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svgadminsvgFebruary 16, 2015svgNews

Leading European Rabbi Receives Death Threat on Facebook

The head of the European Jewish Association, Rabbi Menachem Margolin, received a death threat Monday – two days after a brutal anti-Semitic attack in Denmark. 

“Menachem Margolin will be a dead man if he does not stop. We will stick a bullet in his head,” a man named Richard Wright wrote on the Jewish leader’s Facebook page, Channel 10 reported. 

The threatening post was also accompanied by large number of anti-Semitic curses and invectives. 

Margolin, an outspoken critic of Europe’s handling of anti-Semitic attacks, was one of the first to condemn Saturday night’s shooting on a Copenhagen synagogue and to call on European countries to do more to protect Jews.

According to Margolin, EU countries “bury their heads in the sand, and do not act to prevent the phenomenon [of anti-Semitism] both in security and in education.”

“We demand that European governments and EU institutions increase security around Jewish institutions,” he added. 

Margolin also raised headlines last month, when he suggested Jews at risk be granted a special permit to carry firearms, in the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks, which left 17 dead, including four Jews at a kosher supermarket. 

He stated that his call was a result of the clear failure of European governments to protect their Jewish communities. 

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