Skip to comments.Jews Warned Not to Wear Kipahs, Stars of David in Copenhagen
Posted on 12/12/2012 2:23:55 PM PST by Former Fetus
Israeli and Jewish officials in Denmark on Wednesday warned Jews to avoid openly wearing religious symbols and dress when moving about Copenhagen amid rising anti-Israeli sentiments.
"We advise Israelis who come to Denmark and want to go to the synagogue to wait to don their skull caps until they enter the building and not to wear them in the street, irrespective of whether the areas they are visiting are seen as being safe," Israel's ambassador to Denmark, Arthur Avnon, told AFP.
Avnon added that visitors were also advised not to "speak Hebrew loudly" or demonstrably wear Star of David jewelry, the news agency reported.
Denmark's national Jewish Religious Community organization has also advised its members, and those at the private Jewish school in Copenhagen, to exercise caution.
Caroline Jewish School headmaster Jan Hansen told daily Jyllands-Posten: "It is not something that we do officially, but if the issue comes up we would say (to our pupils) they should think twice before walking into certain areas of Copenhagen with a skull cap or Star of David."
The warnings come a few weeks after an attack on the Israeli embassy in Copenhagen, during which anti-Israel protesters gathered outside, throwing fireworks and spraying the embassy entrance wall with graffiti saying ""childkillers".
No one was injured during the incident and one person has since been charged in the attack.
Avnon said that after the attack, a lower-ranking officer from Denmark's foreign ministry had called the embassy offering to pay for some of the damage to the building, but that otherwise official Denmark had not reacted to the incident, AFP reported.
According to figures from the Jewish Belief Centre, the organization has received 37 reports of anti-Jewish incidents this year, predominantly in the heavily immigrant Noerrebro neighborhood and around the Jewish synagogue in central Copenhagen.
Denmark's Jewish community is estimated at between 6,000 and 8,000 people.
In September, a Jewish rabbinical college in Germany similarly warned its students against wearing kippot in public, after Rabbi Daniel Alter was attacked by four Arab youths in Berlin.
During WWII, the Danes evacuated the Danish Jews to Sweden in a heroic night sea rescue. The Danish king said that he would wear the yellow star demanded of Jews by the Nazis.
It wasn't only the king, all Danes wore the yellow star to prevent the Nazis from identifying the Jews. That was 69 years ago. Today it is not safe for a Jew to wear a kipah in Copenhagen! So sad!
Europe is lost.
Is it Islamophobic to ask just who these “anti-Israeli demonstrators” might be? Juat ordinary Danes, no doubt.
How long will Danish Jews wait to pack up and emigrate to friendlier climes?
The Nordic cultures countries are self destructing and going extinct. There are more practicing Muslims than Christians and the native birth rate has plummeted.
Muslims are racist anti-Semites. Who knew?
All those years fighting the Crusades when all the muslims had to do is wait for the commie libs to get into power and legally migrate into Europe and take over.
Nørrebro is also known for its poly-cultural society, mostly from Middle-Eastern background
If you guessed “The Amish”, you’d be wrong:
The world is a F-upped place.
How a great people (yes, those who helped King Christian X in World War II) how a great nation like Denmark can sink so low down into the cesspool of Hell...... ? What a crying shame!
Nuke Mecca and Medina now.
We’re not allowed to wear them on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
The article was very careful not to say who is responsible. The nearest the article comes to that is when it says “heavily immigrant Noerrebro neighborhood “
They deliberately and intentionally suppressed the word that we all know.
This is deliberate and intentional. The media like what’s happening.
But we are at the stage where mainstream media organs are happy to do pre-genocidal hatred stoking.
And that was just a few from one century. It's an old playbook, often used by socialists on their drive to final totalitarian power. Find a scapegoat, use him to whip up popular anger (for problems actually caused by socialist policies), wipe them out in a "final solution."
We can see this one coming from a mile away.
I'd hate to be a Jew in Europe. Or a Christian, in a decade.
Visit the great cathedrals of Europe now, before they become mosques.
How pathetic and sad, to see Western Civ wiped away by the barbarian hordes, brought in by elite Quisling traitors, in order to destroy a high mark in human advancement.
Ahhhh, another example of the “tolerant” “Religion of Peace.” (dripping in sarcasm.)How long is it going to take for the Western world to realize that the most intolerant religious group on this planet is Muslim.
So where do Jews go to be safe? The bearded savages kill them even in Israel (while the world turns its back)
I think the question should be ‘When will the Norwegian Jews stand up and draw a line in the sand, and fight to keep what is theirs?’