The rising anti-Semitism in France
of anonymous e-mails circulating the Internet. This was forwarded to me the other day. I sent it to Tiberge, the author of the valuable blog Galliawatch
which focuses on the Islamization of France, and asked her what she thought of it.
First, here is the anonymous e-mail:
Subj: Bad news from France … REAL BAD! for French Jews …
Once again, the real news in France is conveniently not being reported as it should. To give you an idea of what’s going on in that country where there are now between five and six million Muslims and about 600,000 Jews, here is an E-mail that came from a Jew living in France ..
Please read! “Will the world say nothing—again—as it did in Hitler’s time?” He writes: “I AM A JEW—therefore I am forwarding this to everyone on all my e-mail lists. I will not sit back and do nothing. Nowhere have the flames of anti-Semitism burned more furiously than in France .. In Lyon , a car was rammed into a synagogue and set on fire. In Montpellier , the Jewish religious center was firebombed; so were synagogues in Strasbourgand Marseilles ; so was a Jewish school in Creteil—all recently. A Jewish sports club in Toulouse was attacked with Molotov cocktails and on the statue of Alfred Dreyfus, in Paris , the words “Dirty Jew” were painted. In Bondy, 15 men beat up members of a Jewish football team with sticks and metal bars. The bus that takes Jewish children to school in Aubervilliers has been attacked three times in the last 14 months.
According to the Police, metropolitan Paris has seen 10 to 12 anti-Jewish incidents PER DAY in the past 30 days. Walls in Jewish neighborhoods have been defaced with slogans proclaiming “Jews to the gas chambers” and “Death to the Jews.” A gunman opened fire on a kosher butcher’s shop (and, of course, the butcher) inToulouse, France .. A Jewish couple in their ’20s were beaten up by five men in Villeurbanne , France (the woman was pregnant). A Jewish school was broken into and vandalized in Sarcelles , France . This was just in the past week.”
“So I call on you, whether you are a fellow Jew, a friend, or merely a person with the capacity and desire to distinguish decency from depravity, to do—at least—these three simple things:
First, care enough to stay informed. Don’t ever let yourself become deluded into thinking that this is not your fight. I remind you of what Pastor Neimoller said in World War II: “First they came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up, because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me.”
Second, boycott France and French products. Only the Arab countries are more toxically anti-Semitic and, unlike them, France exports more than just oil and hatred. So boycott their wines and their perfumes. Boycott their clothes and their foodstuffs. Boycott their movies.
Definitely boycott their shores. If we are resolved we can exert amazing pressure and, whatever else we may know about the French, we most certainly know that they are like a cobweb in a hurricane in the face of well-directed pressure.
Third, send this along to your family, your friends, and your co-workers. Think of all of the people of good conscience that you know and let them know that you—and the people that you care—about need their help.
The number one bestselling book in France is…. “September 11: The Frightening Fraud” which argues that no plane ever hit the Pentagon!
Please Pass This On, Let’s not let history repeat itself, thank-you for your time and consideration.”
The mutual hatred between Jews in France and the French may have reached a point of incurable, irreversible hysteria, that can only lead to unspeakable horrors. The French are blaming the Jews for the presence of Muslims. It is is true that the Jewish “talking heads,” professors, intellectuals, etc. are all multi-culti Socialists, and “cosmopolitans” as the French call them (I used to think being cosmopolitan was a sign of being educated, but it has a different meaning for the French). But these Jews are no different from millions of non-Jewish Europeans who are also Socialists. Recently Segolene Royal, the former Socialist candidate for President of France, spoke of “our ancestors the Africans,” but there was no outpouring of hatred, just a few smirks. Daniel Cohn-Bendit is partly responsible—he was one of the prime leaders of the May ‘68 revolt. He gets on TV and screams that just as Europe killed the Jews so they are now turning on the poor Muslims who want minarets. The thing that politicians and Jewish celebrities have done is to equate anti-Semitism with “Islamophobia”—this is one reason for the extreme hatred unleashed against the Jews.
One French folk hero who has recently emerged is named Aymeric Chauprade. He believes that 9/11 was not perpetrated by the Muslims, but by Americans and “Zionists.” He believes that America and Israel are plotting to rule the world. Some French have made him their hero because he tells them what they WANT to hear. He is some sort of “expert” on geo-politics. He worked for the French Defense Department. He was fired for his views and a national movement in his favor sprang up, on grounds that he is entitled to his opinion. I think the courts ordered him re-instated because he had been fired without warning.
I do believe the Jews may have to leave France. I have felt that way for a long time.
I’ll let you know what I find out. Give me some time. I’m so far behind, but I tend to lose motivation when too many things happen and I can’t get it all into good readable articles quickly. So I cop out. It’s terrible and I hate myself for it.
P.S. The only decent politician in France—Philippe de Villiers—has cancer of the eye. They say it may be curable.
This is very disturbing. When I read some of the things the French believe, it strikes me again how they, more than other peoples, live in their own self-enclosed universe. The function of the French mind is NOT to see reality, but to operate within the constructed reality of the French mind.
It’s impossible to follow the workings of the French mind. The French hate the Jews because the Jews are pro multiculti and pro immigration and helped let in the Muslims. The French also hate Israel and its friend the U.S. because they are the real threat to Europe and are war mongers against Islam. So, the French hate the Jews because the Jews empower Islam, and the French hate the Jews because the Jews are war mongers against Islam.
There has been a huge amount of crime and urban violence in France recently, especially since Algeria won a soccer game a few weeks ago—cities all over France exploded in fires and vandalism. This is the Algerian way of expressing happiness over beating the Egyptians!!! All over France Algerians proclaimed their love of Algeria and their hatred of France. “Nique la France” is what they say (“F … France”).
The MSM are very subdued on these events. Only websites like Francois Desouche post the truth. Then it starts flying all over the French websites. But no one that I know of has pointed to specific anti-Semitic acts,, because no one cares about them. The Catholics DO have a point—that Catholics are targeted as well, but the government ignores this completely.
In general, Jews, in the Jewish neighborhoods all over France are subjected to daily harassment, muggings, beatings, etc. If, however, a Jewish cemetery or synagogue is damaged it usually makes the news, to the detriment of the Catholic churches that are vandalized. This infuriates the Catholics. If a Jewish person, like Ilan Halimi, is brutally murdered, it makes the news, but non-Jews are also killed and injured, and it is played down. (I’m trying to explain some of the reasons for the French anger at Jews.)
BUT, this does not explain the relentless flow of anti-Semitic comments at the very websites that are reporting the news—François Desouche, for example (I’m speaking of the comments, not so much the website itself.)
Also, when a Jewish writer in Israel sent out a warning to Europeans that they were committing suicide by letting in the Muslims, the readers at Francois Desouche let loose with even more hatred, on grounds that he should keep his mouth shut, since the Jews were responsible for the situation in the first place.
One much more reasonable blogger named Joachim Veliocas interviewed the Jews in the neighborhoods of Paris, and found to his relief that they are not all left-wingers and that they are terrified of Muslims and want them out. But these Jews have no official voice, even among the high-profile Jewish agencies like CRIF. CRIF is headed by one Richard Prasquier, a very Socialist Jew who condones immigration AND metissage, but when Israel is is danger THEN he blames the French for not being on the side of Israel. This double-speak (or hypocrisy) infuriates the French AND it activates the ancient more inextricable type of anti-Semitism that seems to be a European obsession. (Not just the French. Recently there was a phony story generated by a Swedish journalist about the soldiers of the IDF taking organs from dead Muslims and selling them. Sweden eventually admitted it was a hoax.)
It is truly impossible to have a reasonable discussion about Jews in France.
Therefore, based on what I know, I would say that the e-mail you received is accurate. Publish it with a warning that we still need documentary evidence like links to reliable Jewish sites. I will continue searching for something specific. But by all means, publish it.
D. in Seattle writes:
Perhaps I’m asking the obvious, but how come there is not a single word, neither in the initial email nor in subsequent correspondence with Tiberge, about WHO is committing acts of violence against Jews in France? Is it the Muslims? Is it the French nationalists? Is it the French liberals? All of the above?
Absent that information, the article reveals a lot and nothing at the same time. It’s like media accounts of violence against whites here: things just happen, on their own.
To the best of my knowledge the violence against Jews is PRIMARILY committed by immigrants—Muslims and blacks (who may or may not be Muslims). This does not rule out the possibility of white “satanists” destroying Jewish grave sites along with Christian ones, or the possibility of deliberate attacks by Le Pen followers. Most of the attacks against Jews are by Muslims.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at December 09, 2009 10:57 AM | Send
(I have NO evidence that Le Pen himself is behind any of the attacks, but his followers constitute a kind of “club” where to be anti-Israel, anti-Jewish and anti-American is to be a real man.)
Example: Many Jews who used to live in violence-ridden Seine-Saint-Denis in the Parisian suburbs have moved into Paris proper. Often they move into the 19th arrondissement. But the Muslims followed them into the 19th—either by moving in, or by prowling there in gangs at night. (Some gangs are multi-ethnic—black, Muslim, white)
A reminder to your readers that this sort of repeated violence was unheard of in France until the number of Muslims there began to balloon out of control. There still are no accurate figures, but that e-mail corresponds roughly to what I know—about 600,000 (or fewer) Jews, about 10 million (or more) Muslims.
I’m not sure what is meant by “French liberal.” Most French people, including nationalists, EVEN including some monarchists are “socially liberal,” i.e. they expect massive social entitlements, but the problem is of course that while these entitlements may work well for the French, they cease to work when you grant them to millions of immigrants. Then the State HAS to favor the immigrant population. Now, in France the word “liberal” refers to a wide-open financial and trade market with few protections for French companies, farmers, fishermen, etc … “Liberal” refers to “globalism,” the absence of regulations and protective tariffs, etc … French liberals today include most Socialists who favor the EU’s globalist policies. This fact has aroused much criticism from French nationalists who regard globalism as a new type of socialism on a world-wide scale, involving massive migrations of people who have to be cared for, fed, educated by the country they land in. Many questions have arisen over this seemingly contradictory stance of the Socialists, who, theoretically, should be on the side of protectionism, but who, in the name of anti-racism and multi-culturalism have now moved into the domain of economic globalism.
I have no reason to believe that Socialists, economic liberals, globalists, etc … actually commit these crimes. They have opened the borders and in so doing they have created the climate where such crimes become inevitable.
I will pass on to Mr. Auster any specific information I can find. I have reported on the recent soccer game violence, as well as the problems in the 19th arrondissement. The French-language Jewish websites express exasperation at the re-emergence of the old demons from the past, but they do not support the sealing of borders. They do expect protection from the State, but they seem to adhere to the idea that the West has to be open to other cultures. This of course does not apply to very hard-line patriotic Israeli/Jewish websites. They are rare, but there is one called Samson Blinded that I sometimes read.
You must understand that the e-mail Mr. Auster forwarded to me rings true in light of what I know, but seems to group together many crimes committed over a period of time. As I said, there are so many “incidents” it is impossible to keep up with them. Socialist Jews have no interest in reporting large numbers of crimes; Sarkozy constantly covers up crime statistics; the media is largely government-controlled, so it can be difficult to know what is happening. For example, the official government figure on the number of “burquas” worn by Muslim women in France was around 300-400. But the real figure is closer to 20,000, by any reasonable estimate. Still not a lot, but look at the discrepancy!
I hope this answer helps a little. I realize, as does Lawrence, the dangers involved in anonymous e-mails. But I feel safe in saying that even if there were some errors in that e-mail, it is grosso modo true. And I feel safe in saying that the main perpetrators are Muslims (Arab or black). Many non-Muslim blacks convert while in prison. The overwhelming majority of criminals in French prisons are Muslim. I think even the Washington Post reported this a couple of years ago.
My fear is that if there is a real explosion of violence there, nation-wide, the Jews will indeed be the first targeted not only by the Muslims but by Frenchmen out for revenge. The only way to avoid this would be to separate the issues of anti-Semitism and “Islamophobia.” The fact that there is justified fear of Muslims is NOT to be equated in any way with unjustified and deeply rooted anti-Semitism. But of course, this has not happened: Sarkozy has seen to it that ALL types of discrimination are equally bad (this is the position of the EU as well). [LA adds: and of all liberals and neoconservatives]. In Europe, only Geert Wilders has attempted to make this distinction. In France, one politician—Philippe de Villiers—did likewise, and he garnered hardly any votes.