Saturday, January 10, 2009

This spirit of Adolf Hitler

It appears that the spirit of Adolf Hitler has been resurrected and is raising its ugly head around the world. My ancestors were Norwegians, not Jews, but as a Christian I consider my spiritual heritage to be Jewish (Galatians 3:7-9, 14; 6:16). Both as a Christian and as a human being, I find the recent rise of antisemitism to be very disturbing. Please take time to read Mark Steyn's outstanding article in NRO. In the mean time, I've copied some excerpts below:
In Toronto, anti-Israel demonstrators yell “You are the brothers of pigs!”, and a protester complains to his interviewer that “Hitler didn’t do a good job.”

In Fort Lauderdale, Palestinian supporters sneer at Jews, “You need a big oven, that’s what you need!”

In Amsterdam, the crowd shouts, “Hamas, Hamas! Jews to the gas!”

In Paris, the state-owned TV network France-2 broadcasts film of dozens of dead Palestinians killed in an Israeli air raid on New Year’s Day. The channel subsequently admits that, in fact, the footage is not from January 1st 2009 but from 2005...when a truck loaded with Hamas explosives detonated prematurely...

In Toulouse, a synagogue is firebombed;

in Bordeaux, two kosher butchers are attacked;

at the Auber RER train station, a Jewish man is savagely assaulted by 20 youths taunting, “Palestine will kill the Jews;”

in Villiers-le-Bel, a Jewish schoolgirl is brutally beaten by a gang jeering, “Jews must die.”

In Helsingborg, the congregation at a Swedish synagogue takes shelter as a window is broken and burning cloths thrown in;

in Odense, principal Olav Nielsen announces that he will no longer admit Jewish children to the local school

in Brussels, a Molotov cocktail is hurled at a Belgian synagogue;

in Antwerp, lit rags are pushed through the mail flap of a Jewish home;

and, across the Channel, “youths” attempt to burn the Brondesbury Park Synagogue.

In London, the police advise British Jews to review their security procedures because of potential revenge attacks.

The Sun reports “fears” that “Islamic extremists” are drawing up a “hit list” of prominent Jews,

The Guardian reports that Islamic non-extremists from the British Muslim Forum...and other impeccably respectable “moderate” groups have warned the government that the Israelis’ “disproportionate force” in Gaza risks...provoking “UK terrorist attacks”

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