Europe Reaps Fruit of Its Anti-Semitism Dr. Michael L. Ford 19 October 2006 In an article by David Meyer, a member of the executive board of the European Jewish Information Center in Brussels, I was reminded it was at about this time nearly two hundred years ago the Emperor Napoleon convened an assembly of Jewish leaders to help him open the door of citizenship to French Jews. The openness he promoted during the Enlightenment certainly has not survived his reign if it ever truly had any place in either French or European hearts to begin with. The past few years I have been observing the once again increasing rise of open anti-Semitism in France and other countries. Twenty years ago, when I was living in Germany, there was a movement denying the Holocaust especially prevalent among the neo-Nazi groups, which the government usually suppressed. Recent reports lead me to believe that in the new combined Germany such groups are finding much more freedom to operate than it once did. I could talk about things happening in other nations, but you get my point. As Europe increased its new wave of anti-Semitism, it opened its door to Moslems. France got many from former colonies, but others, including Germany, received many of its Islamic problems under guest worker programs. Thatís the same sort of problem politicians are trying to tell Americans they should be accepting of. Europeís socialism created people who would not do menial jobs, but outside of harvest laborers, many illegals in the USA are used to depress labor prices in such areas as construction. But the real question we might ask ourselves about the influx of Moslems into Europe has nothing to do with its socialism. What I am proposing as a question is this. Could it be possible that God is allowing the increase in Moslems, and the attendant problems in Europe, because it failed to learn the lessons of the various progroms it inflicted on the Jews through history? Could the increase we see in problems with Moslems be the curse of God because of increasing anti-Semitism? God did promise He would bless those who blessed the Jews and curse those who cursed them. Could Europe be reaping what it has sown?
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