the dissident frogman

12 years and 10 months ago

Quote "The Jewish community is becoming a ghetto"

Then again, this is Europe.

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From France — the country that, according to its former president Jacques Chirac just a few years ago, is not anti-Semite — comes more signs of what is definitely reading as "a general shift, not a passing crisis":
Jews Fleeing Paris Suburbs
Over a period of just three years, roughly half the Jewish families in Villepinte have left. Some have gone to other suburbs or Paris neighborhoods considered safer for Jews; a few have left the country.

Of 300 families three years ago, only 150 remain today, community president Charly Hannoun estimates.

The reason, he says, is anti-Semitism.


All of France is experiencing the problem, says University of Paris sociologist Shmuel Trigano, the author of "The Future of the Jews in France."

"It is a general shift, not a passing crisis," Trigano says. "The Jewish community is becoming a ghetto. It is no longer a community of choice but a community of necessity. In a democracy that shouldn't happen."
anti-Semitism indeed, and unsurprisingly in large part from the people who brought you World War III1:
(...) many Sephardic families make a direct comparison between this migration and their families' flights from North Africa some 40 years ago.

"They chased us from Algeria and they followed us here," Robert Sebbane, 81, says of the North African Muslims responsible for much of France's anti-Jewish crime.
It's important to keep in mind that this is part of the global Islamic strategy, and Jews are targeted first simply because… They always are2. But the Religion of Peace has plans for the rest of us, in what some already call Eurabia, don't worry.

Now is the appropriate time to quote Pastor Martin Niemöller I suppose. You know, "First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I wasn't a Jew...

All is not lost however, and for some of them at least, it seems that French Islamic Fascism will turn to be a blessing in disguise:
In 2002 Hannoun's son, Olivie, 40, moved with his family to Miami from France because of anti-Semitism.

Olivie Hannoun says he misses a lot about home, but his three children have become accustomed to life in the United States.

"They can't understand that it can be difficult to be a Jew elsewhere,” Hannoun says. “They don't know what that is, which is exactly what I wanted.”
Every now and then I stumble on the words of the average U.S. Lefty who think s/he's being smart and will shame and infuriate the conservatives — re the immigration issue — by asking "Hey, what happened to 'Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore...' ?"

Well here they are, smartass.

Oh, and a final disclaimer

A full (Jewish) family of my own friends took the flight to rural Western France from a Western Paris suburbs a few months ago, choosing nearly 4 hours of daily commuting over Life in the Gallic Caliphate. Granted, that's just circumstantial evidence, but hey...
  1. Or indeed IV, if you count the Cold War.
  2. Nope sorry. No matter how hard I try, I can never find any other reason or explanation than "because they always are". This irrational hatred will remain one of the greatest mysteries of humanity, as far as I'm concerned.


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