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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Conspiracy of silence?

On Friday night in Paris' 19th arrandissement, 17-year old Rudy Haddad was attacked with steel bars by a group of 'African youths' and beaten into a coma. The attack was clearly pre-meditated, and although the mainstream media isn't telling you this - and probably won't - the attackers were most likely Muslims. At Pajamas Media, Phyllis Chesler wonders why the mainstream media has been silent about this case (Hat Tip: Carolyn via Little Green Footballs).

So, where are all the anti-racists now? I hear no condemnations. The silence is chilling. And all too predictable. Where are the mainstream media? Where is FOX, CNN, MSNBC, and the International Herald Tribune? (Only ABC ran a Reuters’ 190 word story earlier today). When I googled this story, the first three pages consisted of stories filed by small bloggers and mainly by Jewish and Israeli media. (Military Photos carried a story as well). But where are The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times? For heaven’s sake: Where is Le Soir, Le Monde, and Figaro? Has France’s Channel 2 covered this?

Arguably, Channel 2 bears a great responsibility here for that is the channel that broadcast the fake murder of Mohammed al-Dura and that sued for defamation when Philippe Karsenty described the coverage as a hoax. As we all know, the French Court found that Karsenty’s criticism was not “libelous.” Charles Enderlin, of Channel 2, has vowed to appeal this decision and has gotten 300 of his journalist-buddies to form a circle of support for him.

I think that Haddad’s grieving family and the Chabad community (to which Haddad was apparently connected since he was on his way to pray at the Beth Chaya Mouchka Lubavitch synagogue), might explore a lawsuit (or at least a demonstration) against the state-owned Channel 2 and against Enderlin. If you think this is a far-fetched suggestion, please consider the other options.

Indeed, what is to be done? Do Jews world-wide, beginning in Europe, and particularly in the 19th arondissement in Paris, need Israeli Defense Forces to guard them as they walk to Parisian synagogues?

Do French police officers need to guard individual Jews just as they have been forced to guard each and every synagogue and Jewish Center ever since Palestinian terrorist leader Yaser Arafat began his murderous campaign in the late 1960s of airplane hijackings, hostage taking, and synagogue and airport bombings, etc.?

Must France, and for that matter, all Europe, start deporting African and/or Muslim immigrants? (Oh I can just hear the civil libertarians shutting down their minds. Even I’m slightly queasy about this suggestion). Or must France consider deporting only African and/or Muslim immigrant gang-members? (What if a gang member reforms and is rehabilitated and we deport him back to a country which practices torture and kidnaps young children as soldiers in their barbarian armies?) Well then, how about deporting African Muslim immigrant gang members who have previously been convicted of violent crimes? (But you can’t hold someone’s past against them, it may not predict their future, they may turn over a new leaf, etc.) Alright, then. What is the magic formula that will allow Europeans to act against the barbarians in their midst without having to live with something that is worse than barbarism, namely, that most-dreaded of accusations: “Racism?”

Clearly, Europe is willing to sacrifice its Jews to African immigrant and/or to Muslim barbarism. Will it prove willing to allow secularists or Christians to also be sacrificed to barbarism as well?

Europe - and certainly France - is clearly willing to sacrifice its Jews to African immigrant and/or Muslim barbarism. Historically, that has always been true. What's different today is that it's Muslims practicing the barbarism rather than native Europeans, some of whom are smart enough to see that this time the Jews are the canaries in the coal mine.

Unfortunately, I don't see any answers to Chesler's questions. It may be too late to save Europe's Jews in their current locations, and given the high birth rates among Muslim immigrants, it may even be too late to save Europe's Christians. One of the commenters on Chesler's article mentioned Orde Wingate and the Night Raids.
In 1936–39, while serving as an intelligence officer in Palestine, Wingate organized night patrols to repel Arab raids on Jewish communities along the Mosul-Haifa oil pipeline, successfully testing his “penetration” method of light infantry operations against the enemy’s rear.
Sounds to me like the commenter was suggesting that European Jewry could use something like the Jewish Defense League, which organized private patrols in the United States in the late 1960's to repel black violence against Jews. But even that organization's founder looked at policing actions in the diaspora as temporary measures and regarded aliya (immigration) to Israel as the permanent solution. Food for thought.


At 8:28 PM, Blogger What is "Occupation" said...

what is happening is not JUST against the Jews..

In Sweden & Belgium rape of the local girls by moslems is also happening, Just visit Gates of Vienna Blog.

The silence is ALSO about how europeans, are being stolen from, targeted, cars burned, daughters raped by north african / islamic peoples.

the sick good news? we jews are NOT ALONE...

At 11:29 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

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At 11:31 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Carl - I agree with you. There's no future for the Jews in Europe. The only future for Jews is in Israel. Whatever I think of its bumbling, criminally corrupt and incompetent leadership, it has millions of bright and dedicated people who do make a real difference. Every Jew who makes aliyah to Israel makes a difference. That's the one place Jews have a real chance to transform the world. Sure, Ehud Olmert talks of doing away with aliyah. The truth is that in light of the changes in Europe and elsewhere, its more critical than ever. Let's hope no one in Israel listens to the vapid crew that passes for a government there and welcomes home every last Jew on earth back to a free and dignified life in their ancient homeland.

At 4:33 AM, Blogger Lydia McGrew said...

In two of his novels, _My Name Is Asher Lev_ and _The Gift of Asher Lev_, especially the latter, Chaim Potok portrays the Lubavitcher in France. (He calls them "Ladover," but this seems like a fairly transparent fictional device.) He not-so-subtly also implies that France is a much nicer place than the U.S. and perhaps even better for Orthodox Jews, if a bit more lonely for them. The second of these books was written in the 80's. I've wondered a number of times recently, first after the riots in Paris and now after this incident, whether it is becoming evident that, in fact, the U.S. is a better place--still, with all its political correctness--for Orthodox Jews to be safe than France. But I have to doubt that Potok, were he still alive, would admit it. He was quite liberal.


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