Jews in France fear wave of attacks
Anti-Semitic threats escalate since deadly assault on Jewish school in Toulouse. French Jews believe danger comes from radical messages that appeal to young Muslims who are unemployed, angry, alienated and looking for someone to blame.
The gunshots outside a synagogue and the grenade that shattered the windows of a kosher grocery spread fear into the streets – but caused little surprise.
Jews across France say anti-Semitic threats have escalated since a deadly assault on a Jewish school in the southwestern town of Toulouse this spring. The attack on the grocery store in the Paris suburb of Sarcelles came several weeks ago, and the synagogue in nearby Argenteuil was this weekend.
In all cases, police suspect Muslim extremists. The Toulouse attacker was a Frenchman trained by Islamist paramilitaries. And anti-terrorist police killed one man and arrested 11 in raids this weekend against an Islamist cell suspected in the Sarcelles attacks.Continue reading at www.ynetnews.com