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An interesting contrast but Jews are endangered in both nations

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Submitted by Stephen Asbel (United States), Jul 12, 2005 at 10:59

Dear Dr. Pipes,
Your article does make a very interesting contrast between the efforts, or lack thereof, by France and Britain in the counterterrorism field. However, with the multicultural tolerant approach of Britain and the tougher heritage-protecting approach in France, in both countries, anti-Jewish violence is increasing alarmingly and it appears that neither country is doing very much to stop it. Is there a policy that violence directed against Jewish citizens is not "terrorism." Is there so much latent anti-Semitism in both countries that when Arab and/or Muslim perpetrators carry out violent attacks against Jews that there is no outrage? Whatever the reason, it would seem that neither Britain nor France are particularly safe places for Jews to live.
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