December 14, 2009, - 4:16 pm

Other Chanukah Outrage: Muslim Savagely Attacks Rabbi @ Lighting Ceremony

By Debbie Schlussel

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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21 Responses

Why is there never a peep from the “moderate” muslims in this country denouncing all of these horrific, hateful acts?

DS_ROCKS! on December 14, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Where is the response from moderate muslims? There ARE NONE. Anyone who thinks that is wrong has been deceived. They have one agenda, its in the Koran, to control the world by instituting their RELIGIOUS LAW on everyone else. Any land where a muslim lives is considered muslim land….all of this PC, lets see what they will say or denounce, its all bunk. They HATE anyone who isn’t bending knee to their “god” muhammad.

    mijuham on December 14, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Probably because they are not “moderate” at all.

    tempus fugit on December 15, 2009 at 6:47 am

    Because “Moderate” Muslims don’t exist.

    Spyglass on December 15, 2009 at 4:02 pm

Hi Debby, I was saddened to hear about the latest anti-semitic incidents. I know that you are always on top of reporting these hate crimes. I wanted to know if you knew anything about the Jewish professor that was murdered by a Muslim graduate student last week in NY. Hardly anyone has covered the story.

rebecca on December 14, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Debbie, I’m aware of the collaboration between the Nazis and Muslims during World War II in the genocide of the Jews. They both want Jews dead. My point is the Muslims are so much larger in that they are now in every part of the world and while the Nazis at their peak had a few million, the Muslims have nearly a billion. There are very few Jews have in the world and while anti-Semitism’s in vogue on the Left and taken over parts of the Right, the people who are most inclined to act on their hatred of Jews are Muslims. If anything, I’m understating the extent of the danger the Jewish people face. And there’s the prospect Iran will have a nuclear bomb in the near future, which will make a Second Holocaust all the more likely. We live in dark and very dangerous times. And the reason I’m more worried about Muslims than neo-Nazis is the latter have no real prospects of coming into power anywhere or amassing enough strength to harm Jews. In contrast, Muslims have states that back terrorists and due to their explosive population growth in Europe, its likely to be Muslim in half a century and if they can assault Jews when they are a minority in Europe today, it takes no imagination to contemplate what will happen if they get the power to finish Hitler’s work on the Continent in the future. The global wave of Judeophobia has barely begun to crest and is showing no signs of receding any time soon.

That is how things are going to be now and for the rest of this century.

NormanF on December 14, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    hi Norman F and DS, happy monday. I wish I were more positive. but we have to be aware of the nazi/(white and black people) who might be any religion in christianity, but could hold anti semetic views. any of them can be sympathic to the following; hilter, nazis, their music, their clothing style. its always a threat. and so is islam.

    did anyone catch the FX show sons of anarchy? crazy white serpremi’s were played as wealthy, succsessful and normal, they threw in henry rollins as the tatoo covered token nut case…

    we are in danger!

    lindapolver on December 14, 2009 at 6:26 pm

anyone check the comments sections after any reviews? if you look up anything on amazon that is a ok research tool to read what others are saying***i just looked at creamer’s stand up america. and its epic. the guy wrote a book that is being used as a blue print for the left, talk radio is talking about it. namely Beck. creamer is another nut

lindapolver on December 14, 2009 at 6:28 pm

suit yourself Tom, islam is a threat in/out of power, and when they are not in power they are just reloading.

lindapolver on December 14, 2009 at 6:32 pm

The Libs/Progs, fully enabled by the MSM, have an anti Judeo-Christian-Western Civilization agenda.

While they may look at Muslims as being supportive of the cause, they do not have the cajones to keep the “radicals” under control.

In the end, Islam is about Islam….period.

If you are a “moderate” Muslin and reading this. PLEASE show the rest of us EXACTLY were you and those like you are and what you do to counter the radical elements of your religion.

Sam Adams on December 14, 2009 at 7:12 pm

Adam – too bad, but this is not racist. I never knew that islam was a race. islam is not a religion as well, it is a sick cult, a cult that must be reined in before they attack us again. They are already attacking us by going after our laws and subverting our culture. They do not want equality here in the U.S., they want superiority, and too many libs are caving in. This is also bad, too many Republicans have done the same thing.

Jarhead on December 14, 2009 at 7:26 pm

This is such a racist country on many levels, I’ve always felt more at ease when traveling oversaeas or on a foreign cruise ship since you don’t feel the underlying hatred that permeates many in this hatefilled worl we call America (the land of the free and home of the slaves)

seahawker on December 14, 2009 at 9:53 pm

Adam, are you in grade school? Do you know what punctuation is? Are you aware that nothing you say is of any value because you appear to be feebleminded?

lexi on December 14, 2009 at 10:09 pm

In my opinion, rabbis should carry a firearm and be prepared to use it.

lexi on December 14, 2009 at 10:10 pm

The Grand Mufti during Adolph Hitler’s time was appointed to his position by Great Briton, soon to be Britganistan.

The Ishmaelites / Muslims are just ate up with insane hatred and anger, because God made His Holy Covenant with Abraham’s son Isaac, and NOT with Ishmael.

But God did give the Ishmaelites / Muslims most of the world’s OIL.

And you can buy a lot of presidents, prime ministers, politicians, news media, God haters and Nazi skin heads with Muslim OIL Dollars.

Oklahoma on December 14, 2009 at 11:12 pm

Dear Ms. Schlussel: Could you post his Hebrew name so we could pray for him?

Miranda Rose Smith on December 15, 2009 at 6:40 am

I doubt the women who are forced into burquas and female circumcision and generally treated worse than livestock would agree.

tempus fugit on December 15, 2009 at 6:50 am

You’d think that with todays political climate more rabbis and ministers would be carrying a concealed pistol under their robes. I would love seeing a headline with that in it. Rabbi kills crazed man.

Joe on December 15, 2009 at 11:01 am

Since when is Islam a race? Do you have an actual argument that rises above the level of a tantrum?

Worry01 on December 15, 2009 at 5:41 pm

So, you take cruise ships quite often? You must be quite wealthy. How did you earn your dough, or are you living off of mommy and daddy? As for slaves in the United States, tell me where you find those? Slavery has been illegal in the United States for 144 years. Do you really want to examine the Islamic record in that respect? Also, if you really want to talk about racism, we could take a little jaunt down to Sudan, Iran,Saudi Arabia, and other such delightful places. Foreign workers and ethnic minorities really do so well in such places. I would suggest that you move to Pakistan or Yemen if you really want a taste of Moslem freedom.

sorrow01 on December 16, 2009 at 12:29 am

He got the wrong guy… should have got the womanizer creep Biderman.

kisarita on April 25, 2010 at 8:12 pm

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