Monday, August 14, 2006

Parisians For Hezbollah: An On-Going Series

There was another large pro-Hezbollah demonstration in Paris on Saturday. France-Echos has a whole gallery of frightening photos and videos. Unfortunately I cannot access the videos without certain plug-ins that I haven't been able to download. The photos are a reminder to me that every time I wish I were back in Paris, I should really think again.

The top photo is interesting because the sign in the background seems to be saying "Jews and Arabs united for justice." I'm guessing that the first word is "Juifs", since the sponsor of the sign is the French Jewish Union for Peace (UJFP), another reminder of the divide within the French-Jewish community. The UJFP is a militant group that advocates self-determination for Palestine. The letters "bardeme" on the first sign are from "bombardement". I don't know, but I would imagine that most of the Jews remaining in France are of the left-wing variety, the others having left for Israel or elsewhere. Statistics I've seen place the number of Jews in France at anywhere from 350,000 to 600,000.

Here is what France-Echos says:

While Germany bans Nazi-Islamist demonstrations on its territory, another pro-terrorist rally took place on Saturday August 12, in Paris. With impunity. The cries, "We are all Hezbollah" and "Allah Akbar" rang out.

Towards the end, France-Echos posts another photo (not from August 12) of Hezbollah making the Nazi salute and points out that the photo is discussed in more detail at the satirical blog Cochon Hallal (Halal Pork):

For the first time, as far as I know, an image proving that the idols of MRAP, PCF, LCR...are Nazis, was shown on French television. Note that already in July, an image of the Fatah making the Nazi salute had been printed in Libération. That the picture was from an archive is noteworthy, for it proves that the media has known for a long time that the Palestinians are Muslims drawing their inspiration from Hitlerism...The idiots of the retarded Left who are re-enacting the German-Soviet pact will never be able to say "I didn't know"...

The author of the above is none other than Imam Grouik-Grouik.


At August 15, 2006 4:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"large demonstration" ?

Hardly. In Paris (there are millions and millions of people in the Paris region):

"Plusieurs centaines de personnes ont manifesté samedi à Paris pour réclamer "l'arrêt immédiat et sans conditions des bombardements" qui se poursuivent depuis un mois au Liban, a constaté un photographe de l'AFP.

Les manifestants étaient entre 2.000 à 3.000 selon une estimation de l'AFP et environ 1.200, selon la Préfecture de police de Paris."

Obviously this is not to excuse or to support the demonstrations: it is simply to indicate that the number of demonstrators does not even compare with the attendance at a decent rock concert.

Gallia Watch is performing a valuable service. It would be a pity if its reporting were to be tainted by disinformation - whether by accident or design.

"I would imagine that most of the Jews remaining in France are of the left-wing variety"

Not really. The JDL and Betar are well represented here. There is as much diversity in the Jewish community here as there is in New York or LA.

At August 15, 2006 7:21 PM, Blogger tiberge said...

@ anonymous

Since France-Echos did not provide figures I had to judge by the photos. It seemed to me to be a large demonstration, though not massive. In some of the photos the avenue is "noir de monde" (this appears to be near l'Opéra). One could not call it small or modest, though the photos, of course, could be misleading.

Naturally, there were millions of Parisians who weren't there, but that is true of any rally. I don't think such an event would mean much if it were not in the larger context of Islamization and collusion between the Left (Jewish and otherwise) and the Islamists. It is one more sign of a trend, nothing more, nothing less.

As far as I know, (correct me if I'm wrong) there was no pro-Israeli rally. Even if there were, then judging by the march in honor of Ilan Halimi, it would be sabotaged anyway by the Left. Is it true that Parisians of ALL stripes are not as free as they once were to demonstrate (or at least they don't feel as free)?

Regarding the Jewish population of France, many stories have appeared in both French and American papers and websites about the flight of the Jews. However the figures are not clear. In her long essay on Islamophilia, Anne-Marie Delcambre makes this statement:

"At the same time, I will quote the observation of Doctor André Nahum... who has chosen to repeat the warning of ...Moshe Katzav regarding the future of the diaspora. The Jewish people are rapidly losing ground demographically, economically and culturally...Out of 60 million Frenchmen, 360,00 of them claim to be Jewish. And Dr. Nahum adds: 'we are far from the 600,00 or 700,00 of times gone by...'"

(Note: no spaces in the URL)

The Jewish population may be diverse, as you say, but it is tiny compared to the Jewish population of New York, or the Muslim population of the Parisian region, where I counted 75 mosques and prayer-rooms.

JDL and Betar are armed groups, are they not? They are primarily defensive, but I know they are considered as terrorist groups. Such groups are not sufficient to stem the tide of Islamization or of Jewish emigration. I'm not sure I understand what you mean when you say that the 2 groups are well-represented. Do you mean that they have many members? Or do you mean that large numbers of Jews (who are not officially members) rely on these groups for protection? Or something else?

I thank you for your comments and your insights.


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