Putting 10,000 French soldiers in front of Jewish facilities will offer little protection as terrorists have control over where and when they attack. Terrorists have important strategic advantages in picking the time and place for attacks. Putting uniformed guards at places mean that terrorists will either kill these guards first or wait for them to leave an area before an attack occurs. So what do you do to try protecting people? From Israel National News:
A prominent European rabbi has called on governments to relax gun-licensing legislation to allow Jews to carry firearms for self-defense, following last week’s deadly Paris attacks and amid rising anti-Semitism on the continent.
Rabbi Menachem Margolin wrote to the governments of all EU-member states urging a change in the law to allow special gun permits for Jews at risk.
In the letter Rabbi Margolin, who is director general of the Rabbinical Centre of Europe (RCE) and the European Jewish Association (EJA), wrote:
“We hereby ask that gun licensing laws are reviewed with immediate effect to allow designated people in the Jewish communities and institutions to own weapons for the essential protection of their communities, as well as receiving the necessary training to protect their members from potential terror attacks.”
In a statement to Newsweek, which obtained a copy of the letter, Rabbi Margolin added that he believes that “as many people within the Jewish community as possible” should carry weapons. . . .
On January 16th, the head of the European police agency Europol, Rob Wainwright, made it clear what the limitations are to what the government can do to protect people.
“The scale of the problem, the diffuse nature of the network, the scale of the people involved make this extremely difficult for even very well-functioning counterterrorist agencies such as we have in France to stop every attack,” Wainwright said. . . .