France’s politicians and community leaders have criticised the “intolerable” violence against Paris’ Jewish community, after a pro-Palestinian rally led to the vandalizing and looting of Jewish businesses and the burning of cars.
It is the third time in a week where pro-Palestinian activists have clashed with the city’s Jewish residents. On Sunday, locals reported chats of “Gas the Jews” and “Kill the Jews”, as rioters attacked businesses in the Sarcelles district, known as “little Jerusalem”…
Normal old “pro-Palestinian supporters”. No identifying characteristic, no Sir.
Religious leaders gathered for an interfaith service on Monday to call for calm, and Haim Korsia, the chief rabbi of France, and Hassen Chalghoumi, the imam of Drancy shook hands on the steps of the synagogue.
No political point to that meeting! Might as well have been between a Rabbi and a Catholic Priest. Nobody thought it would be politically prudent to show an Imam and a Rabbi shaking hands together in such a climate, nope.
France has around half a million Jews, the biggest population in Europe, and around five million Muslims.
And of course the article just casually threw that statistic in there. There’s no relevance to it at all.
Yeah, I guess I’m at a loss to find something in common with the rioters. Any ideas, guys?