France: Cops Kill Algerian Migrant Who Set Synagogue on Fire

If you burn down a church, they will just let you go.

If you burn a synagogue, they will kill you.

Who runs France?

Is it the French?

It does not appear so.

The Guardian:

French police shot dead a man armed with a knife and an iron bar who set fire to a synagogue in the Normandy city of Rouen on Friday.

The interior minister, Gérald Darmanin, travelling to visit the fire-damaged synagogue, said France was “deeply affected” by what he called an antisemitic act. He said the government was “extremely determined to continue to fully protect Jewish people in France, wherever they are, and Jews should practice their religion without fear”.

Emergency services were alerted at 6.45am after a fire was detected at the synagogue in the city 80 miles (130km) north-west of Paris. The man was spotted on the synagogue roof brandishing an iron bar and a kitchen knife, the prosecutor handling the case said.

Smoke was coming out of one window at the synagogue, the Rouen prosecutor Frederic Teillet told reporters.

The attacker jumped off the roof and ran towards one police officer, shouting abuse and threatening him with a knife. The officer warned him to stop but he continued. The officer then shot him five times, hitting him four times, Teillet said. The man died at the scene.

Nicolas Mayer-Rossignol, the mayor of Rouen, said there was extensive damage to the synagogue but no one else was harmed. He said: “An armed man somehow climbed up the synagogue and threw an object, a sort of molotov cocktail, into the main praying room.”

Firefighters arrived at the scene and the blaze was brought under control.

The interior ministry said the attacker was Algerian and was not known to police or flagged as an extremist suspect. In 2022 he had asked for a permit to be in France as a foreigner seeking medical treatment. This request was turned down and an appeal was rejected. The man was subject to an order to be expelled from France.

Tensions have grown in France over the Israel-Gaza war. The number of antisemitic acts has surged in the country, which has the largest Jewish and Muslim populations in western Europe.

The Rouen synagogue’s rabbi, Chmouel Lubecki, said his wife was present at the time of the attack. “We were very scared,” he told BFM TV. His wife “heard gunshots and screams … and then she saw smoke coming from the synagogue, so she immediately went down, she helped the firefighters get in the synagogue”.

He said: “We expected it [attacks], unfortunately,” because of the rise in antisemitism. “We had this fear inside of us, but when it actually happens, it’s still shocking.”

Why is it shocking?

You kikes are slaughtering people on a scale no one has ever witnessed in history.

Didn’t you expect people to come for you?

Don’t you think actions have consequences?

What is the reasoning here, Jews?