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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Our Muslim Anti-Semitic Cousins, Not Kissing Cousins

Nadene Goldfoot
It's hard for American Jews to accept, but most of the anti-Semitic acts happening around the world are from our cousins, also Semites, the Muslims.

We just experienced one of many acts coming from France.  This time a Rabbi, his two children and a little girl, daughter of the head of the Jewish school, were deliberately slaughtered for no reason other than that they were Jewish.  Mohamed Meharin, French Algerian, had even visited Israel in 2010 for 3 days, getting there through Jordan's Allenby Bridge. 

In 2000, European Jews had more synagogue attacks than what occured in 1938 when the Nazis were coming into power.

Al-Qaeda's Chicago bomb plot after September 11th  2001 attack included synagogues.  There are less attacks on Israeli consulates and other "Zionist" targets showing that Muslims are more anti-Semitic than against Israel.  It's either that or that synagogues are  more convenient and easier targets for them.

However, in 2002 Hamas carried out the Passover Massacre at a Seder in the Park Hotel in Netanya, Israel, a place I have been several times.  They killed dozens and injured over 100. 

Tunisia: after Passover in 2002, a gas truck was set on fire outside the Ghriba Synagogue, the oldest one in North Africa.

In 2004 the PA's Al-Aqsa Martyr's Brigade (Fatah group)  plotted to detonate a bomb with HIV positive blood during Passover.  They were found out.

In 2007, a car bomb with 220 lbs of explosives was to be detonated in Tel Aviv during a Passover Seder by a suicide bomber who backed out at the last minute and was found out. 

New York, USA -2011 : Two Muslim men, Ahmed Ferhani, Algerian, an unstable criminal and a drug user and Mohamed Mamdouh, from Casablanca, Morocco, plotting to blow up synagogues. They were going to dress up as Hassidic Jews and walk inside with a hand grenade and a gun. They were also planning on blowing up churches. Ahmed's lawyer and Civil Rights attorney, Elizabeth Fink, claimed that he was just an innocent mentally ill violent ex-con set up by the Islamophobic cretins at the NYPD.

Washington DC -2012 Amine El Khalifi, an illegal Moroccan, started out to attack a synagogue but switched gears and tried to attack the US Capitol instead with the help of Federal agents that were under cover agents.  He thought they were al Qaida men.  Synagogues are fair game, it seems. A large percent of Muslim terrorist attacks in the USA are on synagogues.

Milan, Italy: -2012 a Moroccan Muslim, Mohamed Jarmoune, organized a bomb plot against a synagogue. He had set up a covert Facebook group including American and British Muslims to crowd-source the terror using social media. A Muslim woman involved in the same plot was arrested in London, England.

Istanbul, Turkey, Cairo, Egypt and Milan, Italy all are taking steps to stop terrorists.  To attend services in Istanbul you must notify the government in advance and get pre-approval.  Cairo has bomb sniffing dogs outside.  Milan checks bags.  European synagogues must use metal detectors, bulletproof glass and armed guards.  American synagogues are slowly starting to use more precautions. So are community centers.  There are very few Jews left in Egypt today.  I taught with a young lady from Egypt and she thought only a few older people had stayed behind.  Most all 23,000 Jews of Turkey today live in Istanbul.  They have 20 synagogues there.  There are at least 20 synagogues in Milan. 

Yes, in several of the above cases, the NY police involved themselves with these anti-Semitic potential synagogue attackers before the event occurred and was able to prevent harm.  I consider us lucky that they reached them first before the real al Qaida men did, as the stories could have ended like the one in France just did.  There, the police knew about the killer before he attacked the Jewish school but nothing was done to prevent it from happening. 


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