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Al Qaeda: Singling out the Jews

posted at 9:06 am on October 30, 2010 by

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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That any American Jew would ever have to experience this fear from a foreign threat is a sign that our government is not living up to its number one job.

txmomof6 on October 30, 2010 at 10:03 AM

The whole “settlements” theme is a smokescreen. AQ calls it an illegal settlement when a Jew builds a house, period. If Jews wandered about the desert with camels and tents, AQ would call it a settlement when a Jew showed up on the horizon — even if he was just passing through.

Neither Hamas nor Hezbollah nor Fatah nor the Muslim Brotherhood nor the Iranian ayatollahs has ever acknowledged Israel’s right to exist. As far as they’re concerned, the nation of Israel is an illegal settlement. There is no bridging this gap by rewriting their words for them.

They are 100% in the wrong — and they prove it by sending mail-bombs to people they hate on principle.

J.E. Dyer on October 30, 2010 at 11:28 AM

At my temple in Pittsburgh, the High Holy Days were consumed by preaching about tolerance for Islam. I walked of the second service along this theme. It’s my understanding that this was a national effort by both the Reform and Conservative denominations! (And I would assume that the Reconstructionists went along.) I’m so pissed by this constant glorification of the people who want to murder us that I would become Orthodox except that I’m gay. Orthodoxy just isn’t nice to gay people. I don’t know what to do about this situation, but I do know that being pro-muslim is being anti-gay. The liberal streams of Judaism need to decide if they are serious about being decent to gay people or if the ultimate goal of liberal Judaism is being a dhimmi and flinching in fear at the hand of Muslims.

thuja on October 30, 2010 at 8:20 PM

The liberal streams of Judaism need to decide if they are serious about being decent to gay people or if the ultimate goal of liberal Judaism is being a dhimmi and flinching in fear at the hand of Muslims.

thuja on October 30, 2010 at 8:20 PM

And that’s a major problem with liberalism, at least of the political stripe. Irrespective of religious persuasion, political liberals aren’t comfortable with the idea that they have enemies. They think if we just make peace, there will be peace. As Islam proves time and time again, that is no guarantee that the other guy will want to make peace with you.

gryphon202 on October 31, 2010 at 3:02 PM