February 12, 2009, - 4:20 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
At the beginning of the year, I related news of violent attacks on five Chicago-area synagogues, including reader David Makowsky’s synagogue, and two Jewish schools. In addition to destructive vandalism, the perpetrators–whom I surmised (and now am proven correct, yet again) were Muslim–scrawled anti-Semitic graffiti, wishing death to the Jews and Israel all over the buildings they attacked. (It hits close to home. One of the schools, Ida Crown Jewish Academy, is my little sister’s alma mater, and the principal, Rabbi Lenny Matanky, was a counselor at my summer camp.)
This morning, FBI agents raided a Chicago-area home (in West Rogers Park–a highly Jewish area) in connection with these hate crimes. Private Investigator Bill Warner discovered that the residents of the home at 6029 N. Artesian Ave. are Mohammed Alkaramla and Tasfiq Alkaramla and their son, a 2004 high school grad. Wow–what a shocker!–attackers and perpetrators of violent hate-crimes against Jews in America are MUSLIMS. Let’s see if that tiny, irrelevant detail makes the news.
Yup, those peaceful, “moderate” members of the “Religion of Peace”–who are sooooooo different from their violent brethren everywhere else around the world because in America they have easy access to McDonald’s and “Survivor.”
As Bill Warner also notes, the warrant was related to a New York Muslim resident, Youssef Al-Khattab, who preaches jihad against Jews and threatened to destroy the headquarters of the Chabad Lubavitch Chassidic movement in New York. Bill has been on top of the whole Khattab issue for a long time.
Yes, folks, there is an international jihadist network, and it has plenty of outposts around and throughout America’s “moderate” Islamic community. So much for the FBI’s claim that terrorism is no longer an important criminal threat to America.
Hey, it’s only the Jews. So why should we care, right? Echoes of 1930s Europe.
“Religion of Peace” Vandalizes Lincolnwood Synagogue Near Chicago
With “Death to Israel; Free Palestine” Graffiti, Broken Windows
Rabbi Alan Abramson of Congregation Anshe Motele, 6526 N. California Ave., said the “Death to Israel” graffiti spray-painted on the synagogue took a toll on worshippers.
“When you have elderly people who are survivors of the Holocaust who show up on Saturday morning for prayers and they thought they left this all behind when they left Nazi Germany, it’s a psychological fear,” Abramson said. “Who would ever think that would happen here in Chicago?”
Wherever there are Muslims, it’ll happen. Bet on it.
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