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Moldovan Christians tear down public menorah

December 14, 2009

BUDAPEST (JTA) -- About 200 fundamentalist Orthodox Christians in Moldova, led by a priest spouting anti-Semitic slurs, took down a public Chanukah menorah and planted a wooden cross in its place.

News footage showed the bearded priest leading the group in chanting anti-Semitic slogans during Sunday's incident. The menorah had been installed by the Jewish community in the Moldovan capital, Chisinau.

The group removed the large, metal menorah, which had been set up on downtown Europe Square, and then placed it upside down on Stefan cel Mare Square, at the base of a statue of King Stephen the Great. Neither police nor onlookers intervened.

"The Jews can try to kill us, to traumatize our children," but Moldovan Orthodox believers will resist, the priest said, speaking into a sound system. Moldova, he said, was an Orthodox country, and the Jewish people are trying to "dominate people." Allowing the menorah to be set up had been "a sacrilege, an indulgence of state power today," he said.

Justice Minister Alexandru Tanese condemned the incident and the Orthodox Metropolitan promised to investigate and take action, according to reports.

Incitement to racial and religious hatred in Moldova is subject to a fine or imprisonment of up to three years.

In neighboring Romania, the Center for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism issued a statement urging authorities to take "immediate measures" against the perpetrators. "Such an act committed by a priest with the Orthodox Church is totally inconceivable and it takes us back to the days when the local population, if it did not participate, witnessed with indifference the crimes committed against the Jews," the center's statement said.
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  • wake up europe!
    wake up christians!
    follow the example of Moldova and its brave men and women!
    Tear down the symbols of those who want to destroy our culture!
  • Taking down the symbols of oppression. Wonderful!
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  • @jewsaregreat23 I suppose there are crosses in public squares in Israel then? Jews only preach tolerance and multiculturalism when they benefit from it. There's no tolerance or multiculturalism in Israel. One rule for the "Chosen People" and another rule for everyone else.
  • What they're singing is Tone 1: Oh Lord save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance. Grant victory to the Orthodox Christians over their adversaries, and by virtue of Thy cross, preserve Thy habitation.
  • @Sumnakay Albania is far worse off
  • That vile toad, George Soros tried to undermine their currency.
  • jos cu juda, perfect
  • jos cu juda
  • jido-masonii ridica glasul imputit, JUZIII, juda. Afara cu juda .
  • Hehm... The slow revolution against pushy minority interests marches onward... Unsurprising, and personally Menorah's like that are damned... inappropriate... I'm willing to guess a very small minority of Moldovan's are Jewish... So why put up public Menorah's? I agree it's a symbol of "domination".
  • @14Pelasgia83CZC Are you kidding? Stalin annihilated all the Jewish members of the Communist Party! Also Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania belonged to the CCCP. Moldova is an insignificant, non-existing country. They have the self-ruled Transdniestr and are unable to take it back. Moldova is a non-country, with a non-people, it must be annexed to a civilized country to become something.
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