General Antisemitism

London says “Je suis Charlie”, “Je suis Ahmed”, “Je suis Juifs”


Cross posted by London-based blogger Richard Millett

Trafalgar Square in London was unusually quiet and reflective on Sunday as thousands flocked to stand in sympathy with Paris and those left bereaved this week by an Islamist terror gang there.

Thousands came and held up pens, pencils, crayons, signs and their own hand drawn cartoons. They sang Le Marseillaise and applauded.

As darkness fell they lay down their pens on the floor and lit candles, the National Gallery was lit up in red, white and blue and Trafalgar Square’s famous fountains alternated between those same colours.

Some chose to hold up the offending Charlie Hebdo cartoons, but I have not published those photos. I have however published photos of those brave, brave women who I saw holding up signs stating Je Suis Juif. I hope they stay safe.

I also hope that the likes of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign that pour out hatred and lies to naive minds about Israel will now cease their vile activities.

Many of the anti-Israel events I have attended, and written up on this blog, are either full of support for Hamas and Hezbollah who state publicly their desire to murder Jews or they contain outright anti-Semitic language.

If something similar to Paris happens in London we will know who to blame.

Here are some of the scenes from Sunday:

National Gallery lit up in Trafalgar Square.

National Gallery lit up in Trafalgar Square.

A fountain alternates red, white and blue.

A fountain alternates red, white and blue.

10 replies »

  1. Stay safe yourself Richard. You are a brave man, continually spotlighting British Jew-hatred in its dark corners where most do not care to look.

  2. Thanks for the pics. I like the solidarity and the strong statement against terrorism. Here are some feelings. The sign “Je suis Juif” has a profound impact on me because it is true. People can hold up Charlie signs 24/7 but will never be a satirist cartoonist. Even the Ahmed sign, you can quit the police department if you do not like the job, or at the end of the day, take off the uniform and kick back with a brew. But, “Je suis Juif” is where the rubber meets the road. After the demonstrations stop, and the signs are put away Je suis toujours Juif.

    Stan

  3. http://tabletmag.com/scroll/188237/paris-march-of-folly
    Inclusion of leaders like Abbas and Turkey’s Davutoglu turned a symbolic moment into a farce

    http://tabletmag.com/scroll/188193/conspiracy-theorists-blame-paris-attack-on-israel
    Just a few hours after the massacre at the offices of satirical French paper Charlie Hebdo, members of the far-right and far-left in Europe and America quickly decided who was responsible: the Mossad.
    Not to forget a lot of Muslim news outlets in the Arab world, a Turkish MP and so on …

    http://tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/188236/gitlin-charlie-hebdo

    Of the dozen killed at Charlie Hebdo by Koulibali’s collaborators, the Kouachi brothers, there were 11 men and one woman. Her name was Elsa Cayat. Other women on the premises, also held at gunpoint, were permitted to go on living. One of the murderers told Sigolène Vinson, a Charlie freelancer who had gone to the morning meeting: “I’m not going to kill you because you’re a woman. We don’t kill women, but you must convert to Islam, read the Quran and cover yourself.” Then he cried out: “Allah hu Akbar.”

    Now here’s the thing. The killers must have known that Elsa Cayat was Jewish. There is no likelier explanation for the chilling fact that of the women on the scene, Cayat was the one singled out for murder. Cayat’s cousin, Sophie Bramly, told CNN’s Erin Burnett that the killers’ selectivity, in this regard, has not come in for much comment by French media.

    • They know very well who is jewish, the constantly on the hunt for them. You will think that they will busy themselves in constructive acts, in studying, be good parents, respect life.
      Thank you I suis Charlie I suis Juif
      My blessings

  4. http://tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/188248/why-obama-wasnt-in-paris

    The reason Obama wasn’t in Paris, of course, is that he didn’t want to be there. Obviously Obama supports free speech. But like the New York Times editor Dean Baquet, and the editors at Al Jazeera—who thought “Je Suis Charlie” might be an alienating slogan—Obama believes you can be against murder and also against the sentiments expressed by the journalists at Charlie Hebdo. As the president told the U.N. General Assembly in 2012, “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam”—and slandering Muhammad is exactly why those cartoonists were executed in their office last Wednesday.

    • Fritz, from your source:
      “…and slandering Muhammad is exactly why those cartoonists were executed in their office last Wednesday.”

      Really? This is obviously not the case as your chosen piece suggests;

      Though he wasn’t a cartoonist did the cleaner who was murdered also slander anyone?
      Did the Policemen slander anyone?
      Did the Police woman killed on thursday did anything wrong to any religion?
      Did the four Jews in the supermarket slander anyone?

      What I found shocking above all is the Turkish PM voice suggesting that the Israeli PM or any Israeli PM for that matter did something similar to any minority inside or outside Israel.
      This should not go unanswered.

  5. This is the “I don’t care world” we leave in. Israel for ever has experienced it in her body, slanders, lies; but the wonderful thing is that life continues in Israel ever more active and flourishing. If it hurts some people, their problem, get a life!.