Kristallnacht could be counted as the beginning of the Holocaust. German politicians remember Nazi Kristallnacht pogrom.
Germany is marking the 80th anniversary of attacks on Jews that foreshadowed the Holocaust.
Other things that happened in Germany on the 9th of November.
- Demolition of the Berlin Wall began on November 9, 1989
- Weimar Republic was created (de facto) on that date in 1918 when Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicated.
A moving reflection on the antisemitic hate-crimes (and particularly the shooting in Pittsburgh) from
The Ultimate Answer to Kings. “Who will be the guardian*?”
I’ve said it before: I have nothing against American liberal Jews and don’t understand people who do – but I’m equally perplexed by the Jews themselves. How many dead does it take to prove that pacifism doesn’t preserve peace?
I’m sure it’s very pleasant to sing Kumbaya and imagine there’s no psycho hater just outside the door. Sounds great. Until he comes inside.
Hat tip to Claire Wolfe, and her Thursday Links, which you should definitely take a look at.
The is an interview with Yonatan Stern, Director of Cherev Gidon Tactical Training Academy in Pennsylvania. The difference between this and the few “sound bites” that other news organizations have carried is that this a complete interview. After Pittsburgh–Teaching Jews to Shoot Guns Gains Traction at Pennsylvania Tactical Training Academy.
I like what he has to say on the subject of self-defense.
A bit of background, he is training members of the Jewish community to defend their schools and temples from attack. In the aftermath of the Pittsburgh attack, he has been inundated with requests for training.
JV: Are you receiving any pushback from gun control activists, card carrying pacifists and other political operatives who oppose what you are doing?
YS: Liberals are always going to whine when people like us take effective initiatives to actually make positive changes within our society. They whined when trump got elected, they whined when Trump blocked Islamic terrorists from entering our nation, they whined when the embassy was moved to Jerusalem, they whined when Justice Kavanaugh was appointed, they whined that the President is sending troops to protect our border, and now they are of course whining that we are getting American Jewish civilians armed and trained in our synagogues.
I pay as much attention to these brainless liberals as I do to a fly buzzing around a room. Anyone who advocates for Jews to be disarmed while we are under violent attack by antisemites is either intentionally trying to get Jews killed, or is an ignorant fool who is probably suffering from mental illness.
I enjoyed it. You might as well.
Longstanding attitudes against guns may be changing. But then a hard dose of reality will do that. Why Philly Jews are arming themselves: ‘I’m going to go down fighting’.
The article starts by introducing a guy who is buying a pistol and beginning the process to get a concealed carry license.
“I legally have the right to at least be able to match evil with some sort of response, and in my mind I would be dumb not to,” said Parvey, who on Wednesday went to the Philadelphia Police Department’s Gun Permit Unit to apply for a concealed-carry license. “I don’t want to hide behind the bimah waiting for my turn to get shot.”
Parvey is not the only one to reach this conclusion.
This is actually a fairly balanced story on the people who are on both sides of the issue. (There is also the problem Orthodox Jews face with not doing work on the Sabbath.)
A related story, which is how I actually found the story linked above, is A Jew with guns and no apologies | Stu Bykofsky.
After noting that while hate crimes against Jews are on the rise, the absolute numbers are still relatively small in a country of 325 million people, Mr. Bykofsky shares some of his personal history.
I bought my first pistol about 25 years ago and got a carry permit because my life had been threatened in connection with my job, not my religion. Since neither my employer nor the police can give me 24/7 protection, I have to look out for No. 1.
Both articles are worth a look.
I’m shocked to discover that there is a Muslim in New York City that would perpetrate an antisemitic hate crime. SEE IT: Livery cab driver beats Borough Park man in anti-Jewish hate crime. (OK, I’m not that shocked.)
Farrukh Afzal, 37, attacked man at the intersection of 13th Ave. and 46th St. in Borough Park around 7:30 a.m., said cops.
The victim is 62-year-old Lipa Schwartz, who was on his way to Shul in the very-Jewish neighborhood of Boro Park in Brooklyn.
Afzal, of Staten Island, was arrested and charged with hate crime assault, criminal mischief and harassment.
As several people have noted, I’m sure that 37-year-old felt very manly as be beat an elderly man.
Hat tip to The Geller Report, which has more info.
Mr. Schwartz said a passerby stopped the attacker from running and immediately called NYPD and Shomrim which assisted the NYPD in apprehending the suspect.
The Geller Report also has the video. Which is embedded below, and also at this link. (In case YouTube is freaking out over privacy extensions in your browser.)
The basic story is disturbing enough, but take the time to watch the video. French court sentences ‘ignorant’ anti-Semitic attackers.
The basic story is about three Palestinians in France who attacked a brother and raped his sister.
There are links to stories about attacks from 2017 or earlier in this year, and how attacks are on the rise.
The video is about how young French Jews are of the opinion that the government isn’t doing enough. Young Muslims are making it impossible for Jews to go to public school. And not seeing that things are going to get any better, given that the government won’t even admit they have a problem, the young Jews are opting to immigrate to Israel after high school. Even though that means a mandatory stint in the armed services.
Deutsche Welle is Germany’s public broadcaster. They are one of the few German media organizations who actually publish their stuff in English. I want to say that their admission that Antisemitism is on the rise, and fueled by young refugees, is significant, but Angela Merkel was forced to admit that there are no-go zones in Germany in order to get her latest coalition deal. So maybe it isn’t new. And they are talking about France.
France currently has Europe’s largest Jewish population, but if this trend continues, that probably won’t last.
Because nothing says “positive parenting” like calling for the killing of all gays and all Jews. Sheik Who Called For Gays and Jews to Be Killed ‘Special Guest Speaker’ At Orlando Middle School – DANGEROUS
Less than two years after 49 people were slaughtered by an Islamic terrorist at a gay nightclub in Orlando, the Greenwood Lakes Middle School in coordination with Muslim community groups in Orlando have decided to host a Syrian sheik who has called for the killing of gays and all Jews.
The conference was scheduled from the 14th, but I can find very little coverage of this guy in relation to Orlando. I guess the media is still in the habit of soft-pedaling hate speech when it comes from a minority.
Al Nabulsi, the Muslim extremist guest speaker, is notorious for making anti-American, anti-gay, and anti-Jew comments, all of which have been caught on camera and translated into English. Nonetheless, he has been invited back into the very same community that is still struggling to recover from a jihadi who wreaked havoc on innocents at the Pulse nightclub.
It isn’t clear to me how the conference ended up at the middle school. But some things are clear.
The fact that Al Nabulsi has been invited as a special guest to speak about parenting in Orlando at a tax payer-funded middle school of all places is call for alarm, given the fact that on June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen carried out an ISIS-inspired Islamic terror attack at the Orlando Pulse gay nightclub, killing 49 people and wounding 58 others in what is the second most deadly Islamic terror attack on U.S. soil after 9/11.
Not that the media like to talk about this attack in terms of terrorism. It is used only to support the gun control agenda.
Milo may have been banned by various Social Media fascists, like Twitter, but he is still around. And still Dangerous.