December 14, 2009, - 4:16 pm
Earlier today, I wrote about the masked Nazis shouting obscenities at the Fairfield, Connecticut Chanukah menorah lighting ceremony in Connecticut. And, yes, there was another, more brutal attack in Vienna, where the rabbi’s finger was bitten off by a Muslim–an Islamic terrorist attack. Loyal reader NormanF said that he is more worried about the Muslims than the neo-Nazis.
Rabbi Dov Gruzman (Left), Victim of Savage Islamic Attack @ Chanukah Ceremony
That Was Then . . .
This Is Now . . .
I’m worried about both because I know that America’s and the worlds bend-over-backwards philosophy toward Muslims and Islamic anti-Semitism made the neo-Nazis bravery possible. Yes, the Muslims are the greater threat, but we know that they and the Nazis have historically worked together, from during the Holocaust (when there were two special Muslim SS units and the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem had meetings with Hitler urging him to finish off the Jews more quickly and export the Final Solution to the MidEast, including “Palestine”), after World War II (when the former Nazis had shelter in Egypt, Syria, and elsewhere, and when they–the members of ODESSA, the SS alumni group, helped Nasser and his Egyptian army in their attempts to formulate missiles, both nuclear and filled with disease, to hit Israel), and now (Muslims and neo-Nazi groups often work together in their illicit and anti-Semitic activities).
And, yes, the story is very disturbing and depressing. In both cases, those conducting the menorah lighting celebrations were from the Chabad movement of Judaism, which was the victim of several murders in last year’s Mumbai Islamic terrorist attacks.
So, where is CAIR and the other Islamic groups? Crickets chirping and zero denunciation of this horrible, horrible crime:
Moments after presiding over a public Chanukah menorah lighting in Vienna’s Stephansplatz Square Saturday night, Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Dov Gruzman was evacuated by ambulance when a man appeared out of the crowd and attacked him, biting the rabbi’s finger.
Gruzman, who serves as principal of the Lauder Chabad High School in the Austrian capital, underwent a partial amputation of his finger and is expected to remain in the hospital for two more days.
According to Rabbi Jacob Biderman, chairman of Agudas Chasidei Chabad of Austria, Gruzman had just finished assisting Israeli Ambassador Aviv Shir-On in lighting the city’s central menorah before a crowd of more than 1,000 people when the assailant attacked. After the assault, Gruzman asked that the ceremony continue.
In light of his wishes, “we did,” said Biderman. “Now, his family is at his bedside. They are very strong.”
News reports identified the suspected attacker, who was taken into custody, as Muslim. An apparent motive has not been announced. . . .
Biderman asserted that whatever the attacker’s intentions, the local community has rallied around Gruzman and that events during the rest of Chanukah will have increased attendance “as a sign of solidarity.”
“When we’re being challenged,” said Biderman, drawing on the story of Chanukah, “the proper response is to increase the light in the world.”
This is an Islamic terrorist attack, plain and simple. Like I said, the sounds from all of the so-called “moderate” Muslim groups is also one of solidarity . . . with their gruesome fellow co-religionist savage: crickets chirping and, otherwise, complete silence.
Well, at least for once, they’re saying what they really think.
I pray for Rabbi Gruzman and his family that he should have a “refuah shlamah”–Hebrew for a complete recovery. Sadly, he won’t be completely recovered because this Muslim savage assured his finger had to be amputated.
I hope you will pray for him, too. And pray that, one day soon, the world will finally wake up to the Islamic threat in our midst against all of us and start fighting it.
Yet more “peacefulness” from “The Religion of Peace.”
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