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January 29, 2015 / 9 Shevat, 5775
 
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Belgian Jewish Schools Close Down in Fear of Terrorism

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Belgium Jewish’s schools shut down Friday, Chabad cancelled  a public Friday night dinner, and several Jews have stopped going to synagogue in the wake of Thursday’s counter-terror raid that ended with Belgian police killing two terrorists but still looking for others.

A Jewish school in Amsterdam also shut its doors Friday.

Jews fear a repeat of last week’s savage attack on a kosher deli in Paris, where four Jews were murdered and several others were held hostage until police stormed the store and ended the siege.

Belgium’s Joods Actueel reported that schools in Brussels and Antwerp were closed on Friday based on intelligence information from officials, including the Mossad, that it was “too dangerous” to allow children to go to school.

“We were informed that we are a potential target and therefore take no chances, said Isi Morsel, head of the organizing power of the largest Jewish school Jesode Hatora.

He is confident that schools will be able to re-open on Monday.

Confidence is the last thing Jews in Belgium, if not in all of Europe, have these days.

Belgian police have said that guarding Jewish’s schools does not mean they can prevent terror because they are not equipped,  with the proper weapons and training to challenge the animals from ISIS and other Islamic radical barbarians.

The director of the Rabbinical Center of Europe (RCE) thinks that perhaps Jews could take up the slack by arming themselves with guns.

RCE director Rabbi Menachem Margolin, director general of the Rabbinical Centre of Europe (RCE) and the European Jewish Association (EJA) wrote to European Union officials “We hereby ask that gun licensing laws are reviewed with immediate effect to allow designated people in the Jewish communities and institutions to own weapons for the essential protection of their communities, as well as receiving the necessary training to protect their members from potential terror attacks.”

A Jewish cartoonist was among the victims of attack by radical Islamists on the Charles Hebdo offices in Paris last week, and four Jews were gunned down in the attack on a kosher deli in Paris two days later.

And Rabbi Margolin wants to allow Jews to carry guns?

That would mean terrorists, armed with assault rifles and prepared by months of military training, would be able to add a few pistols to their arsenal after killing their Jewish victims who would barely be able to pull their pistols out of holster before being sliced by machine-gun fire.

Perhaps Rabbi Margolin thinks that Belgian Jews are in the Warsaw Ghetto and are living in underground sewers, needing guns to fight off the Nazis.

Or perhaps he thinks that fighting terrorists is like a cowboys and Indians movie.

The recent attacks in France “have revealed the urgent need to stop talking and start acting,” Rabbi Margolin wrote.”Right now Jews do not feel safe.”

Right now?

Jew in Europe felt safe last month, or last year?

Hundreds of Jews, from Israel and elsewhere, wear a hat and not a kippa in the streets of many European cities because they are afraid of being spat on, beaten, robbed and killed.

Rabbi Margolin also wrote, “People are afraid to come to synagogue. People are afraid to go to Jewish schools.”

 

“[The police] are not doing enough, for sure. We just need more. The best solution is having at least two police officers at each Jewish institution, 24 hours a day. Until that happens we need to be able to feel secure in other ways” and allowing Jews to carry guns would “allow our people to feel protected.”

He is not talking about training Jews with assault rifles and counter-terror tactics, or even a bit of karate.

Obama Had ‘No Public Schedule’ during Paris Rally

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

President Barack Obama’s official routine for Sunday was “no public schedule,” but the White House tried to explain that he did not attend the mass “I am Charlie” rally because of problems of security.

Or perhaps Obama did not attend the rally, because it might have messed up his schedule for Monday, which consisted of receiving the daily presidential briefing, speaking at the Federal Trade Commission on plans to tackle identity theft, and honoring the NBA champions, the San Antonio Spurs.

Facing stiff criticism for the absence of a senior American official, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest admitted Monday, “We should have sent someone with a higher profile to be there.”

He explained that security arrangements could not have been completed satisfactorily. Questioned by Fox News why security was good enough for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and other foreign officials to participate in the rally, Earnest said that each country has its own standards of security.

However, he was not able to explain the absence of Attorney General Eric Holder, who was attending a security summit meeting at the time of the rally.

Kerry re-arranged his schedule so he could travel to Paris later this week and put a check next to the sentence, “I was in Paris to express solidarity with the war on Islamic terror.”

Concerning his decision to change his schedule on Sunday and fly to Paris for the rally, Kerry stated, “I would have personally very much wanted to have been [in Paris] but couldn’t do so because of the commitment that I had here and it is important to keep these kinds of commitments.”

Instead, Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, a former State Dept. spokeswoman, marched in the rally in Washington, while the U.S. Ambassador to France, Jane Hartley, was at the Paris rally.

‘Israel is Charlie’ [video]

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

The bodies of Four French Jews who were gunned down by radical Islamist terrorists last week arrived at Ben Gurion Airport before dawn Tuesday morning, and their burials will begin at noon at the Har HaMenuchot cemetery in the Givat Shaul neighborhood in Jerusalem.

They were murdered at Paris’ HyperCacher store and are Yoav Hattab, 21, a student and son of Tunis’ chief rabbi;

Philippe Braham, 45, the father of four children and another child who is buried at the cemetery;

Yohan Cohen, 22, who worked at the store; and

Francois-Michel Saada, 64, who is retired and the father of two children.

Thirteen others survived the massacre that capped three days of terror by radical Islamists.

Eulogies were held in Bnei Brak, and the bodies are on their way to Jerusalem.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. President Reuven Rivlin and Opposition leader Yitzchak Herzog, as well as other officials, will attend the burials.

A French government minister will represent the country.

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French Muslims Students Refused to Stand in Memory of Terror Victims

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Many Muslims students in several French classrooms refused to stand up and participate on Sunday in a ceremonial minute of silence in memory of the victims in three murder sprees by radical Islamists in Paris last week.

Several Muslim students who had the decency to stand in solidarity against Islamic terror paid for their humanity by being beaten up by fellow Muslims.

Students in one 6th-grade class, referring to a cartoon linking the Prophet Mohammed with Islamic terror, told their teacher, “But you do not understand the Prophet [Mohammed]; they should not have to draw it.”

One student said, “I’m for those who killed [the victims],” Le Figaro reported, and a Muslim elementary school student said, “They had it coming.”

Approximately 80 percent of Muslim students in one class refused to stand in silence, and several of them suggested conspiracy theories to reject the idea that Muslims carried out the murders.

A radio call-in show broadcast comments by teachers that most Muslim students said they are loyal to Islam above allegiance to French values of equality and freedom.

An anti-Muslim backlash also has been noticeable in France, with several mosque desecrated in more than a dozen cities. However, the refusal of Muslim students to condemn the murders of four Jews at a kosher deli, and the slaughter at the offices of the satirical Charles Hebdo magazine underlined the problem for French President Françoise Hollande to convince citizens not to link Islamic terror with Islam.

A large number of Muslims stood with Jews and Christians at the rally, but the glaring difference between them and the rebellious Muslim students is age.

It is very reassuring to read foreign wire service reports that a 60-year-old Muslim shopkeeper stood at the rally with a hip Jewish singer, but many Muslims against terror are scared of the radical fundamentalists, most of them in the younger generation.

“I didn’t want to leave the house, I was mostly scared of retaliation,” said “Mohammed,” a secular Muslim.

Anti-Semitism, often expressed by anti-Zionism, is so deep and widespread that some Muslim leaders refused to attend Sunday’s solidarity rally because Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman attended.

The Committee against Islamophobia termed the Israeli leaders as “criminals.”

Below, French teachers tell a French radio show, with English sub-titles, what their Muslim students think of standing up against Islamic terror.

Americans Frantic over Threat of Islamic Terror

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

An overwhelming majority of 86 percent of likely American voters “consider radical Islamic terrorism a threat to the United States,” according to a new Rasmussen telephone survey conducted last week.

The poll followed two deadly attacks in Canada.

The respondents also conceded that not all “lone wolf” terrorism can be prevented. The results obviously indicate that American also don’t seem to have much faith that terrorism by an organized group can be prevented.

Their sense of being threatened is 11 points higher than expressed in a similar poll in January.

Half of the sample of likely voters said that the threat from radical Islam is “very serious,” while only three percent dismissed it as not being a threat at all.

ISIS Beheading of British Citizen Wakes Up Cameron

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

The British government finally woke up and vowed to destroy ISIS after the radical Islamic group posted on Friday a video that purported to show the beheading of British aid worker Alan Henning Friday.

It was the fourth time ISIS, AKA Islamic State and lately IS, has posted a video of beheadings, the first ones being American journalists James Foley and afterwards a Jew, Steven Sotloff.

Britain, like all European countries, is being overwhelmed with a burgeoning Muslim population, and the fundamentalists, whether a majority or a minority, have hijacked the new demographics and already has established Sharia law as the supreme law in some communities.

The more the Muslim demographic revolution overruns countries such as Belgium and France, the more the governments are afraid to do anything that might upset them and cause violence. The more they refrain, the more the radicals show their presence through fear.

Fear is the biggest weapon of radical Islamists, and ISIS has mastered the strategy through beheadings. It is more brutal than simply hanging or shooting someone in the back of the head, but the end result is the same. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu tries and tries, so far unsuccessfully, to convince the world that ISIS and Hamas are one and the same. The West doesn’t buy it because doing so would ruin the peace process sham.

Everyone denies reality until it happens to close to home.

ISIS gave advance notice to Britain that British aid worker Henning was next in line, and the British Parliament last promptly voted to join the American-led coalition to strike ISI in Iraq, which the Royal Air Force bombed on Saturday.

Friday’s video sows the ISIS executioner, apparently the same British-accented so-called human being who decapitated three previous victims. It also shows Henning, with his tied behind his back.

“Because of our parliament’s decision to attack the Islamic state, I, as a member of the British public, will now pay the price,” Henning said in the video.

Cameron now is boiling.

“It is senseless. It is completly unforgivable. Anyone in any doubt about this organization can now see how truly repulsive it is and barbaric it is,” he said Saturday.

Good morning, Mr. Cameron.

State Dept. Terms Gaza-Based ‘Jerusalem Council’ a Terrorist Group

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

The U.S. State Department has designated a Gaza-based jihadist umbrella group as a terrorist organization.

Known as the Mujahidin Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem, it has claimed responsibility for numerous attacks on Israel since the group’s founding in 2012.

Its designation as a terrorist group means that American individuals and organizations are barred from any transactions with the council and that any assets it holds in the United States will be frozen.

The council was designated a “foreign terrorist organization” and a “specially designated global terrorist” entity.”

It claimed responsibility for an August 2013 rocket attack on Eilat and an April 2013 attack on the city. It also claimed responsibility for a Gaza-Israel cross-border bomb attack in June 2012 that targeted an Israeli construction site, killing one civilian.

In February, the council released a statement declaring support for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, according to the State Department, which now has termed sic groups this year foreign terrorist organizations.

The Shura Council was known as far back as 2012 and has posted videos and online messages proclaiming that “there is no place in the Arab and Muslim world for liberal and secular democratic values.

Congratulations to the State Dept. for waking up after two years. Perhaps the fatal blow that prompted to State Dept. to act was the Council’s public claim that it is against the peace process and that the Fatah-Hamas unity government is an attack on all Muslims.

JTA contributed to this report.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/state-dept-terms-gaza-based-jerusalem-council-a-terrorist-group/2014/08/20/

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