Anti-Semitism in Europe is an action of the radical Muslims who wish to remake Europe according to the dictates of the Sharia. Consequently it is everyone’s problem, not just in general as a human rights issue, but as a specific threat to the European polities.
From Haaretz, with thanks to Nicolei:
David Amar, head of the Jewish community in Marseilles, says in an interview with the Shalem Center journal Tchelet (Azure) that in the last four years it is possible to distinguish two expressions of the rise of anti-Semitism in France: anti-Semitic actions against the dead and actions against the living.
The vandalism and desecrations of Jewish cemeteries are mostly done by the extreme right, but most of the violent attacks on living Jews are being done by young North African Arabs living in France. According to Amar, the danger of radical Islam in Europe has evolved and is now recognized as not merely a Jewish problem. Senior officials in France regard the Jews as a barometer for social stability in France. Amar said that even a minister known for his sympathy for the Arabs, like Dominique de Villepin, told him that he anticipates difficult problems from extremist Islam in France.
Public opinion in leading states in the European Union is bothered nowadays by the danger posed to European society and its values by radical Islam. The murder of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh and the wave of violence that swept over Holland in its wake shocked Western Europe. There is talk in Germany, Italy and Britain about legislation against terror, and they are implementing rules that harm the sacred freedoms of the individual. The Germans watched on TV as an incendiary speech was delivered by an imam in a Berlin mosque promising that “the German non-believers would burn in hell.”
This week, German police raided dozens of apartments and offices attributed to the Al Aqsa organization, which funnels financial donations to Hamas.
The European press is now using the term “clash of civilizations.” With 20 million Muslims in Europe, the words of Bassam Tibi, an academic of Syrian origin now residing in Germany, echo. He said there is only one choice: “Either Islam becomes European, or Europe becomes Muslim.”