The Corner

Au Revoir, Les Enfants

The French government has warned its Muslim youth not to use the Iraq war as an excuse for Jew-bashing. It should be instructive to Americans that France, with 10 percent of its population Islamic (and only one percent Jewish), feels the need to issue such a warning. Anti-Semitic violence in France is on the rise, and it’s almost entirely an Arab Muslim phenomenon — though as this story shows, Islamic Jew-bashing can only thrive where the majority culture tolerates it. The French Jewish family in that last story, sick of their son being beat up and bullied by Muslims at his Catholic school, are leaving Eurabia, and emigrating to America. Bienvenue!

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