UK’s anti-Semitic incidents soar in first half of 2015 report

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Rabbi Aaron Weininger attends a conference for LGBTQ Jewish clergy in San Francisco, Calif., on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Religion News Service photo by Sarah Rice

Rabbi Aaron Weininger attends a conference for LGBTQ Jewish clergy in San Francisco, Calif., on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Religion News Service photo by Sarah Rice

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LONDON (Reuters) Across Europe, Jews have warned of a growing undercurrent of anti-Semitism, fueled by anger at Israeli policy in the Middle East and social tensions over immigration.

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  • Jack

    Gotta love Muhammadanism’s influence all over the world. Everywhere they set up camp just becomes a beacon of peace, doesn’t it?

  • Be Brave

    It fascinates me how pro gay and pro islam seems to be the motivation of RNS.

    Kind of like watching two powerful demonic forces choosing up sides for the end times. And having “journalists” doing some of their work.

  • Be Brave

    Go ahead RNS censors, delete my posts again.

    Don’t you have a conscience?

  • Bernardo

    And one reason for the anti-Semitic incidents in the UK? The Muslim contingent in the UK who follow the koran and its passages of horror and terror:

    o “Believers, take neither Jews nor Christians for your friends.” (Surah 5:51)
    o
    Quran (8:12) – “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them”

    Quran (9:5) – “So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them.”

  • Jack

    Well, Jack, is it Islam that’s the problem or is it mostly a strain of it known as radical Islamism? While Islam is not a religion of peace, the vast majority of Muslims are not sympathetic to jihadists.

    We probably need to do two things — crush radical Islamism (obviously) from without and support genuine Muslim moderates who seek to reform Islam itself from within. It’s fashionable to say that no Muslim moderates exist, but actually they do and they merit a lot more more media coverage.

    We also need to distinguish genuine Muslim moderates — who oppose not just violence but Islamism itself — from pretenders who are nonviolent for now but still support the basic ideology of Islamism.