For those following the anti-Islamization PEGIDA protests in Germany, ground zero has largely been Dresden with places like Cologne and Berlin being the sites of the majority of multi-culturalists and counter-protesters hang out. Go figure, a Jewish man walking in Berlin who overheard anti-Semitic coming from the mouths of Arabic speaking Germans was assaulted after asking that they stop.
According to a report from the AP (h/t Pamela Geller):
Berlin police are investigating an attack on an Israeli citizen who was beaten by a group of young men after he asked them to stop singing anti-Semitic songs on the subway in the German capital on New Year’s Eve.
Police spokesman Martin Dahms said Monday that police have not yet been able to identify the attackers, but are evaluating video footage of the incident.
The victim, 26-year-old Shahak Shapira, who lives in Berlin, told The Associated Press that after he asked the seven men to stop chanting anti-Jewish and anti-Israeli songs and slurs, he recorded them on his cell phone.
When he got off at the next subway stop, the men, who Shapira said were speaking both German and Arabic, followed him and demanded he delete his video. When he refused, some of the men spat on him and beat and kicked him, injuring his head.
The World Jewish Congress condemned the attack sharply and said the incident illustrated the growing exposure of Jews to violent forms of anti-Semitism in Europe.
This one incident serves as the quintessential example of what PEGIDA is standing up against, protection of Germans AND Jews. All the while, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is on record as having identified PEGIDA as the racists.
Try as she might to be perceived differently, it is Merkel who is siding with the anti-Semites.