Well, there can’t be any doubt that the attack on the kosher supermarket in Paris was anything other than a terrorist plot to kill Jews. The above video removes any doubt that the Islamic State had Amedy Coulibaly under its ideological and tactical control. What’s more, there’s more to the story, and none of it good for French Jews. algemeiner.com reports that the sole woman killed in the Charlie Hebdo attack was Jewish . . .
Sophie Bramly, the cousin of Jewish Charlie Hebdo columnist Elsa Cayat, was asked whether she believed that Cayat had been “specifically targeted.”
“Yes, I do,” Bramley responded. “They spared all the women, and she was the only one killed, and she was the only one Jewish.”
And this from wsj.com:
On Sunday, prosecutors said they have linked shell cases found in the eastern Paris town of Fontenay-aux-Roses, where a jogger was shot and severely wounded, to a Tokarev gun carried by Mr. Coulibaly at the kosher grocery on Friday.
I can’t find the jogger’s name or religious affiliation. Hundreds of thousands of French Jews aren’t sticking around to find out his religious affiliation. . . .
Jews are fleeing terror-hit Paris because of growing anti-Semitism in France, one of Britain’s most influential Jewish journalists said today.
Stephen Pollard, editor of the Jewish Chronicle, spoke out after an Islamic terrorist took six people hostage and held them captive in a Kosher supermarket in the French capital.
In a series of tweets he said: ‘Every single French Jew I know has either left or is actively working out how to leave’.
‘So, it’s a fluke that the latest target is a kosher grocer, is it? . . .
18 months ago France had around 500,000 Jewish residents – the largest population in the EU – but experts expect the number to fall to 400,000 within a few years, Mr Pollard’s newspaper said.
Mr Pollard said: ‘It is the largest emigration of Jews anywhere since the war. That’s a simple fact.
thedailymail.co.uk report doesn’t point out another simple fact: the Jews emigrating to the UK are just as defenseless as the Jews in France. British Jews have no civil right to keep and bear arms. In fact, they are just as dependent on the state for their protection as they are in France. How reassuring is this?
The Community Security Trust (CST), which provides security advice to Britain’s estimated 260,000 Jews, said police in London and Manchester in northern England had agreed to increase patrols at synagogues and other venues over the next days.
‘There is currently no known link to the UK, but CST is in continuing contact with police and government, and there will be increased policing in Jewish neighbourhoods for this weekend’s Sabbath,’ the trust said on its website.
Ahead of yesterday’s anti-terrorism march in Paris, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Tweeted a message inviting Europe’s Jewish population to emigrate to the Jewish homeland to escape the anti-semitic violence, should they so desire. As we’ve reported here previously, Israel is hardly the home of gun rights, either.
In fact, American Jews enjoy a unique status in the diaspora; citizens can exercise their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms to protect ourselves against anti-Jewish violence. Even though some – maybe even most – don’t. And some – maybe even most – live in parts of the U.S. that prohibit armed self-defense. And pay the price.
Some, like this author, do exercise their gun rights. Because “never again” means being ready, willing and able to fight for your survival.