Al Qaeda: Singling out the Jews
posted at 9:06 am on October 30, 2010 by Meryl Yourish
Lair Simon said it best:
To compete with UPS, FedEx in Yemen changes motto to: “When it absolutely, positively has to kill Jews overnight.”
The stupider members of the anti-Israel left pointed to al Qaeda’s naming of Israel’s “occupation” as one of the reasons they attacked us on 9/11. The fact that they mentioned Israel after the attack never seems to matter, but I’d like to see them spin this attack on Jewish synagogues in Chicago as the result of building in suburbs of Jerusalem. (Some will, I know, but again, they are the stupider members of the anti-Israel left.)
These were real bombs. There was a SIM card and electrical circuit in at least one of them. The bombs were made out of PETN, the explosive of choice for underwear and shoe bombers. They were heading towards Jews—on a Friday.
Ms. Harman, who was briefed by John S. Pistole, administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, also said that both packages contained computer printer cartridges filled with the explosive, with one using a cellphone as a detonator and the other a timer.
[...] Counterterrorism officials declined to identify the synagogues to which the suspicious packages found in Dubai and Britain were addressed; they did say they did not include KAM Isaiah Israel, which is across the street from Mr. Obama’s Hyde Park home.
So it wasn’t a plot to kill Obama. It was a plot to kill Jews. Did they think they’d strike on a Friday, when synagogues are filled with Jews? Was their plan to have the packages in the offices on a Saturday, also a high-attendance worship day? Or did they just pick a day, any day, and any Jew would do?
We’re not just the canaries in the coal mine. The very existence of Jews is an affront to Islamic terrorists and extremists. The existence of the State of Israel stands in stark contradiction to their promise that Muslims will reign supreme over the rest of the world, and Israel’s victories in every war since 1948 stick in the craw of the Muslim supremacists. (Let’s call a spade a spade—that’s what al Qaeda are, Muslim supremacists.)
Yeah, sucks to be them.
I suspect Chicago Jews will worship this morning a little more nervously than the rest of us. And the Jewish populations in big cities all over America will be a little more careful from now on. They’ve targeted us specifically. Not Zionists. Not Israelis. American Jews.
I live in a little podunk town near a small city with a small Jewish population. Odds are very high that al Qaeda doesn’t even know the name of my city. So no, I’m not scared.
I’m just angry.
Time to reflect on six years of teaching little Jews to become big Jews, which is my best weapon against the Jew-haters. I’m throwing a party in a few weeks and will be seeing many of my former students. Al Qaeda’s legacy is hate and fear. Mine is knowledge and pride in being Jewish.
I think I win.
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