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December 2, 2008: A Painful World

December 2, 2008

Today Moshe’s parents were buried here in Israel, along with the other four Jews killed in the Mumbai Chabad House. Thousands attended the funeral held at Kfar Chabad — including political figures. It was revealed then that Rivka was five months pregnant when she died.

Rivka Holtzberg’s parents, Rabbi Shimon and Yehudit Rosenberg, have said that their family will take responsibility for continuing the Holtzberg’s work in Mumbai, at the least until a permanent replacement is found.


I want to share the thoughts of Steve Emerson with regard to this attack. For those who may not know, Emerson is a pre-eminent anti-terrorist in the US. Writing a piece called “They’re Winning,” he said:

“It is time to stop caving in to the PC crowd. If we refuse to use the term Islamic terrorist, we conveniently take away any onus of responsibility for Islamic groups to halt the murderous ideology they propagate…The real truth is that there is war against the West and the Jews by Islamic jihadists. And no amount of territorial withdrawal or peace negotiations will assuage them.

“…The Mumbai massacre was a heavily planned plot carried out by Islamic terrorists. Period. Memo to Obama: Until the onus of responsibility is put on Islamic ‘civil rights’ groups that want to ban free speech and claim that anyone who uses the term Islamic terrorist is a racist, there is no hope of winning the battle.”



Then there is the JINSA commentary on the situation (Report #832):

“…We are reminded that in July, the NYPD published a report about the potential for homegrown terrorism in the United States and for the radicalization of segments of the American Muslim population. They were most concerned about the use of the Internet to spread radical ideology in private, along with local radical leaders who could find susceptible young people to send abroad to be steeped in the ideology of the swamp.

“Mumbai was not about politics or political grievances. It was about carefully honed hatred coupled with the means to kill. And that is what we in the progressive world – including and particularly the progressive Muslim world – have to worry about. Hatred taught and nurtured.”

As I said yesterday, Wake up, World!


Please see my latest piece, “Rockets Fly, the UN Lies,” in Frontpage Magazine:



A great deal more to follow tomorrow.




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