Europe Is Lost - Barcelona Chief Rabbi
This is indeed a trying time for Europe.
The threat posed by constant terror attacks on the continent may inspire another Jewish exodus.
On Monday, Meir Bar-Hen who is the Chief Rabbi in Barcelona, Spain lamented the situation, while admitting that he has been encouraging his congregation to flee Spain.
Rabbi Bar-Hen described Spain as a “hub of Islamist terror for all of Europe.”
The chief rabbi’s warning came after a terror attack in Barcelona left 13 people dead and over 120 wounded and was followed by another attack hours later that killed one person and injured others in the seaside town of Cambrils.
Isis claimed responsibility for both attacks, which authorities believe were the work of a large terrorist cell that had been plotting for some time.
Police say ‘terrorist cell from Barcelona’ has been broken as manhunt continues.
In an interview with the Jewish news agency JTA, Mr Bar-Hen said: “Jews are not here permanently.
“I tell my congregants: Don’t think we’re here for good. And I encourage them to buy property in Israel. This place is lost. Don’t repeat the mistake of Algerian Jews, of Venezuelan Jews. Better [get out] early than late.”
He went on to say the attacks had exposed the presence of “radical fringes” within the Muslim community, a problem he said applied to Europe as a whole.
“Europe is lost,” he added.
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