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Man With Ax Chases Jewish Teens in Paris
The Tablet ^ | June 9, 2014 | Stephanie Butnick

Posted on 06/09/2014 6:29:01 PM PDT by nickcarraway

No injuries to boys, grandfather on their way to synagogue on Shavuot

Two French teenagers walking to synagogue with their grandfather last week to take part in the Shavuot tradition of staying up all night studying Hebrew texts were chased by an axe-wielding man and three accomplices, JTA reports. No one was injured in the incident, which took place in the French suburb of Romainville. The three were wearing yarmulkes, making this the latest in a series of assaults on visibly identifiable Jews across Paris.

The teens, aged 14 and 15, said they were walking to the Lilac Synagogue with their grandfather to attend Tikkun Leil Shavuot, a custom in which Jews study scripture all night. While crossing the town’s Market Square, the two boys and their grandfather, all wearing kippahs, said they were followed by a tall man in his 20s wearing a long beard. They described the man as having an athletic figure and an Arab appearance.

Producing a hatchet, the man began to chase the two boys, according to the BNVCA report, then whistled to three other men who joined the chase. The boys and their grandfather filed complaints with police, BNVCA President Sammy Ghozlan wrote.

The recent report that a whopping 75 percent of French Jews have considered emigrating is contextualized by recent incidents such as this one. Last month, a Jewish woman with a baby was attacked at a Paris bus station by a man who shouted “Dirty Jewess” at her. In March, a Jewish teacher leaving a kosher restaurant in Paris had his nose broken by a group of assailants who also drew a swastika on his chest. One week earlier, an Israeli man was attacked with a stun gun outside a Paris synagogue, and a week before that a 28-year-old Jewish man was beaten on the Paris metro to chants of “Jew, we are going to lay into you, you have no country.” In a chilling video from January, anti-government demonstrators shout “Jew, France is Not Yours” as they march through the streets of Paris.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: jewish; paris; terrorism

1 posted on 06/09/2014 6:29:01 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Je veux vous axe quel que chose


2 posted on 06/09/2014 6:31:59 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: nickcarraway
Perp has a long beard, arab appearance.

The description of the article conjures up some pretty absurd mental imagery of Reb Tevye and the rage muslim guy.

3 posted on 06/09/2014 6:34:49 PM PDT by Wyrd biū ful arśd (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: nickcarraway

Must be a Muslim who thinks France is theirs.


4 posted on 06/09/2014 6:42:11 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: nickcarraway

An Arab chasing a Jew with an axe. Or is it racist of me to notice?


5 posted on 06/09/2014 6:42:23 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: nickcarraway

But, this couldn’t have happened. Islam is the religion of peace. sarc


6 posted on 06/09/2014 6:50:53 PM PDT by EvilCapitalist (It's better to die free than live as a slave)
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To: nickcarraway; Ramius; 300winmag; IrishCatholic; lookout88; Wpin; spetznaz; Smokin' Joe; ...
thanks, for the post...
SWORD PING!...

7 posted on 06/09/2014 6:52:12 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: nickcarraway

0bama grins.


8 posted on 06/09/2014 6:53:40 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: nickcarraway

Why didn’t the grandfather have a gun and shoot him dead?


9 posted on 06/09/2014 6:58:39 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Yes it is OK for them to do it but it is not OK for you to notice they are doing it.


10 posted on 06/09/2014 6:59:21 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: nickcarraway

No injuries?

Guess he couldn’t hack it...


11 posted on 06/09/2014 7:07:53 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: nickcarraway

Perp with a long beard doesn’t have the same impact as john and his mustache.


12 posted on 06/09/2014 7:15:59 PM PDT by posterchild (It takes a politician to declare a settled science.)
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To: nickcarraway

France should make anti-semitic violence punishable by immediate deportation of the perp and any and all relatives also living in France.

Since many of these folks tend to marry their cousins this could clear up the problem quickly.


13 posted on 06/09/2014 7:20:40 PM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: Junk Silver; All
(iirc) Charles Martel had the answer...
Battle of Tours (732 A.D.)

The Battle of Tours (often called the Battle of Poitiers, but not to be confused with the Battle of Poitiers, 1356) was fought on October 10, 732 between forces under the Frankish leader Charles Martel and a massive invading Islamic army led by Emir Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi Abd al Rahman, near the city of Tours, France. During the battle, the Franks defeated the Islamic army and Emir Abd er Rahman was killed. This battle stopped the northward advance of Islam from the Iberian peninsula, and is considered by most historians to be of macrohistorical importance, in that it halted the Islamic conquests, and preserved Christianity as the controlling faith in Europe, during a period in which Islam was overrunning the remains of the old Roman and Persian Empires.

Combatants

Franks, led by Charles Martel. Estimates of the Frankish army defending Gaul vary, but by most accounts were between 15,000 and 75,000. Losses according to St. Denis were about 1,500.

Muslims, between 60,000 and 400,000 cavalry, (most likely closer to the lower number) under Abd er Rahman; besides source differences, this army is difficult to estimate in size, since it was often fractured into raiding parties to carry out the pillaging and plundering of various richly cultured Frankish centers; however, the entire Muslim army was present at Tours by Arab accounts. During the six days he waited to begin the Battle, Abd er Rahman recalled all those columns raiding and pillaging, so that on the seventh day, when by both eastern and western accounts the Battle began, both armies were at full strength.

14 posted on 06/09/2014 7:28:57 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: skinkinthegrass

I am a direct ancestor of “The Hammer and I have every single person in the whole line on a list.


15 posted on 06/09/2014 7:31:51 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: nickcarraway

The City of Ljght has imported legions of the Angel of Light’s murderous followers


16 posted on 06/09/2014 7:38:02 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: nickcarraway

When all of the Jews leave France will suffer the same fate as Spain did when Jews were evicted from there in 1492.


17 posted on 06/09/2014 7:41:57 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: yarddog; All
a "salute" to your ancestor.

18 posted on 06/09/2014 7:47:06 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

You mean France will have a 200 year Golden Age?


19 posted on 06/09/2014 7:47:40 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

Sarcastically speaking...yes!


20 posted on 06/09/2014 7:49:05 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: nickcarraway
funny gifs
21 posted on 06/09/2014 7:50:22 PM PDT by Fighting Irish ("I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: nickcarraway

Muslim


22 posted on 06/09/2014 7:54:42 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: nickcarraway
Man with the ax--king of diamonds--wild card in Army Poker.
23 posted on 06/09/2014 8:00:14 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: ExCTCitizen

“Must be a Muslim who thinks France is theirs.”

You mean it’s not?


24 posted on 06/09/2014 8:25:31 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

No. Both are Semites. So it’s Semite-on-Semite violence. However, facetiousness aside, this was Islamic violence at it’s norm


25 posted on 06/09/2014 11:22:09 PM PDT by Cronos (Obama’s dislike of Assad is not based on Assad’s brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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To: EvilCapitalist

it’s not spelt p e a c e but Islam the religion of p * s *


26 posted on 06/09/2014 11:27:19 PM PDT by Cronos (Obama’s dislike of Assad is not based on Assad’s brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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To: Cronos

So I guess I’m being anti-Semitic for questioning the motives of the nice Muslim. But, of course, I’m told it’s only a few fanatics, probably less than 10%. Let’s see, with a billion Muslims in the world, that’s....hold on...oh heck I’ve never been good at math.


27 posted on 06/09/2014 11:39:57 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

IMHO, a few Jews should axe him a few things


28 posted on 06/10/2014 4:29:53 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: sheik yerbouty

I think John Kerry might have a problem with Jews fighting back. It’s entirely their responsibility to foster peace, you know, no matter what the other side does.


29 posted on 06/10/2014 5:11:55 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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Several Jewish teen were attacked by gangs with tear gas over the weekend. Really too many of these incidents to post. Understandable French Jews are leaving or considering leaving the country. Once they're gone, there's a surprise waiting for the Christians who are left. At least those who wouldn't be inclined to support a Vichy government, plenty did, or an Islamic government now

30 posted on 06/11/2014 5:58:58 AM PDT by SJackson (wish I had known more firsthand about...problems of American businesspeople as a Senator G McGovern)
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To: SJackson; ml/nj; ExTexasRedhead; Yaelle; Eleutheria5; tedbel; jerusalemjudy; Avi Kane; ...
Understandable French Jews are leaving or considering leaving the country.

Yes, some Jews are leaving France, but the exodus is proportionally small compared to, e.g., the Jews of the Soviet Union in the 1980s, or Jews leaving Arab countries in the late 1940s and 1950s - at least not now. One can usually determine how bad anti-Semitism is in a particular country by looking at the percentages of Jews who are leaving, assuming they are allowed to leave.

It should be noted that some French Jews have very deep roots in France, with ancestors going back to the Napoleonic era. That may be a mitigating factor on the exodus that might be occurring.

31 posted on 06/11/2014 10:08:45 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: ClearCase_guy; All
Je veux vous axe quel que chose

Not very good French, but I get the drift. It's what the attackers (Arabs, in all likelihood) are thinking.

32 posted on 06/11/2014 10:14:46 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

Id rather not Leave the U.S.A as my family’s been here for a while...

I sense the same “sentiment” accounted for the rather substantial number of Jews who didn’t leave Germany while they could, and will likely be the case for those in France.


33 posted on 06/11/2014 10:16:18 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: faithhopecharity
The City of Ljght has imported legions of the Angel of Light’s murderous followers.

Are you saying the Mohamed is called "The Angel of Light"? Never heard of that description.

34 posted on 06/11/2014 10:18:49 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

Satan disguises himself as Angel of Light,
2 Cor. 11:14

(Allah as Satan, because he teaches his followers to murder or subjugate innocent Christians and Jews and other people... only a demonic “god” would give such anti-Christian like instructions to his legions...)


35 posted on 06/11/2014 11:23:47 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: nickcarraway

Fortunately there was a boxthorn tree to hide behind.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_and_antisemitism


36 posted on 06/11/2014 11:31:15 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: MeshugeMikey; All
I sense the same “sentiment” accounted for the rather substantial number of Jews who didn’t leave Germany while they could.

I'd agree on Germany. Many Jews had thought of Germany as their homeland and never imagined what the Nazis were to do.

But I don't see France degenerating into a Nazi state, or more likely being conquered by radical Islamists who would impose Sharia law on the whole country, at least not before a massive civil war there.

37 posted on 06/11/2014 12:23:14 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: ExCTCitizen
Must be a Muslim who thinks France is theirs.

They think France is theirs because the French government doesn't crack down on their crime.

38 posted on 06/11/2014 12:27:07 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: ExCTCitizen

Effectively, it is theirs. Won’t be official until someone spray paints a chadour onto the Mona Lisa’s face, of course. But that’s just a matter of time.


39 posted on 06/11/2014 3:59:25 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: justiceseeker93

Jews had roots in many Arabic-speaking countries going back to Biblical times, but when it’s time to go, it’s time to go. No White Paper this time, fortunately. Come on home.


40 posted on 06/11/2014 4:01:26 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: justiceseeker93

It should be noted that some French Jews have very deep roots in France, with ancestors going back to the Napoleonic era. That may be a mitigating factor on the exodus that might be occurring.


That mitigating factor had its limits the last go round.


41 posted on 06/12/2014 12:09:57 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: nickcarraway

Are we hearing much from the government on this?

The Belgian response to the recent antisemitism was comforting, even if only words. What’s going on à Paris?


42 posted on 06/12/2014 12:11:32 PM PDT by Yaelle
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That mitigating factor had its limits the last go round.

The problem with French Jews c. 1940 (and Jews in most of the nations in continental Europe that were militarily invaded and occupied by Nazi Germany) was that too many couldn't foresee that their nation would be overrun by a foreign power and that foreign power had an unprecedented plan for genocide.

In the current situation, France has the largest Jewish community of any European nation. They are not held captive by the French government and can leave if they wish. Some are doing just that, but the numbers going to Israel or other countries are still relatively small. So you have to say that, despite all the problems with the Arab Muslims, there has to be something about France that the bulk its Jewish population is comfortable with.

43 posted on 06/12/2014 1:23:44 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

Well, of course. They are French. My grandfather was German, and felt German through and through. He didn’t believe that what happened would happen. He owned factories and stores. He had a limousine and driver. He had a passport and could have taken his family and left of his own free will, when things started to look bad. He stayed. Too long.

It depends what protection the French Jews are promised, and how serious the government is about it. If they are afraid of the Muslims, the French had best not ignore history.


44 posted on 06/12/2014 1:32:33 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: nickcarraway
Thank goodness the Jews weren't carrying guns for protection! Their attackers might have gotten hurt!

Mark

45 posted on 06/13/2014 8:24:05 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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