Monday, November 21, 2005

Barricaded in Paris

National Post reported French Jews are leaving the country in ever-growing numbers, fleeing a wave of anti-Semitism. They are moving to Israel, the United States, and increasingly, Montreal -- where the mostly English-speaking Jewish community is preparing for its greatest demographic change in decades. In the first of three stories, Mireille Silcoff examines the fear in France that is driving the emigration.

I am not surprised. Even before the Muslim youths started burning cars, the French have been very anti-Semetic, and also very anti-religious. Christians were not allowed to wear large crosses, Jewish skullcaps were forbidden, as were several items of Muslim dress.


Greta (Hooah Wife) said...

I jsut don't get the Montral thing - why the heck would they move there???

Don Singleton said...

I suspect they are moving a lot of different places, but this article was from a Canadian newspaper, so they highighted a Canadian city receiving a number of them.