The Celebrate Israel Festival on May 31 at Pier 94, slated to be the largest gathering to date of Israeli-Americans in New York.
I felt that somehow, if they only knew Jews better, they would see that we are not “dogs” and they would love us.
Only after becoming observant many years later did my views change. I learned that Jews have a long history of being hated; that no matter how “nice” we are there will always be those who hate us for our values and our God.
If the U.S. army does not go through a similar learning process soon, I’m afraid our soldiers, may God forbid, experience more Fort Hood disasters.
America’s leadership must realize that radical Islam is an implacable foe based on a deep-rooted and religious ideology – and that there are Muslims who maintain these beliefs and mosques that preach them right here on American soil. Hasan actually attended one of them, in 2001 – the Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Great Falls, Virginia, where two of the September 11 terrorists also prayed.
America’s leadership, especially its military, must strip itself of political correctness and educate itself about radical Islam. It must then educate its soldiers so that they are not left as unprotected as sitting ducks on a Texas army base. Neglecting to do this is tantamount to criminal negligence.
About the Author: Molly Resnick, a former NBC TV News producer and founder of MATCKH (Mothers Against Teaching Children to Kill and Hate), is a popular international lecturer and motivational speaker. She can be reached at email@example.com. Read other articles by Molly Resnick at mrsmollyresnick.com.
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