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April 23, 2002

Well, just so long as they don’t flaunt it Reported by Reuters:
[P]olice have given informal advice to Jewish people to avoid wearing skullcaps after recent anti-Semitic attacks […]

Police were advising Jews to refrain from displaying their faith through identifiable outward signs, he said, acknowledging that orthodox Jews might take offense at this.

[A police spokesman said:] “We said it was possible to tuck away identifying objects, but insisted it was a person’s own decision whether or not to do so.”

Where? Why, in Berlin.

Remember the first couple of weeks after 9/11? When everyone in Europe knew that America, bug-eyed with rage, was surely going to go on a violent rampage against its Muslim citizens?

Europe. Civilized Europe. Ever so ahead of us rude, bigoted, ugly Americans.

(Noted by U.S.S. Clueless, who drily adds “Oh, and by the way, please redecorate your synagogues so that they look like McDonald’s restaurants.”) [01:32 PM]

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