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What no Muslim anti-semitism? The media focus on Islamophobia ignores attacks on Jews

by | 11th, January 2015

The Charlie Hebdo massacre and murders at a kosher supermarket in Paris got everyone talking about free speech.

(Their love of free speech ‘no buts…’ won’t last. The Paris free speech rally has morphed into a “unity” rally led by people with no interest in free speech. Gabon’s state-run media regulatory agency, the National Communications Council, suspended three newspapers in 2013, one of them a satirical work. That’s Gabon’s President Ali Bongo on the Paris march. Also marching was US campus censor Eric Holder and:

 

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Let’s hope someone holds up a Charlie Hebdo cartoon and vomits on them all . If this is who you allow to lead a march to support free speech, you’re doing it wrong.)

But what about the racism?

Why-oh-why was the kosher store targetted? Anyone got the foggiest? Want to guess? The gunman and four hostages died at the Hypercasher supermarket near Porte de Vincennes. Yohan Cohen was murdered when he went for jihadi Amedy Coulibaly’s gun. Yoav Hattab died trying to grabbing one of two weapons held by the racist killer.

In all, Islamists murdered 17 people. Since then the BBC has written the following stories on Islamophobia and anti-Semitism. There have been attacks on Muslim places of worship and stores. Blessedly, the nutters have not hurt anyone.

 

BBC reports on the Anti-Semitic nature of the assaults:

January 10: “Charlie Hebdo hunt: Bloody end to sieges”

French President Francois Hollande not the BBC used the term:

“We must be implacable towards racism,” he added, saying that the supermarket attack was an “appalling anti-Semitic act”.

Well, if he says attacking a kosher supermarket was based on anti-Semitism, then we won’t argue.

That’s ONE story on anti-semitism.

 

BBC reports on Islamophbia since the assaults:

 
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Total: 6 stories.

Does that seem odd to you? The real murders of Jews is less racially motivated than the largely perceived violent backlash against Muslims?

Jews are under threat in France. Only Jews and this is true for the UK pray behind guards and fences. Do men with walkie-talkies patrol your church or mosque at prayer time? Is your local Jewish school behind barbed wire? It is in the UK and it is in France.

Teacher Isaac Berg was in the kosher supermarket at the Porte de Vincennes 15 minutes before Friday’s hostage-taking.

“We’re afraid, but what more could the government do to protect us?” he said. “Our schools and places of worship have already been guarded for the last two years. People wouldn’t want a police escort to go shopping.”

In Toulouse in 2012 , Mohammad Merah murdered a rabbi and three children at a Jewish school, pulling an eight-year-old girl by her hair to shoot her in the head.

In 2014:

French President Francois Hollande has spoken out against an “unbearable” assault on a young couple near Paris which ministers

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