focus from punishing wealthy job creators with confiscatory tax rates to punishing violent protestors with confiscation of their assets to reimburse terrorized synagogues/Jews and then swift deportation to Gaza’s front lines?
How about deportation of France’s Muslim population?
Europe, 1960: 600,000 Muslims
Europe, 2014: 30,000,000 Muslims
What’s wrong with these statistics?
Can you say, population displacement, engineered and orchestrated by Brussels?
This might be a wrong assumption, but as colonial France was ruling over many African republics, I believe residents of those countries had a legal right to immigrate to France.
Oil for immigrants. Initiated under Charles de Gaulle. “Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis,” by Bat Ye’or. Amazon Kindle: $14.37.
Like these miscreants have any assets worth selling.
Why should Muslim behavior be any different for French Jews?
At the Erez checkpoint Israel set up a hospital for injured Palestinians so their fellow citizens have been firing mortars at it to show their humanity.
I guess we’re seeing in Paris the benefits of diversity and multi-culturalism that the elites always insist are the West’s greatest strength.
“Nothing in France can justify this violence” except Islam.
Remember the odious British journalist, Jon Snow, featured in a recent LegalInsurrection post?
This individual is a sponsor of Islamic Relief UK and here is his speech at the Ramadan launch event of Islamic Relief 2014. He professes his admiration and affection for the Muslim community of the UK, even going so far as to say that the Birmingham school takeover is exaggerated by the media. He sees himself as an apologist on behalf of the British people for the sins of the Empire which explains his visceral dislike of Israel (i.e. as perpetuating a colonial sin that the British have abandoned). Also declares his multi-cultural values, viewing himself not as British, but “human” (he transcends national identify, a fairly standard viewpoint amongst the elite in Europe, despite his solidly British establishment background; his father is a Bishop in the Church of England and his grandfather was a general in WWI).
The attitude and opinions of this individual neatly illustrate the problems racing Europe representing the views of a sizable proportion of the political and media elite.
I feel if Israeli officials knew the advocacy viewpoint he was coming from and adapted their responses accordingly, they could be more effective in their interviews with him. They respond to him as though he is a journalist seeking information from them, which is not the case at all.
Here are a few sentences from the speech that illustrate these points:
“I suppose many of us in my generation think we’re somehow making up for some of what went wrong in the Empire”
“I’ve seen Islamic relief in Gaza. How proud we should be of what Islamic relief is achieving in Gaza (applause). For now we have the infernal scenario of both Egypt and Israel tightening the noose ever tighter around this beleaguered entity. Islamic Relief is now the principal NGO source of succor for the people struggling to survive with any kind of dignity there, hand in hand with the UN, those are the 2 big and formidable providers of help.”
“What are British values? Don’t ask me I haven’t got a clue. In fact I have to scratch myself to remind myself I am British because at the end of the day I always feel I am a human being, that seems to me to be the most important aspect (applause).”
There is an easy way to end rioting and looting.
Live bullets. Shoot one or two dead, and the rest will scatter like cockroaches.
But send in unarmed police with riot shields but no tear gas, and they will be deflecting rocks and bottles all day.
These are the political refugees we should be reaching out to. The Jewish contribution to this society is way out of proportion to their numbers. It seems all of the doctors I see as I get older, have “gold”, “stein”, “rose”, “berg” or some variation in their names. I am beginning to think most Jews in this country have the first name, “Doctor”.
Give them Detroit and watch them turn it around in a generation.
I’m guessing these rioters are the same demographic as the “youths” who have been burning cars in Paris suburbs for years, that is, Muslims.
To France’s credit, it has banned the niqab (full face covering) in public, and it tried to ban these “Palestinian” demonstrations. Police apparently came fairly quickly to the defense of the synagogues. Let us hope that the ethnic French continue to open their eyes to what these “youths” are really like.
Where is Charles the Hammer when you need him?
Those “demonstrators” don’t look French to me. I guess that’s a microaggression…
I wonder why the American Government never issues travel advisory warnings when sustained rioting like the riots in France take place. They have happened in England, Sweden, Denmark, Spain and Brussels.
It could be the State Department in Anti-Semitic and feels the riots will not adversely affect Americans who are not Jews.
Although this would be typical for how an anti-Semite thinks – I doubt even our State Department is that stupid. Islamic rioters don’t like Christians any better than Jews.
So the only thing I can think of is that our State Department thinks the French deserve it because of Algeria or – more likely – our State Department agrees with the rioters’ cause if not necessarily their methods.
I always thought Aliyah was an individual spiritual decision … but with rapidly escalating hatred and violence toward Jews, I can imagine a dramatic increase in Aliyah for no other reason than to live in a country that will protect the Jews.
I’m certain that on God’s calendar, this old world is circling the drain. Pray for the peace of Israel.
For any gun-grabbing prog drones who might be reading this blog, here is yet another example why you’ll have to pry my guns from my cold, dead hands.
When the fascist thugs decide to come for your racial / ethnic / religious / whatever group, you’d better hope you have the ability to defend yourself. Rest assured that the government will be, at a minimum, minutes away. Of course that’s assuming that they’re not the ones fanning the flames of the pogrom.
I bet these poor Jews wish they were armed like the Koreans were in the LA riots a couple of decades ago.