French Jews protest government funded suicide bombers exhibit in ParisBy Mason White 4:39 PM June 17, 2013
|Suicide bombers exhibit in France|
By: John Roberts
French Jews were angry after a new government-funded Paris exhibit was displayed in honor of suicide bombers.
“This exhibit is unacceptable,” Roger Cukierman, president of CRIF, which is the largest Jewish organization that fights anti-Semitism in France, said. “People are shocked that a government-funded exhibit in the heart of Paris glorifies suicide terror attacks,” he said.
“There has to be more vigilance,” he added. “One day, France is fighting terrorists in Mali, and the next day, they are glorified in Paris. It is just crazy,” he also said.
As we reported earlier, a new museum in Paris was recently opened which depicts Palestinian suicide bombers as heroes.
Now, the Paris museum has drawn outrage from the Jewish community in France over a display showing photos of Palestinian suicide bombers as martyrs.
The exhibition entitled “Death” by Palestinian photographer Ahlam Shibli at the taxpayer-funded Jeu De Paume Museum, is described on the website of the museum as showing “how Palestinian society retains the presence of the ‘martyrs’.”
According to CRIF, or the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions in France, the display has what’s called “martyrs” of Palestinian terrorist groups, including al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
In a letter written to French Culture and Communications Minister Aurelie Filipetti, CRIF President Roger Cukierman asked the French government to intervene and remove the display.
“It is particularly unfortunate and unacceptable in the heart of Paris, to display perpetrators of terrorism as heroes,” Cukierman said in a statement.