Copenhagen Imam on day before attack, called for violence against Jews

February 22, 2015

Norwegian Muslims helped form a peace ring around Oslo synagogue yesterday evening


* Hundreds of Danish Muslims express admiration for, pray at grave of Copenhagen terrorist

* By contrast, last night hundreds of Norwegian Muslims form human “peace ring” to protect Oslo synagogue

* However, not reported on BBC, Guardian and other accounts of last night’s Norwegian peace ring: Haaretz: Oslo synagogue 'peace ring' organizer blamed Jews for 9/11 attacks.

(He made the remarks in a speech in Oslo in 2008 titled “I Hate Jews and Gays”.)


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1. Artist viciously beaten for painting the word ‘coexist’ with Christian, Muslim and Jewish symbols
2. Hundreds pay respects to Copenhagen terrorist
3. Copenhagen Imam on eve of attack: The Prophet engaged in war, not dialogue, with the Jews
4. Dan Uzan remembered
5. Up to 1,000 Norwegian Muslims form ‘human shield’ outside Oslo synagogue
6. Police with machine guns to protect Swedish synagogues
7. Swedish public radio apologizes for saying Jews cause anti-Semitism
8. Anti-Semitic and less than tolerant Sweden
9. On police advice, Berlin Jewish magazine to be delivered in plain envelope
10. Teacher fined after posting picture of Hitler with the words “you were right”
11. Some upbeat stories
12. “The Great Jewish Exodus’ (By Roger Cohen, New York Times, Feb. 19, 2015)
13. “Using Netanyahu to distract from anti-Semitism, the new tactic” (By Seth Frantzman, Terra Incognita, Feb. 19, 2015)
14. “It’s not Netanyahu’s fault that Jews in Europe are afraid” (By Rod Liddle, The Spectator, Feb. 21, 2015)

[Notes below by Tom Gross]


Le Monde newspaper reports that graffiti artist ‘Combo’ was left with a dislocated shoulder and bruises all over his face, after a gang demanded he remove a mural calling for religious harmony in Paris.

It is worth taking a look at his design – which features the word ‘coexist’ written with a Muslim crescent for the letter C, a Star of David as the X and a Christian cross as the ‘T’ – here.

Some press reports indicated the perpetrators of the attack were French Arabs.



Over 500 young Danish Muslims attended the Islamic burial on Friday of the gunman who murdered two people and wounded 5 others in Copenhagen last weekend.

Danish-born Omar El-Hussein, 22, was placed in an unmarked grave in the Muslim cemetery in Broendby, on the outskirts of Copenhagen.

El-Hussein has been identified by police as the gunman who shot dead 55-year-old filmmaker Finn Noergaard and 37-year-old Dan Uzan, an economist and member of Copenhagen’s small Jewish community, who volunteered as a security guard to protect a bat mitzvah party for a 12-year-old-girl. Five Danish police officers were also injured in the attacks.

You can see pictures of the funeral, and admirers posing for photos by El-Hussein’s grave, if you scroll down here.



Video here from February 13, 2015, the day before the murders.

Why isn’t this Imam under arrest?


There have been several such sermons by Danish Imams in the past. For example, in this one, delivered in Berlin last July, the Danish imam explicitly calls for his congregants to kill Jews “to the very last one”.



Hundreds of members of Copenhagen’s Jewish community and other well-wishers attended Dan Uzan’s funeral. Security was tight, with police out in force together with sniffer dogs and snipers positioned on nearby rooftops.

Rabbi Yitzi Loewenthal, the director of Chabad Denmark, called Dan Uzan “a walking Mezuzah”.

“Like the Mezuzah, Dan (who was 6 foot, 9) stood tall and proud at the door of Jewish institutions and welcomed people with a firm but friendly demeanor. He always had a pleasant smile. A good word, a warm handshake. He was tall and big and loved sports. Enjoyed a good laugh and joke. His size and demeanor meant that when you saw him at the door you were reassured of your safety.”

* Dan Uzan’s sister Andrea is a close friend of several subscribers to this email list. Through them, she has asked that people who want to, can pay their respects to her brother here:

* Following my piece criticizing the New York Times’ coverage of the synagogue attack in the Weekly Standard, the New York Times in later articles added the fact that a synagogue and a bat mitzvah were the targets. Several senior staff at the New York Times subscribe to this list.



Over 1,000 people (including many Muslims) formed a “ring of peace” last night as Norway’s small and mostly elderly Jewish community attended end of Shabbat services at Oslo’s main synagogue.

The initiative came from a group of young Norwegian Muslims who wanted to distance themselves from the anti-Semitism of other Muslims.

“We think that after the terrorist attacks in Copenhagen, it is the perfect time for us Muslims to distance ourselves from the harassment of Jews that is happening,” 17-year-old Hajrah Arshad, who launched the idea with an appeal on her Facebook page following the Copenhagen attack, said.

37-year-old Zeeshan Abdullah, another of the organizers, added: “We do not want individuals to define what Islam is for the rest of us. There are many more peace-mongers than warmongers.”

Norway’s Chief Rabbi Michael Melchior sang the traditional Jewish end of Sabbath song outside the synagogue yesterday evening with Muslims, holding their hands.

Ervin Kohn, head of Oslo’s Jewish community, called the gathering, which was held in freezing temperatures, “unique” and said that “the rest of the world should look to Norway”.

However, some members of his community said the event was tainted because of anti-Semitic statements that one of its eight organizers made in 2008. Ali Chishti confirmed on Saturday in an interview with Verdens Gang, a leading Norwegian newspaper, that he delivered on March 22, 2008, in Oslo a speech on the alleged involvement of Jews in planning the 9/11 Twin Towers bombings in New York. The speech’s title was: ”Therefore I Hate Jews and Gays.”

Eric Argaman, a member of Norway’s Jewish community, said Chishti’s involvement “stained the event, which now feels more like a spin, on our backs, than a gesture of good will.”

There was a heavy police presence at the event and sharpshooters were placed on surrounding buildings but no incidents were reported.

The city of Oslo also announced last week that for security reasons they have decided to permanently close to traffic the street leading to the synagogue. The Jewish community of Norway, which has seen a number of threats in recent years, has long lobbied for the closure, which city official had resisted and previously termed excessive.

There have been many anti-Semitic incidents in Norway in recent years, several perpetrated by Islamists (and others by Christians).

In 2008, a Norwegian Islamist was convicted for a shooting attack on the same Oslo synagogue, which damaged the building but claimed no casualties.

In the Holocaust, three quarters of Norwegian Jews were murdered (with Norwegian collaboration) or escaped Norway. Today about 1000 Jews remain in Norway, served by two synagogues -- in Oslo and in the city of Trondheim.



There have been a string of anti-Semitic incidents in Sweden too recently (see items below).

The Swedish government has now decided to place police officers with sub-machine guns to guard Jewish buildings and synagogues in Sweden, reports Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet and other media.

Several other European governments (including Germany) have long deployed armed police to guard synagogues. Guards are now routine in France, Belgium and other countries. British Jews have also called for the British government to do more to protect them.



Sweden’s public broadcaster Sveriges Radio has apologized after a presenter harassed the Israeli ambassador about the responsibility of Jews for anti-Semitism, in the wake of last weekend’s Copenhagen shooting.

On Tuesday, Sveriges Radio asked Israeli ambassador Isaac Bachman on air: “Are Jews themselves responsible for anti-Semitism?”

The ambassador asked whether Swedish radio also thought rape victims were responsible for being raped.



Among anti-Semitic incidents in Sweden in the last 12 months (h/t Tablet):

March 23, 2014: A youth center in Jonkoping in southern Sweden is vandalized with slurs such as “Jewish pigs,” “the Jews will burn in hell,” and swastikas.

March 27, 2014: Malmo police arrest a gang gathering intelligence about and photos of the local Jewish community center.

April 8, 2014: An 18-year-old Jewish student in Gothenburg speaks out about anti-Semitic abuse in her high school, including “Go gas yourselves, you Jew bastards,” and death threats from classmates. “I have been in hell,” she tells a local TV station. “I feel bad, can’t sleep, and have nightmares.”

June 17 and 25, 2014: A synagogue in Norrkoping, south of Stockholm, is attacked twice in two weeks, its windows shattered by rocks. There are no injuries.

July 6, 2014: A 38-year-old man is beaten in Malmo by a gang with iron pipes for flying an Israeli flag from his window. After sustaining heavy injuries, he is found by police in the street and taken to the hospital.

July 21, 2014: Adrian Kaba, the Malmo city council representative of Sweden’s ruling Social Democrats party, writes on Facebook that “ISIS is being trained by the Israeli Mossad.”

August 10, 2014: Organizers cancel a planned rally in Gothenburg against anti-Semitism because Jewish participants are too afraid to attend. On the same day, popular Swedish hip-hip artist Jacques Mattar tells his followers on Instagram, “The same people who created ISIS control the media: Senior Zionists.”

January 21, 2015: A documentary airs featuring a non-Jewish journalist going undercover dressed as a Jew in Malmo. He is verbally and physically assaulted, called a “Jewish shit,” and told to “get out.” He is ultimately forced to flee after being surrounded by a mob. On the same day, The Local reports that authorities have recorded 137 anti-Semitic incidents in Skane, Sweden, over the last two years – and that none have been prosecuted.



The monthly magazine of the Berlin Jewish community (which is simply titled “Jewish Berlin”) is now to be sent to its over 10,000 subscribers inside a plain unmarked envelope.

In the preface of the February issue, community chairman Gideon Joffe wrote: “Unfortunately, we have to consider how we can reduce attacks towards members of the community. For this reason, from now on ‘Jewish Berlin’ will be delivered inside a neutral envelope.”

He said that the measure was taken on the advice of the Berlin Police.

There have been several attacks on Jews in Germany recently, as I have documented on this website, although in other respects the Berlin Jewish community is flourishing.



I know from subscribers to this email list, that in the past, this teacher also sent photos of Hitler with admiring comments to Jewish pupils he taught in London. One such pupil was so traumatized that she has since emigrated to Israel.

Why is this teacher still being allowed to teach children in London?



Below, I attach an interesting article by Roger Cohen (but being a senior New York Times columnist he can’t resist having a go at Benjamin Netanyahu at the end), and two other articles.

Before that, here are some more upbeat stories:

* What happened when parents refused to send their children to their autistic classmate’s 6th birthday party last weekend.

* Another amazing invention in Israel for disabled people.

* Not all pop stars are boycotting Israel.



The Great Jewish Exodus
By Roger Cohen
New York Times
Feb. 19, 2015

They were gone, as completely as from Baghdad or Cairo, Damascus or Alexandria. They had vanished from Budapest and Brussels, from Frankfurt and Padua, from Paris and Manchester, from Antwerp and Stockholm.

As in the Arab world, Europe wondered what it had lost. The texture of life was thinned, the richness of exchange diminished, the flowering of ideas curtailed. There was an absence.

They did not say much. They packed and left, wheeling their suitcases, carrying their bags and bundles and babies, a little wave offered here and there. Rich and poor, religious and not, they sold what they had and went on their way. People looked askance, as their forbears once had in crueler circumstances, a little uneasy at the exodus, unsure what it meant but certain it was the end of a very long story.

Was Europe not the Continent of Disraeli and Heine and Marx (all baptized, but still), of Freud and Einstein, of Rothschild and Bleichröder, of Dreyfus and Herzl, of Joseph Roth and Stefan Zweig? Was it not the home of Yiddish, once the first tongue of millions, a language perhaps unique, as Isaac Bashevis Singer noted, because it was never spoken by men in power?

Was it not the scene of a great 19th-century struggle for emancipation beginning in France and stretching across the Continent to the pogrom-stained Pale of Settlement, a battle that in many instances ushered this stubborn people, with their eternal covenant of ethics entered into with a faceless God, to the summit of the professions, only for this progress, threatening to some, to end in the Nazis’ industrialized mass murder?

Was Europe not, against all odds, the place liberalism triumphed over the deathly totalitarianisms? The land of Isaiah Berlin who quoted Kant: “Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made.” The Continent where this people survived after the attempted annihilation (in which the majority of Europeans were complicit), forming new communities, even in Germany; a Continent of crooked timber, of every expression and experiment in their identity, their partial loss of identity, their embrace of merged and multiple identities?

Yes, there was often a sense of otherness, a self-imposed discretion, but there was also reassurance in being part of a great European convergence that over many decades dissolved the borders across which countless wars had been fought and affirmed the right of every European of whatever faith or ethnicity to equal rights, free expression, and the free practice of their beliefs.

Yet now they were gone. Europe, without the Jews, had lost part of itself. It had lost the very right to a conscience. It had been defeated in its essence. It had rebirthed itself after the 20th-century horror only to surrender.

Jewishness had lost one of its constituent elements, the European Jew of the diaspora. As for humanity, it had lost all hope. Humankind had succumbed to the tribal nightmare, to the darkest of tides. Tribal war loomed.

The strange thing was that the prime minister of Israel, the Jewish homeland established in 1948, the certain refuge at last, the place where belonging could never be an issue, had wished it so.

It was the Israeli leader who suggested it was time to abandon the European Jewish experiment. He had been in office many years. He saw himself as the visionary defender and gatherer of his people, the man for every threat (and they seemed to multiply endlessly).

I recently visited Berlin and, after all the tragic history, learned the optimistic fact that many young Israelis are moving TO Berlin...

After the shootings of Jews in Brussels and Paris and Copenhagen, as European soldiers and police fanned out to protect synagogues and as he faced a close election, the Israeli leader said this: “This wave of terror attacks is expected to continue, including these murderous anti-Semitic attacks.”

He continued: “We are preparing and calling for the absorption of mass immigration from Europe” of Jews. He added, “I would like to tell all European Jews and all Jews wherever they are: Israel is the home of every Jew.”

Israel is indeed the home of every Jew, and that is important, a guarantee of sorts. It is equally important, however, that not every Jew choose this home. That is another kind of guarantee, of Europe’s liberal order, of the liberal idea itself. So it was shattering when millions of Jews, every one of them in fact, as if entranced, upped and left their homes in Milan and Berlin and Zurich.

The leader himself was overcome: Where was he to house them? Many of the liberal Jews of Europe, long strangers in strange lands, knowing statelessness in their bones, mindful of Hillel’s summation of the Torah – “What is hateful to yourself, do not to your fellow man” – refused to be part of the spreading settlements in the West Bank, Israeli rule over another people.

The prime minister awoke, shaken. It had been such a vivid nightmare. Too vivid! To himself he murmured, “Careful what you wish for.”



Using Netanyahu to distract from anti-Semitism, the new tactic
By Seth Frantzman
Terra Incognita
February 19, 2015

There is a lot of fury at Netanyahu. Newspapers across Europe are enraged at the Israeli leader. Opeds are pouring in throughout the world. The Metro, a British tabloid encapsulated the anger on February 16 with the headline on its front page, “Fury as Israeli PM tell Jews to flee Europe.” European leaders were enraged, “European leaders have reacted with anger at Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu extraordinary plea for Jews to leave Europe to escape the rising tide of antisemitic terror attacks.”

What’s this thing about terror attacks?

It seems there have been two similar terror attacks in recent months. But the fury was directed at Netanyahu. NGO websites proudly pasted about the fury. Rebecca Perring at The Express also wrote about the fury. “Benjamin Netanyahu made his plea for Europe’s Jewish population to emigrate to Israel just hours after fatal shootings in Danish capital Copenhagen, where a freedom of speech event and a synagogue were both targeted.” Denmark’s Chief Rabbi Jair Melchior was “disappointed” in the Israeli leader. France’s Prime Minister, who has been impassioned in his defense of Jews in his country after the January murder of four at a kosher market, was also unhappy, “I regret Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks. Being in the middle of an election campaign doesn’t mean you authorise yourself to make just any type of statement.” The Daily Mail, which owns Metro, pasted the article as did other sites. +972 wrote about it, as did Haaretz.

Netanyahu also became the main talk over at the UK’s Independent. “Netanyahu is guilty of grave errors of presumption. He is wrong to advocate flight in response to terror; wrong again if he thinks all Jews define themselves in relation to his nation; and thrice wrong to disregard the enormous pride integrated, assimilated, successful Jewish diasporas have in their country of birth,” wrote Richard Ferrer.

Soon the real narrative of the Copenhagen attack on the Great synagogue became about Netanyahu. The Wall Street Journal discussed “rejection” of Netanyahu’s outcry. “We are a little confused by this call, which is basically like a call to surrender to terror,” said Arie Zuckerman, senior executive at the European Jewish Congress. The Financial Times editorialized against Netanyahu, although not against anti-semitic attacks in Europe. “Mr Netanyahu’s comments also disrespect the way in which many European societies have successfully sought to build relations with Jewish communities over recent years.”

One of the most interesting comments on social media was the claim that “as offended as I am by anti-semitism, I am equally outraged by Netanyahu’s calls to immigrate.” Numerous iterations of that appeared online. So why did the European and other press give the Netanyahu call such attention? Why did it become the main story within a day after the attack on the synagogue? Why did those like Piers Morgan write with such outrage against Netanyahu, but not devote a column to the anti-semitic terror attack? “Netanyahu’s reaction to the latest appalling terror attacks in Denmark, which echoed sentiments he expressed after the Charlie Hebdo outrage in Paris, is a disgrace: cowardly, self-serving, crassly insensitive and overtly political,” Morgan wrote.

The Netanyahu comment got such coverage precisely because it was more convenient to talk about Netanyahu than talk about anti-semitism or what the response to it should be. It is reasonable that Jewish newspapers, like the Jewish Week, will debate the issue of immigration to Israel. As such Zvi Barel’s column at Haaretz was appropriate. Since the dawn of Zionism there has been a debate about Zionist or Israeli interference in Jewish communities and aliyah to Israel. In 1919 the discussions over the Mandate for Palestine noted, “it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.”

But the way in which a shooting attack is turned into an attack on Netanyahu by newspapers is interesting because it shows how Israel becomes the distraction. After the Paris attacks a BBC reporter asked a woman about Israel’s attacks on Palestinians. After Copenhagen a radio show asked the Israeli ambassador whether Jews cause anti-Semitism.

Why no discussion of anti-semitism? Why no opeds about where these attackers come from. Why no discussion of where the attackers got their guns? Why he chose a synagogue? No fury over the attacks?

Compare it to other recent racist attacks. Within hours of the Chapel Hill murder of three Muslims there were numerous article about how it was a terrorist hate crime. Sabbiyah Pervez at The Independent was angry over how the media was ignoring the attacks. When Turkey’s President Erdogan blamed America and Obama for not speaking up about the attacks, the media didn’t shift all its attention to him. No one said that Erdogan was wrong, that in fact Muslims are safe in America. Why is that? Unlike with the anti-semitic attacks in Europe where the BBC called them “apparent anti-semitism” and others said they were “perceived” as anti-semitic, many people on social media had no doubt about Chapel Hill.

When a black man was prevented from boarding a subway in Paris by fans of the UK football club Chelsea there was a massive outrage. This was big news in the UK, with condemnations of racism and people seeking to prosecute and identify the fans. Yet, the same BBC did a report on a Jewish man walking around Paris in a kippah and didn’t take the verbal attacks as seriously against him as they did the Chelsea fans’ racism. “Although a bodyguard was trailing Klein and his secret cameraman, the abuse didn’t escalate beyond the verbal,” the BBC wrote. Wait a sec.

A Jewish man needs a bodyguard just to wear a kippah and the press writes “didn’t escalate beyond the verbal.” But with the victim of the football fans, there was no comment about “not beyond the verbal.” Why the difference? Why is hatred of Jews in Europe acceptable, but similar verbal assaults on other minorities is not acceptable? Why can the Turkish president condemn Islamophobia but Netanyahu receives “fury” for speaking out.

The fact is that Europe is afraid to face the festering anti-semitism. No one wants to discuss how a future for Jews in Europe will look. No one wants to ask why Jews need armed guards at kosher markets, why they need armed guards at schools and at their synagogues. No one wants to ask why even though Jews are less than .5% of Europe they are 40% of victims of terror in recent years on the continent. Why are hundreds of Jewish graves desecrated? Why is the natural inclination of terrorists to shoot up free speech events and then a synagogue?

Tough questions. But its easier to have Netanyahu. If Netanyahu didn’t exist the media would invent him in order to talk about Israel, rather than Europe. The truth is that irrespective of the existence of Israel, Jews deserve equal rights in Europe; and they should be allowed to pray and go to school and go to a store without armed guards and walls of security.



It’s not Netanyahu’s fault that Jews in Europe are afraid
Blame the liberal left politicians and media for failing to confront violent anti-Semitism
By Rod Liddle
The Spectator magazine (London)
21 February 2015

Have you seen the prices for houses in Israel? Astronomical, mate. You wouldn’t believe it. An arid and perpetually embattled country which everyone has recently decided to hate, and with a bloody great big wall topped with razor wire running through the middle of it – I’d have expected the cost of a nice four-bed would be comparable to what you’d pay in Rwanda, say, or Myanmar. Not a chance. Down south, in Eilat, it’s millions and millions and millions of quid, just to be oven-basted by the extremist sun and then eaten by a shark. It’s not much better in the nicer parts of Tel Aviv, either, such as Jaffa – more than a million pounds for 150 square metres of living space, without a view of the torpid Med.

I suppose you could get a decent-sized home in Sderot comparatively cheaply – a mile from the border with Gaza and described (although probably not in the estate agent’s brochure) as the ‘bomb shelter capital of the world’. Every day or so, a rocket pings across from the supposed nation of Palestine, bang, you’re dead. That would keep you on your toes, no? Except not many Sderotis are killed this way, because Israel is incomparably more competent than Hamas and shoots the rockets down, the rockets sent by a terrorist administration which has made a living out of pretending to be a victim and somehow convincing the PC world of this delusion.

There are the newer settlements on the West Bank, out towards the River Jordan – they might be good value, couple of olive trees in the back yard, lights of Amman twinkling in the distance. But do you want to be woken in the middle of the night by some maniacal jihadi with the IQ of a bowl of stewed okra tunnelling into your open-plan kitchen-diner, a pound of Semtex taped to his stomach, yelling the Allahu Akbar business? Probably no worse than living in Tower Hamlets or Bradford, mind.

I checked all these house prices because once in a while I get sick to the back teeth of this country and think I should remove the family to somewhere more congenial. Slovenia, for example. I’ve often thought of Slovenia. And sometimes Slovakia – up, up, in the foothills of the Tatra Mountains with its wolves and bears. And more recently Israel – nice climate, don’t you think? But also Israel because of what has been happening lately and our – the West’s – response to it all. Sadly, I am not Jewish, so I’d have to lie on the immigration forms. But I’ve pretended to be Jewish once before – as a student, when I rather took to an Orthodox Jewish girl called Sarah. She didn’t twig I was goyim for ages. Things progressed so quickly that I came close to having the snip – the things we boys do, or did, in order to facilitate sexual intercourse. But I digress.

The good news is that the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has told the Jews of western Europe that they should emigrate to his country, and therefore I think it’s possible that I could sneak in under cover. I think it’s fair to say that I would out-Israeli most of the new immigrants. Western European Jews are flooding to Israel because of homicidal Muslim attacks – in France, Denmark, Sweden and here in the UK too. Jews targeted because of their race. Racist murders, racist assaults. A French Jewish journalist, Zvika Klein, was filmed walking through the Islamic State suburbs of Paris and being spat at, threatened, abused at every pace.

Netanyahu has been attacked, natch, by the European liberal left for his offer of sanctuary – and that’s because these attacks upon Jews are possible only with the connivance of the liberal left politicians and media. The politicians who hate Israel and have bought whole the canard that the Palestinians are blameless victims, and who do not wish to accept what we all know is true – that modern Islam harbours a murderous attitude toward Jews; it wishes them to be wiped out and exterminated. It is not just a few extremists. If you think that, you are kidding yourself. Netanyahu knows that too many of us have been kidding ourselves. For too long. The animus and hatred is deep-rooted, and given succour by the gentile left, which prefers, for the sake of its own vacuous ideology of multiculturalism, to keep its eyes shut.

The bien-pensant attacks on Netanyahu were epitomised by the idiotic Piers Morgan, writing in the Daily Mail. I suppose one should not be surprised about what emanates from a man with a face which so closely resembles a puckered anus. Remember 9/11, Morgan wrote: many Jews were killed on that day. But that didn’t herald a mass emigration to Israel. We all stood together, united against extremist violence!

Oh, you sap, you halfwit. How can you not see that what is happening now is of a different order entirely? The number of anti-Semitic attacks rising exponentially. Drongo jihadis opening fire on synagogues and Jewish shops – not on Israeli embassies, not on Netanyahu, but on ordinary Jews. Can you imagine the response from the politicians if these sorts of attacks had been committed by white Christians against Muslims? Or indeed by Christians against Jews? And yet when it happens to be Muslims murdering Jews there is no great furore about this fact; instead it is swept to one side: simply a case of ‘extremists’ versus ‘ordinary people’. No, that is not what it is. But given their investment in multiculturalism, the politicians will not accept this obvious point. If our Jewish community gets the hell out to Sderot or Jaffa, it will be this wilful and cowardly blindness which has propelled them there.

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