Two synagogues were entered by Muslims proclaiming jihad — in America.
On Monday, according to Yeshiva World News, an Arab man in his mid-30s entered Boro Park’s ‘Sephardish Shul’ and began making proclamations of jihad. Members of a Jewish volunteer security organization, the Shomrim, apprehended the threatening individual. They held him until police officers arrived at the scene, arresting the suspect. Detectives spoke with the "Middle Eastern man" at a station house near the synagogue.
Police officials reminded the community, "If you see something, say something." Security in Brooklyn’s heavily Jewish Boro Park area has been stepped up during the Purim holiday.
Just two days earlier, a man wielding a butcher’s knife burst into a Kerestir Chassidic synagogue in Williamsburg. He initially turned up unarmed and began throwing soda cans at the gathered worshipers, which hit one of them, and returned shortly thereafter with the bladed weapon.
The attacker was prevented from using the butcher’s knife on anyone by a young man, described as a "friend" of the knife-wielding intruder, who then fled together with him.
The article points out that the attacks occurred after a video posted to a jihadist web site singled out the headquarters of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, though no direct connection was claimed.
None’s really needed, however, since they were only following Muhammad’s example.
Islam’s animus toward the Jews didn’t start with Gaza, the West Bank, or Israel: it goes back to the founder of the faith, itself.
(hat tip: Jihad Watch)
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