Four men determined to launch their own version of jihad in the U.S. were arrested in New York City following an attempted assault on Riverdale Temple, a Jewish synagogue, and a Jewish community center nearby. The four had also planned to shoot down a military plane near the Air National Guard base in Newburgh, N.Y.
Fortunately, the group had been infiltrated early during the planning stages of its proposed assault. The men were armed only with harmless, fake C-4 explosives and a dud Stinger missile. A spokesperson for the Simon Wiesenthal Center said of the attempted bombing, “The dangers from such fanaticism have not passed, and American Jews must maintain their vigilance.”
For these men to say that this was a planned attack on America when the target is a Jewish synagogue is extremely telling. Even more telling is the statement made by one of the jihadists: “If Jews were killed in this attack … that would be all right.”
The real meaning of the planned assault is these men believe the “Jewish conspiracy theory” that the Jews control America and the world. This is the same belief system in which Hitler believed and embraced as outlined in “The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion,” the same system that provoked the pogroms in Russia and the Holocaust in Europe.
Three American citizens who had converted to Islam were involved in this plot. The liberal left is trying to sell a belief system that Islam is a peaceful religion. The version of Islam embraced by these men is not peaceful; it’s the same version subscribed to by the 9/11 suicide bombers.
All suicide bombers believe the same thing concerning martyrdom – a crown of glory on their heads in paradise, 72 black-eyed virgins and 70 relatives exempted from the horrors of hell. Why the U.S. refuses to say the “B” word – bigotry – is incomprehensible; it is what feeds the entire terror world.
Jews are not killed in Israel because of “land.” They are killed simply and purely for being Jews. It is strange that Jews experience Islamist racism every day in the Middle East and the world sits silently by. It is no less remarkable that the Obama administration is boosting a peace plan with Arab governments whose schoolbooks teach their children that Jews are the descendants of monkeys and pigs. These so-called “moderate” Arab regimes still aren’t prepared to accept Israel’s right to exist.
Sixty years after the Holocaust, millions of Arab bigots continue to propagate the vile Nazi racist doctrine of Hitler. Arab children are taught that all wars are caused by the Jews, that the Jews invented AIDS, that the Jews attacked America on Sept. 11 and blamed it on the Arabs, and that America went to war against Iraq on the Jews’ behalf.
Make no mistake: Arab racism is killing Jews. These bigoted myths and conspiracy theories brainwash Palestinian children to commit suicide bombings against Jews. Innocent children play death games, such as collecting “martyr” cards with pictures of suicide bombers.
The war on terrorism must first of all be a war against the bigotry that drives it, for the same racism that kills Jews also kills Christians, as America discovered on 9/11. This latest plot to kill Jews was not formulated in the back alleys of Gaza; it was planned and almost executed on the busy streets of New York City where Jews were again targeted.
Any Arab peace initiative will of necessity be judged as genuine only if it is based upon mutual respect. To date, that has not been forthcoming from the Arab countries.