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Video: Arab Gang Assault Youth Wearing Jewish Kippa in Berlin

Video: Arab Gang Assault Youth Wearing Jewish Kippa in Berlin

‘It’s increasingly problematic to wear Kippa in public,’ says head of Germany’s Jewish community

German police launched an investigation into an antisemitic attack after a video of the incident surfaced on the internet today. On Monday evening, a group of Arabic speaking men verbally insulted two youth wearing kippa, the traditional Jewish skullcap. One of the attackers can be seen using a belt to attack the victim while screaming insults in Arabic. Media reports later identified at least one of the victims as an Israeli Arab “who didn’t believe Germany was antisemitic.” He told German broadcaster DW News that it was a gift from a Jewis friend who warned him against wearing it in Germany out of safety concerns. “It was an experience for me to wear the kippa yesterday and go out,” he added.

The Central Council of Jews, the umbrella organization of Jewish communities in Germany, had previously warned German Jews against wearing religious head coverings.

“It’s increasingly problematic to wear a Kippa in public,” said Josef Schuster, the head of the Central Council of Jews, in response to Monday’s attack. “I hope video helps authorities apprehend attackers and expect them to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” he added.

The incident was brought to light by Germany’s Jewish Forum for Democracy and against Antisemitism (JFDA). The daily newspaper DER TAGESSPIEGEL covered the details:

According to Jewish Forum for Democracy and against Antisemitism (JFDA), two young men wearing kippa were attacked by man shouting in Arabic in [Berlin’s] Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood. The police confirmed the incident on Wednesday and the State Protection agency is looking into the case. The attackers managed to flee the scene.

A young man–part of a group of three–attacked a 21-year-old Israeli with a belt. He shouted ‘Yahudi,’ Arabic word for ‘Jew,’ a term increasingly being used in Berlin as an insult.

The victims were able to produce a shaky mobile video. The clip is available on the internet. [One of the] victim posted the video on a Facebook group, the JFDA confirmed. The clip shows how the screaming man beats the Jewish youth with the belt and repeatedly calls him ‘Yahudi.’ [Translation by the author]

The attack took place amid reports of growing Muslim antisemitism in Berlin. German media uncovered several incidents of antisemitic bullying at Berlin schools in recent months. “Religious motivated mobbing” carried out exclusively by Muslim students was “widely prevalent at Berlin schools,” reported the German language newspaper DER TAGESSPIEGEL on March 27, 2017. “This is not an isolated case,” said Marina Chernivsky, the head of a Berlin-based anti-Semitic watchdog, responding to reports of Muslim antisemitic bullying last month. “We are not surprised by it. Such cases occur practically every week.”

Jewish community leaders like Schuster have been warning about rising antisemitism within Germany’s growing immigrant Muslim population for some time now. “Apparently, Muslim circles have turned their focus on Jews. But non-Jews shouldn’t consider themselves lucky, or lean back and relax. I fear other minorities could soon be targeted as well,” Schuster told German reporters last month.

In recent years, migrant gangs have repeatedly attacked Jews on the streets of Berlin. Jews, however, are not the only group in the crosshairs of these gangs. Last summer, a man was attacked for wearing a crucifix in public. The assailants were described by the victim as ‘North African.’  According to an article published by the German newspaper DIE WELT at the time of the incident, German law enforcement was “not keeping a systematic record” of hate crimes against Christians in Germany.

With unregulated migration from Arab and Muslim countries in the wake of the ongoing Migrant Crisis and German Chancellor Angela Merkel staying the course on her open door policy for ‘refugees,’ Germany is witnessing the re-emergence of antisemitism in its midst. If history is any guide, Germany should act to stamp out this evil, if not to protect its tiny and dwindling Jewish community, for its own sake.

[UPDATE: We had initially described the victims of the assault as being Jewish, inferring that from the local media coverage. Subsequently, a report by German public broadcaster DW News identified at least one of the victims as an Arab Israeli. We have updated the post following this revelation.]

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Don’t count on any policy from Dur Leader to change the blatant antisemitic behaviour.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Notanymore. | April 24, 2018 at 10:51 am

    All western countries need to start identifying and expelling both the perps and all of their extended families.

    Another tactic would be to deploy snipers, set bait, and then take out the bad apples. Still, expelling their families.

    There is a reason that other middle eastern countries will not take these refugees.

    European countries are committing cultural suicide, so it Canada. It is time to wise up.

At one time or another I had thought that Germany really did want to atone for what it did to the Jews, or perhaps more accurately, what Germans allowed to happen to the Jews after their country had been seized from them. I say allowed because the Germans as a whole did not stand up and be counted, did not work to remove those who had stolen their Germany. That ugly task was left for foreign powers to remedy.

So I thought Germans had learned, particularly after causing two world wars. But they have not. Now, they are actively inviting in Muslim hordes who think as the Nazis, and if given the chance will pick up where Hitler left off. Their country is not being taken over; it’s being given over by their leaders in Bonn and Brussels.

And just as in the 1933-1936 period when before the full Nazification of German society had been accomplished, decent Germans could have stood up and be counted and do what was necessary, today’s Germans are acting the same.

    ahad haamoratsim in reply to pfg. | April 18, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    I’m reminded of Mad Magazine’s history primer that came out when I was a kid. It pointed out that after the war, “we learned that the German people did not approve of the foolish things their leaders had done. Like losing the war.”

    Germany’s history of anti-Semitism goes back too many centuries to persuade me that the German citizens were all secretly opposed to what the Nazis were doing.

      oldgoat36 in reply to ahad haamoratsim. | April 18, 2018 at 6:27 pm

      For some, the Antisemitism hasn’t ever gone away, it is just hidden. With the influx of immigrants, it allows expression of those views without the guilt, as it is “others” who do this.

      If a people allow this through surrogates, it is condoning the behavior. We are seeing a surge of antisemitism in Europe and even in the US, though it gets disguised by our left as them being against the unjust actions Israel does to survive being played as Israel is the oppressor and instigator.

      Germany has shown that it is very willing to bend to the immigrants from Islamic countries, but the antisemitic views aligned well during WWII, and it serves a purpose to hide behind. When nations have a lot of guilt over their past, they can cast blame on that which they are the most guilt ridden for, and while they cannot be seen to be antisemitic openly, it can be done by proxy without the stain falling on them.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to pfg. | April 24, 2018 at 10:56 am

    It is not just Germany being overrun, all of europe is in deep trouble, Canada will also be in trouble, and while America is acting, thank you Trump, we need to aggressively expel those who are cut from the same cloth as Muslim troublemakers in Europe.

Yes of course it’s all quite despicable. But let’s come back to reality. Don’t wear a sign on your head saying I’m a member of a particular community. It causes trouble whereever you might be and in whatever country. It’s not just jewishness that’s the issue; it’s difference. Whether that means wealth, color of skin, religion, class, gender, political affiliation… Imagine a skinny white young female wearing a skimpy tshirt and short shorts and gold necklace and matching earings deciding to walk to her hotel after a night at the bar, say in blackest africa or Harlem or Watts. There is Utopia and there is Reality.

    elle in reply to RasMoyag. | April 18, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    So, using your logic, gays holding hands, gypsies, the visibly disabled ….as well as those wearing hijabs are calling attention to themselves for being different and just “asking for it”. Right?

      ahad haamoratsim in reply to elle. | April 18, 2018 at 6:11 pm

      Not to mention people of color walking through Howard Beach or Marquette Park.

      RasMoyag in reply to elle. | April 19, 2018 at 1:52 pm

      You seem to imagine that I am defending the assaults, which is clearly not the case. Assaulting someone because he was wearing a kip or because someone is gay, purple, feminists etc. is not acceptable. I am simply pointing out that the world we might like to live in is not the world we do live in. Sure, be outraged that it happened, but don’t forget that it happens all of the time in all places of the world against all sorts of people. This is not a special or singular situation. It’s just one of countless incidents. But it’s reality. And it’s fantasy to imagine that my own comportment doesn’t affect those around me. It does, whether I like it or not. So I adjust, whether I like it or not.

        elle in reply to RasMoyag. | April 20, 2018 at 1:57 am

        I understand. The boys in the locker room kept giving you wedgies and you learned there was nothing you could do about it but try to be invisible. And that’s just who you are and always will be.

I guess Rasmoy wants us to all wear burkas

    elle in reply to gonzotx. | April 18, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    but wouldn’t that be wearing a sign on your head saying I’m a member of a particular community and justify, or at least make it understandable (according to Ras) if thugs attack you.

      RasMoyag in reply to elle. | April 19, 2018 at 3:19 pm

      But have look at the French law from a few years ago about wearing ostentatious religious symbols. It was addressed at burkas, red crescents, the cross, star of david, kips etc. The intention was to create public spaces where divisive symbols were not worn. One of the underlying reasons for the legislation was that symbols do incite serious tensions, assaults and other criminal behavior. It applied to one and all and not just to muslims in a predominantly catholic country. The law now seems to be widely accepted and to have had some success. So yes, some restriction on personal freedoms,but for the greater good of society.

        Arminius in reply to RasMoyag. | April 19, 2018 at 4:07 pm

        Your post is a monument to stupidity from beginning to end.

        1. The law against ostentatious religious symbols applies to French PUBLIC SCHOOLS, not French PUBLIC SPACES. You are perfectly within your rights to wear a crucifix the size of a cafeteria tray in any public place in France.

        2. “One of the underlying reasons for the legislation was that symbols do incite serious tensions, assaults and other criminal behavior.” Are you a Muslim? Because Muslims say the same thing about how uncovered women are prostitutes who incite rape. That’s why the “Grand Mufti” of Australia and New Zealand created an uproar in 2006 when he uncovered women to uncovered meat. If you put out trays of uncovered meat, don’t blame the cats for coming along and eating it. Like uncovered women are to be blamed for rape, it’s the uncovered meat that’s the problem. It’s why the women who took off their hijabs to protest the Iranian government are being charged, among other crimes, with incitement to prostitution.

        I suspect you must be a Muslim because you are taking a position that the French government never did. That the lowest criminal elements defines what is allowed to be seen in public. “Horrors, that guy over there is wearing a kippah! Let’s whip him and drive him out of the park.”

        Of course, you may just be a flaming leftist who when given the choice between deferring to Islamic intolerance or defending the pillars of western civilization such as freedom of expression and conscience, you surrender to the forces of intolerance every time. No, it is not the people who wear “divisive” symbols that are the problem. It is the dark age savages who see those symbols as divisive and believe they have license to behave criminally as a result that are the problem.

        3. Whether I have surmised the reasons for the fact that you hold the views of a dark ages primitive savage, or that we must reorder our superior culture to show our “tolerance” of dark age savages, you have disqualified yourself as a member of civilized society. As have most of the European political elite who couldn’t defend freedom of speech and expression if their lives depended on it. Which they do, but like you they have their heads so firmly up their rectums they don’t know it.

          RasMoyag in reply to Arminius. | April 19, 2018 at 6:11 pm

          Whether I am a muslim or a flaming leftist is, of course, completely irrelevant, and for all you know I might be a flaming muzzie transgayboy/girl. And whether you like it or not the French government did pass those laws because they saw the problems and wanted to do something about it. We will see as the years go by whether there is any measure of success in their moves. But they were dealing with reality and not the fantasy that everyone is nice, kind, considerate, tolerant, or even literate.

          Arminius in reply to Arminius. | April 19, 2018 at 6:32 pm

          RasMoyag, the pillars of Western Civilization are based entirely upon the knowledge that without the proper upbringing no one is nice, kind, considerate, tolerant, or even literate.

          You fail the test yet again.

          Arminius in reply to Arminius. | April 19, 2018 at 6:38 pm

          And what you are studiously avoiding is the fact that the laws you put so much stock in had to do only with French public elementary and secondary schools. There are reasons for that; the purpose of public schools being education. Which you clearly don’t understand since you think the entire country should have turned itself into one big day care center only allowed to operate per the approval of Wahhabist clerics.

Or never leave the house. DAF.

Subotai Bahadur | April 18, 2018 at 2:43 pm

German police launched an investigation into an assault on Jewish youth after a video of the incident surfaced on the internet today.

Y’all DO realize that the goal of that investigation is to prove that the assault was justified because those assaulted were “walking in Germany while Jewish”?

    ahad haamoratsim in reply to Subotai Bahadur. | April 18, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Yes, it was obviously a mere reaction to Israeli policies and therefore not punishable. Inexcusable policies, like existing.

great unknown | April 18, 2018 at 3:29 pm

Sadly, the Jews in Europe have always demonstrated a propensity for missing the last train out. I hope this never applies to America, but…

Self-defense training at a young age is a very good idea. (I would have beat this guy into tomorrow. His proctologist would still be looking for his belt.)

This is a wonderful example of why the Second Amendment is so precious.

DieJustAsHappy | April 18, 2018 at 4:48 pm

As a supplement to this, there is an article @ Gates of Vienna entitled “If Europe Goes on Like This, It Will Become Eurabia.”

More and more people, Jews included, are finding that their homeland doesn’t feel like it any longer.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | April 18, 2018 at 6:07 pm

Germany and Berlin aren’t the only ones that have gone to the dogs.

FYI (Hat tip to Ace of Spades.)

“Former Smiths Frontman Morrissey: London is a Violent Sh*thole, Its Mayor Can Barely Speak English, and the City Now Has the Highest Rate of Acid Attacks Outside of Bangaledesh”

‘London is DEBASED’ Morrissey rages at Sadiq Khan after violent epidemic
MORRISSEY has slammed London Mayor Sadiq Khan following the rise of violent attacks recorded in the capital saying London is “second only to Bangladesh” and claimed Mr Khan “cannot talk properly”.

“Rees-Mogg: Khan must take some responsibility for knife crime”

Obama and Merkely’s collateral damage from CAIR (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Immigration Reform) to cover-up social justice adventures, anti-nativism, and to gerrymander the vote.

I think Merkel approves. (In spite of what she professes)