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Man stabs Jewish teenager in anti-Semitic attack (Yells "God is great")
AP/Haaretz ^ | 06-04-04

Posted on 06/04/2004 12:20:56 PM PDT by veronica

PARIS - A man reportedly crying "God is great" stabbed a Jewish teenager in the thorax on Friday, seriously injuring the victim, officials said.

The young man, not identified by name, was attacked about 4 p.m. as he left a Jewish school in Epinay-sur-Seine, north of Paris in the rough Seine-Saint-Denis district, officials of the local prefecture said.

The victim was transferred to a hospital and the attacker fled the scene. Interior Minister Dominique de Villepin visited the site where the attack occurred.

Witnesses said a man shouted "God is great" then plunged a knife into him before fleeing.

Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin denounced the attack, saying he shares "the legitimate indignation of the Jews of France against this barbarous act which touches our entire national community."

Anti-Semitic attacks have been on the rise in France despite a series of measures put in place to counter them. However, physical assaults are less common than attacks on Jewish sites, from synagogues to schools, and desecration of Jewish cemeteries.

The Interior Ministry has reported 67 anti-Semitic acts in the first quarter of 2004, a 60-percent increase from the same period a year earlier.

Young Muslims have been blamed for many of the attacks which, over the past few years, have coincided with rising tension in the Middle East.

However, Muslims have also been victims of racist attacks. In March, an arson fire damaged a mosque and destroyed a Muslim prayer hall in Annecy, in southeast France.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: france; frenchjews; jacqueschirac; judeophobia; religionofpiss
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1 posted on 06/04/2004 12:20:57 PM PDT by veronica
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To: veronica

Will the last Jew left in France please turn out the lights?


2 posted on 06/04/2004 12:22:04 PM PDT by ken5050
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To: veronica

THe LAST sentence in story is truly despicable..it shows EVERTHING that is wrong with the media today..I'm surprised Haaretz didn't cut it..


3 posted on 06/04/2004 12:23:40 PM PDT by ken5050
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To: veronica

I took one look at the title and thought to myself: "I bet this happened in France."


4 posted on 06/04/2004 12:24:26 PM PDT by Begin
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To: veronica

The Religion of Peace strikes again.


5 posted on 06/04/2004 12:25:06 PM PDT by StoneColdGOP (McClintock - In Your Heart, You Know He's Right)
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To: ken5050

This IS Haaretz we're talking about... it's the LA Times of Israel.


6 posted on 06/04/2004 12:25:38 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Any "church" that can't figure out abortion and homosexuality isn't worthy of the appellation)
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To: veronica
However, Muslims have also been victims of racist attacks. In March, an arson fire damaged a mosque and destroyed a Muslim prayer hall in Annecy, in southeast France.

Yes, thank you for informing us of that incident, AP. Otherwise we might think the attacks on Jews are alarmingly high and one-sided in Paris.

7 posted on 06/04/2004 12:26:10 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl
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To: veronica
PARIS - A man reportedly crying "God is great" stabbed a Jewish teenager in the thorax on Friday, seriously injuring the victim, officials said.

Religion of Peace Alert


8 posted on 06/04/2004 12:26:15 PM PDT by Smedley
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To: veronica
The young man, not identified by name,

Gee, I wonder why? </ sarc>

9 posted on 06/04/2004 12:26:22 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: thoughtomator

THAT bad?..I'll take your word for it..but you do see my point?..


10 posted on 06/04/2004 12:26:53 PM PDT by ken5050
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To: StoneColdGOP

11 posted on 06/04/2004 12:27:08 PM PDT by danneskjold ("Somebody is behind this..." - George Soros)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

nice one...


12 posted on 06/04/2004 12:27:51 PM PDT by danneskjold ("Somebody is behind this..." - George Soros)
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To: danneskjold

Very nice....possibly you can find a way to put a burkah over the swastika?


13 posted on 06/04/2004 12:29:02 PM PDT by ken5050
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To: veronica

When will the French ever get it. What the Nazis wanted to do to the Jews was terrible but they also wanted to do pretty much the same thing to everyone else too.

Similarly with their Islamo offspring, what they want to do to Jews soon becomes what they want to do to Frenchmen or as we have seen Americans and Spaniards. You ignor them at your own risk. Adopting a low profile is taken as a sign of weakness and does not get you a pass on attacks.


14 posted on 06/04/2004 12:31:57 PM PDT by JLS
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To: veronica

You know, the muslims get indignant when we identify the religion of a savage like this, but omit the religion of most other criminals.

What they overlook, however, is that none of those other criminals screech out religious propaganda in the midst of their crimes.

What they do, they do in the name of allah - which explains why I think allah is a jerk.


15 posted on 06/04/2004 12:32:01 PM PDT by watchin (Democratic Party - the political wing of the IRS)
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To: veronica; missyme
The Interior Ministry has reported 67 anti-Semitic acts in the first quarter of 2004, a 60-percent increase from the same period a year earlier.

Young Muslims have been blamed for many of the attacks which, over the past few years, have coincided with rising tension in the Middle East.

Ping for our conversation yesterday.

16 posted on 06/04/2004 12:32:01 PM PDT by TheSpottedOwl (Torrance Ca....land of the flying monkeys)
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To: veronica

Were there some articles posted on FR that gangs of muslim youth have been raping french girls?


17 posted on 06/04/2004 12:32:17 PM PDT by MattinNJ (America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people.)
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To: veronica
A man reportedly crying "God is great"

I guess the media is saving paper by omitting adjectives, like Muslim man or fanatic Muslim man. Afterall, (sarcasm) wouldn't want to violate the pc code and profile a man 'allegedly' committing a crime. I'm surprised they called them anti-Semitic attacks at all, because that just might 'unfairly' (more sarcasm) profile the many young, unemployed, unhappy Muslim youths in the Paris suburbs.

18 posted on 06/04/2004 12:34:24 PM PDT by fortunecookie
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To: ken5050

Oh yes, I've known all about the major media's dark underside ever since I spent the three days from Feb. 26-28, 1993, trying to tell all the networks, papers, and cable outlets that the WTC was bombed. They were busy telling the world how the whole thing was the result of a transformer fire, and it took them until the fourth day to admit the truth.

Those of us who were inside at the time knew the truth inside 10 minutes of it happening. WTC security, unlike the media, had no political interest to serve while getting the information to us.


19 posted on 06/04/2004 12:35:42 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Any "church" that can't figure out abortion and homosexuality isn't worthy of the appellation)
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To: fortunecookie

The irony is that most people will not even notice the careful AP omission. The fact that this was a muslim nutcase attacking a Jew is so evident it doesn't even need to be said.


20 posted on 06/04/2004 12:37:13 PM PDT by watchin (Democratic Party - the political wing of the IRS)
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To: thoughtomator

you'e correct, of course..my cooment was how one short sentence at the end managed to both give an air of moral equivalency to the incident, as well as justifying it...


21 posted on 06/04/2004 12:37:49 PM PDT by ken5050
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To: MattinNJ
Check this out:

Barbarians at the Gates

22 posted on 06/04/2004 12:40:14 PM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: Smedley
A man reportedly crying "God is great"

ALLAH FUBAR!!

23 posted on 06/04/2004 12:40:50 PM PDT by tbpiper
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To: ken5050
I think the last 4 sentences (not just last one) show extreme back pedaling and a lame attempt to neutralize the attacks or come up with some simpy rationalization and even justification(!) for the violence of these 'men' other than simple hatred and anti-Semitism based on radical beliefs tied to fanatical Islam. It is truly despicable. I think Haaretz chose to leave it in to illustrate what French Jews - and the rest of us (because their hatred only begins with anti-Semitism) - have to look forward to.
24 posted on 06/04/2004 12:42:33 PM PDT by fortunecookie
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Exactly. This is how the Frogs like to balance their stories about Jews.


25 posted on 06/04/2004 12:42:36 PM PDT by O.C. - Old Cracker (When the cracker gets old, you wind up with Old Cracker. - O.C.)
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To: veronica
"God is great"

Translation. "Allah Akbar"

26 posted on 06/04/2004 12:43:31 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America being passive. They were wrong. - Reagan)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Yehuda; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; ...
If you'd like to be on or off this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.

Off topic, but related to France, some quotes from a USA Today article which can't be posted here. From Jacques Marcellin, a French Jew who spent three years hiding from the Nazis in the South of France.

“ I am alive today thanks to the Americans and the English”

about the war in Iraq? "America may be right, it may be wrong,"

abuse of prisoners at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison? "The French did the same thing in the war with Algeria."

"Americans are God. The rest are (French expletive),"

27 posted on 06/04/2004 12:44:43 PM PDT by SJackson (America...thru dissent and protest lost the ability to mobilize a will to win, Col Bui Tin, PAVN)
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To: fortunecookie; thoughtomator

Interesting take..you guys should talk re #24...


28 posted on 06/04/2004 12:46:42 PM PDT by ken5050
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To: ken5050

That last line really is unbeliveable. This same crap is rearing it's ugly head here. Look at the campus protests.
I snooped in on DU the other night and decided that I was going to buy all my Jewish friends guns for Christmas.


29 posted on 06/04/2004 12:47:19 PM PDT by bad company (Where can I buy a stocking long enough for a mossberg)
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To: bad company

Ya gotta find better things to do than check DU...fer instance..my septic tank is clogged...


30 posted on 06/04/2004 12:50:41 PM PDT by ken5050
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To: bad company
I snooped in on DU the other night and decided that I was going to buy all my Jewish friends guns for Christmas.

Please FReepmail me a link to the thread that made you do that...

31 posted on 06/04/2004 12:52:20 PM PDT by Poohbah (Four thousand throats may be cut in a single night by a running man -- Kahless the Unforgettable)
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To: veronica

This is all Mel Gibson's fault.


32 posted on 06/04/2004 12:53:29 PM PDT by Sloth (We cannot defeat foreign enemies of the Constitution if we yield to the domestic ones.)
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To: veronica

The cult of hate rears it's ugly head yet again.


33 posted on 06/04/2004 12:53:34 PM PDT by Bikers4Bush (Flood waters rising, heading for more conservative ground. Vote for true conservatives!)
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To: veronica

So let me see if I've got the score right, anti-Semitics 67, anti-Islams 1. So who seems to be on the offensive here?


34 posted on 06/04/2004 12:59:04 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: SJackson; MeekOneGOP; devolve; B4Ranch; Smartass
Ping on #27 - FOUND: The only HONEST Frenchman!
35 posted on 06/04/2004 12:59:52 PM PDT by Happy2BMe (U.S.A. - - United We Stand - - Divided We Fall - - Support Our Troops - - Vote BUSH)
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To: veronica

They always say "God is great" Or "Allah is great" before they kill. If this is how they show how great their God is, hey fellas, your God ain`t that great, nor a God.


36 posted on 06/04/2004 1:08:00 PM PDT by stillnoprotestsagainstmuslims (I`m still waiting for the protests against terrorism.)
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To: danneskjold

What kind of God is this, for whom blood and human sacrifice brings salvation?


37 posted on 06/04/2004 1:08:38 PM PDT by veronica (Sen. Robert Bryd has seen more hoods than Iraqi prisoners ever wore....)
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To: stillnoprotestsagainstmuslims
If this is how they show how great their God is, hey fellas, your God ain`t that great, nor a God.

More like a Jim Jones-like cult leader than a God.

38 posted on 06/04/2004 1:11:06 PM PDT by veronica (Sen. Robert Bryd has seen more hoods than Iraqi prisoners ever wore....)
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To: SJackson
“ I am alive today thanks to the Americans and the English”

And Chirac dares lecture the President on what comments will be acceptable during his visit and the Jesse Jacksons of the world dare accuse Bush of racism. Chirac and his government have defined themselves, freedom is only for the few in their eyes.

39 posted on 06/04/2004 1:23:32 PM PDT by Dolphy
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To: fortunecookie

Think he really said "God is great"? Or did he say "Allah is great"? It makes a big difference, and I strongly suspect AP translated it to fit their political preference.


40 posted on 06/04/2004 1:23:58 PM PDT by LikeLight (__________________________)
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To: veronica

"In March, an arson fire damaged a mosque and destroyed a Muslim prayer hall in Annecy, in southeast France."

STOP.

You're breaking my heart.


41 posted on 06/04/2004 1:24:30 PM PDT by ZULU (They weree)
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To: veronica
However, Muslims have also been victims of racist attacks. In March, an arson fire
damaged a mosque and destroyed a Muslim prayer hall in Annecy, in southeast France.


Hmm...no mention of the "races" involved in this incident.
Maybe it was expatriate Yemeni Muslims and expatriate Algerian Muslims
having a Hatfield and McCoys tussle for all we know.

Just another Grade A example of today's "journalism".
42 posted on 06/04/2004 1:28:18 PM PDT by VOA
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To: veronica
The kind who writes his name on cows

beehives

Fish

and trees!


43 posted on 06/04/2004 1:35:58 PM PDT by SJackson (America...thru dissent and protest lost the ability to mobilize a will to win, Col Bui Tin, PAVN)
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To: LikeLight
Think he really said "God is great"? Or did he say "Allah is great"? It makes a big difference, and I strongly suspect AP translated it to fit their political preference.

Yes, I think you're right. And it's a huge difference. If it were 'Allahu Akbar' more of that nasty profiling, regardless how true, might occur. And no physical description of the perp or what he was wearing, either.

44 posted on 06/04/2004 1:40:00 PM PDT by fortunecookie
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To: veronica
"Allahu Fubar!"
45 posted on 06/04/2004 1:42:36 PM PDT by Petronski (Some leftists find Bush's very existence to be a "constant oppressive force in their daily psyche.")
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To: Kozak

Well, that was an interesting read. Shades of democrats to come.


46 posted on 06/04/2004 2:03:04 PM PDT by Jaded
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To: fortunecookie
Muslim man or fanatic Muslim man

It's getting to be a very anticipated hidden tidbit of wanton knowledge one expects via the mainstream press these days isn't it.

47 posted on 06/04/2004 2:12:53 PM PDT by EGPWS
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To: 1bigdictator; 1st-P-In-The-Pod; 2sheep; 7.62 x 51mm; A Jovial Cad; a_witness; adam_az; af_vet_rr; ..
Yeshivah Student stabbed Friday Afternoon

A 17-year old yeshiva student was stabbed in the chest by an Arab aggressor Friday afternoon.

Israel Ifrah was attacked on his way from the Mekor Israel yeshiva in Epinay-sur-Seine, a suburb north of Paris, to a nearby grocery shop. The assailant shouted "Allahu Aqbar"(Allah is Great, in Arabic) when he perpetrated the aggression. The attacker left the knife in the youth's chest and tried to hurt two more students with a screwdriver.

Ifrah was taken to hospital. His condition is described as serious but not critical.

CRIF reacted in shock and horror to the aggression. Before this new point was passed, CRIF relentlessly warned the public opinion against this increase of anti-Semitism and against the consequences of laxity.

CRIF cannot but notice that this escalation in violence is taking place right after decisions taken by French courts of justice that could give the impression that Jews were fair game. It is high time for justice to consider anti-Semitism not as an opinion but as a criminal offence.

CRIF demands that the authorities retrieve as quickly as possible the author of this attempted murder and that they punish him with the utmost severity.

CRIF calls on the French nation altogether to confront this rise of anti-Semitism endangering the very bases of our country.

French President Jacques Chirac firmly condemned the aggression. "The public authorities are determined to arrest, judge and condemn the author of this criminal action," said Chirac. The French President added that he was sending a message of solidarity "To the French Jewish community, hit again by an anti-Semitic aggression, unworthy of all the values of France. Tolerance is the cement of the nation. Everyone must strive to defend and preserve this basic value of the nation," concluded the French President.

FRmail me to be added or removed from this Judaic/pro-Israel ping list.

WARNING: This is a high volume ping lis

48 posted on 06/04/2004 2:20:37 PM PDT by Alouette ("Your children like olive trees seated round your table." -- Psalm 128:3)
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To: watchin
The fact that this was a muslim nutcase attacking a Jew is so evident it doesn't even need to be said.

Give the press a break for crying out loud!

This is an election year and they have their work cut out for them for chances are Dubya will be reelected!

Maintaining focus on stories such as "Lacy" and of course "prisons" in Iraq is the only concern worth their focus at this time.

Thank you FR and the Internet for being a filter remover for the public.

Oh, and thank you Algore for inventing the Internet.

49 posted on 06/04/2004 2:24:13 PM PDT by EGPWS
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To: ken5050
I'm surprised Haaretz didn't cut it..

I'm not.

50 posted on 06/04/2004 2:26:12 PM PDT by Alouette ("Your children like olive trees seated round your table." -- Psalm 128:3)
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