Letter: From Kishinev to Colleyville

Dear Letter to the editor:

In April 1903 in the Kishinev pogrom, the greatest slaughter of Jews in Europe until the Holocaust occurred: 49 Jews murdered, 600 injured and 700 Jewish homes destroyed. It is no coincidence that in 1902-1903 the infamous Russian forgery, “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” was published; a forgery which trumpets the antisemitic fantasy of Jewish power. 

Now a Muslim, Malik Akram, filled with that antisemitic fantasy of Jewish power, flies across the Atlantic, takes hostages in a synagogue in Texas  and while wallowing in his antisemitic fantasies, calls a rabbi in New York City — believing she has the power to make his antisemitic dreams come true.

Is it just a coincidence that year in and year out “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” a  forgery about Jewish power, remains a best seller in Muslim bookstores throughout the world? For Jews not to see that straight line can be drawn from Kishinev to Colleyville is not to be looking.

Richard Sherman
Margate, Florida

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