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.