The German Minister of he Interior, Seehofer, is shocked and appalled by the newest attack on Jews in Halle/ Germany: „Dieses brutale Verbrechen gestern, ist eine Schande für unser ganzes Land. Bei unserer Geschichte darf so etwas in Deutschland eigentlich nicht passieren,“ Seehofer said at a press conference, today , tenth of October in the afternoon.
He is totally right with his diagnosis: It is a shame that such things, such brutal and murderous attacks aimed at the German Jewish community, can happen in the middle of German cities.
They should never ever happen again. Not in Germany and not anywhere else in the world. And it should never be allowed – anywhere – to propagate Anti-Semitism or violence against anybody.
The Israel writer Eladad Beck, however, criticizes Germany for its politics that encourages and allows Anti-Semites to commit crimes against Jews. https://www.israelhayom.com/opinions/germanys-jews-are-once-again-easy-prey/
„The attack in Halle is the result of the failure of German authorities; it is the result of the incomprehensible forgiveness that the country’s law enforcement chooses to show the perpetrators of attacks against Jews, which in recent years have been largely carried out by either members of Arab and Muslim immigrant communities. Although the perpetrator of the Halle attack was a member of the radical Right, the day-to-day physical threat to Jewish security in Germany is sacrificed at the altar of Germany’s policy of appeasement toward Arab-Muslim anti-Semitism. And when they are able to attack Jews as they please, other radicals get the sense the spilling of blood is permissible so long as the targets are Jews.“
This puts Seehofer’s pious words into a certain perspective, of course. And also the words of the other politicians at that conference.
At that same press conference, the representative of German Jews, Dr Schuster, also expressed a similar opinion as Beck has, by saying that the attacks of Muslims on Jews have incredibly increased Anti-Semitism in the country. He criticized that the public prosecutors of Berlin for example released that Muslim Anti-Semite, Murat M. from Syria, who tried to break into a Berlin synagogue only a few days ago, carrying a knife and threatening the police officers in attendance in front of the synagogue. Luckily, the police was able to arrest him. However, Dr. Schuster added that though the police had acted completely correctly, the prosecutors released him at once under the PRETEXT that a man with a knife is not a threat to a police officer. Dr Schuster, as any other normal feeling and acting human being, finds this incomprehensible. So do we.
The man could have got into the synagogue with his knife and killed several people. Of course, such incomprehensible acts by the prosecution and the politicians encourage other perpetrators to act in a similar way: To attack Jews. Nothing happened to that Murat from Syria, so they „can“ try the same, they might think.
It is exactly that kind of encouragement of criminal acts that Seehofer wants to prevent, to fight, to eliminate. But, how can this be done if he and the German government are not really seriously acting against all ind of Anti-Semitism? If they only put the blame on one side and turn a blind eye on the other side?
Now, of course, the German politicians try to put the blame for that horrendous crime on the far right and especially the AfD, that right wing party that all the other parties hate.
The murderer was a ruthless, brutal right extremist. In this case one can really call him a horrible Nazi. It is – in this case – the totally correct description of that murderer.
However, what the German politicians now do, is to put the blame and all the blame only on „hate speech“ from the right in the internet, in the social media and on the AfD. All the other players in this horrible „game“ are -according to mainstream politicians- blameless.
However, they are not.
Why didn’t and don’t the German government and its politicians responsible for security put security guards in front of the synagogues? Especially if the leaders of the Jewish communities ask for them and especially on important holy days?
And who is responsible for releasing a Muslim Anti-Semite after only a short while after attacks with knives on police and Jews? As was the case after the attack on Jews in Berlin 6 days ago? Who allows Muslim boys, mere children, to terrorize other children at schools, especially Jewish children? Who throws stones at people speaking Hebrew in German cities or beats up people wearing a kippot in the middle of Berlin?
And -even worse- who invites an Iranian mayor, a man that doesn’t hide his hatred of Israel, to Berlin? Who pays money to Palestinian organizations who want to drive all Jews out of Israel and supports Iran? Who votes against Israel in nearly every UN meeting? Who allows Muslim/ Palestinian men and women to gather in Berlin, close to the Holocaust Mahnmal and to shout that all Jews should be killed?
Who exactly permits and supports all this? And thus encourages homegrown Anti-Semites in their murderous attitudes? One must say: The politicians, who should indeed do the opposite and protect the citizens, all citizens, but especially the Jewish ones.
We quote the „Morgenpost“: (https://www.morgenpost.de/berlin/article225474849/Al-Quds-Tag-2019-in-Berlin-Antisemitischer-Marsch-wird-erlaubt.html) : „Berlin. Auch in diesem Jahr wird der antisemitische Al-Quds-Marsch wieder stattfinden. … Innensenator Andreas Geisel (SPD) … sagte, der Al-Quds-Marsch sei eine der ‚widerlichsten Versammlungen, die es in Berlin gibt‘.“ If this is the case, if it really is „one of the most disgusting“ demonstrations in Berlin, why do the German politicians not stop it??
When asked by us why they allowed such Anti-Semites to shout and threaten Jews at the „Al Qud’s March“ in Berlin, why they permitted that dreadful march at all, we got the following answer: „… der Gegenstand der Al-Quds-Demonstration [ist]widerlich und unerträglich …und es [ist] nicht hinnehmbar …, dass unter dem Deckmantel der Religions- bzw. Meinungsfreiheit antisemitische Propaganda verbreitet wird. Das Problem ist aber, dass die Demonstranten öffentlich nicht das sagen, was sie vermutlich wirklich denken. Das aber wäre die Voraussetzung für ein Verbot der Demonstration; letztendlich reizt die Demonstration die Grenzen der Versammlungsfreiheit aus. Ein Verbot unterliegt hohen verfassungsrechtlichen Hürden und kann nur letztes Mittel sein.“
A very questionable statement by the Berlin Mayor, indeed. Full of cheap excuses. He hides behind the „Verfassung“ instead of fighting Anti-Semitism in Germany. When those Muslims shout: „Hamas, Hamas, Juden ins Gas“ then this is logically a huge offense against the German Grundgesetz and it is first of all also an invitation to violence against Jews. And this should allegedly, according to the mayor’s response, not be a PUBLIC invitation to commit crimes against Jews?
Seehofer and all the others are of course more than right to demand an end of right wing Anti-Semitism, to fight it wherever they can find it. Those Nazi groups are more than disgusting and should not be allowed at all. [And here we are not talking of the people that are called „right extremists“ or „Nazis“ at every opportunity by some left/red/green politicians and media because they have a different opinion from the one of those politicians/ media on issues such as the security and well-being of the country as a whole.
However, why do the politicians not fight Muslim Anti-Semitism – of people who have applied for asylum and are seeking shelter – in Germany as well?? Nobody can understand this policy.
And nobody can believe Seehofer’s and the other politicians‘ seriousness if they fight Anti-Semitism on the one hand -i.e. on the extreme right – and on the other hand they turn a blind eye on left–wing Anti-Semitism or even encourage it by paying money to certain NGOs, vote at the UNO against Israel and ignore it when Muslim migrants commit atrocities against Jews in Germany. It just rings hollow.
If those ministers at that press conference on 10. October promised to fight Anti-Semitism everywhere in Germany, this is great and necessary and it is high time to do so. However, they should also consider their own behaviour, have a critical look at their own institutions that are so totally blind on one eye and at the left wing where it is „fashionable“ and quite common to be anti-Semitic under the pretext of „only“ criticizing Israel.
As E.Beck diagnoses so correctly: „The attack in Halle is the result of the failure of German authorities; it is the result of the incomprehensible forgiveness that the country’s law enforcement chooses to show the perpetrators of attacks against Jews, which in recent years have been largely carried out by either members of Arab and Muslim immigrant communities. Although the perpetrator of the Halle attack was a member of the radical Right, the day-to-day physical threat to Jewish security in Germany is sacrificed at the altar of Germany’s policy of appeasement toward Arab-Muslim anti-Semitism. And when they are able to attack Jews as they please, other radicals get the sense the spilling of blood is permissible so long as the targets are Jews.“
Yes, there are terrible arsonists in Germany who threaten the Jewish community and who are a shame for the country. However, if the politicians believe or want to make their own people and the world believe that those right extremists are the only Anti-Semites, they are wrong.
The team of readon.ch criticizes ALL KINDS OF ANTISEMITISM and VIOLENCE, whether from the right or the left or the migrants or from politicians or from whomever. All those Anti-Semites threaten innocent people. Some of them are more hypocritical or cynical than others, some are more openly brutal, others hide their brutality better. All of them are bad.
(10. Oct 2019)