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Europe: The Submission That Dare Not Speak Its Name

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Exactly one year ago, a killer entered the courtyard of a Jewish school in Toulouse, France, and shot in cold blood a rabbi and three children. He said he had wanted to kill more, and to perpetrate a massacre, but that his gun jammed. During the prev

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Gillian M (218)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 10:19 am

What is taking shape could be a shift toward the end of the Jewish presence in Europe.

Exactly one year ago, a killer entered the courtyard of a Jewish school in Toulouse, France, and shot in cold blood a rabbi and three children. He said he had wanted to kill more, and to perpetrate a massacre, but that his gun jammed.

During the previous days, he had shot three French soldiers of Arab origin.

The killer was quickly located, besieged by the police for thirty two hours, then riddled with bullets when he tried to escape.

A few weeks later, his statements to the police during the siege were leaked. They showed that he defined himself as a "soldier of Islam" and that he was trained in Pakistan and Afghanistan by al Qaeda affiliates. He said that he wanted to kill French Arab soldiers because they were "traitors to their religion" and that "all traitors" had to be "eliminated." He also said that he hated "Jews," that Jews had to be "removed form the face of the earth" and that his only regret was that he did not have "the opportunity to kill more Jews." Political leaders and the mainstream media immediately said that these statements did not make sense, and they tried to describe him as a "lone wolf" and a "lost boy" who acted "irrationally." Sociologists explained that he'd had a "hard childhood," and that he'd had to face "French prejudices" all of his life. Radical Islam and hatred of Jews were almost never evoked.

In the months that followed, he became a hero -- almost a legend -- in all French Muslim suburbs. His name, Mohamed Merah, appeared on leaflets and graffiti, and was quoted with praise in rap songs. The number of anti-Semitic attacks increased all over the country: reports show that most perpetrators were young Muslims citing "Mohamed" as an "example" to follow. Two jihadist terrorist cells planning anti-Semitic attacks and assassinations of prominent Jews were dismantled: their members declared after their arrest that they wanted to die as martyrs, and kill Jews, "like Mohamed," who "showed the way." Political leaders and the mainstream media did not speak of leaflets, graffiti, rap songs, anti-Semitic attacks, or references to "Mohamed." They spoke of the dismantling of "terrorist cells" -- as if the cells had no relation to "Mohamed."

The anniversary of the crimes committed by "Mohamed" came, and what happened was not surprising: Reports were broadcast on television concerning "Mohamed," his life and his acts. Pictures of a smiling Mohamed were on the cover of magazines everywhere. Photos were shown of his travels. One of the main French TV channels programmed a "Mohamed Merah Special Evening."

Sociologists were invited. Mohamed's sister, Souad, and his mother, Zoulika, both fully veiled, were interviewed extensively. They said that Mohamed was a "sweet young man" and a "good Muslim," who committed an "inexplicable acts." Mohamed's lawyer said that his client was "depressed." Souad, filmed by a hidden camera a few weeks earlier, stated that, "Mohamed had fought well and bravely," and that "Jews deserved to be killed;" but what she said then, when she thought that nobody was listening, seemed of interest to nobody. Mohamed's elder brother, Abdelghani, published a book, My Brother, this Terrorist, explaining that all his family was radicalized; that he was scared and that he had a "duty to speak," but nobody gave him a chance. His name was not even mentioned.

Once again, radical Islam and hatred of Jews were virtually not evoked. The explanation given by Mohamed Merah, of his decision to kill French soldiers of Arab origin, was totally set aside. The Jewish victims were just evoked as "casualties," and "victims" among others. Mohamed seemed also to be a victim.

The remembrance ceremonies referred to the "victims" in general, and to "terrorism" in general. Although French President François Hollande spoke briefly of "anti-Semitism," he was the only one to do so. "Sadness" was in the air, but it seemed essentially to have no cause and no effect: a "tragedy" had happened, that's all.

When they are in private, the police officials say that there "hundreds of Mohamed Merahs" in France and many Islamist cells, but that they are much more discreet when they are in public.

France intervened militarily against Islamists in northern Mali, but no French political leader ever said that the fight was waged against Islamists: the official word used was "terrorists" -- only "terrorists." Members of the French Council of the Muslim Faith asked the French political leaders to make no reference to Islam; they were obeyed.

French political leaders know perfectly well that there is an Islamist threat in France and that the French army is fighting Islamists in Mali; they are afraid to call things by their name. They fear riots in Muslim suburbs. They know perfectly well that Muslim anti-Semitism is rising in France, but, for the same reason, they are afraid to say it. The mainstream journalists are also scared.

The general atmosphere is impregnated with a submission that dare not speak his name. Those who do not comply and who speak too clearly are vilified, caricatured, excluded. Eventually they submit and they radicalize, and, as many radical Muslims find accomplices, many non-Muslims join soft jihadi movements.

The majority of the population discerns that something is wrong, but cannot find a reliable explanation.

Jews feel threatened, abandoned, and a growing number of them consider exile. Over the last two decades, French Jewish families have gradually withdrawn their children from public schools to protect them against bullying and insults. Today, Jewish schools themselves have become a target. What happened in Toulouse was an unparalleled crime, but every day, Jewish children going to or parting from Jewish schools are assaulted.

Every week, Jewish businesses are subjected to attacks.

The French Jewish community is the largest in Western Europe. Its existence dates back to the early Middle Ages. A decade ago, it had approximately 500,000 members. Last year, its number fell to 400,000, and continues to fall. If the trend does not stop, the Jewish presence in France will, in the medium term, come to an end.

As long as what happens in France also happens in other European countries, what is taking shape could be a shift towards the end of the Jewish presence in Europe. It is impossible to assess the consequences that such an event could have, but one would have to be blind to underestimate its significance.

Jay S (116)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 11:03 am
Our leaders and media have learned that if they 'offend' these bigoted primitives that they will be killed or have to live under 24 hour armed guard, as several do right now. The question really is - where is the outrage???!

If the media and our leaders had more courage and spoke out against these crimes against all we hold dear in the West, and then DID something to stop these hate mongers, they couldn't kill them all. Now, it seems they just sit quietly and let these hateful bigots have their way as their crimes continue to grow.

Carola May (20)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 11:06 am
What would any rational, well informed person think any differently about this when hating and killing Jews was an obsession with Islam's bigoted and violence prone founder:

Bukhari:V4B52N177 "Allah's Apostle said, 'The Hour will not be established until you fight
with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say.
"O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him."'"

Beth S (330)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 12:13 pm
The French, as usual, don't want to get the Vichy Arabs upset, endanger their supply of Arab oil, and besides, who cares about Jooos? The French will continue to act as cowards and wave the white flag of denial and surrender. When the **** hits the fan, undoubtedly many of them will convert to Islam, because that is, of course, the path of least resistance, which is another French trait par excellence.

De Gaul authored Eurabia, the French largely acceded, and this is what they're stuck with. The French actually deserve what they get, what they created and nutured, sadly. They deserve the high Muslim crime rate, the Sharia no-go zones, the Muslim rapes, the Islamic takeover.

If any French -- and I know there are some -- see this as problematic, I wish them the courage to demand change now, expelling the Muslim population out of the country, before the situation becomes irreversible, which it probably already is, and the success in fighting this lethal blight. But mostly, the French will do what is most convenient for them. True morality is a quaint, archaic artifact, no longer relevant in today's France Convenience is the determinant, the religion that justifies all.. Just kick the can down the road and let the next generation of European-French have no choice but to be born into an Islamic hell hole, forced to get those circumcisions the French have so long derided. The French will have to give up their music and wine, as Islam tolerates neither.

That xenophobic bureaucracy that has so jealously and fastidiously guarded the French tongue from becoming contaminated from the outside will fall like the walls of Jericho, and Arabic will become the language du jour, and for the foreseeable future.

As France protects its Jews, so France will fare. Maybe the French should take their snide noses out of their wine glasses and spend some time putting them into history books about what inevitably happens when Islam gets a toe-hold in a region/country. But, that might mean a party might be missed, ooh la la.

Bye-bye, France. Few deserve it moreso.

Lee Hampton (15)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 12:32 pm
How appropriate the title of this article. The "submission"....

This is what the word "Islam" means, and as the French go about life with their usual joie de vivre, they are so caught up they have barely noticed the huge tectonic shift underneath them. Surprise!

France and many of the European countries are like patients with osteoporosis, a slow progression in which holes develop in the matrix of the bone, barely noticeable until the patients fall and the hips or the spines break, which often entails a rapid demise.

And when France finally falls to Islam, the French can always blame it on the Jews. If nothing else, the French and the Muslims share that one very ugly characteristic, an anti-Semitism that existed from time immemorial and was fed and metastacized into the virulent form spread by the Nazis.

It is so easy and satisfying to blame everything on the Jews. And every last Jew should leave France, and the French and the Muslims will have no one to buffer their antagonism toward each other. It will be quite a face-off, quite a day of reckoning.

patrica and edw jones (190)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 3:35 pm
As we have said many, many times - until we have leaders with backbone - not afraid to speak out against the hatred and downright ugliness that prevails in our societies - then nothing will change. It is obvious, isn't it, that Groups like ours and our input is needed more than ever!!!

Roger G (154)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 5:08 pm
noted, thanks!

. (0)
Friday March 29, 2013, 9:33 am
Like so many European countries that are doing nothing to protect their citizens, nor forcing Muslims to live by their country's laws, this is not a big surprise coming from France.
The Jews were never overall well received in France. Stories of the French giving up Jews to the Nazi's are well documented. As the French never had the guts for confrontation, what protection can the Jews be guaranteed when the French will not protect their population as a whole?.

. (0)
Friday March 29, 2013, 12:39 pm
Noted & posted

Gillian M (218)
Friday March 29, 2013, 1:37 pm
Allan, true. In fact, some 12 years ago I found a story about a 14 year old boy banned from his local leisure centre because he was Jewish. Many other stories came out of Europe especially from France and Germany. Now it is from all across Europe and Scandanavia as well as the US.

Past Member (0)
Friday March 29, 2013, 2:10 pm
How many people clicked on the author's name to see what else he's written, or checked out the site that published the article? I'm not saying the author is lying. What i am saying is, i prefer journalism to be unbiased. This author has numerous publications, and all of them are about how radical Islam is and how how anti-Semitic everyone, from politicians to the general public, is.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Friday March 29, 2013, 2:22 pm
Can you imagine if this had been a Jew; or a Neo Nazi or skinhead entering a mosque and killing innocent people? We wouldn't hear the end of it for sometime to come. That wannabe Moebius Loop called CNN would have saturated the airwaves with it 24/7. BTW Robert O. I have.

M B (62)
Friday March 29, 2013, 2:36 pm
@ BETH:....."expelling the Muslim population out of the country, before the situation becomes irreversible, which it probably already is, and the success in fighting this lethal blight."
Really ?!? You're full of racism. I would prefer....."Jews and Arabs should get educated to live in peace", or whatever, but the French are being told how bad Muslims are instead, by you. Poor Jews, they deserve better support than yours. Take a look at the Dutch. The police reported and handed over Jews to the Nazis, but today Jews are living there in peace. I wish there would be a different approach towards the Muslim population in France;
- I don't believe the French / Muslims are all that bad.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Friday March 29, 2013, 2:38 pm
Great post and comments--thanks.

Birgit W (160)
Friday March 29, 2013, 4:10 pm

Phil P (94)
Friday March 29, 2013, 7:02 pm
Monka, I don't believe Beth is racist for one minute. She merely pointing to an intolerable situation that can't be allowed to continue. We've been down this road before or don't you remember?

Agree, education and putting perceived wounds behind, but as I've posted this from someone else before.....

Muslims are not happy
They’re not happy in Gaza
They're not happy in Egypt
They're not happy in Libya
They're not happy in Morocco
They're not happy in Iran
They're not happy in Iraq
They're not happy in Yemen
They're not happy in Afghanistan
They're not happy in Pakistan
They're not happy in Syria
They're not happy in Lebanon
So, where are they happy?
They're happy in Australia
They're happy in England
They're happy in France
They're happy in Italy
They're happy in Germany
They're happy in Sweden
They're happy in the USA & Canada
They're happy in Norway
They're happy in almost every country that is not Islamic!
And who do they blame?
Not Islam...
Not their leadership...
Not themselves...
And they want to change the countries they're happy in, (AND JEWS and Everyone else)
to be like the countries they came from,
where they were unhappy.
Try to find logic in that !

Louise D (44)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 1:54 am
The problem is not in the Muslims themselves but more in the way that virtually every Mosque in the west has Saudi money in it, the Imans are chosen by the Saudis and that is where the anti-Jewish sentiments are being channeled. Of course the fact that the Protocols of the Elders of Zion has been kicking around again doesn't help matters.

reft h (66)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 2:08 am
thanks for the article

Caroline S (78)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 7:15 am
Wow,...I didn't know that French people were so racist, disgusting, cowards, that they blame everything on the Jews, that "many of them will convert to Islamt, the path of least resistance, which is another French trait par excellence." Really despicable people .....I didn't know that. But some of you seem to know very well French people, so you must be right. Thank you for these really nformative and clever comments. Bonne journée.
P.S. ; yes, it's true that political leaders fear riots in some Muslim suburbs, and yes, the situation is getting worse there .

But, yes, it's true that French political leaders fear riots in Muslim suburbs.

Gillian M (218)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 2:20 pm
Monka, have you not noticed that Jews are being attacked by Muslims all across Europe? That in Sweden it is now virtually Judenfrei? That the police can no longer protect the Jews in the Netherlands and they have been advised by senior EU reps that they should leave? Or is it that you don't want to see?

The police in both Sweden and Denmark have announced that virtually all rapes are committed by Muslims.

Not one of us has ever said all Muslims, including Beth, but that does not mean that crimes in various areas have not increased. In the UK note the rape gangs of little girls where the authorites were frightened to do anything.

Try this about Spain - Spain and Muslim Apostasy

Letter from Apostate Imran Firasat, prosecuted in Spain by Muslim for speaking against Islam, gives an update on his court case

Gillian M (218)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 6:49 am
Robert O, if someone speaks out against Islam he's biased. If someone speaks out against anti-Semitism, he's biased. Perhaps you just don't like someone speaking the truth.


Klaus Peters (14)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 1:31 am
I dare to speak that name, I am not a Jew, but I would rather be a Jew than a Muslim!
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