Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Remember This...

Every time someone starts on some drooling rant about how terrorism is:

"All about Israel"
or "All About Iraq"
or "All About Bush"
or "All About the American Empire" ....

You remember this face:

Clutching a toy basketball, his face contorted by tears at today's memorial service for his parents. The two-year-old orphan's rabbi father and mother were murdered in Mumbai's Jewish centre.

His name is Moshe Holtzberg - he turned 2 years old last week.

Last Wednesday, his mother and father were tortured and killed in front of him by Muslim Terrorists.

His nanny spirited him away after finding him sitting next to their bodies, covered in their blood, crying for them to wake up.

Not in Israel - Not in Gaza - Not in the Settlements.

This wasn't about some "Right of Return" or "Creeping Zionism" or "Jooos Stealing Olive Trees".

This was in Mumbai, India - where the Jewish community that was established sometime around 70 A.D. makes up about twenty-five-thousandths of a percent of the approximately 2 Billion people in a country otherwise overwhelmingly Hindu, Buddist, Christian and Muslim.

The mother and father of this otherwise happy little boy:

...were singled out, tortured and murdered in front of him...

For Being Jews and Nothing More.

Remember this.

Remember what we face - and, the next time someone starts shrieking out their weak, hand-wringing song of relativism and inverted blame...

Remember Moshe - this sweet, perfect little boy whose life will never be the same...

...because his parents were Jewish - in Mumbai, India.

(excuse me now, I have to go hold my son and make him a promise...)

- MuscleDaddy


  1. Thank you, MD, for taking the time to post this.

    A reminder, a splash of cold water in the face, is necessary from time to time.

    Thank. You.

  2. I understand why you're comment was brief on my site. I had read three stories on this poor child and all had been wrung out of me.

  3. I guess your site does not take trackbacks for comments. I posted the following on my own blog this morning:

    Do not miss this poignant post at the E3Gazette! Beautifully said, Sir, and please tell your son that you will not be alone...

    I spent a week at the Taj Hotel almost 40 years ago, and the live coverage of the recent events there was just sickening. Thank you for putting this perspective on them. I think the next time someone says, " Religion of Peace " in my presence they just may get smacked... Hard. ◄Dave►

  4. Great post, and thanks!
    I could not have said it better.


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