In the wake of the slaughter of four Jews in a Paris kosher supermarket by an Islamic jihadist, a Parisian Jew said: “In the past year, 7,000 Jews have already left France and after this there will be many thousands more. We are not safe in France any more. There is no future for Jews here in France. We are finished in France.”
Europe loves to memorialize dead Jews, even to the point of fetishizing them – it’s live ones that they cannot tolerate. The idea that French President Francois Hollande did not want Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu at a memorial march for Jews who were slaughtered in exactly the same way as Jews were in 2012 in Toulouse —where he said they were murdered because they were Jews, and even more importantly, in the same way as the Germans murdered Jews — speaks volumes. Inviting the head of a terror movement, Mahmoud Abbas, because Netanyahu was coming, was depraved.
With Muslims now accounting for 10% of France’s population, Jew-hatred is at a fever pitch. It’s war on the Paris streets, and it’s only going to get worse — and not just for the Jews in France but for all the Jews of Europe. The moratorium of the six million is long over. Europe has reverted back, comfortable again to indulge dark, monstrous impulses.
When I was in Paris back in 2005, the Jewish day schools were chained and fenced like… a prison. And that was before the January 2006 kidnapping, captivity, and torture of a young Jewish man, Ilan Halimi. A group of devout Muslims calling themselves The Barbarians lured Halimi to an apartment where they tied him up in a cellar and tortured him with acid, cigarettes, and knives. Muslims living in that apartment complex heard his screams, but instead of calling the police, they joined in the torture. Police think at least twenty Muslims joined in. Halimi finally died in an ambulance after the leader of this gang of savages dumped him by a railway line and set him on fire.
A French Jew wrote to me Monday: “No one in France can protect the French Jews, who will be massacred one by one. And even with 50,000 officers in front of synagogues, there are over 12 million Muslims in France. If 10% of them go extremist (which is low), there will be a bloodbath in Paris, and that blood will be Jewish.”
He said this about the massive march in Paris Sunday that was attended by political leaders from all over the world (except Barack Obama): “As you saw on TV, three million people marched for Charlie Hebdo, but believe me, no one marched for the Jews who were massacred in the Hyper Cacher supermarket! No one cares. People are getting used to it. France let its Jews die in World War II and it will do it again.”
So will the rest of Europe. The Holocaust, while it was a German initiative, was carried out by every nation in Europe, save for the Danes. There were Dutch Nazis, Polish Nazis, French Nazis, etc. Europe as a continent decided it was a good idea to get rid of the Jews. Researchers at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum have catalogued 42,500 Nazi ghettos and camps. That number includes death camps, forced labor camps, POW camps, brothels, and “care” centers in which the Nazis forced pregnant women to have abortions. There were 30,000 slave labor camps; 1,150 Jewish ghettos; 980 concentration camps; 1,000 POW camps; 500 brothels; and thousands of other camps.
Over 42,000 concentration camps? That wasn’t just the Germans.
But in the wake of the Holocaust, Europe rejected nationalism, which was not the problem. American nationalism isn’t evil in itself; nor is nationalism as such. The Nazis weren’t evil because they were nationalists; they were evil because they were genocidal. Yet now it seems that Europe has decided once again to embrace madness and evil as its central unifying characteristic.
After the Paris march, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attacked Netanyahu, asking how the head of a terror state could dare attend the march. Yet despite this pro- jihadist inversion of reality, the European Union is eager for Turkey to join the EU – which would make it an Islamic entity. If Turkey becomes a member of the European Union next month, it will be the first predominately Muslim country ever to join the EU.
Turkey is not a European country. Ninety-seven percent of its territory lies in Asia. And Turkey is far too big for the EU to absorb. With a population predicted to reach 91 million by 2050, it will be the dominant member of the EU. Goodbye, European culture.
And goodbye, Jews. Last January, thousands of hate-filled protesters in France chanted, “Jew, France is not for you!” Just weeks ago, an eight-year-old Jewish girl was harassed and abused by her Muslim classmates. Muslim parents, clerics, and mosques that continue to preach this annihilationism are abhorrent and evil. How long before these junior savages show up to school with a gun or machete to “kill their Jew”? Days before that, a Muslim gang invaded a Jewish home in the Paris suburb of Créteil, raped a 19-year-old woman, and robbed the home, saying it was “because you are Jewish.” And the French just voted to recognize an Islamic Jew-hatred state in Israel, as if to seal this hate and violence into the annals of duplicitous and foul French history. Alfred Dreyfus, Helene Berr, Ilan Halimi, Mufti Al Husseini… and now the vote legitimizing a terror state whose only goal is to annihilate the Jewish people.
The French and the rest of Europe will pay dearly for their submission to Islam. It only starts with the Jews — the canary in the coal mine. The horrible irony is that as history continues to repeat itself, this time it won’t be the French rounding up the Jews at Vélodrome d’hiver. No, when the war comes this time, it will be the French who are rounded up by the hostile invaders.
Pamela Geller is the President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), publisher of PamelaGeller.com and author of The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America and Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance. Follow her on Twitter here. Like her on Facebook here.