by Guy Millière
A crowd in front of the Don Isaac Abravanel Synagogue in Paris during the “anti-Israel” riot of July 13, 2014.
…Demonstrators tried to burn down the largest textile store in Paris, near Barbès Rochechouart, because it carries a Jewish name, Dreyfus-Marché Saint Pierre. Clashes with police near this store were particularly violent.
Witnesses spoke of the atmosphere of a civil war, and photographers spoke of a “French intifada”.
The slogans shouted by the rioters were the same as the previous week: “Death to Jews” mingled with “Death to Israel” and “Long live Hamas.” Many who threw stones and Molotov cocktails shouted, “Allahu Akbar,” just as the attackers of the synagogue on July 13 had done.
Even though there were no synagogues or Jews nearby, and no protester shouted, “Let’s slay the Jews” or “Hitler was right,” what happened in Paris on July 19 was as frightful as what had happened the week before.
This was also not the first time that a district of a French city was immersed in an atmosphere of civil war. In October 2005, entire neighborhoods in the suburbs of several major cities were set on fire. In 2010, two districts of Grenoble, in southeast France, were on fire for several days. In May 2013, the Trocadéro area in Paris was ransacked, and two months later, the city of Trappes, near Versailles, experienced hours of insurrection. Dozens of cars and shops were burned. The police precinct was attacked and under siege for hours.
The riots this month were, however, the first time that demonstrations resembling a civil war were carried by people who showed an explicit hatred of Jews and who said they identified with jihadi terrorists. This was the first time that riots in France looked like an Islamic uprising.
Although the events of July 13 and 19 had the support of “leftists” organizations, the vast majority of demonstrators and rioters were Muslims. The majority of the women wore Islamic headscarves. Most men wore a keffiyeh, the checkered Arab scarf, and used it to hide their faces the way Islamists do in the Middle East.
Many protesters on July 13 and 19 came with Palestinian flags, but the flags of Hamas, Hezbollah, al Qaeda and Islamic State [IS], also present, were proudly waved.
The day after the riots, July 20, Prime Minister Manuel Valls again denounced the “danger of anti-Semitism”. July 20th was also the anniversary of the “Vel d’Hiv Round-up” — the mass arrest of Jews in Paris in 1942 by the French police under the supervision of the Nazis. But Valls said nothing about the anti-Semitic and jihadist dimension of the riots. Some conservative politicians criticized the lack of firmness of the government. Leaders of the rightist National Front said that the government was responsible for the violence and had undermined “freedom of expression.”
At the exact moment Manuel Valls spoke, rioters started to ransack the suburb with the largest Jewish population on the outskirts of Paris: Sarcelles. All the Jewish stores and many cars were wrecked or set on fire. A group shouting “Allahu Akbar” again tried to burn the town’s synagogue. Again, most rioters were Muslim. Again, most shouted, “Death to the Jews.”
All French politicians are ready to condemn anti-Semitism in general terms (except members of the National Front); none are ready to call the anti-Semitism that is exploding in France today by its name: Islamic anti-Semitism.
All French politicians, left or right (except members of the National Front), have the same attitude about what happened on July 13, 19 and 20. This attitude can be summed up in one sentence, used by the French President, François Hollande: “The Israeli-Palestinian conflict cannot import itself into France.” No French politician would dare say that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is already present in France, and that, among Muslim populations, Islamic anti-Semitism is inextricably mixed with an absolute hatred of Israel and Jews.
Almost all French politicians adopt an attitude of appeasement toward the enemies of Israel and Jews. They never define Hamas as an Islamic terrorist organization. They close their eyes to the anti-Israeli and anti-Jewish hate speech disseminated by the enemies of Israel in the Middle East, and to the irony that France finances that speech. They act as if they did not see that the hate speech France finances in the Middle East is now spreading throughout France.
The major French media have not said a word about the anti-Semitism and jihadism that permeated the protest of July 13 and the riots of July 19 and 20. All major French television reports of these events presented the protesters and rioters as people who had just wanted to support the “liberation of the Palestinian people”. All reports major French television reports on Israel’s war against Hamas are made from the point of view of Hamas or the Palestinian Authority. No report speaks of Hamas’s genocidal Jew hatred or of the use of Arab women and children as human shields. Journalists from major French media outlets act as if they did not know that by adopting a watered-down vision of the protesters and rioters in France, and by describing the war from the point of view of Hamas or the Palestinian Authority, they are playing a dangerous game that could lead to more pogroms and even civil war….
By Robert Spencer
Berlin imam: “Oh Allah, destroy the Zionist Jews…. Count them and kill them to the very last one.”
…That same day, Sheikh Abu Bilal Ismail, preaching at the Al-Nour Mosque in Berlin, echoed Tareq Al-Hawwas’s prayer. Why Allah is exhorted to count the Jews before he kills them all is unclear – perhaps to make sure than none escape death. In any case, both imams asked for this, as Sheikh Abu Bilal Ismail prayed:
Oh Allah, destroy the Zionist Jews. They are no challenge for you. Count them and kill them to the very last one. Don’t spare a single one of them. Shake the ground beneath their feet. Make them suffer terribly. Deflect their bullets. Disperse them. They behave tyrannically all over the world and spread corruption. Oh Lord, bring torment upon them….
July 25, 2014 – International Day of Al-Quds
From Arab Voices website: “Al-Quds Day is a day of solidarity with the oppressed innocent civilian Palestinians in their struggle against the racist oppressive Zionist-Apartheid system of Israel and a day of protest against the occupation of the grand historic Al-Aqsa Mosque by the Zionist regime. (What a joke. –ed.) Al-Quds Day also extends beyond Palestine to support all innocent and oppressed people in their struggles across the world. All over the world seminars, rallies and marches are held on this day, the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadhan in order to pledge solidarity with those seeking peace through justice.”
Take note: Israel is the ONLY middle eastern country in which Arabs/Muslims are fully free. From the Jewish Virtual Library: “
“Israel is one of the most open societies in the world. Out of 5.6 million people, nearly 1.1 million-19 percent of the population-are non Jews (815,000 Muslims, 163,000 Christians and 96,000 Druze).
Arabs in Israel have equal voting rights; in fact, it is one of the few places in the Middle East where Arab women may vote. Today women hold 9 of the 120 Knesset seats. Eleven Arabs and one Druze are in the current Knesset. Israeli Arabs have also held various government posts, including one who served as Israel’s ConsulGeneral in Atlanta. Arabic, like Hebrew, is an official language in Israel.
Today, more than 200,000 Arab children attend Israeli schools. At the time of Israel’s founding, there was but a single Arab high school in the country. Today, there are hundreds of Arab schools.
The sole legal distinction between Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel is that the latter are not required to serve in the Israeli army. This was to spare Arab citizens the need to take up arms against their brethren…”
Proud young Muslim men Photo credit Eddie Gallegos
The Muslim crowd was very large- well over a thousand people Photo credit Eddie Gallegos
Remember, this is July- very hot, well over 90 degrees, humid, and these ladies were fasting for Ramadan, no water for them. Yet they wrapped themselves up in multiple layers, long sleeves, scarves around their heads and shoulders. A shocking lack of common sense.
Little children are indoctrinated into this cult of hate.
What kind of man lets his wife and daughter suffer in such inappropriate clothing?
Here’s a clue for you, lady. Stop sending rockets into Israel, stop digging tunnels for the purpose of terrorizing Jews, stop kidnapping and killing Jews- and there wouldn’t be 800+ dead. Photo credit Eddie Gallegos
Lots of police on horseback on the Palestinian side. None needed on the Israel side.
A young woman from the Palestinian side ran across Westheimer to the Israel side several times to taunt the Israel supporters, flipping the bird and saying “F**k you! F**k you guys!” Her mother must be so proud!
From our friend Eddie Gallegos, on facebook:
“The black flag of al Qaeda. This is a cropped shot of the last cropped shot. Notice the guy in the middle, the one with the black t-shirt. Look just below his face. See the Arabic script. That is the black flag of al Qaeda. He held itabove the heads of the two people in front of him. When I crossed the street and looked in his direction, he slowly lowered it. I can’t say it’s because he noticed my gear, but I can say he seemed to have gotten spooked by something or someone. I searched for him several times but could not find him.
So there you have it. An AQ sympathizer among a crowd of ‘peaceful’ protesters.”
The pro-Gaza, pro-Hamas, pro-terror side was very strident, very hateful in their speeches and chants. It was the same old, same old: “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!” “Free, free Palestine”, and so forth. What do they want? A world free of Jews. They are born and bred to hate Jews.
Things were different on the Israel side. There was Israeli music and dancing, and chants of “Hamas! No mas!”.
Photo credit Eddie Gallegos
Supporter of Israel Photo credit Eddie Gallegos
Truth Photo credit Eddie Gallegos
The pro Israel side also had a very large crowd.
Photo credit Eddie Gallegos
Bottom line: The terrorists in Gaza must stop sending rockets into Israel. They must stop building tunnels for the purpose of terror. They must stop kidnapping, torturing and killing Jews. If they could live in peace, Israel would not be forced to go to war against them.
And finally, from photographer Eddie Gallegos, a video:
By Daniel Greenfield
“…A spokesman for Mosul police, Ahmed Obaydi, said: “Baghdadi’s decision to have all women circumcised is, as he claims, to prevent immorality and promote Islamic attitudes among Muslims. The decision was made by Baghdadi as a ‘gift’ for people in Mosul.”
UN official Jacqueline Badcock said the fatwa, or religious edict, applied to females between the ages of 11 and 46.
Zanun Majid, a citizen in Mosul, told BasNews: “Due to this decision, many girls fear for their lives, not knowing where to flee, otherwise risking severe punishment by staying.”
This is what Islamic law looks like. This is why it has to be resisted and kept out of every country. This is why there can be no compromise with Sharia.