Reaction to Mumbai Massacre
For those of you hoping for me to provide some updates or clarity on the situation in Mumbai, I am going to disappoint. Quite frankly, I am in no mood to do so. Instead, I am going to rant.
I am quite aware that the terrorists murdered people from all parts of the world, and my heart goes out to the all the victims and the loved ones they have left behind. But I am going to focus on the Mumbai Chabad House massacre in this post, because as a Jew, I am taking it rather personally.
Islamic terrorists deliberately chose a Jewish – not Israeli like some in the media are reporting – target and murdered 8 people in cold blood, including a Rabbi and his wife. They would have seen the bookcases filled with prayer books, photographs of the young Rabbi and his family, seen that this was a place of peace and worship, yet still murdered them.
I sometimes feel like a broken record saying this, but the Islamic terrorists do not do what they do because of some injustice inflicted on them. They do not do it because of supposed Israeli atrocities against the palestinians (about which no-one in the Arab world really cares). They do it, because they want to establish a global Islamic Caliphate and impose Sharia law on societies currently based on Judeo-Christian principles. And rejecting this truth will not protect you from a terrible fate should these terrorists achieve their ultimate goal.
It is no coincidence that the terrorists target Jews. Evil will always target Jews because we represent G-d in the world. It was true with the Nazis, and it is true with Islamic terrorism, the new Nazism. We have the task to be a light unto the nations, and even when though we may not always be completely successful, we have not done such a bad job. Especially when you look at the amazing work performed by a Jewish organization such as Chabad.
Those of you reading this have two choices. You can agree with what I am saying, and help fight the terrorists. Or you can reject my words, and be part of the problem. And when I talk of fighting the terrorists, I mean waging a war against them online, and throwing your support behind Israel and democratic countries under attack. It means telling those referring to themselves as “palestinians” that they will never get a state while they support terrorism. It means supporting governments who crack down on terrorists and do not appease them.
I pledge to continue the fight against terrorism and those who support it, while trying to spread goodness through the world by increasing acts of charity and lovingkindness, like the Chabad victims of this attack.
If you are with me, let’s do this together.
If you are against me, then you can go to hell. Which I assume you won’t mind since that is precisely what you’ll get with a global Islamic Caliphate.