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February 15, 2015 3:03 pm

Hundreds of Graves Desecrated at French Jewish Cemetery, Interior Minister Condemns as ‘Heinous Act’

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A vandalized Jewish cemetary in France. Photo: Isi Leibler.

Hundreds of graves were desecrated at the French Jewish cemetery at Sarre-Union, a commune in the Bas-Rhin region in Alsace in north-eastern France, French Jewish news site JSS News reported on Sunday.

In a letter published by the site, France’s Minister of Interior Bernard Cazeneuve condemned the attack “in the strongest terms” and described it as a “heinous act.”

“The Republic will not tolerate this new abuse that harms the values “‹”‹that all the French have in common,” Cazeneuve said, without providing further details on the “desecration.”

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The Jewish cemetery at Sarre-Union has been the site of two previous attacks. In 1988, sixty Jewish headstones were overturned, and in 2001, 54 graves were vandalized.

The attack is the latest of many in recent months as violence against Jews continues to escalate in the country and on the continent. The violence reached a bloody crescendo last month when four Jews were gunned down by an Islamist terrorist at the Hyper Cacher supermarket in Paris.

Widespread reports indicate that many Jews are planning to leave the country for Israel or elsewhere.

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  • Disgraceful. Most of the anti semitism in Europe these days comes from Islamists bringing their politics to Europe by travel and passing it onto later generations in the home.

  • Eleonora Oldani

    I have read all the comments and find it kind of appalling how it is for practically everybody here a “proven fact” that this was done by “Muslims”. Does anybody realize that thanks to the propaganda and hype we all have fallen in lockstep and do what the Nazis did regarding the Jews (and the Roma)? Anything wrong – blame it on the Jews! Any crime? Blame it on the Jews! It’s raining today? Blame it on the Jews? The Metro doesn’t work? Blame it on the Jews! The market is down? Blame it on the Jews! The measles break out? Blame it on the Jews!

    We have been swearing and repeating it like a mantra: NEVER AGAIN. Doesn’t “never again” mean NEVER AGAIN for everybody?

    Just wondering and asking …

  • Eleonora Oldani

    While it is despicable that “human beings” are so filled with hate that they even have to go after graves it is up for guess-work as to who was/were the perpetrator(s). Although it flows in the veins of so many that it’s always the “Jew of today” to be blamed – read the Muslims – we know of countless grave desecrations mainly in Europe which were done by neo-Nazis which often were caught and brought to justice. Muslims are not known to do that nor do they spray Svastikas. Whichever way it is I do trust that the French Police will investigate this matter thoroughly and bring the criminals to justice.

    At the same time I find it kind of strange that the desecration of the Mamilla Cemetery ((http://www.ccrjustice.org/ourcases/current-cases/mamilla) in Jerusalem has been going on widely … not unnoticed … but ignored.

    “The Israeli government and the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) are currently building the “Center for Human Dignity-Museum of Tolerance” on a portion of the Mamilla Cemetery. This construction project has resulted in the disinterment of hundreds of graves, and the whereabouts of the countless human remains that have been disposed of are unknown. Israel and the SWC plan to continue the erection of the museum atop thousands of more graves.”

    The irony – or is it rather sarcasm – of it all is that Israel in co-operation with the Wiesenthal Center wants to build a “Museum of Tolerance” atop thousands of graves.

    But I assume this is not the same desecration … destroying a historical cemetery of both Christian and Islamic faith, destroying the remains of dead people and scatter them as opposed to spraying Svastikas on Jewish tombstones …

  • s mara

    I was about 50km or less from the site this happened for 4 days over the weekend. There was NO press on the topic. It is only upon returning to Germany that one sees what happened! This is a curious thing….

  • The wont even allow the 6,000,000 to rest. We should be shocked at this! But we can become immune to the hate that infects those who do these despicable things!

  • DockyWocky

    I must be disheartening to see this kind of sneaky vandalism popping up again, anywhere, because it is a direct result of growing islamic hatred of Jews instigating the local thugs and nut cases to slip out in the dark to indulge in this kind secretive activity. They wouldn’t dare do in without the anonymity nighttime provides.

    In old cemeteries like this, where there are probably no remaining families in the area to use it, a few well place land mines might do wonders to suppress the heroes that like to do this kind of vandalism.

  • David

    Bibi is only the beginning of the World Israeli hardball against all of our enemies. Let smackdown France with sanctions and all with her enemies. We must bring the Jews of Europe home to our own military land in Israel.

  • Ronnie Zuckerman

    Of course, as many of these so-called Islamic leaders say as they justify brutal murders, beheadings, suicide bombings, etc., it is not the Jews they are against, it’s the Zionists. That is why they desecrate cemeteries with graves that predate the Zionist movement by almost a century. Not to mention the killings and harassment of innocent Christians, Copts and Yasisis – after all, they must all be Zionist sympathizers. Right – especially the innocent children.

    This reminds me of the right wing nuts that announce in the same speech (two separate paragraphs of course) that (1) the Holacaust never happened, and (2) too bad Hitler didn’t finish the job and wipe them all out. What lying, no-count, hellbound, pig excrement filth these miserable turds are.

    • C

      You are a first class CLOWN.

      Right wing nuts? Not quite. It’s Islamic garbage, fool.

  • Philip Smeeton

    I know of English graves in England that have been destroyed by Muslims, as they turn our churches into mosques.

    • Roxy Boomba

      Can you cite instances of this? I’ve never heard this before. In exactly which cities have Muslims destroyed English graves? Exactly where has a church been turned into a mosque?

  • Arthur Hausman

    Are these acts of anti-semitism ever going to stop? I doubt it as we aren’t looking to capture & prosecute these sub human beings for their heinous acts.

  • RiverKing

    “The Republic will not tolerate this new abuse that harms the values “‹”‹that all the French have in common.” Admirable sentiment but not very substantial. The “French … in common” should pay all restoration costs. Unless the government can identify and prosecute the vandals, the French people and their government are responsible for this vandalism and need to make what restitution they can.

    • David

      The French and their henchmen in Belgium, etc. have spoken there is no need to believe their froggy double-talk. Let Israel make a maximal alliance with Britain, Germany, the US and complete enemies of the French and Algerian rabble.

      A good start is to promote secession movements across France and Algeria.

  • Lindi Green

    The desecration of grave markers is an
    inhuman act, showing a complete disregard for the human status. To find that any French person, those who like to portray themselves as sophisticated and culturally developed, could do this is shocking. Such people donot deserve to live within a civilised society. Should they be found, perhaps they should suffer the fate of those who were brutally destroyed by the Nazi regime.

  • blackrose

    Time for France to find and prosecute the perpetrators. If Arab, time to deport. Close the synagogues.If Nazi affiliated right wing extremists, life sentence in prison at hard labor. Let them clean the grave stones they desecrated.

  • Kris kristian

    Just imagine if one Muslim grave was desecrated.
    There would be violence all over the world.

    Jews do not desecrate cemeteries.
    Jews do not murder in the name of religion.
    It is only sick people who are brain washed by their religious leaders and teachers to hate

    Why have countries like Britain, France, USA etc allowed so many haters into their countries?
    Once in, they make demands that their hosts must adapt to their ways.
    Why do those countries allow them to live there?
    The governments of those countries should make it clear to the haters, that any act of violence and demands to change to their ways, should be met with deportation to the deserts whence they came.

    • Tara

      Kris, I am Jewish and I’m sorry, but you cannot judge an entire religion or group of people based upon the actions of a few extremists. That’s not logical and it’s pretty unfair; you’re just creating an inaccurate negative image and perpetuating it.

      Don’t stoop to that level. Have compassion for the innocent.

  • art frank

    No future for Jews in France. The country is being overrun by muslim savages; plus there are plenty of white frenchmen who carry on the anti-Semitic tradition of their forebearers.
    The future for French Jews is in Israel. Leave france to the savages.

    • Sandra Rosen

      If there is no future for Jews in France, what parts of Europe will be next? How long will the free world wait again to feel the spread of this hatred?

    • Lauren Goldman

      Given the timing and wording of statements by the non-Jewish, non-muslim citizens of Europe, it would appear that they have awakened to the fact that once all Jews are gone, they will be the targets of the islamic terrorists. This is what the result of appeasement looks like. Good luck with that.

      Just a few points;
      Buddhists living with Hindus = No Problem
      Hindus living with Christians = No Problem
      Hindus living with Jews = No Problem
      Christians living with Shintos = No Problem
      Shintos living with Confucians = No Problem
      Confusians living with Baha’is = No Problem
      Baha’is living with Jews = No Problem
      Jews living with Atheists = No Problem
      Atheists living with Buddhists = No Problem
      Buddhists living with Sikhs = No Problem
      Sikhs living with Hindus = No Problem
      Hindus living with Baha’is = No Problem
      Baha’is living with Christians = No Problem
      Christians living with Jews = No Problem
      Jews living with Buddhists = No Problem
      Buddhists living with Shintos = No Problem
      Shintos living with Atheists = No Problem
      Atheists living with Confucians = No Problem
      Confusians living with Hindus = No Problem
      Muslims living with Hindus = Problem
      Muslims living with Buddhists = Problem
      Muslims living with Christians = Problem
      Muslims living with Jews = Problem
      Muslims living with Sikhs = Problem
      Muslims living with Baha’is = Problem
      Muslims living with Shintos = Problem
      Muslims living with Atheists = Problem
      Muslims living with Muslims = BIG PROBLEM
      **********SO THIS LEADS TO; *****************
      They’re not happy in Gaza
      They’re not happy in Egypt
      They’re not happy in Libya
      They’re not happy in Morocco
      They’re not happy in Iran
      They’re not happy in Iraq
      They’re not happy in Yemen
      They’re not happy in Afghanistan
      They’re not happy in Pakistan
      They’re not happy in Syria
      They’re not happy in Lebanon
      They’re not happy in Nigeria
      They’re not happy in Kenya
      They’re not happy in Sudan
      ******** So, where are they happy? **********
      They’re happy in Australia
      They’re happy in England
      They’re happy in Belgium
      They’re happy in France
      They’re happy in Italy
      They’re happy in Germany
      They’re happy in Sweden
      They’re happy in the USA & Canada
      They’re happy in Norway & India
      They’re happy in almost every country that is not Islamic! And who do they blame? Not Islam… Not their leadership… Not themselves… THEY BLAME THE COUNTRIES THEY ARE HAPPY IN!! And they want to change the countries they’re happy in, to be like the countries they came from where they were unhappy and finally they will be get hammered!!!!
      Islamic Jihad: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
      ISIS: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
      Al-Qaeda: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
      Taliban: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
      Hamas: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
      Hezbollah: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
      Boko Haram: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
      Al-Nusra: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
      Abu Sayyaf: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
      Al-Badr: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
      Muslim Brotherhood: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
      Lashkar-e-Taiba: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
      Palestine Liberation Front: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
      Ansaru: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
      Jemaah Islamiyah: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
      Abdullah Azzam Brigades: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
      And many more.

  • steven L

    Are European Jews masochistic? Jews should let the European Socialists live with the Islamists. There are many other places to build a good Jewish life.

  • Mayven

    Where are the sensors…cameras in place to somewhat protect the property.
    STOP hiding under a rock. Enhance the security because you no longer are dealing with civility and respectful people.Disgusting excuses for human beings are running rampant.
    A real shandah.

  • david freilich

    Hoodlum-cowards at it again……

  • Lynn Poynor

    It does no good to condemn in the strongest possible terms unless such condemnation is accompanied by decisive action.

  • Dave O

    My dear French Jewish brothers and sisters. How much more will you take. Like Nazi Germany, the writing is on the wall!

    • tom tuey

      Leave Europe…aliyah……if the European nations
      will not/cannot protect their citizens why should
      its citizens remain in harms way and pay the taxes
      and tariffs of the nations police, etc….it seems
      to be a very one sided deal to me….get OUT while
      you can….aliyah!

  • TheAZCowBoy

    Seems Israel’s desecration of some 19,000 historic Muslim head stones to build its ‘Freedom Park’ in Jerusalem was ‘much of the same,’ caca.’ You Jews ‘reap what you sow, any questions?

  • susan staehs

    If anyone should leave…It is the Muslim terrorist

  • Carla Isselmann

    Ah, great news ! Let the Jews leave France, then that country will go down in darkness and infamy. Well done, socialists, well done!

  • Fred

    France shows impotence to protect its Jewish citizen in the face of the Muslim attacks being in the street or the cemetery. Muslims professional “victimhood” comes to the fore. There seems very little outrage.

  • Aviva-Roth Sucher

    Why is this cemetary unguarded, second of all, who are these idiots, are there no security cameras. I doubt these are Christian adults, after all we share ancestry.

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