A journalist decided to test how safe the streets of Paris are for Jews – by wearing a religious skullcap and filming the public’s reaction using a hidden camera.
Zvika Klein, a reporter for Jewish news outlet NRG, silently walked in the city for ten hours wearing a kippah – also known as a yarmulke – on his head and a tzitzit (knotted ritual tassels).
And the shocking hidden camera footage shows antisemitism is rife in the French capital as he is seen harassed and intimidated.
As he wanders around neighbourhoods wearing the garments associated with his faith, he is spat at, threatened and even called a ‘dog’.
Klein was inspired by a YouTube video in which a New York woman filmed the sexist remarks she endured in 10 hours of walking the streets of the Big Apple
After the attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris last month, where four Jews were murdered for their faith, he decided to record what life was really was like for a Jew living in Paris.
Posting the video on YouTube, he wrote: ‘Welcome to Paris 2015, where soldiers are walking every street that houses a Jewish institution, and where keffiyeh-wearing men and veiled women speak Arabic on every street corner.’
He spent a day in Paris with a bodyguard while photographer Dov Belhassen documented the day using a GoPro camera hidden in his backpack.
He wandered through Jewish neighborhoods, around the Eiffel Tower, and then through mostly Muslim neighborhoods.
In an article accompanying the video, he said tourist attractions were ‘relatively calm’ – ‘but the further from them we walked, the more anxious I became over the hateful stares, the belligerent remarks, and the hostile body language,’ he wrote.
Boys shouted ‘Viva Palestine’ and as he passes a group of youths, one remarks: ‘I’m joking, the dog will not eat you’.
Fingers were pointed at him in a cafe – and moments later, thugs awaited him on a street corner, he adds.
A little boy was shocked at his appearance in his neighbourhood, he reports. ‘What is he doing here Mommy?‘ he asked. ‘Doesn’t he know he will be killed?’
It comes as Isreali Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for the mass emigration of Jews from Europe to escape the rising tide of antisemitic terror attacks.
Netanyahu said Europe was no longer a safe haven for Jews following attacks in Paris and Copenhagen – adding that Israel is now the only country in the world where Jews can feel safe.
His comments sparked fury from Jewish groups and were promptly refuted by the leaders of France, Germany and Denmark.
But Mr Klein’s video shows, in Paris, Jews ‘are barred from entering certain areas’.
‘Is this what life is like for Paris’ Jews?’ he reports. ‘Is this what a Jew goes through, day in and day out, while walking to work or using public transportation?’
He adds the majority of French Jews ‘do not flaunt their religion’ and Jewish community leaders have urged them to wear hats as they walk to and from work.
But at night?
‘Jews prefers to stay inside in the evening,’ he says. ‘It is safer at home.‘
– Daily Mail
Pamela Geller is planning a âDraw the Prophetâ event in Garland, Texas in the same location as a Muslim group held a âStand with the Prophetâ conference in January. The First Annual Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest will be hosted by the Curtis Caldwell Center, which is owned and operated by the Garland Independent School District.
Gellerâs event comes on the wake of the Islamic terrorist attack on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo in January. Following the attack, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) scheduled the âStand with the Prophetâ conference at the public school districtâs conference center. Geller, the President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), scheduled a protest outside the event that was attended by approximately 2,000 people.
During the Free Speech Rally in Garland, Geller spoke with Breitbart Texas about her reaction to the large and loud crowd of protesters. She said that MuslimsÂ are trying to impose restrictions on free speech like they are doing in Paris. âThousands of Americans said âno way!ââ
âThe media can smear us and the President can stand with them,â Geller said. âWe the people are not having it. If there is any proof of that, itâs today. We dwarfed them.â
âIf the Western media ran the Danish cartoons back when this Islamic supremacist movement first started gaining steam, the editorial staff of Charlie Hebdo would be alive today,â Geller stated in response to an inquiry from Breitbart Texas. âThat said, the European press ran the Hebdo cartoons in the wake of that jihad slaughter. But the American press would not. The beacon of freedom, the shining light on a hill, is running scared. Well, thatâs not who we are. The elites do not represent the people.â
âEnough is enough,â she explained. âTheyâre just cartoons. Weâre holding this exhibit and cartoon contest to show how insane the world has become â with people in the free world tiptoeing in terror around supremacist thugs who actually commit murder over cartoons. If we canât stand up for the freedom of speech, we will lose it â and with it, free society.â
It is funny how our brains work. I saw a political cartoon this morning and initially thought that the cartoonist had finally seen the light regarding the danger Islam presents in Europe. Alas, my brain saw what it wanted to see and further study of the cartoon revealed a totally different message.
Just like when we see shapes in the clouds our brains try to make sense and allocate meaning when we view a cartoon.
This is the shape that is usually at the front of my mind these days so this is the shape that my brain saw in the cartoon.
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Believe it or not there is such a thing as the Islamophobia Awards.
Not only do they nominate individuals for the award, they also have nominated books and films.
They have even helpfully included a quote to go with each of the nominees. Frankly I am struggling to find any lies. All I see are facts and opinions. I don’t see any hate but what I do see in the creation of these awards is Islam attacking Freedom of Speech yet again. Admittedly this is a ‘ moderate ‘ way to try to silence the dissenting voices, but it is an attempt to silence us nevertheless.
Today is the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
Yesterday was the anniversary of Winston Churchill’s death. He is a historical figure that I admire because he symbolises to me the determination and tenacity of the underdog. Britain was not winning the war when he became Prime Minister and he had to deal with defeat and failure but he never gave up. His speeches are still quoted today because of the way he used the spoken word to inspire and to energise the British people. One line from one of his speeches is as relevant today for the UK as it was back in 1940.
You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.
Mohandas Gandhi’s letter to Adolf Hitler, 1939
In today’s series I am trying to figure out why countries are so concerned about lone wolf gunmen that have nothing to do with Ialam. Â Here is part 2.
Security was dramatically stepped up for police officers and the Jewish community in Britain yesterday amid fears of a terror attack.
Intelligence chiefs are worried that Islamist fanatics could try to copy the atrocities in France last week that cost 17 lives.
Four Jewish people and three police officers were among the dead.
Fears of similar carnage in the UK intensified on Thursday after commandos in Belgium killed Islamic State fanatics who wanted to behead a policeman or a judge. The plot held chilling echoes of the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby outside his barracks in Woolwich.
In other developments:
- David Cameron and Barack Obama pledged to stand shoulder to shoulder in the fight against terrorism;
- Intelligence sources said as many as 20 sleeper cells with 180 fanatics could be ready to strike in Europe;
- Nearly 800 people have been put on a Home Office programme targeting potential extremists;
I don’t want to deliberately overstate the problem, but as you know, the MSM keep telling us all the recent drama has nothing to do with Islam, and is just the result of a few individual nutters.
If you don’t mind me saying so, 800 people on an “extremists” list in the UK alone, and 20 “sleeper cells” in Europe certainly sounds like a serious non-Islamic lone wolf problem to me.Â Read more »
…whoever is willing to fight for it.
Attacks by Islamist terrorists grow daily.Â Their goal is singular and focused. Â Islam must be the one and only global religion, and anyone who stands in their way will be dealt with at the end of a gun, via beheadings or car bombs, to name just some of their favored methods. The killings are intensifying in their frequency as each successive terrorist is emboldened by the success of his predecessors. Incredibly, after each attack the apologist pundits are quick to point out why this is not the fault of Islam, Islamists, and a slew of other obvious perpetrators. All of this masks one basic issue: we are in a fight with Islamists about the future.
Western Europe needs to realize the threat that is growing in their midst. Young ideological men, with no promising future, are being indoctrinated by radical Islam, an ideology promising a better future, where they will no longer be lost in society, giving them purpose and meaning in their daily struggle for existence. Contrast that with the hedonistic vision proposed by the current culture that exists in Europe. It is hedonistic, with a future that has little promise of a better life, of growth, of meaning, spiritual or otherwise.
Not sure I agree that there is no future for non-Islamic people in Europe, unless Islam takes over, in which case it is somewhat of a moot point. Â Read more »