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February 27, 2015 10:31 am

Madonna Speaks Out Against Antisemitism, Says Europe ‘Feels Like Nazi Germany’

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Madonna likened Europe to Nazi Germany in a recent interview. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. – As the international press repeatedly aired Madonna’s stage tumble during the “Brit Awards,” the American singer/actress was addressing more serious issues.

During an interview with Europe 1 radio, Madonna said “antisemitism is at an all-time high” in France and throughout Europe. Going even further, she said, “We’re living in crazy times. It feels like Nazi Germany.”

Madonna came down hard on France, explaining that the European nation has lost its way and is no longer a beacon of diversity and tolerance.

“It was a country that embraced everyone and encouraged freedom in every way, shape or form – artistic expression of freedom,” Madonna said. “Now that’s completely gone.”

She continued, “France was once a country that accepted people of color, and was a place artists escaped to, whether it was Josephine Baker or Charlie Parker.”

This is not the first time Madonna has spoken out against bigotry. In 2012, she described Marine Le Pen and her National Front party of France as “fascist.”

In the Europe 1 radian interview, which aired Friday, Madonna said what drove her to speak out against intolerance three years ago is even more pressing today.

“It’s not just happening in France, it’s all over Europe. But particularly in France. … The level of intolerance is so enormous, it’s scary,” she said.

Madonna, 56, was raised a Roman Catholic, but for nearly two decades has been a follower of the Jewish mystical teachings of Kabbalah. In July 2013, she and her ex-husband, director Guy Ritchie, celebrated their son Rocco’s bar mitzvah at The Kabbalah Centre in New York City.

By performing in Israel on numerous occasions, Madonna has defied the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against the Jewish state. In 2012, Tel Aviv was the first stop on her world tour, and has repeatedly said she is “in love with Israel.”

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  • American

    This old lady should go back to her Kabala classes and put on some clothes. 🙂



    The Jews are in many countries around the world – and they are the most insular of all – their tight-nit communities – with their Jew only schools – their synagogues for jews only – ‘prove’ by their actions how racist and ‘intolerant’ they are. Only the really wealthy and infamous Jews strut their stuff on the world scene as they incorporate western lifestyles in their Jewishness to give the impression of being ‘tolerant.’ The reality of Judaism is there for all to see, and it is to promote and protect their way of life. For Primeminister Netanyahu has called for all Jews across Europe to return to Israel? Sounds very racist and intolerant of other races to me. But when we do it, we are ‘intolerant’ and ‘racist.’ Where are their laws protecting the whites from anti-whiteness, as there are for anti-semitism?

    Over the last century around two hundred million White ‘Christians’ have died violently in wars, and pogroms, by despotic leaders – it makes the questionable ‘six million’ Jews losses pale into insignifigance compared to the sufferrings of the white race, and the sufferings of many other races. The reason for such gross global disparity is the controlling Jewish influence that promotes its own interests above all others, by the power of the media, politicians, finance, to influence a world.

    Somebody has to be steering the global Titanic – and all the overwhelming evidence points to the Jew.

    • Well herr cook! Your colours are showing and they are racist. I am a Catholic and try as I might, I find it difficult not to be offended by those like You! 6,000,000 Jews of Europe Remember, were systematically chosen, along racial, religious and ethnical grounds for Destruction! This is the most cynical, callous and uniquely Catastrophic event in all of History. I guess I would say that though, being a ‘white Catholic Irishman’. But hey! Where does Tolerance come into it! You are blinded by bigotry, while I wish more Tolerance pervaded the space we inhabit. This village Earth belongs to us all. Some might prove more financially equal, but it is their moral duty to ensure those less privileged are nurtured and cared for! I do my bit! What do you do? herr cook!

    • pxfragonard

      Tight-knit, you mean. A nit is the offspring of a louse.

      • Linda Golden

        no…read his remarks. I think he meant nit literally. It appears Mr. Cook has a problem with Jews…close knit or otherwise.

    • andy beider

      It’s almost impossible to comment on this seriously. Jewish schools are for Jews like Catholic schools are for Catholic kids. Jewish synagogues are for Jews like Catholic churchs are for Catholics and Lutheran churches are for Lutherans and protestant churches are for protestants. The difference being is the Christians want people who aren’t Christian to join in their brand and Jews are not interested in converting the world. We believe if you are a good person you go to the same heaven as we do. We don’t need for you to convert or believe ike we do, just be good. As far as being killed, ya there were a lot more christians like Hitler and Stalin killing other Christians. The reason the prime minister of Israel wants Jews to come there is its the only place they will be truely safe.

    • Itzchak

      Wow…you got the nazi anti semitic typical idiotic rhetoric down pat. Are you truly as stupid as the things you say?

    • Myron Robinson

      What Rubbish. The Jews never set out to attack Christianity. The Jews do not try & attract converts. All we want to be is left alone. Your article reminds me of the current trend against Jews. If we fight back we are bullies. If we don’t we are cowards. If we want to stay in the country of our birth we are demonised & told to go to Israel. If we want to go on Aliyah we are asked what is wrong with the Country we reside in.

      The Jews are NOT promoting brain washing children in military training camps, teaching them how to blow themselves up and cause maximum deaths of Jews and other non-Muslims. The Jews don’t hijack planes, nor kill athletes at the Olympics, or blow themselves up in German restaurants. There is NOT one single Jew who has destroyed a church. There is NOT a single Jew who protests by killing people. The Jews don’t traffic slaves, nor have leaders calling for Jihad and death to all the Infidels. Regardless of your feelings about the crisis between Israel and the Palestinians and Arab neighbours, even if you believe there is more culpability on Israel’s part, the following two sentences really say it all: ‘If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel.

      General Eisenhower warned Us It is a matter of history that when the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps he ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead. He did this because he said in words to this effect: ‘Get it all on record now – get the films – get the witnesses because somewhere down the road of history some bastard will get up and say that this never happened’

      Recently, the UK debated whether to remove The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it ‘offends’ the Muslim population which claims it never occurred. It is not removed as yet. However, this is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving into it. It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended.

      Now, more than ever, with Iran among others, claiming the Holocaust to be ‘a myth,’ it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets. How many years will it be before the attack on the World Trade Centre ‘NEVER HAPPENED’ because it offends some Muslim in the United States?

      Michael Cook the Jews have never tried to kill you & contrary to your belief do not control the World’s financial markets. All we want to be is left alone.

    • sean

      Hey, thanks for the breakdown.

      Let’s see; international, family oriented, private schools, obedient to God, wealth, rally around each other in times of distress, able to influence the world, helped launch the white race and the English language into world dominance by fiat.

      Wow, I think I’d like to be Jewish!

    • Ken Bachtold

      Absolutely RIGHT ON!!!!!

    • Shachar

      Mr. Cook,
      Lets have Jews with a capital J please and by the way as an individual with your great knowledge should know, it’s ‘knit’ not ‘nit’ as in the eggs of a head louse.

    • You sound like a card-carrying Nazi. No “click for abuse” on this forum? Too bad – apparently it is not self-policed.

    • Holy water

      I guess you completely misunderstand many things because of religion.

  • Dan Smith

    A true friend

  • Dan Smith

    great stuff!!!!!!!! A true friend of Israel, who would have known

  • Linda Rivera

    How can one read the comments? Many times the comments don’t show up as on this article.

    What about Israel’s children, Madonna, you hypocrite? Or do they not count because they’re Jewish? Protest’ Over Violence in Gaza August 1, 2014

    The 55-year-old was lambasted by fans after posting the picture of herself flanked by dancers bearing the Star of David and the Muslim star and crescent.

    Commenting on the ongong conflict in Gaza she tweeted the message “No Separation! We all bleed the same color! #ceasefire #peaceinthemiddleeast #livingforlove.”

    It comes just 24 hours after Madonna posted another photo alluding to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.

    The image showed the picture of a dove alongside Hebrew and Arabic text, with the caption: “Cease fire on both sides! The children of Gaza need our support! #ceasefire #peaceinthemiddleeast #livingforlove”

  • Linda Rivera

    Madonna has spoken out against bigotry. In 2012, she described Marine Le Pen and her National Front party of France as “fascist.”

    Marine Le Pen’s father is a horrible man. A horrifying Jew-hater who needs to ask G-d and Jews for forgiveness. Marine is not like her father. Hero, Geert Wilders of the Netherlands loves Israel and Jews and supports Marine Le Pen. He would never do so if she was a Jew-hater. I trust Geert Wilders good judgment. Not Madonna. For several years, Mr. Wilders has had to live under constant police guard. Muslims want to murder him for telling the truth about Islam.

    Whilst there are non-Muslim Jew-haters, the threat from Muslims obeying Quran commands to violently attack non-Muslims, (Jews are targeted first) is what has made Europe feel like Nazi Germany.

    Madonna on France: the European nation has lost its way and is no longer a beacon of diversity and tolerance.

    Madonna doesn’t say a word about Muslims. She doesn’t object that there are huge numbers of no-go Muslim areas all over Europe and Britain too dangerous for non-Muslims to enter. In France alone there are over 750 no-go Muslim areas.

    Maddona complains that France is no longer a beacon of diversity and tolerance. Whose side is Madonna on? Is she on the side of Muslims whose Quran book of hate, death and war, command Muslims to wage jihad, forcibly convert, behead, kidnap, rape, gang rape, perpetrate satanic atrocities, barbarically mass murder and torture non-Muslims and capture non-Muslim females for sex slaves?

    • The Muslim Quran does not command those who act with hatred, they enact their own hatred’s motivated by a requirement for power or wealth. This would be akin to stating that all Nazi’s Murdered 6,000,000 Jews out of some adherence to the Bible. Believe you me! My Church has got it terribly wrong with regards to the Jews. We are now attempting to correct the wrong that is antisemitism. Islam should be more forceful in doing the same. There are not 1 Billion Catholic bigots though there are some! There are not, it would be conceivably correct to assume, 1 Billion card carrying Muslims who hate Jews, Christians or even sections within their own Faith!

  • Monty Pogoda

    I appreciate her love of Israel. There should be millions more like her.

  • Eve

    Brava, Madonna! You rock!

  • Liz Crawford

    Good for her. It takes courage to be pro-Israel these days.

    • You are so right Liz! On my recent visit to Auschwitz/Birkenau I was amazed that so many took the time to attempt to appreciate what was wrong in the Murders of 1,100,000 Jews there. In Cracow, I stayed in Kazimiez and felt the oppression mounting. Police were ever present. There was a vigilance! The Jewish People did what they should do! Get on with their lives, though mindful of the risk to them of being Jewish! Is that what this World has become. Fearful of being different?

  • B.Abrahams

    It’s nice that Madonna is trying yo show a face to the world of tolerance and equanimity, but when she visited our house in London some years ago, in which also a priest of the Kabbalah was residing, she showed an attitude of crudeness and violence without consideration for others.
    Of course, when she visited us in London, she came accompanied by her bodyguards, acting like gangsters who, because of the nature of the Kabbalah priest, all had to be dressed in white. But after they had entered our house they showed such an attitude of primitiveness, breaking taps in the conveniences e.g. without excusing themselves for their behaviour or trying to compensate for their damages, that my wife and I really started to wonder about the sincerity of her sweet words.

  • Golum

    Good Girl…Madonna…you’re a “a Shiksa Mensch”!!!

  • Fred

    Now Hitler’s NAZI dogma has been replaced by Islamist NAZI dogma and so the evil is continuing. You have the new Muslim Colonist taking over from a cowardly state.

  • steven L

    European antisemitism is beyond repair.
    Jews of Europe are stubborn. It is a choice.

  • noah

    Alright Madona,

    You’re one of very few celebs who stand up for what is right, inlight of what is happening in Europe.

    Big task, you’re still a legent

  • David

    The more Jews that move to Israel the stronger Israel becomes. The european union is shamelessly playing Israel versus the muslim street and iran to weaken both parties as the european union ship is sinking.

    For that we must support a continual secession process in western european countries like france to beat them at their own game and build Israel. Long live brittany and occitania.