Anti-Semitism has returned to Europe. With a vengeance.In the comments it's clear that it's not just a European problem. Canadian Jew-haters came out in force, as usual. (In America its no doubt the same, plus, the hug-a-Muslim, kick-a-Jew mentality extends to the very top.)
... It has become routine. If the kosher-grocery massacre in Paris hadn’t happened in conjunction with Charlie Hebdo, how much worldwide notice would it have received? As little as did the murder of a rabbi and three children at a Jewish school in Toulouse. As little as did the terror attack that killed four at the Jewish Museum in Brussels.
... In Berlin, Gaza brought out a mob chanting, “Jew, Jew, cowardly pig, come out and fight alone!” Berlin, mind you.
... European anti-Semitism is not a Jewish problem, however. It’s a European problem, a stain, a disease of which Europe is congenitally unable to rid itself.
By contrast, the comments behind the e-paper pay-wall harbour no such sentiments. Here are two:
I say this without reservation - Israel's dilemma is the West's dilemma. No ifs ands or buts. There's only one "cure" for anti-Semitism and that would be death. By any means necessary. I'm not talking about those confused and crazy nobodies, the "rebels without a cause" that pick the non-thinking obvious - Israel specifically, and Jews generally. I include union leaders and university professors in that group. And skinheads.Alastair Gordon:
The enemy is Islam. The example to be set is Islam. It's state enablers and financial backers. Gone. By any means necessary. And then maybe I can get on a plane without taking my shoes off. Or my belt. Or leaving my trusty pocket knife in a desk drawer. By any means necessary. Until that job is done. Unfortunately, not any time soon.
It is appropriate to see the term "Jew-hatred" replacing the anodyne "anti-Semitism". How many "progressives" have told me that they cannot be anti-Semitic because, after all, Arabs are Semites too?
Time to call out the Muslim world and their useful idiots - the United Church, Sid Ryan, CUPE, Noam Chomsky, student unions, academics, liberal media, and many on the left for what they really are - Jew-Haters.