Report: German Jews Fear Growing Muslim Anti-Semitism

BERLIN (AFP) — Jews in Germany say they feel a “growing threat” of anti-Semitism, especially from Muslims but also from xenophobic far-right groups, a parliamentary report said Monday.

They are “increasingly concerned for their safety due to everyday experiences of anti-Semitism,” said the Independent Experts Group on Anti-Semitism.

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  • marty_p

    No Jew in their right mind would live/move to Germany. It’s deja vu – there were Jews in the 1930’s in Europe that played ostrich and refused to see the writing on the wall which is present again.
    This time there is somewhere for Jews to move.

    • Etobicoke_Gladiator

      Israel, yes, but the USA is also an excellent option now that Hussein Obama is out of office. Canada under Imam Trudeau is hardly a good place, right?

    • vwVwwVwv

      you have no idea about jews and no about germany where i, a jew currently live.

    • Waffle

      Marty, hindsight is 20/20. Jews had been living in Germany for at least 1000 years and by the ’30’s they were part of the establishment. Many lived comfortable, privileged lives. When Hitler passed the discriminatory Nuremberg Laws in 1938, few could believe that such laws could even take place. Of course, the legal imprimatur sanctioned open anti-semitism.

      But the Germans, both Jew and non-Jew, for the most part were law-abiding and believed in the rule of law.

      However, antisemitism is a weird thing. First of all, unless it is blatant and in-your -face, it can be difficult to recognize. Secondly, once it has been let out of its bottle, it can be almost impossible to get it back in.

      It may help to understand the seeming complacency of the 1930’s German Jews if we put ourselves in their shoes. Here in North America, especially Canada, we can draw some parallels. For example, I think that the adoption of M-103 is particularly ominous, but I don’t see anybody heading for the hills. Do you?

      • Etobicoke_Gladiator

        Excellent points, Waffle, especially your last one re: M-103. Nobody is heading for the hills, yet, since Canadians are generally so bloody ignorant and complacent. Remember: diversity is our strength. *sigh*

      • vwVwwVwv

        Waffel
        Jews life in Germany for at least 1700 years is documented.

        Cologne was founded and established in the 1st century AD, as the Roman Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium in Ubii territory. It was the capital of the Roman province of Germania Inferior and the headquarters of the military in the region. Cologne was an important city in Roman times. H. Nissen assumes a much greater population for Roman Cologne than it was in the Middle Ages, when he estimates it was between 30,000–40,000. It is reasonable to assume that the spread of Christianity in any Roman province was preceded and accompanied by the existence there of Jews. The presence of Christians in Cologne in the 2nd century would therefore argue for the settlement of Jews in the city at that early date.
        Judaism was recognized as a religio licita (permitted religion), and Jews were exempt from the offering to the Emperor and to the offerings to the Roman state gods. However, Jews were refused access to public offices because these were the basic requirements for access to a public office. For the appointment to a town office a person was required to own land and to have a certain reputation. In Late Antiquity, the Roman upper class increasingly refused to participate in these expensive offices, and the Roman administration went into crisis and the emperor had to look for alternatives. It became necessary for the Cologne Council to use a decree of Emperor Constantine the Great of 321, which permitted Jews to be appointed to the curia. This is the first evidence of the existence of a Jewish community in the town of Cologne. The emperor’s decree was passed down in the Codex Theodosianus (439), which indicates the existence of a firmly established Jewish community in Cologne in 321 and 331. A partial translation of the Codex reads:
        “We allow all town councils to appoint through general law, Jewish people in the Curia. To give them a certain compensation for the previous rules, we let that always two or three of them enjoy the privilege not to be taken to any office.”
        Archaeological finds indicate the presence of Orientals at about that period, and among them there were Syrians, as is proved by an Aramaic inscription dug up in 1930. In another document, from 341, it is recorded that the synagogue was provided with the emperor’s privilege. These decrees of Constantine remained for some centuries the only accounts of the existence of a Jewish community in Cologne.

        • Waffle

          That’s fascinating!!! Thank you so much for posting that.

          • vwVwwVwv

            i was recently in cologne, they wanted to find something Roman
            and started digging found the jewish quarter of the roman period.

            no yoke, the wanted to close it back but it was leaked, soon
            you will have a jewish museum there with really old artefacts
            dating back soon after the Bar-Kochba revolt. 😉

            they wanted something roman, now they got it.

          • Waffle

            Unreal!! Has this been written up anywhere? Can you provide any links? My poor old brain is reeling and I am still on my first cup of coffee. Again, thank you so much for posting. Toda lecha!! BTW, your English keeps getting better and better.

          • vwVwwVwv

            yes it was, i have to search, must be a year or something. 😉

          • vwVwwVwv
          • vwVwwVwv

            http://www.worldofjudaica.com/jewish-news/international/cologne-to-rebuild-jewish-quarter
            they find lots of new things there, most published in german.

            they evan found the oldest yiddish text in the world…

          • Waffle

            Again, many thanks. This article (and the excavation itself) provide many threads to explore. One that I find particularly fascinating is this:

            “The slate he is referring to appears to contain a racy knight’s tale, written in an early Yiddish in Hebrew letters.”

            This begs the question who were the knights? Does the story refer to a knight who lived prior to the First Crusade (1099) which certainly was not kind to the Jews of Germany.

            It also raises questions about the originality of Chaucer’s writings. Chaucer was born in 1343, so did he “borrow” from this earlier piece? I would love to see the translation.

            What is most ironic and what always seems to get lost in the shuffle is that the first Christians were Jews!!

          • vwVwwVwv

            till the 8th century it was no problem for jews to carry arms,
            there is something in this period that turned christian rulers
            more violent on jews. certainly the appearance of
            irish missionaries who lied about jews but
            also the appearance of muslim
            invaders in the heart of
            europe….
            from then on all
            warriors had to be christian.
            the tales must not surprise, besides christian priests
            only jews could read and write and reading tales have been holliwood
            in this times, if you could read and knew some tales
            you had a job and people liked your presence.
            https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/8d/21/17/8d21175df13a4211a534ab1385d5b0ef.jpg

          • Waffle

            For sure the Muslim invasion of Europe was the fly in the ointment and really screwed things for the Jews.

            Have you read Fernandez-Morera?

          • vwVwwVwv

            no i have not.
            it’s hard for somebody
            who speaks 5 languages and
            some dialects to read enough as in
            each language there are so
            many important
            publication.

  • vwVwwVwv

    its not growing, it’s that now they are importing Arab’s who understand the koranus
    and want therefor kill jews, turks dont understand arabic and so the koranic
    antisemitism is not so open in turkish muslim like the new arab one.

    • Etobicoke_Gladiator

      vwVwwVwv: What do you think about this excellent article from a few weeks ago re: a Russian-Jewish academic living in Berlin?

      https://www.blazingcatfur.ca/2017/04/12/a-reader-sends-a-warning-from-berlin-germany/

      I think Vlad’s point of view is quite revealing about the current situation of Jews in Germany and France and elsewhere in Europe. What’s your opinion about what Vlad wrote?

      • vwVwwVwv

        its true, but the whole picture is not there. no answers to.
        he is just describing BERLIN!
        the USA is not NY + LA.
        there will be war
        in europe.

        • Etobicoke_Gladiator

          Of course there will be war in Europe. It’s just beginning now but Europe could be the Lebanon and Syria of the future. It’s coming and my advice to Jews all over Europe is get out now while you can! I lived in North Carolina for a brief time many years ago, and am fully aware that the USA is more than Manhattan and LA. However, in his line of work, I predict NYC is where he would go if Israel isn’t chosen first.

          • vwVwwVwv

            you have infected the AMERICA with electing Obama with islam and you have even larger trouble than europe.
            i am 4 hours away from israel, i have moved
            my family there, i want to die there,
            in peace if i can, surrounded
            by empty magazines
            and enemies
            if i must.

            europe has nations who know to stick together, they can
            deal with islam in hours, no yoke hours,
            but america, divided ethnicities,
            hostile to one another
            large country.

            i am afraid about you more than about europe,
            to many dictators hate you guys.

            i have lots of relatives in the US and Canada,
            it would be easy but i belong
            to israel like property,
            it owns me.

          • Etobicoke_Gladiator

            Thanks, VW. There are definitely problems in both the US and Canada, but I fear Europe – due to geographic proximity to Turkey and the rest of North Africa and the Middle East – has far greater problems for the near and distant future.

            While the USA suffered 9/11, and we must acknowledge the problems associated with its gun culture as well as the racial problems (exacerbated by Obama in his two terms) in many if not all states, Europe has far worse problems with terrorism and Islam. It’s no coincidence that 9/11 was planned at least in part in Germany.

            I think that maybe the only countries that will survive with their unique cultures intact in Europe will be Hungary and Poland, and precious few others.

            Best of luck if you’re in Israel now and left Germany. Mazel tov.

          • vwVwwVwv

            welcome.

            europeans don’t bother to lose the half of the population,
            russia lost 30.000.000 in ww2 and they call it victory,
            i don’t know how you N-Americans will react to
            large scale war and europeans can be
            dictatorial what may be the
            case in such a war.
            it’s no about numbers or strength, america is far stronger than europe or israel, its about you never had a war over there
            and this makes me bother.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            No, we had a war over there.
            Twice.
            But, not three times.

          • vwVwwVwv

            it’s different when a government tells you your neighbour is an enemy.
            i can’t describe it in english. i think you know what i am talking about.

      • Waffle

        Chilling. Back to the future.

  • Gary

    I’ve wanted to boycott Muslim products but these 10th century knuckle dragging wife-beater don’t produce anything and haven’t invented a thing for over 500 years.

    • Etobicoke_Gladiator

      Yeah, I don’t even use my flying carpet any more. 😉

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Damn you with your Steppenwolf references.
        Now, I have to find something to wash that ear worm out of my head.
        I know, ELO, can’t get it out of my head.

    • marty_p

      The only thing (other than petroleum) seem to be food products like olives, figs and dates and there are non Arab/Mo equivalents available. If you buy pistachio nuts make sure they aren’t from Iran.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I hate olives, figs and dates.
        ‘member when pistachios were bright red?
        I ‘member.