Sunday, February 22, 2015

Yeah, About That Human Chain Around Syngagoge Snooozeraroo Fest

"People are wetting themselves" over this thing.

The "peace ring" organizer is alas, not terrifically peaceful. 

Now, for what I wanted to say EXACTLY.

This next one is really well done.

In fact, it's so good that I think it deserves some kind of Jewish award. Of course, it won't get one, because it's too honest and too clear. But it is absolutely excellent.

This guy is my intellectual and philosophical twin on this issue.



"I don't care that Muslims are standing in front of a synagogue." 

"What I would prefer is to see the Muslim community take active measures to curb the extremism in their own mosques, schools and institutions. This isn’t just what the Jews need, it’s what everyone needs."

"Perhaps they could work on countering Islamic extremism instead of attacking the Prime Minister of Israel for telling Jews to make aliyah. Of course I wouldn’t expect European politicians to be anything other than outraged by calls from the Israeli Prime Minister for Jews to turn their backs on Europe and move to Israel. Such calls serve as a reminder of the European failure when it comes to accepting Jewry as an integrated part of Europe."

"It’s much easier to celebrate the irrelevant actions of a couple of Muslim activists or to attack Bibi Netanyahu or even to post armed guards to synagogues than it is to change the underlying problems in European society that ensure thousands of young European Muslims are running off to fight and die in the Islamic State."

"It’s this European need to pretend everything’s fine which has led to the narrative we see all around us."