Jewish shop attacked in Paris suburb

2012-09-19 17:24

Paris - A Jewish supermarket in a gritty northern Paris suburb was firebombed on Wednesday and one person slightly hurt, officials said.

"There was an attack inside a kosher supermarket in Sarcelles at lunchtime by two persons dressed in black who lobbed a device," said Richard Prasquier, who heads France's main Jewish council CRIF.

There was no confirmation if the attack was linked to the film Innocence of Muslims which has triggered global protests since its release on the internet or the publication of naked cartoons of Prophet Muhammad by a satirical French weekly on Wednesday.

"A Molotov cocktail was thrown at the shop," said Moshe Cohen-Sabban, a local Jewish community leader.

"Many people were going there to stock up for Yom Kippur which falls next Wednesday," he said.

Cohen-Sabban said there were no "special" religious tensions in Sarcelles, a working-class area with a population of about 60 000 and large numbers of Muslims and Jews.

  • larry.piggott1 - 2012-09-19 17:47

    I hope that they catch the perp and nail him/them good and proper.

  • hallo.daar.56 - 2012-09-19 17:54

    Practice 'freedom of speech'. Print cartoons of religious prophets, but be prepared for the consequences.

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-09-19 18:38

      No Mich...., That's just what the indoctrinated think.

      brendon.nel.7 - 2012-09-19 18:39

      What? Like the so civalised christian scum who raped his daughter cause the bible says its cool?

      LanfearM - 2012-09-20 12:02

      @ hanif.manjoo.1 - oh but they do! And deny it too, just like the Iranian president does publically and frequently, to loud cheers. @ brendon.nel.7 - the bible is just as sick as the qur'an. Fortunately christians in general have become a tad more tolerant and less violent. Muslims are still stuck in the middle ages, where christians were about 400 and more years ago, when they did the same. @ hallo.daar.56 - yes, bomb the embassies and kill innocent people, be prepared for the consequences...

  • Abdulcarrim Essa - 2012-09-19 18:01

    i am a muslim and do not condone such actions, in actual fact i condemn them. i comdemn the killing of the us ambassador, the bomb blast that killed 12 innocent people and all these acts. i can understand why the world would think muslims are violent based on these horrible actions but the fact of the matter is that its a minority who are just ignorant and foolish. you cant blame south african muslims for the acts of ignorant people. what trouble has south african muslims ever caused in the country. if we are to generalise then every white man is a racist, every black men a rapist but as we know this is not the case.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-19 18:20

      Abdul, yours is the first comment I have read that did not have a "but" followed by a justification for the violence. I commend you. I believe there are many like you, but right now the world is watching growing violence in the name of Islam. I urge you and those who think like you do to come out strongly in favor of patience and tolerance.

      watchman.smith - 2012-09-19 18:24

      @Abdulcarrim Essa. You may be a good person and mild mannered and I do understand there are Muslims that would not get involved in these type of attrocities, but then are you practicing your faith according to your Koran because your Koran states that those that will not convert to Islam will be put to the sword or killed. These terrorists are more Muslim than you by the acts they do!

      LanfearM - 2012-09-20 12:04

      @ Abdulcarrim Essa - thank you! the first Muslim commentator on here that doesn't try to justify the violence. If all Muslims were like you, it would BE a religion of peace!

  • zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-09-19 18:09

    Why do these Gits light fuses and wonder where the explosion was created. I am No Muslim , I am an Atheist however I ensure that I do not disparage their or any other Religion. Cos some extremist Christians are unhappy about the current status of their Faith,They continue to agitate other Faiths usually Islam. Muslims are usually staunch in their Faith and the Pea brained Extremist utilize this fact to their advantage. It's Pathetic..............Have you ever heard of Muslims producing films disparaging Jesus ?? Seems the Pastors are doing a fine job at that by their antics when young innocent children are involved.

      Ababeel Sherwani - 2012-09-19 21:27

      Truly you making sense here. Muslims respect Jusus as a prophet so they dnt make fun of him like some Christians

      jaba.kov - 2012-09-20 08:12

      There are hundreds if not thousands of Cartoons, Movies, and programmes that depict Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists and all other Infidels like Apes & Dogs. You can find some on youtube yourself - while Arab Media is overflowing with this type of racism to the core... the "Infidels" just turn a blind eye and ignore... Sadly if one crazed “Infidel” makes a movie about Islam - the Muslim world goes wild... the Man who made this movie is a Coptic Christian... a community that is treated worse than blacks were treated during apartheid in South Africa - and let me remind you this is 2012 and not the 1960’s. No Churches are allowed to be built in Saudi while 400 churches have been burned in Nigeria since 2002... Open your eyes... for what you will find is that Islam can dish it - but can’t take it. Its called insecurity is psychology. I mean no offence to anyone when writing this… I know it’s not politically correct… but the truth is not always politically correct.

      LanfearM - 2012-09-20 12:07

      @ jaba.kov - well said! And you are correct, though maybe not "politically correct". The worst part is that they attack Americans and their embassies and burn their flags, but the guy who made the video is an Egyptian Coptic Christian?! WTF, they are really THAT brainwashed?

  • The-Azanian - 2012-09-19 20:17

    Religion...why do you have to do this to us? Romans killed thousands innocents in the name of God, Africans, South Americans kill each other in order to feed unproven unseen ancestors. Protestants and Anglicans/Catholics crush each other to death to prove whose version of bible is holy. Now jews and muslims are still stuck in ancient biblical wars that can't solved by anyone today except if Moses/Abraham can make a debut on earth from where ever they are.

      LanfearM - 2012-09-20 12:08

      Excellent comment, and very true.

  • Gcodi Mahomed - 2012-09-20 06:23

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-09-20 07:20

      She is speaking up about the innocent civilians ACCIDENTALLY killed in drone strikes, and rightly so. You're focusing on this, deleting the accidentally part, and completely overlooking the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of innocent Muslims being killed and maimed by the unelected dictators and Jihadists in your midsts, about which you say and do NOTHING. The longer you live with blindfolds over your eyes, and mufflers clamped on the thinking and feeling part of your brain, the more innocent members of YOUR community will die at the hands of other members of YOUR community.

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