|"It is unworthy of a Jew to vote for the Front National", president of the Representative Council of Jews in France|
Jewish groups blasted Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his proposal to block all Muslims from entering the United States.
“A plan that singles out Muslims and denies them entry to the U.S. based on their religion is deeply offensive and runs contrary to our nation’s deepest values,” the Anti-Defamation League said in a statement Monday evening, hours after Trump, a real estate billionaire and reality TV star, issued his call.
“In the Jewish community, we know all too well what can happen when a particular religious group is singled out for stereotyping and scapegoating,” Jonathan Greenblatt, ADL’s CEO said.
“We also know that this country must not give into fear by turning its back on its fundamental values, even at a time of great crisis.” The American Jewish Committee’s director of policy, Jason Isaacson, noted the timing of Trump’s statement, which called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United Statee,” coincident with the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.
“As Jews who are now observing Hanukkah, a holiday that celebrates a small religious minority’s right to live unmolested, we are deeply disturbed by the nativist racism inherent in the candidate’s latest remarks,” Isaacson said.
“You don’t need to go back to the Hanukkah story to see the horrific results of religious persecution; religious stereotyping of this sort has been tried often, inevitably with disastrous results.”
Other Jewish groups condemning the comments included J Street, Bend the Arc, the National Jewish Democratic Council and JAC, a Jewish political action committee.Source
In France, organised Jewry has mobilised against the National Front, which won a stunning triumph in the first round of the recent regional elections.
French Jewry's umbrella body umbrella body Crif has called for the community to vote against far-right group National Front after the party made significant gains in the first round of French regional elections.
In a statement published on their website on Monday the Conseil Representatif des Institutions Juives de France, the French equivalent of the Board of Deputies, said: “Crif calls on you to vote en masse next Sunday to block the National Front, a xenophobic and populist party. Don’t let the Republic go backwards!”Source
In Germany, organised Jewry has mobilised against the nationalist NPD party [roughly analogous to the BNP in Britain] and has welcomed a proposal to ban it outright.
The Central Council of Jews in Germany has warmly welcomed the decision of the Federal Constitutional Court to initiate a procedure against the far-right NPD.
"For a long time we have been calling for this far-right party to be banned and are therefore very grateful to the regional governments for having assembled substantive material against the NPD," declared Josef Schuster, the president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany after an announcement was made about the initiation of the procedure on Monday.
"Banning the NPD would be an important step in the fight against far-right extremism and a significant contribution to the stability of our democracy. In recent months we have been able to see how the NPD stirred up feeling against asylum seekers and, in a vicious way, abused for their own purposes the unease felt by citizens about the high numbers of asylum seekers," said the president of the Central Council. The NPD systematically seeks to undermine democracy. "I hope the NPD will finally be banned,"said Schuster.Source
Banning a political party would be a contribution to democracy! If there are people still reading this blog who think that the Jewish promotion of multiculturalism, diversity and immigrationism, and therefore de facto collaboration with Muslims in their immigration jihad, is a myth, I'd love to hear your thoughts on these stories. What actually goes through your head when you read them?
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