Sunday, September 13, 2015

France: 'Germany took our Jews and gave us Arabs,' ex-minister says

Patrick Devedjian was referring to the Holocaust - Germany was responsible for the extermination of six million European Jews, including 1,5 million children.  The collaboration between Nazi Germany and Haj Amin el-Husseini, the Palestinian Mufti of Jerusalem, in the desctruction of European Jews is never raised in Europe. Mathias Küntzel explains: "Openly and knowing about Auschwitz, he had advocated the Shoah. “Germany,” he declared in 1943, has “decided to find a final solution to the Jewish menace, which will end this misfortune in the world.” Nevertheless, the Mufti’s reputation remained intact after 1945. He was, to be sure, personally responsible both for the atrocities committed by the Muslim SS division in Bosnia and for the deaths of thousands of Jewish children in the Holocaust."

It is estimated that there are 230,000 Jews living in Germany today with numbers set to fall, compared to close to six million Muslims.  "Germany's Muslim population is set to skyrocket by more than 700,000 in 2015, pushing the total number of Muslims in the country to nearly 6 million for the first time."  It might have been a jest, but it reflects what has been happening in Europe and most Europeans are worried.

 The Jerusalem Post reports:

A right-wing French politician caused a stir on Friday after he was quoted as saying that Germany "took our Jews and gave us Arabs."

According to a report which appeared on the AFP wire service, the comment was made by Patrick Devedjian, a former minister who served under French presidents Jacques Chirac and Nicolas Sarkozy.

The remark struck a sensitive chord as Europe grapples with a massive influx of immigrants mainly from Syria, the Middle Eastern country that has been ravaged by a five-year civil war.

AFP reported that Devedjian later tried to walk back his remarks.

"My humorous jest was misplaced," he wrote on his Twitter feed.

Germany has been heavily criticized by other European governments for its willingness to absorb hundreds of thousands of migrants.  Read more.

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