Paris: Grand Mosque Open, Grand Synagogue Closed #CharlieHebdo

A seemingly required inclusion in most reports on the recent mass murder in Paris was the rhetorical question posed by reporters has been: “Will these events invite a wave of anti-Muslim incidents”? Since these Islam-inspired murders, however, there have been only a few anti-Muslim actions — all against property.

Under-reported, however, was how rapidly the assault against Charlie Hebdo migrated into an anti-Jewish mini-pogrom in the heart of Paris. What did shoppers in a kosher market, four of whom were slaughtered, have to do with the cartoon images of Mohammad? Nothing. But the assault on the HyperCacher Jewish kosher supermarket has a lot to do with the true nature of Islamic militancy.

h/t MP

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  • How can an oppressed religion even have a house of worship, let alone having it remain open?

  • Pete_Brewster

    By rights the million and more assembled in Paris should have marched to the Grand Mosque and set it alight. No such luck.

  • CMH

    anyone surprised by this is braindead.