Embracing and celebrating the same violence for the same reasons.
Thirteen-year-old Israeli Hallel Ariel was stabbed to death while she slept in her bed. Professor Michael Feige, scholar and father of three, was gunned down in Tel Aviv’s Sarona Market. Travel planner Eddie Sotomayor was shot dead in a gay nightclub in Orlando. Ukrainian Larisa Tsybakova, a vacationer in Turkey, was killed at the Istanbul Ataturk airport. French graphic designer and mother of two, Claire Camax, was murdered at the Paris Bataclan. These terror victims, while differing in age, profession, nationality, religion and citizenship, have one thing in common — they were slaughtered in the name of radical Islam.
It is long past time to acknowledge that both the West and Israel face a common enemy — Islamic terrorists who are blatantly anti-Semitic, believe that there is a Western-Jewish conspiracy against Islam, and proclaim that it is Allah’s will to rid the Middle East of all infidels — Jews, Christians and Western “colonialists.”