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A war against the Jews

Western citizens who go to Syria to join jihadist militias and return after being indoctrinated in fanatical Islam constitute a danger to Jews wherever they go.

By Moshe Arens, HAARETZ

On July 18, 1994, a van loaded with 275 kilograms of explosives was detonated in front of the Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It caused the complete collapse of the building, killing 85 people and injuring more than 300. The Lebanese Shi’ite militia, backed by Iran, which for years had been fighting Israel on the state’s northern border, had opened a second front, this time against the Jewish people. The attack was masterminded by Imad Mughniyeh, Hezbollah’s chief of operations, who was assassinated in Syria in 2008.

Palestinian terrorists had already attacked Jewish targets abroad, back in 1982: Six people were killed and 22 injured in August of that year, in an attack on the Jewish restaurant Chez Jo Goldenberg in Paris. In a similar attack on worshipers at Rome’s Great Synagogue two months later, a 2-year-old boy was killed and 34 people were wounded. Now Hezbollah let it be known that it too was targeting the Jewish people.

After September 11, Al-Qaida joined the ranks of terrorist organizations targeting Jews in various locations around the world. On April 12, 2002, an explosives-filled truck loaded was detonated in front of the synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba, killing 19 people and injuring more than 30. On May 16, 2003, in attacks on Jewish targets in Casablanca, Morocco, 33 people were killed and more than 100 were wounded. And on November 15, 2003, trucks carrying explosives slammed into the Bet Israel and the Neve Shalom synagogues in Istanbul, Turkey, killing 27 and injuring more than 300. All these attacks were carried out by units associated with Al-Qaida.

Israeli intelligence and intelligence organizations throughout the world keep a close watch on the activities of Hezbollah, Al-Qaida and Palestinian terrorists. The information they have collected has foiled a number of planned attacks on Jewish targets. It is a constant battle of wits, and the expectation is that most, but not all, such attacks can be prevented. It is a quite a different matter when the attacks are launched by individuals, “lone wolves,” on their own initiative, rather than being planned by an organization.

This is what happened in Toulouse, France, at 8 A.M. on March 19, 2012. Mohamed Merah, a French citizen who had been radicalized during two sojourns in Afghanistan and Pakistan, rode up to the Ozar Hatorah Jewish day school on a motorcycle and opened fire, killing three children and a rabbi. It seems that he was acting on his own.

The recent incident in Brussels bears a frightening similarity to the murder in Toulouse. On May 24, Mehdi Nemmouche, a French citizen who fought with jihadist forces in Syria, approached the Jewish Museum of Belgium and opened fire with an automatic weapon, killing three people and critically wounding a fourth, who died in hospital on June 6. Nemmouche was arrested a …read more
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2 Responses to A war against the Jews

  1. Mr. Cohen

    June 9, 2014 at 11:47 am

    QUOTE 1:

    “If one or more of the parties knows that peace implies the end of its existence, it has no motive to return to peace. That is how the radical Islamists of Hamas view the future of Muslim society. A wealthy and successful Jewish state next to a poor and dysfunctional Palestinian state may imply the end of the moral authority of Islam, and some Palestinians would rather fight to the death than embrace such an outcome. Rather than consign their children to the Western milieu of personal freedom and sexual license, radical Muslims will fight to the death.”
    SOURCE: How Civilizations Die (chapter Introduction, page xiv) by David P. Goldman, 2011, Regnery Publishing

    QUOTE 2:

    “Europe tends toward pacifism because it knows it has nothing to gain from aggression.
    Iran tends towards belligerence because it knows it has nothing to lose.”
    SOURCE: How Civilizations Die (chapter 1, page 7) by David P. Goldman, 2011, Regnery Publishing

  2. Mr. Cohen

    June 9, 2014 at 11:48 am

    QUOTE 3:

    “[Swiss Muslim Tariq] Ramadan is the grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna, whom he praised without mention of al-Banna’s allegiance to the Nazis during the 1930s and 1940s.”

    SOURCE: How Civilizations Die (chapter 3, page 35) by David P. Goldman, 2011, Regnery Publishing

    QUOTE 4:

    As Mohamed ElBaradei, the Egyptian Nobel Peace Prize winner, said after the January uprising, his country “is on the list of failed states,” and the Arab world is “a collection of failed states who add nothing to humanity or science”…

    SOURCE 1: Thomas Friedman, “Up with Egypt”, New York Times, 2011 February 10

    SOURCE 2: How Civilizations Die (chapter 3, page 35) by David P. Goldman, 2011, Regnery Publishing