To Some French Muslims, ‘Magical Jews’ Masterminded Paris Terror Spree
In a telling example of the perverse ability of anti-Semites to blame Jews and Israelis for – literally – almost anything, a group of French Muslims interviewed by The Daily Beast, contend that “the Jews” were behind the horrific terror attacks in Paris last week which left 17 dead – among them four Jews.
“Magical Jews” were behind the attacks, according to one resident of the suburb of Saint-Denis, who gave his name as “Mohammed,” and called the Jews a “hybrid race of shape shifters.”
Mohammed, described as a “delinquent” yet devout Muslim, claimed Jews “…know how to get in everywhere. They are master manipulators.”
According to 24-year-old Mehdi Boulan of the poor suburb of Sevran, some 10 miles north of the capital, “The Kalashnikovs, the identity cards the [killers] supposedly left behind, it was all staged.”
Boulan – as the author noted – and his friends agreed that the horrific attacks were “a conspiracy designed by the Jews to make Muslims look bad.”
The unhinged idea that “The Mossad” carries out so-called “false-flag attacks,” is a commonly-held conspiracy theory, heartily adopted by sensationalist western academics like Naomi Wolf, as well as avowed anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian groups alike, such as Greta Berlin of the Free Gaza Movement.
Group co-founder Mary-Hughes Thompson, echoed those same views in a posting on Twitter. “#Hebdo killings indefensible. Can’t help thinking #JSIL Mossad false flag though. Killers spoke with perfect French accents. Time will tell,” she wrote.
Meanwhile, the openly anti-Semitic mayor of Ankara, Turkey, Ibrahim Melih Gökçek, told a youth congress on Sunday that Israel was angry with France for having voted in favor of a Palestinian statehood resolution at a United Nations Security Council meeting last month.
“Israel certainly doesn’t want this sentiment to expand in Europe,” he claimed, contending, “That’s why it is certain that Mossad is behind these kinds of incidents. [The] Mossad inflames Islamophobia by causing such incidents,” said Gökçek, who is a member of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s ruling Justice and Development Party.
“Palestine being recognized as a state is why these [attacks] have taken place,” the mayor concluded, according to the Turkish newspaper Zaman.