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Muslims: We attacked Jewish facility: Previously unknown group claims responsibility for fire
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Posted on 08/23/2004 11:12:48 PM PDT by JohnHuang2

A previously unknown Islamic militant group, Jamaat Ansar Al-Jihad al-Islamiya, said yesterday it set fire to a Paris-based Jewish-run soup kitchen.

Sunday's arson attack, in which nobody was killed or injured, was condemned by French President Jacques Chirac amid fears of a new wave of anti Semitic violence in France.

"A group of young mujahedeen (fighters) ... have torched the Jewish temple in Paris at 04:00 Paris time," said Jamaat Ansar Al-Jihad al-Islamiya, whose claim could not be independently verified.

The group said the attack was "in response to racist acts by Jews in France against Islam and the Muslims and the desecration of Muslim cemeteries by Jews."

"It is also meant ... as a simple response to the racist and savage acts by Jews in Muslim countries like Palestine and other Muslim and Arab countries," it added. The group stressed that these "acts are carried out by the descendents of monkeys and pigs, with the help of the French government, which stands idle before the Jews at the expense of the Muslims in France."

Officials said the center, situated in central Paris, was gutted by the fire early Sunday. Police found swastikas daubed in red ink on two fridges inside and poorly spelled anti-Semitic slogans.

France is home to Europe's biggest Jewish and Muslim communities, estimated at up to 800,000 and 5 million, respectively, out of an overall population of 60 million. In a statement, Chirac stressed his "absolute determination of the state to find the perpetrators of these unacceptable acts."

Interior Minister Dominique de Villepin visited the center to examine the damage and promised to punish those responsible, news reports said. However The Jerusalem Post news paper suggested yesterday that the French authorities are fighting an uphill battle.

It cited fresh figures from the Interior Ministry that show the number of racist and anti-Semitic attacks soared in the first half of 2004. Over 300 Jewish graves were reportedly defaced in the east of the country since April, and in August vandals desecrated 60 graves at a Jewish cemetery in the city of Lyon.

French Interior Ministry officials found that 510 anti-Semitic acts or threats took place in the first six months of the 2004, compared with 593 for all of 2003. At the same time, according to ministry statistics, 135 physical attacks were committed against Jews. This compares with 127 such attacks in all of 2003, The Jerusalem Post newspaper said, citing ministry statistics.

Expressions of anti-Semitism also included graffiti on Aug. 13, when a sign saying "Death to Jews" was found on a wall on the grounds of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Last month, 200 French Jews completed the "aliya," their migration to Israel, after Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon urged Jewish people in France to rush to the Promised Land and escape what he called "the wildest anti-Semitism."


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arielsharon; france; frenchjews; israel; jacqueschirac

1 posted on 08/23/2004 11:12:49 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2

Again...Civil War at the least within 15 years.


2 posted on 08/23/2004 11:15:12 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

It sure helps when the French Police turn their backs with a wink and a nod...


3 posted on 08/23/2004 11:16:10 PM PDT by Cyclops08
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To: JohnHuang2

But the NYT ran a big story yesterday saying definitely that it was the neo-nazis.


4 posted on 08/23/2004 11:17:54 PM PDT by Neanderthal
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To: JohnHuang2
What's the over/under on the time-frame for the addition of an Islamist hunting season to the other fair game out there? They are obviously breeding out of control and have few natural predators thinning their ranks. The overpopulation is leading to some really odd behavior. 'Bout time for it. :)

LBT

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5 posted on 08/23/2004 11:22:38 PM PDT by LiberalBassTurds (Al Qaeda needs to know we are fluent in the "dialogue of bullets.")
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To: JohnHuang2

Please PING me when the NY Times issues their retraction of the wrong report.


6 posted on 08/23/2004 11:40:38 PM PDT by weegee (YOU could have been aborted, and you wouldn't have had a CHOICE about it.)
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To: Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...
Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING

Yesterday the New York Times said it was "neo-Nazis".

7 posted on 08/23/2004 11:43:16 PM PDT by weegee (YOU could have been aborted, and you wouldn't have had a CHOICE about it.)
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To: JohnHuang2

Things seem to be forming nicely in snootzvilla, should at least now provide some decent cultural and entertainment opportunity for otherwise bored tourists next season, if not sooner.


8 posted on 08/23/2004 11:44:49 PM PDT by petertare (truth, justice and the American way)
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To: weegee
Please PING me when the NY Times issues their retraction of the wrong report.

Okay, but don't hold your breath ;-)

9 posted on 08/23/2004 11:47:10 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
This article has been posted to DoctorZin’s New News Blog!


10 posted on 08/24/2004 12:03:33 AM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: JohnHuang2

I went to the NY Times website, looked up International, and checked to see if there was any update. Still blames "neo-Nazis" and not Islamofascists.

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/23/international/europe/23paris.html


11 posted on 08/24/2004 12:29:53 AM PDT by weegee (YOU could have been aborted, and you wouldn't have had a CHOICE about it.)
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To: JohnHuang2
A previously unknown Islamic militant group, Jamaat Ansar Al-Jihad al-Islamiya, said yesterday it set fire to a Paris-based Jewish-run soup kitchen.
That'll teach those Jews to feed the poor!
Sunday's arson attack, in which nobody was killed or injured, was condemned by French President Jacques Chirac amid fears of a new wave of anti Semitic violence in France.
New wave? This kind of thing has never ceased in France.
"A group of young mujahedeen (fighters) ... have torched the Jewish temple...
Because a place where soup is served is a Jewish temple -- because, as every Moslem knows, Jews put human blood in their matzoh.
The group said the attack was "in response to racist acts by Jews in France against Islam and the Muslims and the desecration of Muslim cemeteries by Jews."
The desecrations against Jewish and Moslem cemeteries by French Nazis has no doubt been altered by the Moslem terrorist leadership into Jewish desecration of Moslem cemeteries. Another good reason for an Islam-free world. Actions against Moslems aren't "racist" anyway, what a bunch of morons.
The group stressed that these "acts are carried out by the descendents of monkeys and pigs, with the help of the French government, which stands idle before the Jews at the expense of the Muslims in France."
We won't see Chirac condemning this kind of rhetoric. Or apologizing to Ariel Sharon. Or apologizing to French Jews.

12 posted on 08/24/2004 7:10:00 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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