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January 14, 2015 6:22 pm

Window of Jewish Library Near Lyon Smashed by Antisemitic Assailant Yelling ‘We Will Get The Jews’

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The window of the Aleph library was smashed with a hammer. Photo: JSSNews

The window of a Jewish library in Villeurban, a suburb of the French city of Lyon, was smashed earlier today by an assailant wearing a motorcycle helmet.

French Jewish website JSS News reported that the attack took place around noon. The assailant used a hammer to smash the window of the Aleph library, which specializes in religious books. When the library manager emerged to confront the assailant, he was told, “We will get the Jews.” The assailant then departed on a scooter driven by an accomplice.

The library was visited shortly after the attack by Jean-François Carenco, the Prefect for the regional government who is in charge of security. “I came to tell the victims that the country is with them,” Carenco said.

Yesterday, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls delivered a searing speech to the French National Assembly in which he declared that rising antisemitism in France, graphically demonstrated by last week’s Islamist terror attacks in Paris, “did not not produce the national outrage that our Jewish compatriots expected.”

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  • ate dege

    The authorities are just going through the motions in order to protect first of all THEMSELVES from accustations of “laissez faire”.

    Something like this could have happened anywhere in Europe, from Sweden to Spain and from Lithuania to Greece, and the reaction of the authorities would have been, at most, the same.

    I agree with those who say that the time has come for Jews to leave Europe and go home. Leave the French to sing “La Marseillaise” in Paris; Jews will sing the “Hatikva” in Jerusalem.

    Chacun chez soi.

  • American

    It feels horrible when people attack you in your own home, doesn’t it? FREE PALESTINE!!!

    • Santos2

      “Palestine” was freed in 1948 when it became Israel. Thank G-d or by now it would just be another Islamic hellhole.

  • david wine

    so where were the police that have been assigned to guarding Jewish places against this sort of thing happening?they must have been at lunch enjoying their croissant and bordeaux premiere cru

  • charlie johnson

    . The assailant used a hammer to smash the window of the Aleph library, ,,,,,,,, You hear so much good about these Muslims from the worlds news outlets.But let’s examine the purpose of a hammer. This hammer could be used by people to build homes for the less able and things to make life here a bit more bearable for people .Maybe a nice little bookshop for those who are not prone to violent acts or riotous activity. But their god tells them to use this hammer to destroy anything good.The small mind can only think in terms of destruction so he clings to a god that promotes and encourages the stupid.