The sharp rise of Islamophobia in Europe have alarmed the Jews

© Photo : the Moscow Jewish religious ordinally Rabbi of Moscow Pinchas GoldschmidtThe sharp rise of Islamophobia in Europe have alarmed the Jews© Photo : Moscow Jewish religious community

The head of the Council of European rabbis, chief Rabbi of Moscow Pinchas Goldschmidt called on the authorities and residents of European countries to pay special attention to combating Islamophobia, the level of which rose sharply after the terrorist attacks in the UK.

On the night of Monday the 47-year-old Darren Osborne rammed a rented truck who was returning from the mosque after evening prayer the group members. Killed one person and injured eight. The crowd was ready to kill the attacker, but was saved by the Imam. The authorities said that the incident is a terrorist attack, but police did not hurry to confirm it. Later Scotland Yard said that the suspect is charged with multiple charges, including committing a terrorist act.

«Today, more than ever, should pay special attention to the combating of Islamophobia, the growth of which is observed in Europe. To define the whole Muslim world and more than a billion of its believers as radicals who are a threat to the world is a dangerous and incorrect generalization,» said Rabbi Goldschmidt.

According to him, any preaching, «which puts death above life, the murder of the above charity, suicide is more important than saving life, should be left», regardless of where it sounds «in Mecca, Tehran or Paris or London.»

Earlier, the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said that every day in the British capital there are 20 crimes motivated by Islamophobia, before the attack on 3 June at London bridge, the figure was four. Similar data have also led the heads of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany Aiman Mazyek: German mosques are attacked every week.

«I would like to Express words of support to the UK citizens who are forced to live in huge tension and fear of the last week,» added Goldschmidt.

The third of June, the car crashed into a crowd on London bridge, after which three armed terrorists climbed out of the car and attacked passers-by. The terrorists were killed by police. Scotland Yard said that the victims were eight people. And may 22 during the concert of American singer Ariana Grande was a terrorist attack. Undermining has made a suicide, Salman Abedi. Killed 22 people, including 12 children. Responsibility for the attack claimed by the Islamic state (a terrorist group banned in Russia).

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