Purim cancelled in Brussels: Police can’t protect Jewish community

Following the Brussels terror attack, Belgian police request that the Jewish community cancel their Purim celebrations as the police are unable to protect the community.

Brussels is 25% Muslim proving that multiculturalism was a swell idea.

So swell the cops are afraid of them.

  • 3MileLimit

    They won’t protect the Christians, either. I don’t know why the Jewish would expect special consideration of anything, unless they live in Israel. It’s a shame, but it’s tough times.

    • k1962

      Purim is celebrated in synagogue. When was the last time a church was targeted by Islamic terrorists in Europe? They target Jewish schools, kosher food stores and synagogues. I’m sure they’ll eventually hit churches in Europe like they do in Africa. In the meantime, European Jews are not free to practice their religion because of Muslims, so if Jews are to be equal citizens of any European country they should get protections as well as any other religious, cultural, or LBGQT group that needs to be protected from these murderous thugs.

      I’d be damned pissed if Canada imports hundreds of thousands of muslims and then expects us to protect ourselves. I didn’t import them and don’t think Muslim immigrants are worth the cost.

      • 3MileLimit

        Christians are being slaughtered all over this planet! That to me is an attack on the Christian church, because Christians, standing together, is what church means. This article was about how the Jewish can’t practice in their faith on a high holy day, remember? And this is about the Jews in Europe, not Israel. So when complaints come up from the Jewish in Europe about this, I have to remark that the Christians aren’t protected, either… BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT. Europe is predominately still Christian… not near as much as it was… but still Christian. It is insane for a very, very small group, like the Jewish, to expect protection, when the majority Christians are being assaulted, too. You seem to be the kind that gets very upset if anyone dares to not feel sorry for the Jewish before they feel sorry for their own. I am a Christian, and I care about them first. You and I won’t ever see eye to eye, so I’m ready for you to argue some more.

        • Etobicoke_Gladiator

          Very respectfully to you, and I totally get where you’re coming from, all non-Muslims need protection, whether Christians or Jews or Buddhists (immigrants from Asia) or anybody. Militant Islam is a ruthless and bloodthirsty intolerant form of fascism, nothing more and nothing less. We all need to come together against this enemy.

          • 3MileLimit

            Of course. Purim having to be hidden away from this particular synagogue, in this article, was just one more reminder, to me, that we are not free. And it is very sad. I still have hope that there is light at the end of this tunnel, for us all.

          • 3MileLimit

            You’re also a great peace maker.

          • Etobicoke_Gladiator

            Matthew 5:9. Good stuff. 🙂

          • 3MileLimit

            ‘Tis.

        • k1962

          Yes, there are many more Christians in Europe than Jews. There would have been a lot more, but unfortunately there aren’t. I wonder why? So, excuse me for wanting to protect the few that remain.

          • Etobicoke_Gladiator

            Don’t you mean to say something to the effect that “unfortunately there aren’t [more Jews in Europe than before the Holocaust]?” I think I get what you’re attempting to write here. All Jews and Christians need protection in today’s Europe.

          • 3MileLimit

            From my understanding, the Jewish have always been a small group. Bringing up the Holocaust – something that killed a whole lot of Christians, too – is neither here nor there with this discussion.

          • Etobicoke_Gladiator

            Of course, Jews have always been a minority in Christian Europe. That is for sure. I used my reference to the Holocaust simply to denote the horrible slaughter under the dominant form of fascism – Hitler and Nazism – before the current dominant Islamist/Leftist fascism present in modern Europe. I could’ve simply said “1945” if that is better. Anyhow, the same point. Cheers.

      • Etobicoke_Gladiator

        While I thoroughly agree with you, I do appreciate an underlying sentiment expressed by 3MileLimit, namely that even Christian churches and public celebrations – despite the militantly secular climate of so much of Western Europe – are not safe due to Muslim totalitarianism. In any case, chag sameyech for Purim! 😉

        • k1962

          I know about the horrible massacres of Christians in Africa and Pakistan etc. and I think our government and church leaders should do as much as possible to stop it. It does horrify me as does the inaction of everyone on this issue.

          Chag Sameach to you too. I just spent the afternoon making Hamentashen. Thankfully, we can safely celebrate Purim in Canada…….for now.

          • Etobicoke_Gladiator

            Good for you making hamentashen. I’m a bit lazy/old school and purchase mine at the Harbord Bakery. 🙂 Chag sameyach!

          • k1962

            Homemade are the best. I have a fool proof recipe for the dough and it’s easy to work with. I made a nice chocolate filling today and poppy seed last week.

          • Etobicoke_Gladiator

            Poppy seed are my favourite. Same with my grandfather. 🙂

          • k1962

            Those are my dad’s favourite, so I froze some for his next visit.

          • Etobicoke_Gladiator

            My grandfather died in 1977. I would give my left arm to eat hamentashen with him now. Enjoy with your father. These are precious days. 🙂 [EDIT: I’m a little “right wing” but am really a sentimental sap.]

          • k1962

            I will. Thanks. I feel the same way about my grandmothers. My grandfathers died when I was one and five.

    • Etobicoke_Gladiator

      3MileLimit, I totally get what you’re saying, but one must remember that the Jews are the ultimate enemies of the Muslims, and Christians are close but definitely of secondary importance as enemies of Islam. Sad, yet true. Especially after the Holocaust, it’s a total scandal that Jews cannot feel safe in “modern secular Europe”. I put this in quotation marks since the continent is an obvious joke, a corpse of its former Christian self. You can appreciate this, I hope.

      • 3MileLimit

        I can appreciate that no protection for Christians and Jewish in a free society is equally sad, sick and sinful. The problem, it seems, with what my first remark is that I dared to through the plight of mine own people in with the unfair plight of the Jewish, in Europe, during Purim. The only way mu comment could’ve been taken out of context would be if k1962, or anybody, doesn’t like to hear the slightest objections to the Jewish. That is not my problem. The Western world is only safe for Islam and the regressive Left. It is shameful, all the way around. THAT is all I was saying.

        • Etobicoke_Gladiator

          Cheers. Let’s hope and pray all non-Muslims are safe in this awful climate of terrorism and leftist/Muslim totalitarianism.

  • Hard Little Machine

    French speaking Jews will be a population of zero in Europe soon. It’s the law.

    • Etobicoke_Gladiator

      No more kosher baguettes? Seulement halal, mon ami?

  • Etobicoke_Gladiator

    Aw, c’mon, the real problem facing Belgium, France, Germany, and other (formerly) Western European nations is currently ‘Islamophobia’. *sarc*

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Belgium’s Jews should be celebrating Purim in Israel, where they are not only welcomed but desired. In Israel, the holiday takes the form of a carnival, with people (including the girls we are hooked on) parading around in costumes and rabbis giving permission to their congregants to get schnockered.

    • marty_p

      We have a picture of my wife when she was 3 yrs old in a costume riding her tricycle in B’nei Brak Israel.

  • marty_p

    This is just the beginning for the Jews in Belgium….first “You can’t celebrate Purim because we can’t protect you” …next “You can’t worship in synagogues because we can’t protect you”…. it’s only a matter of time until “You’d better leave Belgium because we can’t protect you”.

    • Etobicoke_Gladiator

      Indeed. This process is well under way in today’s France and Belgium, and soon to follow in Germany and elsewhere.

    • k1962

      It’s not the beginning. I had a “Don” (today called a Community Leader) on my residence floor at New College, U of T back in 1982 who was originally from Belgium. Her family left, well before 1982, because it was not safe for Jews there back then. So, this is just a continuation or intensification of what was already happening.

      • Etobicoke_Gladiator

        I agree. Intensification, indeed. Belgium is unique due to the fu*ked up biculturalism/bilingualism of Flemish and French… Brings to mind the great (communist?) leader Pierre E. Trudeau, doesn’t it? He sure thrived on the English/French heritage of Canada and then built “multiculturalism” on this already shaky foundation. *sigh*

        • Justin St.Denis

          Belgium has been fucked up for centuries. The Flemmish Walloons hate the French speaking Belgians and vice-versa. It’s Quebec with more university degrees, older architecture and British-style weather.

          • Etobicoke_Gladiator

            Not for centuries. 1831 with historical roots, though, for sure.

            Belgium originated as a buffer soon between France and Germany, etc. It was the artificial creation of 19th century power politics in Europe, and the effects last until today. One of the great problems afflicting Belgium today, and they are legion, is the inability of Flemish and French police and intelligence officers to cooperate with 100% effectiveness. A sad state of affair all around. 🙁

            http://www.brusselsjournal.com/node/2369

    • Alain

      When it comes to “you had better leave because we cannot protect you”, that is already the cold hard truth when to comes to any Western European country. It is just that some remain in denial the same as in the 1930s.