Chanukah is so fun, it makes me so happy, I love to share it with my kids. In the tense climate that we live today, I keep on reading articles about extremism, and yes we are all against that. Then I read an article about the father of the shooter in San Bernadino, they were a moderate Muslim family, college educated, really lived the American dream, but there is one thing that the father said to his son that in my opinion is not moderate.
How, then, did Farook soothe his son when junior ranted about Israel?“I told him he had to stay calm and be patient,” Farook, Sr. told his interviewer, “because in two years Israel will not exist any more. Geopolitics is changing: Russia, China and America don’t want Jews there any more. They are going to bring the Jews back to Ukraine. What is the point of fighting? We have already done it and we lost. Israel is not to be fought with weapons, but with politics. But he did not listen to me, he was obsessed.”
Yesterday in a full crowd of Jews celebrating Chanukah with so many other people around, walking around with no fear, I saw many Muslim and Christian couples and families, I knew this because of head scarves and Christmas clothes, they just walked by and went on their way. Are moderate Muslims teaching their children that Israel will not exist anymore in a few years? Is that moderate? You can read the whole article at the following link, http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/195673/moderate-islams-real-litmus-test-israel.
Anybody that calls for hate, annihilation, and violence is not moderate. Jewish people have been targeted since the beginning of time, and if people stay quiet, they will be next. It is ludicrous to me that Sweden is saying that knife attacks are not terrorism, how ignorant! The Pope has said it before, and I want to share it with you now.
“First the Jews suffered savage attacks, and the world remained in silence. Now it is the Christians who are being annihilated, and once more the world says little. Why does the world not react?” the Pope said.
Let’s be open,
Ask for peace,
Shine our light,
Stand against extremism, radicalism, and violence,