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Two synagogues were attacked in Paris this evening, its members only finally being free to return home after riot police intervened, as part of a sad, continuing trend in the nation which currently hosts the largest remaining Jewish population in Europe, though of course not one without a quite troubled history of its own.

Which clearly seems to be continuing.

I would like to think that reasonable people can agree that attempted pogroms in 2014 Paris are not simply "mere criticism[s] of Israeli government policies."

Six protesters were arrested, police said.

Prime Minister Manuel Valls condemned the attempted synagogue stormings “in the strongest possible terms”.

“Such acts targeting places of worship are unacceptable,” he said in a statement.

I would dispute the characterization of those who stone Jews as mere "protesters," myself, and I would also suggest to Mr. Valls that the fact itself of organized mobs seeking to kill those of any ethnic group is what is completely unacceptable, and not just their attacks on a place of worship.

But I suppose his statement was ultimately welcome and reasonable, nonetheless.

Originally posted to . on Sun Jul 13, 2014 at 03:03 PM PDT.

Also republished by Street Prophets .

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