Smoke is seen at left as French police special forces launch their assault at a kosher supermarket near the Porte de Vincennes in eastern Paris January 9, 2015. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
And as difficult as it is to rescue hostages, live ones, from terrorists, predicting attacks and protecting oneself is even more impossible. The calls for "vigilance" make me want to laugh.
London- Britain's Jewish community has been told to institute extra security measures in the wake of last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris.I remember when we lived in London, and local Jews chastised my husband when his Tallit showed on Shabbat when walking in Golders Green. They warned him that it would make him a target for antisemites, even though the neighborhood was very Jewish, and it was just as easy to recognize them as Jews in their uniform suits, hats and raincoats. This was in 1975-77.
The Community Security Trust, which deals with all forms of anti-Semitism in the Jewish community, said that while there was no known link between those responsible for the Paris attacks to individuals in the UK, there would be increased policing in Jewish neighborhoods for Shabbat. (Jerusalem Post)
As a terror attack survivor, injured in what was probably the first drive over a bus stop attack by an Arab Muslim terrorist almost twenty years ago, I learned one very crucial lesson. We have no real control over the terrorists. A determined terrorist can go almost any place and attack anyone.
What are you going to tell French or British or American etc Jews?
Don't shop in Jewish stores!That won't stop the terrorists. They will find other ways and venues to attack. The Charlie Hebdo offices were guarded, but that didn't help them. The guards weren't equipped to stop all who wanted to enter, to check their bodies and bags. The terrorists had easy entry. They don't walk around with uniforms and labels saying:
"I'm a dangerous terrorist. Shoot/arrest me!"yin/yang situation out of balance, and the bad is looking stronger than the good.
Yes, that certainly includes all those NGOs that support Hamas and other Arab terror groups that promote the destruction of the State of Israel. They are all connected to the Muslim terror groups in Europe. As long as the world continues to be in denial, terrorism will continue to grow and expand.
That is the lesson of the Muslim terrorist attacks in France. Hiding Jewish identity and closing synagogues won't protect us. It just gives the Muslim terrorists victory.