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Swastika attack on French mother



French politicians have reacted with horror to an anti-Semitic attack on a woman and her baby on a train.


A gang of young men cut her hair, slashed her clothes and drew swastikas on her body, before overturning the pram in which her infant was lying.(more)

This kind of stuff is simply frightening, for two reasons. One is that I thought we were past all this kind of violence, this idea of the subhuman/superhuman, inferior races, etc. The other is the disturbing fact that she was attacked by six men, and no-one else on the train intervened -- shades of Kitty Genovese. Plus ├ža change, non?

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