Wiesenthal Centre to French Interior Minister: “Paris is Burning and the Jews are Collateral Damage”
December 14, 2018
“France, last week, joined the other 27 European Union member States in signing a historic manifesto against antisemitism. This has now to be applied by imposing serious arrest warrants and detention orders for incitement to hate and violence against Jews, in what has become a ‘Paris Intifada’”
“The situation will become a mortal threat with the return of a reported more than 2,000 French terrorist fighters from the ruined Califate. Isis-trained from ten years old to use fire arms, decapitate hostages and brainwashed to hate Jews”
In a letter to newly appointed French Interior Minister, Christophe Castaner, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, expressed outrage at the antisemitic by-product of the “Yellow Jacket” demonstrations across France.
Samuels recalled that “Hitler, on his one-time visit to Paris, was so impressed, that he established the ‘Fur Alle ein Mahl in Paris’ (‘For every Wehrmacht Soldier, one Time in Paris’ as a ‘Rest and Recreation’ Award). During the 1944 Nazi evacuation, he famously telephoned the German Governor to check if his order had been obeyed, shrieking ‘Is Paris burning?’”
The Jews had long ago been deported but the Resistance kept Paris from the flames...Last Saturday’s demonstrations/riots would have pleased Hitler, as Jews became their collateral victims,” he continued.
The Centre argued, “What began four weeks ago as focused marches against petrol taxes were infiltrated and hijacked by extreme right and far left vandals, anarchists and radical Stalinists bent on theft, arson and mayhem.Their unifying factor is conspiracy theory and Jew-hatred”...
“This will become a mortal threat with the return of a reported more than 2,000 surviving French terrorist fighters from the ruined Califate. Isis-trained from ten years old to use fire arms, decapitate hostages and brainwashed to hate Jews”
The letter added, “Last Saturday, Central Paris was in lock down. The streets deserted, as normally crowded Christmas shoppers reacted to a self-imposed 'curfew'. Synagogues in the area, never closed on the Sabbath, were locked for their own safety."
"Usually blocked by traffic, roads around our home were barricaded from 6 a.m. until the evening. It felt like a war zone, adorned with Nazi graffiti and posters of the President overwritten ‘Macron, whore of the Jews!’ Police water-cannon and tear-gas response was reminiscent of the Intifada,” described Samuels.
A rhetorical question: “As a result, do the French now better understand Israel’s predicament?”... “Hardly!” responded the Centre.
Mr. Minister, “France last week joined the other 27 European Union members in signing a historic manifesto against antisemitism. This has now to be applied by imposing serious arrests warrants and detention orders for incitement to hate and violence against Jews, in what has become a ‘Paris Intifada’,” concluded Samuels.
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