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  •  Seems like the trouble with religious wars... (2+ / 0-)
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    mattman, snakelass

    ...is that they're not limited to a particular theater.

    I mean France has a very large Muslim population, so I assume Muslims are performing many of these acts in retaliation for Gaza.

    And, I guess, because this Weisenthal guy equates the Gaza with violence in France, he also believes that they're actually one and the same war.

    •  France has always been hostile to Jews. (4+ / 0-)
      Always.

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      by PJ Jefferson on Sat Jan 24, 2009 at 06:16:32 AM PST

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    •  Of course it's disgusting (8+ / 0-)

      but it also isn't much different than what happened to Muslims (and Sihks, and anyone the dumbasses though was Mulsim) in the US after 9/11.

      I volunteered to stand guard outside a Mosque after 9/11, and I'd likely be volunteering outside a synagogue if I lived in Paris.

      That said, while these attacks should be reported, while action against them should be taken ranging from helping the victims to pushing governments to improve protection to investment in community outreach and dialouge programs...

      It's also deeply disturbing to me when certain organizations try to use these acts to smear Muslims and or Arabs as savage and unreasonable people, or to claim that we shouldn't be getting all the stories from Gaza because they are "inciting", or to try to smear all critics of Israeli policy.

      Japanese American were attacked after Pearl Harbor, German Americans in WWI, ect.

      Unfortunately, every community contains the kind of assholes who Rioted in Hebron last year...and the kind of assholes who embarked on a pogrom and massacre in Hebron 79 years ago.

      Unfortunately, every minority community in every country is a potential target of this kind of shit, from Catholics in Ulster attacked by rioting Orangemen in "retaliation" for IRA action...to innocent French jews attacked because of Israels actions.

    •  Weisenthal guy - JHC (2+ / 0-)
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      aggregatescience, thebluecrayon

      He died in the 90s. He was a Nazi hunter for the latter part of his life. Which shows me none of you have a fucking clue about what you are talking about.

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      by Dburn on Sat Jan 24, 2009 at 08:07:53 AM PST

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      •  uh..the center, not wiesenthal himself. (1+ / 0-)
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        mattman

        do you need a link to read?

        "you have the right to your own opinion. You do not have the right to your own facts" -Daniel Patrick Moynihan

        by SteveP on Sat Jan 24, 2009 at 08:22:25 AM PST

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