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Racist Freaks burns down Jewish center in Paris, France
TwinCities.com reports that racist bastards have burned down a Jewish center in Paris, France:
It was the latest in a series of acts attributed to neo-Nazis across the country
[...] The rise in acts attributed to neo-Nazis is particularly disturbing to France's Jews, who are already concerned about increasing anti-Semitism among the country's Arab youth. They fear that both anti-Semitic strains are growing.
A statement posted on an Islamic website Monday, said a group calling itself Jamaat Ansar Al-Jihad al Islamiya was responsible for the attack. The statement called the action retaliation for the defiling of Muslim cemeteries in France and other anti-Muslim acts outside the country.
Between Nazi bastards, Islamic fascists and European leftists, Israel and Jews across Diaspora countries have a lot of enemies.
Luckily today we have the State of Israel - a place where Jews can find refuge, and a country that has institutions and an army dedicated to the defense of such persecuted folks.
I copy both articles below.
Neo-Nazis set fire to Jewish center
PARIS — Fire swept through a Jewish community center in eastern Paris early Sunday after arsonists broke into the building and scrawled swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans inside.
It was the latest in a series of acts attributed to neo-Nazis across the country.
The center, which prepares kosher food for Jews in need, occupies the ground floor of a five-story residential building. There were no injuries.
President Jacques Chirac and other politicians were quick to condemn the attack and vowed to punish the perpetrators. Mayor Bertrand Delanoe visited the scene Sunday and said he felt "shock and horror."
The attack comes at a sensitive time for the city, falling between two emotional anniversaries. On Aug. 18, 1944, the Red Cross entered a Nazi detention camp outside Paris, freeing about 1,500 Jews awaiting deportation to extermination camps in Germany. A week later, Paris itself was liberated from the Germans.
Much of this year's anti-Semitic activity in France has been concentrated in the eastern region of Alsace, a traditionally German-speaking area along the German border. Officials there say Alsace's neo-Nazi movement is an extension of a broader movement in Germany. On Saturday, about 3,000 people took part in a neo-Nazi march in the German town of Wunsiedel, about 250 miles from Alsace, to commemorate the death in 1987 of Adolf Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess.
Dozens of neo-Nazi acts have been perpetrated across France since April, in some cases by copycats with no clear relationship to an organized movement.
The recent neo-Nazism in France appears to have no clear ideology beyond anti-Semitic slogans and the heavy metal music lyrics of white supremacy. Adherents are mostly men in their teens or early 20s, according to people who monitor the movement, and their targets are as often Arabs as Jews.
But the rise in acts attributed to neo-Nazis is particularly disturbing to France's Jews, who are already concerned about increasing anti-Semitism among the country's Arab youth. They fear that both anti-Semitic strains are growing.
Unknown Islamic Group Claims Responsibility for Paris Jewish Center Blaze
French authorities are studying a claim of responsibility by a previously unknown Islamic group for a fire Sunday that destroyed a Jewish community center in Paris.
French President Jacques Chirac condemned the destruction of the center, and officials say those responsible face 20-year sentences if convicted. France has suffered a wave of anti-Semitic violence in recent years, coinciding with rising tensions in the Middle East and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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A good man burned down a Freakish Jewish Center.
Posted by: White Euro at February 27, 2005 08:51 PM
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