All Jews Now

A quote from Leon de Winter in Cicero, August 2005

The Islamist hates us because we are different. Because we are different we are his enemy. Because we are his enemy he wants to destroy us. We have no choice: when he declares us his enemy we have to defend ourselves. [...] Jews know that it is possible to be destroyed collectively. For them the concept of "the enemy that sees you as an enemy" is part of their history, part of their collective memory. Shortly after 9/11 Le Monde wrote that we, the non-Americans in the West, were all Americans now. No, it is much worse than that: we are all Jews now.