by: the Common Constitutionalist
Hatred of the Jews has literally been a staple of history. Jews have been hated and persecuted in nearly every era of world history – the Greeks, Romans, Babylonians, Egyptians, the Byzantines, the Visigoths, Spaniards, English, French and of course Germany, the Soviets and Muslims.
However, for a few decades after World War II and the tragedy of the Holocaust it seemed that anti-Semitism had begun to wane.
Yet over the past decade or so, and certainly recently, that same unhinged hatred for the Jews has returned. Discounting Muslim hatred (they hate everyone who isn’t Muslim, or Muslim enough), the recent rise in anti-Semitism seems to be almost fashionable.
In the space of one week in July of 2014, no less than eight synagogues in France were attacked. One such synagogue outside Paris was attacked and firebombed by 400 people. The Guardian reported that “A kosher supermarket and pharmacy were smashed and looted; the crowds chants and banners included ‘Death to Jews’ and ‘Slit Jews’ throats.’”
That same month in Germany, another synagogue was attacked with Molotov cocktails.
Here in the United States Jews have always been relatively safe, but that too is evidently changing. In Kansas a 74-year-old man, Frazier Glenn Miller killed three people at a Jewish center in Overland Park. After shooting the three he shouted “Heil Hitler.”