This anti-Semitism has been significant recently among Muslims, in Islamic teachings and especially among French Muslims.
Below are several articles extensively discussing this and the failure of French and Islamic authorities to take action, especially in light of the incitement by some Islamic leaders, even their use of religious justification for anti-Semitism.
These articles raise serious questions about the hatred that is anti-Semitism, Islamic teachings and how we can appropriately and skillfully respond to various events and reactions. What insures and supports safety and non-harming? What reduces hatred? What supports and nurtures true peace?
Here are the articles:
Even BBC seems to be confused about anti-Semitism and uses its own political agenda to question and even justify these attacks.
And here two short reports with embedded video about the responses of the French Jewish community to these attacks:
And here is a facebook website of attempts at Jewish Muslim reconciliation, with positive and negative comments:
As a part of almost contradictory aspects of Islam, anti-Semitism has a long history in Islam. Serendipitously, we have two articles that focus on the Prophet Muhammad who "might justly be described as the Jekyll and Hyde of historical biography." The first is a review of The Lives of Muhammad by Kecia Ali, Harvard,which opens with the following description of Muhammad, "devout Muslims see him as the model for human behavior, non-Muslims have seen him as lustful, barbarous or worse."
The second is an essay by a scholar concerning the history of Muhmmad which likewise raises questions about the traditional account of the origins of Islam:
As I said earlier, some these articles raise serious questions about the hatred that is anti-Semitism, Islamic teachings and how we can skillfully and appropriately respond to various events and reactions.
Do you have any clarity regarding what insures and supports safety and non-harming?
Since in this ever-changing world there are many sources of incitement and hatred, as these articles demonstrate, we are left with the ongoing question, what reduces hatred?
And for our life practice, in all the many forms it takes, what can we do which supports and nurtures true peace?