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— Editor John Scott Montecristo
Comments in italics by Pandora Pushkin
British Home Secretary Theresa May said she “never thought I’d see the day” when members of the Jewish community would be “fearful” of remaining in the UK.
She pledged to introduce more police patrols in key Jewish areas, including synagogues and schools, after counter-terror officers warned of a “heightened concern” about the safety risk to the Jewish community.
Speaking at the ceremony organised by the Board of Deputies of British Jews, Mrs May said: “The dreadful events in Paris are a reminder of the serious terrorist threat that we face.
“The attack on a Jewish supermarket, where four people were killed, is a chilling reminder of anti-Semitism, not just in France but the recent anti-Semitic prejudice that we sadly have seen in this country.
Apparently half the British public, we are told, nurse anti-Semitic sentiments and stereotypes. But who decides what make you an anti-Semite? The Jews, of course. The slightest criticism of Jews, including calling a Jew a Jew, is considered anti-Semitic. (Pandora Pushkin)
“I know that many Jewish people in this country are feeling vulnerable and fearful,” Mrs May said, “and you’re saying that you’re anxious for your families, for your children and yourselves.”
She added: “I never thought I would see the day when members of the Jewish community in the United Kingdom would say they were fearful of remaining here in the United Kingdom.”
The trouble is, you can’t suggest that fearful Jews should go to Israel if they don’t like it in Britain, because that too is “anti-Semitic”. Recommending aliya (emigration to Israel) is now regarded as anti-Semitic because it implies that you want to get rid of Jews. (Pandora Pushkin)
“And that means we must all redouble our efforts to wipe out anti-Semitism here in the United Kingdom,” the Home Secretary concluded.
This comes just days after Scotland Yard assistant commissioner Mark Rowley, who heads up Britain’s counter-terrorism force said a security review was being carried out in the UK in the aftermath of the Paris shootings.
Meanwhile the Association of Chief Police Officers revealed that it is looking to beef up security in Jewish neighbourhoods in the aftermath of the bloody atrocity.
In other words, British taxpayers—half of them allegedly “anti-Semitic”—are being forced to pay for extra security for the Jews they allegedly hate. How bizarre! (Pandora)
A total of 17 people were killed during terror attacks in France over three days, including four Jewish men who were shot dead by Islamist terrorist Amedy Coulibaly, after he stormed a kosher supermarket in Paris.
This began with a deadly massacre at the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, where eight magazine staff, a caretaker and a visitor were killed.
Britain’s threat level remains severe, which means a terrorist attack is highly likely.
Yes, we’re all advising our Jewish friends to stop wearing their kippas (skullcaps) in public. Unfortunately, this too is considered “anti-Semitic”, and we could well be reported to the relevant authorities for telling Jews to leave their kippas at home! (Pandora)
Last week, Belgium counter terror officers thwarted an advanced plot to kill police officers in the street when they launched a series of raids across the country.
Fifteen suspected jihadists were arrested, while two were killed in a tense police shootout in eastern Belgium.
Speaking at the ceremony in London, Mrs May said Britain would not be the same without people of different faiths.
She told the audience in London: “In Europe, of course, we have seen large numbers of Jewish people emigrate and others are questioning their future.
“There have been other attacks as well, the like of which we never thought we’d see again in Europe — in Brussels, of course, where four people were shot and killed at a Jewish museum and in Toulouse, where three children and a teacher were murdered at a Jewish school.
“So I want to say this: Jewish people have long been an important and integral part of this country, we cherish the contribution you make, not just in the past but today and every day.”
Hear, hear! Well said, Theresa! We are all Jews now! (Pandora)