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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Should Jews Leave Europe Before its too Late ?

England's Scotland Yard estimates that security costs for anti-Israel protests last week exceeded $1.4 million. In one protest alone, more than 12,000 angry Palestinian sympathizers in London smashed windows, destroyed a car, and set Israeli flags ablaze.

Across Europe, police took to the streets to prevent full-scale riots. In Paris, 30,000 protestors denounced Israel and pelted police with stones. Norwegian police used tear gas to disperse several hundred rock throwers in Oslo. Swedish police arrested forty-seven demonstrators at an anti-Israel rally Norrmalmstorg. These demonstrations are not surprising. The Gaza war is the latest excuse for Islamist violence on Europe's streets. In 1989, Iran-inspired extremists firebombed London bookstores during the Salman Rushdie affair. In 2005, Muslims torched cars, destroyed property, and battled police in the Paris suburbs. In 2006, a wave of violence accompanied the Danish cartoon controversy. Source

Douglas Davis reports on the reaction to this at his Friday night dinner table:
At my dinner table on Friday night, a holocaust survivor admits that she is trying to persuade her son to take his family out of Europe to America, Canada, Australia, Canada, Australia, Israel...’They say they can’t leave me, but I tell them: “Go, get out. My parents left my grandparents behind in Berlin and brought me to safety in England. Now I want you to leave so that my grandchildren will be safe.”’ There is an unbearable desperation in her plea. But she has a point. Source:The terrible warning of a Holocaust survivor

Davis Continues:

As tens of thousands of demonstrators march through the streets of Europe, the chants are modified but the message remains substantially intact: ‘Hamas, Hamas, Hamas — Jews to the Gas’. Or, more simply: ‘Death to the Jews’. Many European Jews, even well-established, affluent Jews, have been checking the suitcase they keep packed under the bed. They have been here before and many are (albeit reluctantly) reading the writing on the wall.

To some extent I thought I was inured. I grew up in postwar apartheid South Africa where a subtle undercurrent of anti-Semitism was a fact of everyday life. So while I was disturbed by manifestations of mob anti-Semitism, I was also less vulnerable to shock. That’s just how people are. Living in genteel, leafy Hampstead Garden Suburb provides an additional layer of protection from such crass outbursts.

But my sanguine state ends abruptly when I am out walking on Saturday. A hundred yards from my front door, I encounter the slogan, freshly painted in yellow, across the pavement: ‘Kill the Filthy Jews’. I am shocked. And shocked that I am shocked. The message is too close for comfort. The leafy gentility is, after all, an illusion.

Those who study these matters tell me that the current convulsion of anti-Semitism is the worst in a generation. They also say that there is a direct, causal link with the Israeli military operation against Hamas in Gaza. Once upon a time, anti-Israel protesters insisted they were motivated by political animus against Zionism rather than racial prejudice against Jews. The Hamas Charter, which sets out of the guiding principles of the Islamic Resistance Movement — xenophobic, racist and anti-Semitic — removes the distinction.

Last week Basim Naim, the Hamas Minister of Health in Gaza, sought to capitalise on the wave of European support for his movement and to confer some respectability on Hamas among those who lean to the left. Writing in the Guardian, he decried the ‘continuing attempt to discredit and demonise Hamas’. Boldly, he asserted: ‘Our struggle is not against the Jewish people, but against oppression and occupation. This is not a religious war. We have no quarrel with the Jewish people’.

Mr Naim’s disingenuous depiction of Hamas as a friend of the Jews took my sense of credulity to a place that is accessible only to my psychiatrist. The ideology contained in the Hamas Charter (which was adopted in 1987, not 1887), leaves no room for interpretation. ‘Our struggle against the Jews is extremely wide-ranging and grave,’ it declares. Every Muslim is enjoined to confront the enemy in the land of the Muslims: ‘a woman must fight the enemy even without her husband’s authorisation, and a slave without his master’s permission... In order to face the usurpation of Palestine by the Jews, we have no escape from raising the banner of Jihad. We must...join the ranks of the Jihad fighters’.

Article Seven of the Charter provides the religious justification: ‘The Prophet, prayer and peace be upon him, said: “The [end of days] will not come until Muslims fight the Jews and kill them; until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: ‘Oh Muslim, there is a Jew hiding behind me, come and kill him!’”’

Then the Hamas Charter morphs into the oldest hatred: primitive, European anti-Semitism. Jews, says the Charter, have accumulated ‘huge and influential wealth’ which they use to implement their ‘dream’. It has allowed them to take over the world media and to foment revolutions (the French and Communist revolutions receive special mention) in order to ‘fulfil their interests and pick the fruit’. The Jews, it says, used their influence to start both world wars and they used their money to ‘establish clandestine organisations which are spreading around the world to destroy societies and promote Zionist interests’. Among these ‘destructive spying organisations’, the Hamas Charter makes special mention of the Freemasons, Rotary clubs, Lions clubs and B’nai B’rith.

This psychopathic babble is unpleasant stuff, but, like it or not, that is the formally enshrined ideological platform and considered worldview of Hamas. It should be dismissed with contempt, but its message resonates in important Middle East capitals, from Tehran to Damascus and Doha. Sadly, it has found an echo on the streets of Europe, too.

All this raises some important questions. What part of the Hamas message inspires tens of thousands from the left, right and centre of the political spectrum to take to the streets of Europe with their chants of support for Hamas and hatred of Jews? What part of that noxious Hamas ideology is so compelling that it has led some into violent confrontation with the police? And where are those protestors when Muslims are killed in other conflicts, from Afghanistan and Chechnya to Darfur and the Philippines?

Hamas has provided the touchpaper for a Thirties-style outburst in Europe. Anti-Semitism is rampant. Synagogues are burned and Jewish cemeteries are desecrated, while individual Jews are met with gratuitous verbal and, at times, physical abuse in the street.

In Britain, a cross-party group of MPs is moved to speak of their ‘horror’ as ‘a wave of anti-Semitic incidents has affected the Jewish community’. There is, they note, a ‘discernible sense of anxiety and vulnerability’ among British Jews.

In Germany, anti-Semitic violence directed at Jewish institutions is reported to be spreading nationwide after a police officer guarding a synagogue in Berlin’s Mitte district, the pre-war centre of Jewish life, was attacked with an iron bar.

In Italy, the Flaica-Uniti-Cub trade union, which represents workers in shops and malls, calls for a boycott of businesses with Jewish associations, directing shoppers to focus particularly on clothing stores, many of which, the union pointed out, are traditionally owned by Italian Jews. And in Denmark — Denmark! — schools with large numbers of Muslim pupils are refusing to enrol Jews because, they say, their security cannot be assured.

There can be no doubt that, for many, Israel-hatred is a cover for Jew-hatred. There can also be no doubt that this figleaf is becoming redundant. The contagion has passed through the membrane and the post-Holocaust taboo against open expressions of anti-Semitism is slipping away.

The Hamas Health Minister might have been stretching the truth when he said ‘we have no quarrel with the Jewish people’. Sadly, though, he was not telling fibs when he said he and his comrades ‘welcome and appreciate the stand taken by leading Jewish figures in Britain and around the world against Israel’s aggression against Gaza and for the rights of our people’.

I am hoping that my psychiatrist will be able to explain why so many Jews have been propelled into the arms of those who seek their destruction. Precisely what part of the Hamas Charter are they defending?


hicotton said...

Those folks with the suitcases under the bed had better reconsider the US. My suggestions would be Canada or Australia. Many of us (I'm not Jewish but, as a freedom-loving person, think of myself as part of "us") are now focusing on other countries as our hope for the future.

Re: Geert Wilders, I suggest a boycott of Dutch goods as a start. (I know, I know, what would Spring be without tulips.... Sunday afternoons without Heineken? But what is life without free speech?)

Here are a few products Holland exports -- and we consume:

Heineken, Grolsch & Amstel beer
Droste Chocolate
Holland Flower Bulbs
Pickwick Tea
Gouda & Edam Cheese
Delft Tiles & Pottery
Holland Rusk
Maggi Soup Seasoning


Anonymous said...

Should jews leave Europe before it's too late?


Yes. Anyone who thinks jews have a future in Europe is just deluded.

If things go as they are now, and there is no effective backlash against Europe's Islamification, given the evolving demographics Jews will obviously be doomed.

If there is a reaction against Islamification, Jews will receive as much as much kickback as Muslims will, because ultimately it can only be some version of white nationalism that has the will to kick back against Islam. We can predict how Jews will fare with that sort of societal change, especially given that Jews are widely perceived in those circles as major contributors and enablers to the unopposed Islamification of Europe.

Departure to Canada/US, Australia, etc might buy Jews some time, but unless they wise up and realize that enabling Islamification is a sure ticket to their decline, the same things will likely end up happening in those other places, just a generation or two later.

rlevitin said...

This just gave me chills -- and not the good kind.

HeLives said...

Reading your comment on "Should the Jews Leave Europe" just made me so very sad, and then mad too. Sad because since I was a little girl the Lord has put a great love for the Jews in my heart. Although I had no idea as to who Jesus is or any of the background of His lineage. Nor that God had chosen them to reveal His nature and Power through, yet for many years that love grew within me. I feel such anguish that the Israeli's/Jews suffer at any whim that befalls men anytime they need a scapegoat on which to blame the problems of the world, because for gosh sakes! it can never be THEIR fault for the way things are, they think. I am so sorry for what people do to you -how they have abused and treated you. They have NO right. Jehovah God is your Judge, and all mens, they are not. Satan is attempting to destroy you again like he did before thinking he can destroy God's plans of restoration and fulfillment of Abraham's covenant through you. Yes, I think you should leave Europe. It is only going to get worse I say this from Bible Prophecy alluding to these latter days in which I believe that we are indeed living. My prayers are ever with you and if there is anything that I could do? I surely would. In my hometown paper I submit "letters/small articles" in defense of Israel, in defense of God'[s chosen people. With love I sign this, from a saved by the Grace of God Believer in Yeshua, to the Chosen people of God.

Allison Guerriero said...

They absolutely should not leave! European Jews should be protected like any other Eurpoean citizen. They are entitled to live in their homes in peace and prosper in their homes as well. They are citizens of those nations and it would be tragic for the world to sit by and let them be forced away from their homes. I hope they stand their ground, are protected by the authorites and do not have to live in fear as if they were living under a Fascist or Nazi dictatorial regime. Their freedoms and rights need to be protected and America has an obligation to ensure that freedom loving people who reside in the sovreign nations of our allies are safe and secure. Freedom is worth dying for, many people have given their lives for it. Europe needs to shape up and get with the program and if they don't I'm willing to take the first bullet in the fight to make sure they do not allow their own citizenry to be driven away from their homes.