Oh my. German judges have declared that fire-bombing a synagogue by three German Palestinians wasn’t anti-Semitism but was simply an attempt to “bring attention to the Gaza conflict” and a “criticism of Israel’s policies.”
The arson occurred in 2014. The following year the three were found quilty of arson and given…community service.
So yeah, firebombing a synagogue is pretty much the equivalent of not paying parking tickets in Germany now.
The local court ruled that the attack was not anti-Semitic, but intended to “bring attention to the Gaza conflict.” The Jerusalem Post reports that in the most recent ruling, a regional panel of judges agreed and upheld the decision, ruling that the attack was intended to “criticize Israel” in the midst of an IDF offensive in the Gaza strip.
The targeted synagogue is actually the second to be burned on that location. The first was burned down during the Kristallnacht pogrom of 1938.
This is not good. You see what they did here. They’ve prized politics over humanity. No surprise there. It’s more important that they were making a political point, rather than burning down a place or worship.
To the liberal mind, politics are paramount. Humanity is only important to the point that it furthers politics.