by Giulio Meotti
Insanity has taken over France. Is this the Republic of Liberty, equality, fraternity?
In 1942, the Nazis took control of the areas under the French collaborationist Vichy Regime. A year later, a children's home that provided refuge for Jewish children was established in the village of Izieu.
When the Italians surrendered to the Allies, the Nazis occupied the area and carried out a raid on the orphanage known as “La Maison d’Izieu”, the name of a sleepy village in central France. 44 children, aged between four and seventeen, were gassed like insects in a hallway with a low, heavy ceiling in Auschwitz.
The story of France will be stained forever by the memory of those children.
Once again, crazy things happen to French Jewish children every week.
An eight-year-old Jewish boy was walking in Sarcelles, the “little Jerusalem” of French Jewry. He was wearing a kippa, a skullcap. Two teens attacked him, dropped him and then hit him on the ground.
Ten days earlier, a Jewish girl was returning home from Raincy's private high school Merkaz-Hatorah when she was attacked by a man who cut her.
Then four Arab teens beat a Jewish boy with a stick and took away his kippa outside a synagogue in Paris.
A few days earlier, the 14-month-old daughter of a French rabbi was injured after being exposed to acid in her stroller. The girl had burns to the back and legs. This happened in the city of Bron, near Lyon.
What a strange country France has become, a place where Islamists shoot 3 Jewish children in Toulouse and now hit them on the street and throw acid into their strollers.
France,is not a country for Jewish children. Panic reigns in the French suburbs where most of Jews live. “Synagogues brûlées, République en ranger” - Synagogues burned, Republic in danger, they mourn.
France is falling into the languor of a massive Islamization.
Yes, the country is lost. La France est perdu.
Giulio Meotti an Italian journalist with Il Foglio, writes a twice-weekly column for Arutz Sheva. He is the author of the book "A New Shoah", that researched the personal stories of Israel's terror victims, published by Encounter and of "J'Accuse: the Vatican Against Israel" published by Mantua Books.. His writing has appeared in publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, Frontpage and Commentary.
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