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February 19, 2015 3:44 pm

Sen. Chuck Schumer: European Leaders Should ‘Go to Extra Lengths’ to Protect Jews

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US Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Photo: WikiCommons.

US Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) urged European leaders to go the extra mile to protect their Jewish communities. Photo: Wiki Commons. – In the wake of recent attacks on Jewish sites in Denmark and France, US Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Thursday urged European leaders “to go to extra lengths” to protect their countries’ Jewish communities.

“European leaders should tell those who would try to perpetrate antisemitic acts that they will be fully prosecuted,” Schumer said in a statement. “The bottom line is that, like all ethnic groups and religious minorities, Jewish people, no matter where they call home, should not have to live in fear.”

Last Sunday, 22-year-old Omar El-Hussein—a terrorist of Palestinian origin—fatally shot 37-year-old Jewish volunteer security guard Dan Uzan outside of a synagogue in Copenhagen. In January, an Islamist terrorist attack on the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket in Paris killed four Jewish shoppers. More recently in France, hundreds of gravestones were vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Sarre-Union, near the German border.

“There is an evil stew right now in Europe,” Schumer said Thursday. “It is a combination of Islamic fundamentalist, the far Left, and the far Right—and they are not just being anti-Israel, they are being outright antisemitic. Just as racism has been the poison of America for centuries, antisemitism has been, just as strongly and just as equally, the poison of Europe for a millennium. For centuries, Jewish people have been perniciously targeted because of their faith, and in recent years it seems that this primitive, hateful feeling towards Jews has tragically regenerated and grown.”

European governments, said Schumer, “must do more to protect their fellow Jewish citizens, while also providing leadership to call out, confront and beat back a rising current of antisemitism.”

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  • Steve C

    Cheesey Chuck (you) Schumer is best known as “capo Chuck”. A call to his office confirmed his willingness and ability to be trained for his buddy George Soros old job of collecting property from condemned Jews. His aides confirmed that “Chuck will be VERY good at it when the time comes”.
    Any Jew who votes for that sack of trash…..SHAME ON YOU!

  • It will not only take Chuck Shumer’s statement but more important the outcry of the entire Jewish American Community, religious or not to make sure that historic events are not forgotten and not repeated.Too bad that most Jewish leaders seem to be asleep and too selfcentered and thus either provide only lipservice or do not wish to acknowledge that the current US administration is predominantly anti-semitic in their foreign policy.Only when Jews withdraw their foolish blind support for the left leaning Democratic Socialist party will the administration take note.

  • Jonah

    I might add that the whole world is kicking into an antisemitic frenzy because they feel obama is an anti Semite and they have a two year sliver of time to kill all the Jews and Christians while he is still in office. They feel his mear existence as president of the most powerful country in the world sanctions the killing of Jews…if you do not understand that the liberals have put blinders on you. Schumer is only defending the Jews in Europe because he knows what is going on in Europe does not reflect well on Obama. And he also knows that if he doesn’t protest what is happening to the Jews it could be favorable for Netanyahu’s election. His statement is to tell everyone in Israel….look I am an Obama minion and I am denouncing European anti semitism, so in view of my actions, Obama is good for Israel, too. These guys are slick, beware of all of them, they will stop at nothing to decimate Israel.

  • Jonah

    Tell it to your President Schumer. When it comes to words you stage and attack on all sides, when it comes to action you disappear unless you are joined at the neck with your cronies attacking anything religious. Are you a hypocrite looking to obtain Jewish votes for your next election. With a spokesman like you for the Jews in Europe, God help the Jews,because they will need it.

  • Julian Clovelley

    With the present aggressive stance of Zionism – I’m not entirely sure the communities can be fully protected – and this is worrying. Those who seek to protect their Jewish friends desperately need the communities to openly break with their own internal extremism, both religious and political.

    Fundamentalist doctrines are under well deserved attack where they present themselves in all religions. Get rid of Fundamentalism in Judaism, and the sillier dress codes and haircuts.

    If a muslim woman finds herself under unprovoked attack in the street the first thing one would probably advise is to stop dressing in a manner that makes you so readily identifiable – get rid of the burqa and headgear that label you