Germany’s anti-Semitism commissioner warns Jews: Don’t wear religious head coverings in public

Conservative Firing Line | 5/27/2019 | Staff
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Adolf Hitler has been dead 74 years, but it looks as though Germany hasn’t totally lost its taste for persecuting Jews. In response to reports of rising anti-Semitism in the country, the nation’s anti-Semitism commissioner has issued a warning to Jews against wearing a kippa, the skullcap worn by Orthodox Jewish men, in public.

The commissioner’s “highly irregular and strongly-worded comment,” writes the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, “was perceived as such especially because Germany is home to some 100,000 Jewish citizens.”

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“MY OPINION ON THE MATTER HAS CHANGED FOLLOWING THE ONGOING BRUTALIZATION IN GERMAN SOCIETY,” FELIX KLEIN TOLD FUNKE MEDIA GROUP NEWSPAPERS. “I CAN NO LONGER RECOMMEND JEWS WEAR A KIPPA AT EVERY TIME AND PLACE IN GERMANY,” HE SAID.

LAST YEAR, IT WAS THE HEAD OF THE CENTRAL COUNCIL OF JEWS, JOSEF SCHUSTER, WHO CALLED ON JEWS VISITING LARGE COSMOPOLITAN CITIES TO REMOVE THEIR SKULLCAPS. THREE YEARS PRIOR,...
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