March 19, 2008, - 5:44 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
**** UPDATE, 03/20/08: Read More Media Accounts on this Muslim attack on Jewish Rabbi ****
Yesterday, at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time, four to five Muslims viciously attacked Rabbi Uria Ohana in Brooklyn, New York, while shouting, “Allahu Akbar.”
Rabbi Ohana, assistant head rabbi of Chabad-Lubavitch of Massachusetts, was about to get on the F-Train at Fourth Avenue and Ninth Street in Brooklyn.
The young Muslim assailants grabbed rabbi Ohana’s yarmulke (skullcap), and when he went to them to get it back, they beat him and shouted, “Allahu Akbar.” One of the Muslim attackers ran away into the street and was hit by a car (G-d works in mysterious ways). He was arrested by police. But three to four other Muslim assailants–whom you can bet will attack other Jews–escaped and are free.
That Was Then . . .
This Is Now . . .
I just got off the phone with Rabbi Shimon Hecht, President of the Rabbinical Committee of Brownstone, Brooklyn, and corresponded with Rabbi Shea Hecht, Chairman of the National Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Education, both of whom gave me the details. They are about to hold a press conference, this evening, to urge New York City Police Department to find and apprehend the other attackers.
Tomorrow night, the Jewish holiday of Purim begins at sundown. As Rabbi Shea Hecht said:
On the heels of the Holiday of Purim, in which we celebrate the downfall of all anti-Semitism and hatred, we are calling on the police to beef up security in our neighborhoods to end such anti-Semitic attacks.
Hmmm . . . Where is CAIR et al. on this? Looking the other way.
Remember, it’s too late to be saying, “If we don’t fight them over there, we’ll have to fight them here.”
They’re here. And they’re in fighting form.
Now I know why a Muslim titled his movie, “West Bank Brooklyn.” Writer/Director Ghazi Albuliwi said, “It’s not a state. It’s a state of mind.”
Yup, a barbaric state of mind that spans all state borders.
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