A Jewish woman and her baby were recently assaulted in France, by an attacker who was shouting anti-Semitic slurs.
The incident occurred Tuesday when the attacker shook the stroller the 27-year-old woman was pushing. Her 6-month-old baby was still inside, according to the Drancy-based National Bureau for Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism (BNVCA). The child’s mother said that the attacker was a woman in her 50s who had a typically European complexion and features, from what she could tell.
The attacker shouted, “Dirty Jewess, enough with your children already, you Jews have too many children, screw you.”
The mother said that the assailant continued to insult her in front of onlookers who did absolutely nothing to intervene as the stroller was violently shaken, amidst a district in central Paris.
Sammy Ghozlan, the founder of the BNVCA said the mother has filed a complaint with police.
“We ask police to make all the efforts necessary to identify and arrest the attacker,” Ghozlan demanded.
“The anti-Semitism which persists despite all the measures taken is causing great distress to many Jewish citizens, who are contemplating their future in our country.”
The SPCJ, the French Jewish community’s watchdog on anti-Semitism, recorded 423 anti-Semitic incidents last year alone. This was a 31% decrease from the number recorded the previous year, but that isn’t saying much since that still made it 8% higher than the number recorded in 2011. These attacks have been on the rise throughout Europe and in France in particular.
(Article by M.B. David)