One of Europe’s largest Jewish associations has written a letter to EU ministers asking for gun laws to be relaxed to allow Jews to arm themselves to protect against terror attacks.
Rabbi Menachem Margolin, the head of the European Jewish Association, made the request in the wake of the Paris attacks in which four Jews were killed inside a deli in the French capital.
In the letter, dated January 13, he asks for permission for ‘people in the Jewish communities and institutions to own weapons’ to protect against ‘anti-Semitism, racism, and intolerance’.
Should Jews be privileged over non-Jews in carrying arms?
My instinct as a convert to Orthodox Judaism is to always ask about any Jewish request or practice or policy, what if everyone did this? In this case, I think it would be wonderful if there was widespread gun ownership in Europe, but I am disappointed that the head of the European Jewish Association has asked for guns for only Jews. Don’t the goyim have every right to defend themselves?
I feel some sympathy for this critique by Andrew Joyce: “An unarmed European population swamped by hostile immigrants, some of whom will continue to bomb, maim and murder in the name of their fanatical religion. An unarmed European population unable to overcome or remove the harmful influence of a small but energetic elite, possibly armed but at the very least enjoying the protection of a suite of gagging laws and a heavily armed police force. An unarmed European population stripped of all pride in its past, and all hope for its future. And thus the culmination of the process which began following the Enlightenment with Jewish admission to citizenship, slowly evolving to the gradual diminution of the citizenship of non-Jews and the ascendance of Jews to privileged protected status throughout the West.”
Jewish organizations are usually at the forefront of the confiscation of guns from citizens but now this European Jewish Association wants special privileges for Jews? That’s nauseating.
Jews used to champion free speech, but increasingly in Europe and Australia, Jewish organizations are pushing to criminalize hate speech and Holocaust revisionism.
Are Jews white? In the American South prior to the Civil War, Jews identified as white and got along great with their fellow whites. No Southern Jews prior to the Civil War championed abolition.
Today it is to Jews advantage to identify as a non-white oppressed group and so most Jews today, I wager, do not identify as white.
Is there a Judeo-Christian tradition? If it is in our Jewish interest to say yes, we say yes, but today it is more in our interest to say no, so we say no.
Is it good for the Jews? That’s an important question for Jews to ask but we should not begrudge those of European heritage asking what is good for their people. All groups should organize in their self-interest, including whites.