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Eliana Benador: We Knew the Violence in France Wasn't Over as Terrorists Target Jewish Shops and Culture

Bad news for the lenient French. Seems that Charlie Hebdo was but the beginning of a tide of violence. Up next? The Jews.

French police officers storm a kosher grocery to end a hostage situation, Paris, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. Explosions and gunshots were heard as police forces stormed a kosher grocery in Paris where a gunman was holding at least five people hostage. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

A few days ago, Muslim terrorists targeted Charlie Hebdo, the French weekly publication, and massacred 12; among them five leading cartoonists who had the audacity to publish some satirical cartoons of Prophet Mohammed.

The next day there was another attack, in Montrouge, a suburb at the south of Paris, where a policewoman was murdered by terrorists.

Friday, the orgiastic violence continued as Muslim terrorists turned their attention to another soft target, a Jewish kosher supermarket, where they immediately killed three and held hostage a number not yet known of Jews, at the time of this writing.

French police officers storm a kosher grocery to end a hostage situation, Paris, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. Explosions and gunshots were heard as police forces stormed a kosher grocery in Paris where a gunman was holding at least five people hostage. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) 

In 2010 four Jews, including two children, were killed in front of a Jewish school in Toulouse. They were gun downed by a Muslim terrorist at the cries of “Allah hu Aqbar!” It was, until this week, considered the most traumatic Islamic terrorist attack on French territory.

That was the past.

Anti-Semitic attacks nearly doubled in France in the first seven months of 2014, the country's main Jewish group announced a few months ago.

A total of 529 anti-Semitic actions or threats were registered up to the end of July, against 276 for the same period the year before, the Council of Jewish Institutions in France (CRIF) said, citing figures gleaned from the French Interior Ministry.

The acts included violence against individuals, arson and vandalism, and "exacerbate the growing unease that oppresses Jews in France each day and overshadows their future," according to the statement.

Worrisome indications of an unwelcome development have shown that Islamist criminals were now importing the recent style of attacks against Jews, using isolated attacks with knives and single guns, against an unsuspecting Israeli population. This preferred plan of action includes new forms of violence such as attacks by organized gangs, targeting synagogues and as of Friday's events, also kosher supermarkets.

In August 2014, two Muslim female teenagers were arrested on suspicion of conspiring to blow up a synagogue in Lyon, Newsweek reported, citing French news websites.

At this point one should wonder why are Islamists so adamantly against people of other religions, including Jews. The difference among them is flagrant and irreconcilable.

Historically speaking, both groups come from an utterly antagonistic beginning.

In this Sunday, March 14, 2010 file photo, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man writes some of the last words in a Torah scroll before it is taken from the Western Wall into the Hurva synagogue in Jerusalem's Old City. Software developed by an Israeli team of scholars led by Moshe Koppel, of Bar Ilan University near Tel Aviv, is giving intriguing new hints about what researchers believe to be the multiple hands that wrote the Bible. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File) In this Sunday, March 14, 2010 file photo, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man writes some of the last words in a Torah scroll before it is taken from the Western Wall into the Hurva synagogue in Jerusalem's Old City. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)

The Patriarch Abraham fathered Isaac and Ishmael, one to be the pillar for Judaism and the other to be the pillar for Islam. Isaac was the legitimate son while Ismail was not. Isaac, as the legitimate heir to God’s Will, was ushered in and groomed as such. He, in turn, was the father of Jacob who in time was renamed Israel by God Himself. This all appears in the Holy book of the Jews, the Torah.

The Jews have a 3,300 year history that began in their homeland, Israel.

Jews believe in only one God. No representation, no images. No intermediaries, no surrogates. Their connection is simple: They address themselves directly to God.

Their religion, their laws and lifestyle are all written in the Torah as God had dictated to Moses on Mount Moriah, with around two million witnesses.

Meanwhile, Ishmael disappeared from sight and his group only reappeared with their prophet Mohammed, who lived in the 7th century of the common era, giving shape to their religion, Islam and their followers, the Muslims.

Islam also believes in one God. No images. And, they believe in their Prophet Mohammed, who is in reality an equivalent of what Jesus is to Christians.

It is Mohammed who wrote their leading book, the Koran.

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Thus, Islam, began its existence 2,600 years after the beginning of Judaism.

Islam as it is known, has among other goals total world domination to impose Sharia law everywhere. It is in that realm that they have a plan, set in stone, to impose their religion on all their subjects. Those who do not want to convert, as we have seen recently are, simply and summarily, executed.

Islamic terror on Christians is beyond describable. In Sudan, a pregnant woman was sentenced to death by hanging because she refused to renounce Christianity for Islam. International pressure succeeded to free her at the last minute. They also beheaded four Christian children in Iraq for refusing to convert to Islam.

Islamic State, the ultra version of Islamists cruel barbarism, has shown the world an overwhelming number of mass executions, drive-by murders and sniper headshots.

The orgies of mass murder by Islamic State terrorists have executed 322 members of an Iraqi Sunni tribe killed in western Anbar province, Iraq's government says.

Iraq’s Ministry of Human Rights said that as late as November 2014, more than 50 bodies were found in a water well, whilst 65 members of the Al-Bu Nimr tribe have been kidnapped.

And, so, without much ado, the 21st century world is descending to the bottom of the inferno.

It had happened during the Holocaust as well, when six million Jews and other groups were slaughtered, surrounded by the deafening silence of a willingly incredulous and indifferent world.

Now, the world will not be able to escape its part of the responsibility in the drama that is unraveling for many millions of people throughout the world.

Regarding Islam’s obsession with Judaism it is obviously a diversion technique in order to have an eternal excuse to go after the so-called “civilization.”

For a group who counts at least 1.3 billion adherents in the world, targeting a less than 11 million people is something beyond understanding.

In this file photo taken Thursday, June 19, 2014, Islamic State group militants stand with a captured Iraqi army Humvee at a checkpoint outside Beiji refinery, some 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo, File) 

In fact, whether Muslims are in Indonesia, Pakistan, Turkey, the Gulf area, or in the Arab world, they have an intrinsic aversion to Jews, with no valid reason whatsoever.

And the differences, again, are flagrant. As much as Muslims want to impose their religion, Jews, on the contrary, are forbidden by Judaism to proselytize. Furthermore, when anyone seeks to convert to Judaism, they will find him/herself discouraged to do so. Should they go beyond that stage, the obstacles and studies imposed are so stringent and consistent that potential converts may abort their efforts.

Jews have always lived in the “diaspora” or self-imposed exile, while Muslims are raiding the world trying to re-do their “home away from home.” Jews, on the contrary, they live a quiet life in their host countries, respecting the local mores and traditions while adamantly keeping their own traditions, lifestyle, and religion, in the comfort of their own homes and within the silent walls of their synagogues.

In contrast to the darkness from the Muslim world, here is just one example of what the Jewish mind has been busy with these last days for the benefit of the world: Israeli scientists are working to introduce live medical holography - the world's first 3D holographic display and interface system, initially for medical imaging applications but for much more in the future.

Intrusive Islam. Unobtrusive Judaism.

To conclude, under those circumstances and by all logic, which one should “Western civilization” be siding with, between these two? I leave it to my readers to decide.

As a corollary, a lesson. “Civilization” is more than a word. It is a lifestyle made out of choices.

You either choose to side with the wise, cultivated, educated and soulful man.

Or you choose the savage barbarian.

And Western civilization has made its choice. They have chosen the barbarians.

Eliana Benador, contributor to TheBlaze, is a strategic and risk consultant, adviser, opinion writer who was the founder of Benador Associates. Her website is www.elianabenador.com. You may follow her at @ElianaBenador on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook.

TheBlaze contributor channel supports an open discourse on a range of views. The opinions expressed in this channel are solely those of each individual author.

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