I understand the need for caution, but I can’t believe that this is allowed to happen to the point it makes people cautious about portraying their faith to the world. I guess you know the Christians are being asked not to wear or portray images of the Cross, but yet we are constantly subjected to images of other gods and religion. Soon, we will be hiding, or worse yet in capitivity, if we don’t speak out. Remember what Pastor Niemoller wrote, “First they came for…”
“Never Again,” they say, and yet even in 2012 Jews must be warned not to openly identify themselves as Jews in certain places for fear of a violent response to their ethnicity.
Such was the case in Denmark this week, where Israeli Ambassador Arthur Avnon warned visiting Israelis not to wear their skullcaps (kippot) in public, to hide any Star of David jewelry and to refrain from conversing loudly in Hebrew.
Avnon said this warning applies “irrespective of whether the areas [Israelis] are visiting are seen as being safe.”
Israel Radio noted that Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen, had experienced no fewer than 39 reported anti-Semitic attacks this year.
Local Jewish leaders confirmed that it has become increasingly dangerous to be seen as a Jew, and hinted that the problem stems from growing Muslim influence in the city.