Hollande: ‘Intolerable’ for France’s Jews to hide

President Francois Hollande on Wednesday rejected as “intolerable” the idea that fear of attack would prompt French Jews to “hide”.

Parents in the southern city of Marseille, where Monday’s attack “in the name of Allah” added to a string of anti-Semitic incidents in recent months, have begun urging their sons to wear a baseball cap instead.

On Wednesday, French President Francois Hollande said it was “intolerable” for French Jews to have to hide away out of fear of attack.

“It is intolerable that in our country citizens should feel so upset and under assault because of their religious choice that they would conclude that they have to hide,” Hollande said.

  • simus1

    Jews who remain in France are nuts.
    Jews who remain in Marseille must be suicidal.

    • It has to be madness.

      • Blacksmith

        Willful ignorance IMO.

      • Kathy Prendergast

        Maybe suicidal, or maybe just very stubborn and determined. I can understand that. Why should they have to leave a place that has always been their home, and has in many cases been their family’s home for generations? There have been Jews living in France pretty much as long as it has existed as a country. Make the barbarian invaders (and their evil spawn) leave instead; that would fix the problem.

  • BillyHW

    He promised us relentless war, but was only capable of providing us relentless faggotry.

  • barryjr

    The French loved the nazis in WWII so now they allow the new nazis to act with impunity. Unfortunately North American leaders are as enamored of the new nazis as Europe is.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    It is intolerable for Jews to remain in France under Hollande’s feckless rule. Israel will accept them all no matter how many come in how short a period of time.

    • Kathy Prendergast

      No disrespect to Israel, but … nobody should be forced to leave their own country that they have always called home and where they have never caused any problems, even if there is a place elsewhere where they will be welcomed. It is Muslims who are making life intolerable for Jews in France and in other parts of Europe; they are the ones who need to leave. And Saudi Arabia is a lot bigger than Israel so I’m sure it could manage to squeeze them all in. I realize I am just dreaming here, but in a truly just world THATwould be the mass migration we would be seeing in the next few years.

  • V10_Rob

    Yes it’s intolerable. And what are you, President Hollande, or any other Western European or North American leader going to do about it? Nothing, that’s what.

    • AlanUK

      Ditto ..
      (I’m glad I checked ahead to see other comments.)

  • Hard Little Machine

    Of course it is, that was the plan, now leave, which is also the plan.