One year after the fire that devastated Notre -Dame cathedral in Paris the 15th-century cathedral of the French city of Nantes burst into flames after an asylum seeker from Rwanda confessed to starting the blaze.

This latest incident follows the burning of six French cathedrals and churches in the last 18 months.

In 2019 alone 3,000 Christian churches, schools, cemeteries and monuments were vandalised, looted or defaced throughout western Europe.

Coincidence or not these attacks coincide with the recent mass immigration from the Muslim world. However there are other groups actively campaigning against Christian culture such as anarchists, radical feminists as well as other far-left activists, and of course, the ever-present anti-Semite all of these are to be seen in the Black Lives Matter and BDS movements around the world.

What do they all have in common? Animosity for their history coupled with a self-loathing that demands self-destructive behaviour on their part which can be seen in their pathological hatred towards their own cultural roots.

Leading them to commit national suicide while they undervalue and disparage the very foundations of a society they secretly crave.

I haven’t even mentioned the synagogues, Jewish schools, Jewish cemeteries, Jewish businesses and actual Jews who fall victim to these “ne’er-do-wells” as I wanted to emphasise the west’s propensity to turn on its own. In effect, these self-haters will never succeed in coming to terms with a human condition whose meaning escapes them.

These children of the dammed suffer from a lie on which their futures once depended a myth taught them through the media and successive isms that the world has no purpose other than to enjoy its pleasures however fleeting and while many of them recognise the hypocrisy and irrelevance of such banal advice they find themselves guilty of promoting new mythologies, which are just as empty as those of their parent’s generation.

The West is experiencing a crisis of values not seen since the Roman world imploded and they no longer have the tools to work their way out of the dilemma they find themselves because, in reality, they are in the midst of an identity crisis that threatens their very survival.

The children of the damned see no future only contradiction and absurdity yet their flight from reality does not excuse their rejection of society’s moral structures. Nor does it allow them to perpetuate anti-Jewish and anti-Israel tropes to bolster their cause.

Inherent in the lack of concern for the burning of its churches is the West’s subconscious attempt to escape their role in the Holocaust while demonising the Jewish State today.

While Europe burns the West fiddles!

Yosef Yigal Drever

Yosef Yigal Drever and Sylvia Drever co-founded Achdut HaLev in 2006 to reach out to the Jewish community's around the world providing support in learning Torah and promoting the 'Return of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel.' Yosef Yigal made Aliya in 2014 while Sylvia his wife is an Israeli. In late 2014 Achdut HaLev concentrated all its resources towards Aliya and the rebuilding of Eretz Yisrael. Excluding none and embracing all. The commandment to settle the Land of Israel is equal in importance to all the Torah Commandments all together: (Sifri Deut 12:29)