It seems like only 300 or so people showed up to the main march through London, instead of the million they were expecting. But that doesn’t mean that ‘nothing’ happened that day, anything but.
That same day, June 21st, a different bunch of ethnic minority ‘yoof’ started attacking members of the public on the streets of London with machetes (!), swords (!) and batons, but as the ‘members of the public’ happened to be very orthodox Jews in Stamford Hill, no-one thought that was a news story worth covering.
Apparently, these street riots in Stamford Hill continued for two days, and injured a bunch of people. But as the people being attacked were just orthodox Jews, and not ‘real’ people, the British press completely buried the muslims-violently-attacking-Jews angle of the story.
(The only non-politically correct reporting of what was really going on at the event seems to be a website called the 'eutimes', that wrote: london-mass-brawl-muslims-chase-jews-with-bats-knives-and-machetes-riot-police-called-in/)
But the Evening Standard, the Metro, even the Sun - none of these British papers breathed a word about who was going on the rampage (i.e. Muslims), or which ethnic community (i.e. orthodox Jews) was bearing the brunt of the attacks, in what some Jewish commentators called a modern-day pogrom.
I’d like to tell you it’s only Britain that’s covering up all the growing, often violent, politically-motivated anti-semitism in the country, but the recent murder of French Jew Sarah Halimi in Paris by her Muslim neighbor shows that European countries are closing ranks when it comes to acknowledging anti-semitic violence against their Jewish citizens.
Again, we can go on spouting about how awful all this is, and how unjust, and how terrible all these Europeans are, and how nasty all the muslims are etc - but it’s missing the point.
The point is, that God is running the world, and God wants the Jews to come back home to Israel.
That’s why anti-semitism is only going to continue to increase all around the world, and why what’s going on in London, and Paris, and increasingly also in America, is only going to get worse.
On the same day as I saw the story about the modern-day ‘pogrom’ in Stamford Hill, there was another snippet of info about how the British Government could force a chareidi girls school in the UK to close, because it’s not teaching toieva stuff to its students.
God forbid, that a Jewish school - any Jewish school, never mind just the chareidi ones - should be forced to teach its pupils about this terrible spiritual traif!
But this is what’s going on in the West, as the battle against God, religion and moral values continues to go up in intensity.
That’s why God wants the Jews back home, where they belong.
Sure, there are a load of problems in Israel, too, but forcing a chareidi kid to learn about Ben Gurion, or how to do algebra, kind of pales into nothing compared to what’s going on in even the frummest Jewish schools in London…
It’s not easy to move to Israel, I really do know that.
But it’s only going to get harder to stay put.
Dear reader, if you live in chutz l’aretz, please at least start praying that God should show you a workable way to make that move home, because it’s still so much easier to jump into making aliya, than to be pushed into doing it by a sword-wielding follower of Allah.