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January 19, 2015 4:32 pm

Lord Sacks Reveals British Police Thwarted Terror Plot Against Manchester Jews

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Lord Sacks revealed that British police had thwarted a terror plot targeting Jews in Manchester. Photo: Twitter

Lord Jonathan Sacks, the former British Chief Rabbi, has told the BBC that the greatest threat currently facing British Jews comes from radical Islamists.

“I think so,” Lord Sacks said, when asked whether Islamists presented the greatest security challenge to the community. “Be aware though, just how small a minority that is of the Muslim community.”

Lord Sacks also revealed that a terror plot against the Jewish community in Manchester had been foiled by police.

The plot, he said, “would have targeted synagogues and Jewish schools, and luckily that was thwarted by the police. So this is not just a scare about nothing – this is very real.”

Lord Sacks pointed out that several recent terrorist attacks, such as the slaughter of a rabbi and three young children at a Jewish school in the French city of Toulouse in 2012, and a gun assault in 2014 on the Jewish museum in Brussels in which four people were murdered, were carried out by “radical Islamists. All of them incidentally born in France. So the connection there is quite self-evident.”

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  • victoria brandeis

    THIS MAN IS ONE OF THE GREATEST FRAUDS……AND, IF CHOOSING A RABBI I WOULD NOT SUGGEST THIS PERSON….

    AND , IF KNITED THEN GUESS WHAT…..A PUPPET FOR THE QUEEN…..A MAN WHO WILL TEACH PERHAPS TORAH TO THE PRINCE…….WHATEVER

    BUT , IF YOU LET THIS MAN AND HIS PRETENTIONS FOOL YOU THEN GUESS WHAT…..FOOL WILL BE…..

    SACKS….TELL THE TRUTH….

    • AB

      HOW DARE YOU INSULT THE CHIEF RABBI ON THIS PAGE!

      WHILST YOU HAVE THE GIFT OF FREE SPEECH, PRAY TELL ME WHAT ON EARTH YOUR RUDE INSULTS AGAINST THE CHIEF RABBI HAVE TO DO WITH THE POLICE THWARTING A TERRORIST ATTACK ON THE MANCHESTER HEIMISHE COMMUNITY?

      IT IS YOU THAT LOOK LIKE THE TOTAL IDIOTIC ILLITERATE FOOL HERE!

      TYPICAL! I’M GUESSING YOUR FROM BROUGHTON PARK! OH! AND YOU SHOP IN HALPERN’S! AM I CLOSE?

      AND, DID ANYBODY TELL YOU NEVER EVER TO TYPE IN CAPITALS??? AS THIS LOOKS LIKE YOU ARE SHOUTING! I NEVER TYPE IN CAPITALS, EXCEPTING MY REPLY TO YOU!

      HOW FOOLISH OF YOU TO TYPE IN SUCH AN ILLITERATE MANNER!

      PLEASE KEEP YOUR STUPID THOUGHTS TO YOURSELF!

      AND, FOR HASHEM’S SAKE, DAVEN THAT OUR COMMUNITY REMAIN SAFE IN THESE TROUBLED TIMES!

  • Stefan

    Lord Rabbi Sacks did not ‘reveal’ anything – this is old news!

    http://www.jpost.com/International/Manchester-couple-jailed-for-plan-to-attack-Jews

  • charlie johnson

    After reading on this location a few days I see we have an unlimited number of problems in our world and everyone wants to lend a hand in fixing them.But nobody wants to give the Devil credit for all the work he has done.I just guess that a few even know he is around.Then there is the highly educated who even deny that he exist.I have a feeling that few problems will be served with a remedy any time soon. Then I guess the Devil has a lot of servants on this planet.

  • Julian Clovelley

    So now certain extremists consider that Jews shouldn’t be living in Manchester. By the same token surely Hindus should not be living in Leicester and British people should not be living in Northern France or Southern Spain

    if it is an offence for particular communities to live in particular places maybe someone should draw up a list so we can make some sense of it. Should black people be allowed to live in Brixton in London, for example – and what about the Algerians living in Paris? Where does it end?

    hHere in Australia we have a mix of dozens of birth nationalities. All the nations of the world are likely to be somewhere represented in our population. I had 23 living in my street thirty five years ago, a street about three hundred yards long at most. We all got on just fine, sharing each other’s company A really nice Lebanese family ran the local shop, making me coffee every day.

    Why would any sane person want to spoil this, that is what I ask myself? Aren’t we supposed to all get on and share. What is this strange islamist extremist image of a G-d that selectively hates about.? It is an image that makes no sense at all. A vengeful G-d seems a contradiction in terms.

    That which people see as Divine, as transcendental, can be experienced through all cultures – both religious and secular. A particular belief system is only the conduit through which sensory experience is filtered and prepared for examination in accordance with personal cultural mores. All such systems are mere artefacts – fingers pointing at the moon.

    None of this cultural filtering should decide where people live and seek happiness. It is a defect of character to think that it should? – or is it a defect of culture – a defect that points to the need for cultural reformation?

    True human consciousness begins with sharing – the recognition that ultimately all people are the same. The very concept of Humanity demands we seek connection and not separation – A progressive human consciousness requires the removal of barriers rather than their erection

    It is a shabby medieval superstition that seeks difference on such paltry evidence – that attacks a person on the basis of perceived identity and not actual personal behaviour. May people who identify themselves as Jews always live as part of our communities and may all muslims themselves accept the welcome that is offered to them, in the manner that so many of them themselves offer hospitality

    The future is in children from a multitude of origins playing together, growing up together as lifelong friends. Who in their right mind would attack a school – seek to destroy the innocence so may of us have lost? I feel a tear most for the poorness of spirit that could ever think that way – the personal soul destruction and insanity of indiscriminate hate.

    • Stuart

      Julian Clovelley asks “why would any sane person want to spoil this” – I am sure you know the answer already Julian – most probably as they are not sane – that seems obvious from their general demeanour and whilst I am not aware of the situation here in Australia I have read extensive reports on the cause of these problems in Europe, esp. in the UK where their physical and mental health problems + the major causes are well documented and as increasing > a major burden upon the wider community in both terms of health, social security care and costs and extremism are manifested.

      In France it is exhibited in terms of incarceration rates where their 10% of the community is represented in the French penal system as an extraordinary / approximately 70% – totally disproportionate and very costly to sustain – this is mostly for general criminality and the prisons become a college for learning more of the same.

      If they don’t succeed in slaughtering the communities in which they live then sooner or later economic collapse will occur – take your pick – since nothing is done because seemingly the only solution is politically incorrect – its not a matter of if but when the curtain falls to “spoil this” as Julian puts it. Is their behaviour politically correct ?

      Perhaps the Muslim community should be requested to proffer a politically correct solution together with a reasonable deadline for return to normality – after all they have an interest in this too – we provided a civilised heaven away from the turmoil and tyranny of their original countries but their new nirvana is becoming like their original abodes.

      Otherwise hold a referendum where all citizens may suggest solutions to be democratically voted upon and governments / politicians who are presently doing nothing will be forced to act upon the vote.

      Or others readers suggest an alternate solution – anything other than doing nothing until the inevitable occurs > collapse and caliphate !

      Stuart

    • victoria brandeis

      AMEN

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