Fears of Anti-Semitism
More and More French Jews Emigrating to Israel
By Gil Yaron – March 22, 2012
More and more French Jews are buying homes in Israel amid fears of rising anti-Semitism in France. Many complain of being harrassed in public and feel the country is no longer a safe place to raise their children. In the wake of the Toulouse attacks, the wave of emigration is only likely to increase.
Many must have been reminded of the treatment of Jews under the Third Reich. Shortly after the attack on a Jewish school in the southern French city of Toulouse on Monday, school principals in the city walked into classrooms and asked the Jewish pupils to come forward. “We ask you to leave the class and join the other Jewish children, who are in a locked and safe location.”
Mere HER i Der Spiegel.
Mohamed Merah – Man of the West
By Caroline Glick – March 22, 2012
In addition to denying, justifying and inciting jihadist violence, Western elites and authorities also engage in facilitating it.
The massacre of Jewish children at the Ozar Hatorah Jewish day school in Toulouse presents us with an appalling encapsulation of the depraved nature of our times – although at first glance, the opposite seems to be the case.
On the surface, the situation was cut and dry. A murderer drove up to a Jewish school and executed three children and a teacher.
Led by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, all of France decried the massacre and announced its solidarity with the French Jewish community. World leaders condemned the crime. The killer died in a standoff with French security forces. Justice was served. Case closed.
Slaughtering kids over a burqa ban
By Phyllis Chesler – March 23, 2012
In 2010, France became the first European country to ban the burqa.
The French law is religion-neutral; it refers only to generic “face coverings,” not to any particular religion. The French law imposed a fine of 150 euros ($190) and/or a citizenship course as punishment for wearing a face-covering veil. Forcing a woman to wear a niqab or a burqa became punishable by a year in prison or a 15,000 euro ($19,000) fine.
Immediately, al-Qaida threatened a terrorist action in France. Specifically, al-Qaida of the Islamic Maghreb (Algeria and Tunisia), warned of an imminent terrorist attack for daring to ban the burqa. Al-Qaida also threatened a Mumbai-like attack somewhere in Europe, most likely in France.
Mere HER hos WND. Flere pundits her – Daniel Greenfield, Mark Steyn, Melanie Phillips, Michael Coren:
Opdatering 26. marts 2012:
Brother of Suspected Jewish School Gunman Charged With Murder, Terrorism
March 25, 2012 by Madeleine Morgenstern
A Frenchman suspected of helping his brother plot attacks against Jewish schoolchildren and paratroopers was handed preliminary murder and terrorism charges Sunday.
But Abdelkader Merah denied any role in the attacks. Investigators looking into France’s worst terror attacks in years believe Merah helped his brother Mohamed prepare the killings, and are investigating whether they were linked to an international network of extremists or worked on their own.
Mere HER i The Blaze.
Toulouse, France, Islam
Bernard-Henri Lévy – March 26, 2012
The French police behaved well. I know that, down at the bar on the corner, there was a lot of talk about the RAID intervention group’s methods, the way the siege was drawn out, the brutality of the assault. And I know there are armchair investigators, prophets after the fact, and self-styled tracking experts about the region of Toulouse who are surprised that the future assassin wasn’t identified, even neutralized, before he went into action. Since France is a constitutional state and the possibility of committing a crime is not a misdemeanor, except in Philip Dick’s Minority Report, we shall not waste time on the second objection. As for the first, it leaves out the fact that the police did all they could, at the risk of their own lives, to spare the perpetrator of the slaughter and decided to fire only at mortal extremes because he left them no other choice. That is the reality. All the rest is just talk, or, sometimes, irresponsibility.
Mere HER i Huffington Post.
Opdatering 30. marts 2012 – mange ensomme ulve i Frankrig:
Eight days after the police shot dead the self-confessed killer of four Jews and three French paratroopers in southwestern France, elite units on Friday raided localities in several parts of the country and detained 17 people described as Islamic militants.
Mere HER i The New York Times.
Opdatering 29. maj 2012 fra The Jerusalem Post:
It is now known that the killer left the apartment at 1 a.m., two hours before the final assault, and walked 1 kilometer along the Avenue de la Gloire to a telephone booth where he called a journalist from the French/English/ Arabic TV channel, France 24.
The surveillance system put in place to cover Merah’s movements by the DCRI security agency (the Central Directorate of Interior Intelligence) totally failed, Le Parisien newspaper has now concluded, quoting an important agent from the agency: “The men in the surveillance position had fallen asleep, and because of that did not see Merah passing in front of them.”