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Is it the End of the “Skullcap” for Jews in Europe?

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Let's give credit to our Trump appointed ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell who said quite openly to all Germans: "The opposite is true. Wear your kippa. Wear your friend's kippa. Borrow a kippa and wear it for our Jewish neighbors. Educate people that we are a diverse society. Photo Credit: Facebook

Germany, while being one of the most pro-Israel European nations in its commercial dealings with Israel, seems to be unable to detach itself from its long history of Jew hating. Back in the Hitler/Nazi days, Jews were forced to wear identifying armbands and as we’ve seen in photos of those years, Jewish owned stores had “Jude” painted on them to label them as targets for the thugs roaming the streets. Now, 75 years later, a German leader has suggested that Jews refrain from wearing kippo (yarmulkes) while in the streets, on public transport, at events and in general….at any time. In other words, “Hide your religion, hide your Judaism for your safety.” Just this past week, Felix Klein, the federal government Commissioner for Jewish Life in Germany and the Fight against Anti-Semitism (there is such a position??) said: “My opinion on the matter has changed following the ongoing brutalization in German society. I can no longer recommend Jews wear a kippah at every time in Germany.”

We are sure he probably meant well and that he was looking out for the security of the few Jews who still call Germany home. But what did he mean by his statement about this “brutalization in German society?” Just who are those who are doing the brutalizing and who are the victims? Why can’t he be frank and call a spade a spade and blurt out the truth that those replicating the Nazi actions of yore, the Islamofascists and neo-Nazis are the culprits, the anarchists, the Jew hating attackers? Why not speak the truth? For this guy to suggest that Jews have to hide, to camouflage themselves as non-Jews, to have to hide their Jewishness is nothing more than despicable coming from an official.

Why not order the cops of the nation to crack down on these Muslim terrorists and wannabee Nazis? Why not condemn them openly? This is nothing more than capitulation to shariah law brought in by the millions of Muslim immigrants permitted to migrate into Germany. This was a victory for hate, bigotry and intolerance that should have ended in 1945. Jews have to once again accommodate their antagonists by being compliant, fearful and weak. Let’s give credit to our Trump appointed ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell who said quite openly to all Germans: “The opposite is true. Wear your kippa. Wear your friend’s kippa. Borrow a kippa and wear it for our Jewish neighbors. Educate people that we are a diverse society.” Perhaps that’s what we should all be doing here in America. And that’s for all of us to start wearing kippos, Mogen Dovid jewelry and show our pride in being Jews. With the evil tide of prejudice being promulgated from even our own elected leaders, we should start our campaign of Jewish pride now, before it’s too late like in….Germany..

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