January 11, 2009, - 10:19 am
Muslim Krystallnacht Chicago 2008: Reader David’s Synagogue (and 4 Others!) Attacked (Obviously by Muslims)
By Debbie Schlussel
I’ve repeatedly warned about this. It’s not just the Muslims overseas. It’s the Muslims in America. They are no different, no less extreme, no more “moderate” than Muslims anywhere else.
Recently, I told you about a Molotov cocktail thrown at a Chicago synagogue and destruction at a Lubavitch synagogue in North Carolina. Now, reader David writes about how, Saturday–the Jewish Sabbath (also called “Shabbos” or “Shabbat”), he walked to synagogue on the way to a special celebration he and his family planned. But they arrived to yellow tape around their vandalized synagogue, complete with anti-Semitic slogans:
I don’t know what happen in other cities, but let me tell you what happened in Chicago early this Shabbos morning.
My father in law passed away a little over a year ago. His name was Morton Pliskin and he was the Chazan [DS: cantor] of a Traditional Synagogue named Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation in Lincolnwood Illinois (a suburb of Chicago, near Skokie).
To commemerate the long years of service my father in had to the synagogue, my family dedicated the chair he used to sit in and sponsored the kiddush [DS: a Jewish reception blessing wine (and usually featuring food)].
When we walked to synagogue this morning, we saw yellow crime scene tape around the front steps. On the wall near the door was painted “Death to Israel long live Palestine“. Also, the glass on the front doors was taped. It seems that bricks were used to smash the windows. We are not certain, but we believe an there were plans to enter the synagogue and to destroy everything inside.
There is a couple that lives in the synagogue. In return for a free place to live (I am sure they receive a salary and other expenses but I don’t know the entire agreement), they serve as caretakers for the building and help set up for special events. The husband is also kind enough that whenever it snows he takes care of making sure my Mother-in-Law’s sidewalks and driveway are clean.
The wife heard a noise and woke up. She saw the two perpetrators. They immediately ran away. Unfortunately she cannot identify them because these “heroes of Islam” were wearing ski masks.
The police told us other (I believe 4 but I do not remember) Synagogues in Chicago were also hit.
Something struck me in synagogue today when I was thinking about what happened. Something that myself and I am sure everyone else takes for granted. I was wondering how many mosques in Chicago (or anywhere else) were hit last night.
Of course, David is being facetious with that last comment. We Jews–and Christians–don’t attack their mosques. We put the “civilized” in civilization. They take it away and replace it with their own special Greater Barbaria they’ve put in place around the world.
More (thanks to reader Eu Wei for the tip):
Vandals spray-painted the words “Death to Israel” on two synagogues and a Jewish school early Saturday in three separate incidents police say could be linked and are being investigated as hate crimes.
In each case, the vandals – at times donning masks – used orange-colored paint, also shattering glass windows with bricks and rocks at two of the buildings.
That Was Then . . .
This Is Now . . .
A witness and security cameras identified the perpetrators as two men.
Moshe Perlstein, rabbi at Lubavitch Mesivta of Chicago, said cameras captured video of the men damaging his rabbinical school at 2756 W. Morse starting at around 4:40 a.m. The footage shows one man spray-painting the side of the building while the other ran around to the front and threw rocks at the front door, breaking a glass window, he said. The video has been turned over to police.
Similar graffiti was found at Anshe Motele Congregation, 6526 N. California, rabbi Alan Abramson said.
Lincolnwood police said vandals also scrawled “Death to Israel” and “Free Palestine” on the outside walls of Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation, 7117 N. Crawford. Mitchell Sandler, past president of the congregation, said they threw at least two bricks at the front doors, damaging four windows.
Lincolnwood Police Lt. Mark Brines said police were notified at 6:10 a.m. that a caretaker in the building heard a brick crash through a window at the temple. The caretaker saw “two unknown males running from the scene,” Brines said.
Because all three buildings were used by orthodox Jews, Sandler said it appeared the men were targeting more devout Jews.
“This was a cowardly act in the middle of the night,” Sandler said. “Obviously there is dismay because of what’s been happening in the Middle East.”
Local Jewish leaders were alarmed by what they see as a “rash” of incidents targeting Jews.
“It’s disturbing,” said Jay Tcath, senior vice president of the Chicago Jewish Federation.
The incidents come a little more than a week after Ida Crown Jewish Academy, at 2828 W. Pratt, received a mailed bomb threat that also made reference to other Chicago-area Jewish institutions and day schools, said Jay Tcath, senior vice president of the Chicago Jewish Federation.
My sister went to and is a graduate of Ida Crown Jewish Academy, so this hits close to home. What also irks me is the phony Jay Tcath. Jay Tcath is part of the problem. He was bought off by Islamic-owned, terrorism-supporting Caribou Coffee (which boycotts Israel and is anti-Semitic), after they donated thousands to his organization and told Jews to go patronize this bloody coffee chain. Note that he doesn’t chastise the perpetrators of these attacks: Muslims. It’s quite clear that no Samoans or Wiccans are spending their late Friday nights doing this and risking losing their freedoms. It’s obvious who did this.
And police said they are investigating as a hate crime a Dec. 29 incident in which a man hurled a Molotov cocktail at Temple Sholom of Chicago, 3480 N. Lake Shore Dr., after making “derogatory comments” to a passerby.
The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force has been notified, police said.
No arrests have been made.
Don’t look for Famous But Incompetent’s do-nothing Joint Terrorism Task Force to do anything. It’s like hiring Arthur Andersen and Inspector Clouseau to do your investigation.
Like I said, we need not look at Europe. Islam’s violence is here. Barbarians inside the gate.
We see the new SS, and instead of a swastika and stormtrooper boots, they wear a crescent on their sleeve.
Pamela Geller/Atlas Shrugs has more pics of the vandalism.
By the way, I blame the federal government and the unelected “leadership” of the Jewish Community for helping this Muslim vandalism along the way. Especially post 9-11, the feds empowered extremist Muslims and, for example, have yet to prosecute Muslim hate crimes against Jews, like this set of Holocaust-denial Muslim rape, torture, and death threats against me by Dearbornistan Heights, Michigan Muslim Lola Elzein.
The Jewish Federations and Jewish Community Relations Councils, of which Jay Tcath is a big part, constantly pander to these extremist Muslims and won’t denounce them. They didn’t do a damned thing about the death threats against me and continued to applaud the “moderate” Islamic community around us. In the 1940s, they’d have been doing the same with the German American Bund.
In Detroit, David Gad-Harf a/k/a “Abu Gad-Harf” as head of the Jewish Community Council, now with a New Jersey Jewish Federation, worked with Muslims to make immigration laws more lenient toward Muslims. Now, we are reaping the rewards of that absurdity.