Call for Germans to wear skullcaps in solidarity with Jews amid U-turn on safety warning

The Telegraph – by Justin Huggler

A German government watchdog has called on people across the country to wear Jewish skullcaps this weekend in an act of solidarity against anti-Semitism.

The appeal follows a U-turn on an official warning to Jewish men not to wear skullcaps in public for their own safety. 

Felix Klein, the German government’s anti-Semitism commissioner, warned Jewish men at the weekend not to wear traditional kippah or yarmulke skullcaps amid a sharp rise in anti-Semitic attacks.

The warning was backed by Germany’s largest Jewish organisation, the Central Council of Jews, but was widely criticised.

President Reuven Rivlin of Israel described it as a “capitulation to anti-Semitism”, while Angela Merkel’s spokesman said: “The state must see to it that the free exercise of religion is possible for all… and that anyone can move around safely in our country while wearing a kippah”.

Mr Klein later backed away from his initial warning, saying it was intended as “a way of raising the alarm”.

He called for people across the country to wear skullcaps in a sign of solidarity with Israel and Jewish people this weekend as Muslims mark Al-Quds Day, an annual event in support of the Palestinians.

“I call on all citizens of Berlin and across Germany to wear the kippah next Saturday if there are new, intolerable attacks targeting Israel and Jews on the occasion of Al-Quds Day in Berlin,” he said in a statement.

Bild, Germany’s highest-selling newspaper, produced cut-out-and-wear skullcaps for people to wear.

Previous Al-Quds Day events in Berlin have seen anti-Israel demonstrations, and there is a widespread popular perception that Muslim immigration has fuelled a rise in anti-Semitic attacks in recent years.

But official police figures released show that 90 per cent of anti-Semitic attacks in Germany last year were in fact linked to the indigenous far-Right scene.

According to official figures, 1,799 hate crimes were committed against Jewish people in Germany last year, an increase of more than 10 per cent compared to 2017. They included 62 cases of violence against Jews, up from 37 in 2017.

The Telegraph

 

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5 Responses to Call for Germans to wear skullcaps in solidarity with Jews amid U-turn on safety warning

  1. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    “He called for people across the country to wear skullcaps in a sign of solidarity with Israel and Jewish people…”

    Go f%&k yourself, @ssholicus.

    No SANE person would be caught dead wearing that DESPICABLE ‘skullcap’ = Golgotha – celebrating the crucifixion of Christ.

    I would gladly & gleefully bash any stinking jews’ head in with a baseball bat wearing one… and any other @sshole stupid enough to wear one, as well.

  2. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    Hitler was actually FAR LESS BRUTAL to the jews than their OWN KIND were… once they entered (invaded) Germany.

    The Edomite Bolshevik Russian jews were the penultimate evil ever attained by those Satanic scum-of-the-Earth murdering bast@rds.

    If Hitler had concentrated all of his efforts on Russia to begin with (and he could have EASILY wiped them out), we’d have an entirely different world make-up now.

  3. galen says:

    I hope no Germans succumb to this.

    My eyes are sore from watching the ruthless judification of the world.

    Eyesore.

    .

  4. Martist says:

    “Bild, Germany’s highest-selling newspaper, produced cut-out-and-wear skullcaps for people to wear.”

    And any German seeing anyone should nail it firmly into place.

    “According to official figures, 1,799 hate crimes were committed against Jewish people in Germany last year,…”

    Comparatively, 7,685,000,000 hate crimes were committed against goyim last year.

    We have a lot of catching up to do and they are going to pay in spades!

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