French Muslim leaders boycott Jewish event in Paris
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French Muslim leaders boycott Jewish event in Paris
French Muslim leaders boycott Jewish event in Paris

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French President François Hollande outlined a plan to fight anti-Semitism Monday at a Jewish council event that was boycotted by Muslim leaders after the council's president said young Muslims were behind "all" the violent crime in France.

Speaking at the annual dinner of the Jewish umbrella group, Conseil Représentatif des Institutions juives de France (CRIF) -- a major event on the French political calendar -- Hollande called for “faster and more effective sanctions” against racism, anti-Semitism and homophobia. The French president’s comments came as his government prepares to unveil a plan to fight hate crimes next month.

The CRIF annual dinner was meant to provide a platform for Hollande to highlight his government’s plan to crack down on hate crimes. But the president’s address was overshadowed by a major row, which broke out between France’s leading Jewish and Muslim organisations.

Shortly before the CRIF dinner began, France’s largest Muslim organisation, the French Muslim Council (CFCM), announced that it was boycotting the event following comments by CRIF president Roger Cukierman that young Muslims were the cause of all violent crimes in France. [...]

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2015 Feb 24 21:02
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RE: French Muslim leaders boycott Jewish event in Paris
Hundreds of attacks on French soldiers guarding Jewish sites:

Quote:Since January 15 the French army’s “Opération Sentinelle” has protected 722 Jewish schools and synagogues, some 24/7 even when the establishments were empty.

The operation came to be regarded as too dangerous for the soldiers who were regularly targets of attacks. Over time the men were worn out.

The army has reported 371 incidents perpetrated against the soldiers standing guard in front of the protected sites. The Defense Ministry has announced that the men will become more mobile, rendering them less vulnerable.

The army noted that “reconnoitering, the taking of snapshots and films” by jihadists preparing future attacks had been going on. “Fourteen serious attacks, with a knife, laser, even blows with heavy sticks,” were reported. One jihadist tried to grab the rifle of a soldier on patrol at Trocadéro (Paris) before being caught (and probably released).
2015 Feb 25 15:30
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