The exodus is double the number of Jews who left Western Europe just two years ago, and nearly 8,000 of them were from France.
A report from the Interior Ministry in the state of North Rhine-Wesphalia (NRW), Germany, where Cologne lies, lists a total of 516 criminal complaints being registered pertaining to New Year's Eve incidents, 237 of which were of a sexual nature.
Gerd Müller, Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, warned in a January 9 statement to Bild, Germany’s largest circulation newspaper, that only 10 percent of the migrants heading to Europe have arrived and that eight to 10 million more are on their way.
A year after the attack on a Jewish kosher grocery in Paris in which four hostages were killed before police fatally shot the lone jihadist gunman, hundreds of French soldiers are still patrolling Jewish neighborhoods, protecting their schools, synagogues, and other "sensitive sites."
Irish pastor James McConnell, tried for preaching a sermon in which he said he didn’t trust Muslims, was acquitted Tuesday of all charges by a Belfast judge.