If you go to the France page of the Guardian now you’ll note the latest news.
Per The Algemeiner:
“Three yarmulke wearing Jewish youths were brutally assaulted on Saturday night by a mob of over a dozen who beat them with hammers and Iron bars. The incident took place in Villeurbanne, near Lyon in southeast France. French blogs reported that the crime was carried out by Islamic youths.
The victims were hospitalized suffering various wounds and were subsequently released according to French newspaper L’Express. Police forces have begun a manhunt in search of the suspects. [One of the boys suffered an open wound on his skull, and one girl had a neck injury].
On Sunday the Interior Ministry said that they believe the assault to be motivated by antisemitism.”
Country? France. Victims? Jews. Perpetrators? Muslims.
As we reported about the brutal massacre of four innocent Jews (including three small children) in the French city of Toulouse, by an Islamist named Mohammed Merah, back in March, the Guardian, in an official editorial, never once used the term “antisemitism”, nor even mentioned the Jewish identity of the victims.
In reaction to this latest antisemitic assault near Lyon, French Jewish artist Ron Agam told the Algemeiner:
“It is unacceptable that this culture of racism and antisemitism is being tolerated by a significant number of the Muslim community, this culture must stop.”
And, it is unacceptable that a major broadsheet in the UK – one which claims a liberal orientation – fails to even note, yet alone express outrage about, a morally reprehensible violent racist attack (by over a dozen Muslim youths) against French Jews.
No, it is not even remotely Islamophobic to say so.
(Final note: Jessica Reed is the French speaking Guardian Assistant editor you may wish to Tweet if you’re interested to know why her paper was evidently so uninterested in the antisemitic attack near Lyon.)
- Hate crime in Toulouse, & the Guardian Left’s callous disregard towards antisemitic ideology (cifwatch.com)
- Jew hatred? What Jew hatred? A tale of two Guardian editorials on the Toulouse murders (cifwatch.com)
- Perpetrators as victims: Seumas Milne ignores Islamist-inspired antisemitism of Toulouse massacre (cifwatch.com)