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June 22, 2016 5:27 pm

Kippah-Wearing Man Beaten, Verbally Abused by ‘Arabic-Looking’ Trio on Streets of Berlin

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A young Jewish man was attacked for wearing a kippah while walking the streets of Berlin. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

A young Jewish man was attacked for wearing a kippah while walking the streets of Berlin. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

A young man wearing a kippah was attacked on the streets of Berlin on Tuesday evening, Germany’s The Local reported on Wednesday.

According to a police report, the attack occurred at approximately 9:30 pm in the Alt-Treptow neighborhood. The victim, 21, told police that three men of Arabic appearance began to verbally harass him with antisemitic epithets when they saw his kippah. They then proceeded to punch and kick him, before fleeing the scene.

The young man was lightly injured and did not require emergency medical treatment. Police are investigating the incident. 

Since the recent emergence of Germany’s migrant crisis following the country’s opening of its borders to Middle Eastern refugees, most of whom are Muslims, concerns about attacks against the Jewish community have risen.

In an October 2015 meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Josef Schuster — president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany — said, “Many Syrians and immigrants of Arab descent have grown up in an environment in which hostility toward Israel and antisemitism are common practice. Jews in Germany are afraid that, if unchecked, this antisemitism rooted in Arab culture and politics could grow rapidly.”

According to a report by the Department for Research and Information on Antisemitism (RIAS) — as cited by Religion News Service — as of 2015, there has been a 34 percent increase in antisemitic incidents in Berlin alone. While the report notes that many of the attacks involve far-Right activists and neo-Nazis, the number of incidents perpetrated by foreign-born Muslims is dramatically increasing.

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  • If there was any justice Merkel would be on trial for treason. She has single-handedly facilitated a massive invasion of her own country and Europe, putting women and all infidels at a huge risk of violence from a group of people whose “religion” teaches intolerance and hate for all other religions. A group who are not coming to assimilate but bring their own societal model, which has actually reduced their own society and countries to the abysmal state we see today. A true Muslim does not acknowledge man made laws. The true refugees are the Christian and other minorities who are persecuted and slaughtered across the Islamic world.

    Jihad is not only conducted by violence and war, but by migration – A’jihad bil hijra – as well as by the pen and by financial activities.

    Qur’an: 3.151 “We will put terror into the hearts of the unbelievers. They serve other deities besides Allah for whom He has revealed no sanction. The Fire shall be their home…”
    Q 5.51 “O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever among you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.”
    Q 8.12 “…I shall strike terror into the hearts of the infidels. Strike off their heads, strike off the very tips of their fingers.”
    Q 8.38-39 “Tell the unbelievers that if they mend their ways their past shall be forgiven; but if they persist in sin [i.e. unbelief] let them reflect on the fate of bygone nations.MAKE WAR ON THEM UNTIL IDOLATRY SHALL CEASE AND ALLAH’S RELIGION SHALL REIGN SUPREME.” Q 9.5 (The verse of the sword) “When the sacred months have passed,slay the idolaters wherever you find them. Arrest them, besiege them, and lie everywhere in ambush for them…”
    Q 9.123 “Believers, make war on infidels who dwell around you. Deal firmly with them. Know that Allah is with the righteous.”
    Q 48.29 “Muhammad is Allah’s apostle. Those that follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another” [unless of course you are an apostate, or n an opposing side of the Sunni v Shia split)
    Q 98.6 ” The unbelievers among the people of the Book (ie Jews & Christians)and the pagans shall burn forever in the fire of Hell. They are the vilest of all creatures.”

    I didn’t make this up. Read the Qur’an, it’s all in there. Islam divides the world into two “houses”: Dar al Islam, the House of Submission, and Dar al Harb, the House of War. Guess which house unbelievers fall into!

  • Michael

    Europe, claiming to be against anti-Semitism, sympathize with the Arabs, imports millions of Muslims, and boycotts Israel. Europe is quickly forgetting the 1930s, and repeating history. I live in Europe and it makes me sick.

  • Michael

    The liberal-left of Europe, claiming to be against anti-Semitism, sympathize with Islam and Arabs, imports millions of Muslims, and boycotts Israel. Europe is quickly forgetting the 1930s, and repeating history. I live in Europe and it makes me sick.

  • sidney sands

    I cannot understand that Jews want to live in Germany, they deserve what’s coming, and that applies to France as well, at least the Jews of France are leaving for Israel, its the advance of Islam, which we are told is a Peaceful Religion, that is creating so much anti semitisim.

  • nat cheiman

    I can never understand why jewish guys don’t fight back

  • The German Security Office issued a report several months ago in which they stated that things of this sort will be more likely to happen in the future as Germany has, in effect, imported massive numbers of people who have been raised and nurtured on antisemitism and Jew-hatred.

    Democracy and pluralism, respect for human rights and diversity are unknown to these people and German democracy and society – especially the educational system – will not be able to undo this.

    In fact, the multiculturalism that Germany has adopted in its educational system and in society in general will only embolden and empower these newcomers and lead to a more fractious society as they keep making demand after demand for special rights, privileges, and recognition.

    Germany, in order to “undo” their guilt from the past, will bend over backwards to placate these “unassimilibles” with dire consequences for the next generation.

  • If you import savages, expect them to behave in that manner. If you import evil exact it to contaminate everything.If there is one person who turns up at a border with Ebola, all have to be quarantined. If the ‘immigrants’ are Muslims as they usually are expect them to follow the instructions of the killer prophet!!! “Welcome to immigarants” has become “Welcome to Islamists”. German leaders want Islam so they are getting Islam.

  • It’d be wonderful if non-Jewish Berliners, male and female, were to wear kippot (skull caps) for a day in a show of solidarity with Jewish Berliners.

  • Heidi Rechteger

    Anti-Semitism is also deeply rooted in Europe. It behooves us to remember this.

  • Robby

    It’s Germany. Does anyone expect anything different in that cesspool of a nation?

  • Lia

    This is an irony: the Jewish people now have a homeland to go to, where they will be much safer than anywhere else, but the people of Europe have nowhere to go, for nowhere in Europe, or the UK or the USA can their safety be guaranteed.

    • Lia, you are right. This is exactly why half of us in the UK voted to leave the EU.Like Canute, we cannot stop the tide, but our society, values and even faiths or lack of them,are being abrogated to accommodate another, alien to ours.Our politicians and intelligentsia ignored us. We were called racist, islamaphobic, neo-Nazi,ignorant, right through the campaign and before, for even suggesting that the immigration problems experienced by Sweden, Germany, France were real-not right wing propaganda.And we are supposed to be the epitome of civilisation and democracy !

  • Mark Anderson

    The way things are going in Europe, I wouldn’t be surprised if the man wearing the kippah is charged with a “hate crime” for offending these people by the very act of wearing a kippah.

    Oh, the blatant Islamophobia inherent in the wearing of a kippah! Who can blame them for being offended?