The association also asked the EU authorities to allow the Jewish population to receive “the necessary training to protect their members from potential terror attacks.”
“Let there be no doubt, we are asking that all weapons will be issued for self-protection only, and to designated personnel that will undergo thorough investigation and training by local authorities.”
The letter calls on Brussels to recognize “the warning signs of anti-Semitism, racism, and intolerance that once again threaten Europe and our European ideals.”
“As you know, the danger is that much greater as many Europeans travel abroad to be indoctrinated into radical Islam, before returning to their European homelands to use their militant training to devastating effect.”
Margolin told the Washington Free Beacon website, where the letter was first published that anti-Semitism in Europe has seen a “dramatic increase.”
“We demanded from the European governments some time ago that action should be taken [and] were not surprised to see the results in Paris.”
He said that many Jews are not coming to synagogues as they are afraid that the synagogues might be attacked.
“They’d be more comfortable if they knew people were trained to react in an emergency,” Margolin said.
On Friday, Jewish schools in the Belgian cities of Brussels and Antwerp decided to cancel classes over terror threats.
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