French Jewish groups denounced Muslim personalities whose appeal against djihadists omits any ention to anti-Jewish terrorist attacks in France.
The petition, which was signed by dozens of academics and celebrities, appeared Sunday in the Journal de Dimanche under the title "We, French-Muslims, are ready to assume our responsibilities."
The text deplores the perceived weakness of the institutions of their faith communities in stopping extremists from acting violently in Islam’s name.
It begins by listing five recent terrorist attacks: The Charlie Hebdo killings in January 2015, the bombing and shooting attacks in November, the murder of two police officers in June, the Nice promenade attacks last month and last week’s slaying of a priest.
But it makes reference neither to the murder of four Jews in the HyperCacher kosher supermarket in Paris nor to the murder of three children and a rabbi in a Jewish school in Toulouse in 2012 – both perpetrated by radical Islamists.
For Crif, the umbrella representative group of French Jewish organisations , this omission is an insult for the memory of the eight victims of these attacks, which have been targeted by terrorists because their were Jews."
Crif President Francis Kalifat requested the authors of the petition to bring the necessary clarification.
In the appeal titled "We, French and Muslims, are ready to assume our responsibilities," personalities call themselves "concerned by the inability of the current organization of Islam in France, which has no control over events"... Read more