CFI’s Parliamentary Chairman in the House of Lords Rt. Hon. The Lord Pickles and CFI Honorary President Lord Polak CBE have condemned yesterday’s Yom Kippur attack on a synagogue in the east German city of Halle, after a gunman opened fire and killed two people.
They said: “The tragic murder of Jewish citizens in Germany affects us all. The aim of the extremists behind this attack is to make fellow citizens feel aliens in their own country. The extremists can not be allowed to win. Their place is in the shadows, scuttling with fellow travellers of hate. While security forces will isolate and track down those who glory in violence, those in authority have a duty to face down casual Antisemitism. Words of condemnation and bland statements of solidarity are not enough, we must by action remove Jew-hatred from the mainstream of public life”.