General Antisemitism

Update on antisemitic attack in France by Muslim youths which the Guardian still hasn’t reported


As we reported yesterday, the Guardian didn’t deem as newsworthy a brutal attack (in Villeurbaine) near Lyons, France, by a mob of over a dozen Muslim youths Saturday night, on three 18-year-old yarmulke wearing Jewish men, who were beaten with hammers and Iron bars.

As we noted, one of the young men suffered an open wound on his skull, and one girl had a neck injury.

The French Interior Ministry confirmed that the the assault was motivated by antisemitism.

More details have been reported on the attack, including the fact that some of the Muslim attackers yelled ‘dirty Jew,’ and cursed and spat on the victims.

“Speaking to Ynet, the father said his son [one of the victims of the attack] has recovered physically, “but psychologically he’s weak, very frightened. When people attack you with a hammer – it’s not not an everyday occurrence. My son is 19, and his friends are about 20, and they are all afraid to leave the house. Eli isn’t angry because it’s not in his nature, but he’s been very quiet since the incident.”

Rabbi Gorvitch [the community Rabbi] said Villeurbaine’s Jewish community has been targeted before. “We are regularly cursed at and spat on.” Just last month, he said, a youngster riding on a motorcycle fired rubber bullets at a car that was being driven by a man wearing a yarmulke.

Per Times of Israel:

Joël Mergui, president of the Central Consistory, an umbrella organization working to coordinate local Jewish communities, said the country’s Jews were under constant attack. “Not a week passes without anti-Semitic assaults in France. 

The chief rabbi of the Grand Synagogue in Lyon, Richard Wertenschlag, called the atmosphere “unbearable.”

CRIF [Council of Jewish Institutions in France] Vice President Ariel Goldman told Le Figaro that [antisemitic] incidents had in fact ramped up.

“In the month following the Merah [massacre in Toulouse] we counted 140 such acts,” said Goldman. “This amounts to a third of the violent incidents we had in [all of] 2011.”

To put the Guardian’s decision not to run the story in perspective, even Lebanon’s paper, The Daily Star, ran this AP story on June 3:

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  1. I guess the G will also miss this one:

    http://www.algemeiner.com/2012/06/05/jordanian-town-attacks-jewish-tourists-forces-them-to-leave/

    but when an arab slips on a banana peel, the Banana industry, Israel, international trade in fruits + the colour yellow each get a column in CIF about how islamophobic, intolerant and racist they are.

    The G is beyond contempt. It is one of the roots of modern antisemitism.

    I still expect a piece there soon but it will about how French Arabs have been marginalized, abused and subjugated by a racist French republic.

    • Meanwhile on a pice about Le Pen and French Arabs, Berchmans is allowed to claim that the ration of Palestinian – Israeli deaths is 144:1

      I posted the correct figures (about 6:1) since 2000, and it disappeared.

      Not just moderated, the stub vanished too.

      They don’t want to know.

      • One day The Guardian will truly be in the ‘dock’ and one, just one, of the damning subjects that will be raised is the way Berchmans is allowed to rant against Israel using lying figures time after time BUT, he is never banned even when well sourced articles are posted that demolish his figures.

  2. I get a feeling that many at the Guardian now believe that anti-Semitism should no longer be included among all the other isms that progressives find so abhorrent. It’s as if Jews collectively have forefeited all their moral capital because of the supposed misdeeds of their Israeli brethren, and thus any attacks coming their way are not worth mentioning.

    • You are quite right I think, terry. After if a person spends most of his day up to his neck in sh*t, he ceases to notice the smell after a while.

  3. And if they did report it, then what? 300-400 words on why Israeli policy practically twisted the arms of the attackers who were at their wits end as a result of some Israeli policy. And they weren’t attacking Jews, they were attacking Zionists, or some such argument. Be thankful any time the Guardian doesn’t report anything about Jews. Unless I missed something over the last few years, I recall not one story about an Israeli policy that benefitted the Arab population. Not in healthcare, education,housing, religious freedom, or anything else.It’s not that those stories don’t exist to the Guardian editors. It is simply that they have a meaning that is not shown by just a report of simple facts. There is always a deeper story, and it has something to do with Jewish perfidy.

  4. Do these Muslim idiots realize that if the Jews leave France who then is going to finance their extravagant unemployment benefits……..Not the Racist and Toxic Guardian that’s for sure…..

  5. I wonder if someone could ask a Guardian staffer for a comment on why a racist attack in the country next door ours (France) is not reported at all despite the recent racist murder in that country, while one in the next continent (Israel), merits front page placement (on their website). It would be instructive or rather amusing to hear what they have to say on the matter.

  6. Matzoh, there was a violent, racist attack led by a group of Israeli football fans against Palestinians working in the Malcha Mall in south Jerusalem some months ago. Why wasn’t it reported?

  7. Nobody is claiming that Israelis are perfect. Football hooligans are the same the world over. Now, let’s get back to the despicable Guardian…

  8. In Austria all silence about Muslim antisemitism in France, after a lot of articles appeared argueing that the social and economic “fate” of Merah paved his way without choice. Only the conservative “Die Presse” hinted to antisemitc motives of Merah.
    The social democrat state secretary of defense, Darabos, critiicised Israel for deflecting from inner problems by depicting Iran as a great danger. The conservative state secretary, Spindelegger, said that this is not the official line of the government. Most of the media applauded Darabos for his “bravery” to criticise Israel. One more for Grass on the wall.

    • Exactly proves my point that it is always better when the Guardian wrtes nothing about an incident in which Jews are victims of an attack by Muslims, whether it be in Israel or anywhere else.