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What is your point?

Reader comment on item: It's Not Road Rage, It's Terrorism
in response to reader comment: My thought as a Jew

Submitted by stanley b (United States), Apr 5, 2012 at 19:24

As a Jew myself, I find your comment naive and a faulty attempt at moral equivalence. It is this kind of attitude that endangers rather than helps us, emboldens our enemies rather than deters them. But then, you would probably disagree that they are even enemies, right? Seriously, how can you compare the ratio between Islamic terror attacks and Jewish terror (or any other terror other than Islamic). I am not justifying what Goldstein did, and in fact the difference that Daniel Pipes is pointing out is that Israel strongly denounced, investigated and condemned his actions.

The fact that his grave is 'well tended' means that he has family and friends who love him. No streets were named after him, he is not celebrated in Israeli society the way that Muslim killing martyrs are. We have enough to deal with in the world view press without having such a criticism from another Jew. We love to seek justice, but they are doing a good enough job demonizing Israel without you chiming in.

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