400,000 Jews live in France today, and the number is decreasing. Two thousand Jews leave the country every year; those who do not leave now know they have no future in France.
Six million Muslims live in France today, and their number is increasing. In addition to the risk of riots, the existence of no-go zones and the omnipresence of political correctness, politicians, left and right, know whom they must seduce, flatter, or appease to be elected.
Even if Nicolas Sarkozy usually complied with the “Arab policy of France,” it did not help him: He was considered a “friend of the Jews.”
Polls shows that France’s new President, François Hollande received an overwhelming majority of Muslim votes, approximately 94%. On the evening of May 6, he was greeted at Place de la Bastille by a forest of flags of almost every country in the Muslim world. French flags were virtually invisible. Groups of veiled women were there, apparently happy. Any observable signs of Judaism would have been clearly inappropriate. Holding an Israeli flag would have been suicidal.
Although saying that France will soon be a country without Jews would be going too far, it is clear that daily life for Jews in France will become increasingly harsh and unbearable. This is what is happening in France today.
What is happening in France is happens almost every place in Europe: Jew hunting season is open in France and Europe. Even if the hunt lead to the horrors that stained Europe seventy years ago, it will not end any time soon.
An isolated hate crime is an isolated hate crime. But a hate crime followed by another hate crime is the beginning of a series.
When these crimes come in addition to hundreds of less-serious hate crimes, it indicates that this is more than a series. A noxious atmosphere is taking shape.
Originally published by Gatestone Institute http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org
About the Author: Guy Millière is Professor at the University of Paris. He has published 27 books on France, Europe, the United States and the Middle East.
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