I don’t normally post other people’s articles here, but this one by Guy Milliere for Gatestone paints such a horrific picture of Jew-hatred in France that I am reproducing substantial extracts below.
Friday, January 12, 2018. Sarcelles. A city in the northern suburbs of Paris. A 15-year-old girl returns from high school. She wears a necklace with a star of David and a Jewish school uniform. A man attacks her with a knife, slashes her face, and runs away. She will be disfigured the rest of her life.
January 29, again in Sarcelles, an 8-year-old boy wearing a Jewish skullcap is kicked and punched by two teenagers. A year earlier, in February, 2017, in Bondy, two young Jews wearing Jewish skullcaps were severely beaten with sticks and metal poles. One of the Jews had his fingers cut with a hacksaw.
Before that, in Marseilles, a Jewish teacher was attacked with a machete by a high school student who said he wanted to “decapitate a Jew”. The teacher used the Torah he was carrying to protect himself. He survived but was seriously injured.
In France, anti-Semitic attacks have been multiplying. Most are committed in broad daylight; Jews know they have to be street-smart. Some attackers break into Jewish homes.
In September 2017, Roger Pinto, president of Siona, a leading pro-Israel organization in France, was beaten and held for hours by people who forced open his door.
Sarah Halimi, an elderly Jewish lady, was beaten and tortured in her Paris apartment, then thrown from her balcony.
On January 18, 2018, six days after the knife attack in Sarcelles, one of the leaders of the Jewish community in Montreuil, east of Paris, was tortured all night by two men who broke open a window and assaulted him as he slept.
Graffiti on Jewish-owned homes warn the owners to “flee immediately” if they want to live. Anonymous letters with live bullets are dropped into mailboxes of Jews, and state that the next bullet will be fired into the recipient’s head.
The word “Jew” is painted in capital letters on Jewish shops and restaurants. On the third anniversary of an attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris, another kosher store was torched and destroyed.
“One racist act out of three committed in France in the last two years was directed against a Jew, while Jews now represent less than 1% of the French population”, noted the most recent report submitted to the French government by the Jewish Community Protection Service.
“Antisemitism has grown so much recently,” the report added, “that acts of aggression which cause no injury are no longer reported. Most victims feel powerless and are afraid of reprisals if they file a complaint”.
Those French Jews who can leave the country, leave. “What is happening is an ethnic cleansing that dare not speak its name. In few decades, there will be no Jews in France,” according to Richard Abitbol, president of the Confederation of French Jews and Friends of Israel.
Without the Jews of France, France would no longer be France, said Former Prime Minister Manuel Valls in 2016 . But he did not do anything.
Recently he said that he had done his best, that he could not have done more. “The problem,” he said, “is that anti-Semitism today in France comes less from the far right than from individuals of the Muslim faith or culture”.
He added that in France, for at least two decades, all attacks against Jews in which the perpetrator has been identified have come from Muslims, and that the most recent attacks were no exception.
Valls, however, quickly suffered the consequences of his candor. He was elbowed to the margins of political life. Muslim websites called him an ” agent of the Jewish lobby” and a “racist.” Former leaders of his own party, such as former Foreign Minister Roland Dumas, said that Valls’ wife is a Jew and hinted that he was “under the influence”.
In France, telling the truth about Islamic antisemitism is dangerous. For a politician, it is suicidal.
Do please read it all. This is going underneath the msm radar. Wake up, Britain; this is happening just across the English Channel. But in Britain, as in France and the rest of the west, to call attention to this horrifying and intolerable state of affairs is to be accused of Islamophobia and silenced.
Manuel Valls said that without its Jews, France would no longer be France. Without its Jews, Europe will be over. It has a choice to make. It’s currently making a suicidally wrong call.