March 21, 2008, - 5:10 pm
Americans are aghast at the spectre of Islamist violence in Europe. They had better look to their own. Debbie Schlussel reports that, earlier this week,
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.’
This attack on an orthodox Jew in the US follows the murderous onslaught on the Mercaz Harav yeshiva in Jerusalem.
Read the rest.
Thanks, Melanie, for publicizing this important story about Islamofascism’s infestation of America. FYI, Melanie Phillips is the coiner of the term “Londonistan,” the title of her excellent book about Islam’s takeover of Britain.
Then, there’s my Letter to the Editor published in today’s Wall Street Journal about Hezbollah. It was cut almost in half. Read the full version here (and also background about what I was writing about). Here is what ran in today’s Journal:
Suicide Bombers and Revisionist History
Mr. Kendall claims that Hezbollah got its “start struggling for justice for the Palestinians.” He could not be more wrong. Hezbollah, originally known as “The Organization for the Oppressed of the Earth,” was founded in response to Palestinian occupation of Lebanon. At that time — from the mid-1970s until the early 1980s — Palestinians captured and destroyed Shiite (and Christian Lebanese) property and killed the sons and raped the daughters of the Shiites of Southern Lebanon who are now the nucleus of Hezbollah in Lebanon. South Lebanon — today’s Hezbollah sub-state of Lebanon — was then known as Fatah-land, as the PLO dominated it by force — allied with a brutal leftist Lebanese militia, the Morabeitoun, headed by Ibrahim Kleilat. That is why Hezbollah was founded — not in support of the Palestinians who oppressed Hezbollah’s members. To assert otherwise is to engage in myth and revisionism.
Read the other three letters to the editor on this topic, as they are all very well written and make excellent points.
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