Did you know that the spectre of anti-Semitism is rapidly rising once again? No? Well the pages of the MSM these days report one shocking atrocity after another all with chilling overtones of 1930s Germany. Take this story from Borehamd Wood in Essex. Anti-Semitic handbills which 'made a number of antisemitic references to the Rothschild family, "thirty pieces of silver", the "New World Order" and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion infamous fabricated text which purported to describe a plan for Jewish world domination were stuffed through the letter boxes of traumatised residents. Police are now searching for the perpetrator.
If you think that's bad then what about this from Melbourne where an unfortunate peace-loving rabbi was verbally abused in traffic. This survivor recounted in a breaking voice that a man shouted 'would you like me to get out and show you what Hitler did? ...You should have died in the Auschwitz'. And Jews are now questioning whether they have a future in Belgium of all places after courts there seek to ban kosher slaughter. Brooke Goldstein, executive director of The Lawfare Project claimed that 'the ban on religious slaughter is a shameful and vindictive act towards minority communities. If allowed to stand it has appalling implications for Jewish communities in Belgium'. Appalling implications is putting it mildly.
Even New York, the capital of Judaism, hasn't escaped the horror. In a time when anti-Semitism is rearing its ugly head both in the city and around the county, it's painful when it comes from an NYPD Traffic Agent. A motorist contacted Yeshiva World News, saying he was trying to turn into the Queens Midtown Tunnel. At that point, the Agent walked over to the vehicle, took a look at the Orthodox Jewish driver and his passenger, and told them "you can't make a right turn, you stupid Jew". The traumatised driver is now receiving counselling and the officer has been fired. Fired? He should be jailed for a long long time or else the Nazis will be firing up the furnaces again.
I thought that we Irish, despite Alan Shatter, were better than this. But to my bitter shame and regret a vile shocking incident took place here recently. An Israeli journalist in a Derry bar questioned why Palestinian flags were displayed. One man at the bar says: "The only thing that Hitler didn't do wrong - he didn't kill enough f***ing Jews... Jews are the scourge of the earth." Others laughed as he said this. I hang my head in shame.
As you can imagine this spate of incidents has sent shock waves through Jewish communities everywhere. How can any people continue to endure such sufferink? It's anudda' Shoah I tell you. The one source of consolation is that such incidents have garnered massive media exposure throughout the world. Unlike in the thirties. And why not? Can you imagine the international explosion of outrage were someone to call an Irish guy stupid? See what I mean? And unlike in the thirties no police resources are spared in tracking down the culprits this time. For instance four Florida officers have been assigned full-time to the task of identifying and bringing to justice the psychopath who shouted 'fucking Jew bastards' at a group of peaceful Jewish worshippers. Hopefully the survivors will recover in due course and submit a claim for generous reparations.