« Home | The concealed details about enemy Muslim soldiers ... » | It's totally stupid to remove metal detectors from... » | Muslim in Spain threatens policemen » | British judiciary's selfishness leads to doomed in... » | Jordan's getting worse, reverting back » | An Islamofascist who murdered 3 people in Halamish... » | Gazan jihadists are threatening chaos over Temple ... » | Britain's major cities lose their white majority a... » | The Juice is going to be turned loose » | Will Lev Tahor finally be shut down? » 

Thursday, July 27, 2017 

Unless France's leaders admit to antisemitism in the present, how can we believe they're sorry about the past?

Barbara Kay at the National Post wrote about Emmanuel Macron's condemnation of Vel d'Hiv during WW2, and how condemning antisemitism from the past does not equal a condemnation of antisemitism in the present:
In a work of fiction, the hug between the French and Israeli heads of state would have signified triumph over a long history of French anti-Semitism. Real life is rarely so obliging.

Macron understood he had to address the painful reality of the new French anti-Semitism. He therefore referred in his speech to the murder, 12 days earlier, of Sarah Halimi, a 65-year old Orthodox Jewish doctor, battered to death by her Mali-born neighbour Kobili Traoré. Traoré had reportedly referred to Halimi as a “dirty Jew,” and shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he threw her off her apartment balcony.

The indictment filed against Trahoré did not categorize the killing as a hate crime, let alone an act of terrorism, as many believe it should be. It became a political hot potato. Macron announced that “the judiciary must as soon as possible provide maximum clarity on the death of Sarah Halimi.”

Second-guessing clarity would be welcome, but irrelevant to the larger problem: the entrenched pathology of Jew hatred in France’s Muslim community. The Vichy government is gone, but its Jew-loathing spirit has returned in, as Macron put it, “the cancerous spread of militant Islam.”
Even if he acknowledged Islamic antisemitism in this case, as noted before, he still spoke out of two sides of his mouth at one point. Furthermore, if they're going to condemn Muslim antisemitism today, they should also condemn some of its most notorious enablers, like Jacques Chirac, who allowed it to mutate when he was president of France. As a result, his alleged recognition of Vel d'Hiv and other such tragedies, alas, was not. If anything, Chirac in his tolerance of Muslim anti-semitism and misogyny proved that an alleged conservative can be as evil as a liberal, and maybe even more so.

If nobody today is willing to acknowledge how men like Chirac have responsibility to shoulder, then they're not recognizing the problem convincingly.

Labels: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Links to this post

Create a Link

About me

  • I'm Avi Green
  • From Jerusalem, Israel
  • I was born in Pennsylvania in 1974, and moved to Israel in 1983. I also enjoyed reading a lot of comics when I was young, the first being Fantastic Four. I maintain a strong belief in the public's right to knowledge and accuracy in facts. I like to think of myself as a conservative-style version of Clark Kent. I don't expect to be perfect at the job, but I do my best.
My profile

Archives

Links

    avigreen2002@yahoo.com About profile Gab page Minds page

      I also contribute to

    • The Astute Bloggers
    • Infidel Bloggers Alliance
    • Which also includes (open menu)

      My other sites

    • The Four Color Media Monitor
    • The Comic Book Discrimination Dossiers
    • Hawkfan
    • The Greatest Thing on Earth!
    • The Outer Observatory
    • Earth's Mightiest Heroines
    • Puzzle Paradise
    • The Co-Stars Primer
    • Cinema Capsule Cavalcade
    • Food Diner
    • News/Opinion sites (open menu)

      Writers and special activity groups (open menu)

      Media Watchdogs (open menu)

      Columnist bloggers (open menu)

      Research on terrorism (open menu)

      Milbloggers (open menu)

      Trackback parties (open menu)

      Trackback tools

    • Wizbang Standalone pinger
    • Other bloggers: Israel and Asia (open menu)

      Other bloggers: Europe (open menu)

      Other bloggers: American continent (open menu)

      Museum sites (open menu)

      Bloggeries Blog Directory blog directory Top Blogs Politics blogs Politics Blogs
      Politics blog TopOfBlogs
      All Politic Sites Society blog Blog Directory & Search engine blog directory View My Stats

      AmazingCounters.com

    • W3 Counter stats
    • GoStats charts
    • Click here to see website statistics
    • eXTReMe Tracker Locations of visitors to this page

    This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

    make money online blogger templates

Older Posts Newer Posts

Tel-Chai Nation is powered by Blogspot and Gecko & Fly.
No part of the content or the blog may be reproduced without prior written permission.
Join the Google Adsense program and learn how to make money online.