It’s only a few weeks until Passover, a holiday that Jews throughout the world will be celebrating. And throughout the world, Muslims appear to be doing their part to help in the celebrations. In Milan, home of trendy fashions, a Moroccan Muslim man was arrested for organizing a bomb plot against a synagogue. Mohamed Jarmoune, a namesake of the prophet, had set up a covert Facebook group which included American and British Muslims to crowdsource the terror using social media.
Over in London, a Muslim woman was arrested for involvement in the same plot. Meanwhile in New York, the trial of two Muslim men accused of plotting to blow up synagogues continues. The two men, Ahmed Ferhani and another Mohamed, Mohamed Mamdouh, had contemplated dressing up as Hassidic Jews and walking inside with a hand grenade and a gun. But in all fairness, Ahmed and Mohamed hadn’t limited their homicidal interfaith fantasies to synagogues; they also considered blowing up churches.
After briefly flirting with becoming a model, Ahmed Ferhani had announced that he wanted to become a martyr instead, and in court his lawyer was doing her best to make him one. Ferhani’s lawyer, the appropriately named Elizabeth Fink, told the court that her client was just an innocent mentally ill violent ex-con who had been set up by the Islamophobic cretins at the NYPD.
Fink, who presents herself as a civil rights attorney and has an article on her website titled, “Attica is All of Us” seemed to be doing her best to exhaust the patience of even a liberal New York judge. When she began comparing the surveillance of Muslim terror suspects to the detention of Japanese-Americans, Judge Obus sighed and foreseeing a closing argument consisting entirely of Fink reading from “A People’s History of the United States”, said, “This could be a long trial.”
For her part, Fink, having spent the previous night watching a marathon of earnest lawyer movies like “And Justice for All”, “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Legally Blonde”, declaimed, “What’s happening in the city of New York is evil, judge. It is wrong, and this case will expose it.”
Fink, like all finks, didn’t mean that blowing up synagogues was evil; she meant that arresting people who want to blow up synagogues is evil. There are of course plenty of finks out there. Some of them argue cases before the bench while others sit comfortably on the bench.
When Judge Colleen McMahon sentenced four Muslim terrorists to prison over a plot to blow up synagogues and aircraft at a National Guard base, she accused the government of having “made them terrorists” by helping them fulfill their fantasies of killing Jews, which she assures us they would have never acted upon on their own.
The Shadow radio program used to begin with the words, “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?” The answer apparently is Judge Colleen McMahon, a Clinton appointee and former speechwriter for Carter’s UN ambassador, whose husband works as a senior advisor to Soros Private Funds Management, and who can assure us that a charming fellow like Abdul Rahman, who said that, “With no hesitation, I will kill 10 Jews”, didn’t really mean it.
In a brilliant bit of legal reasoning that is sure to go down in history, McMahon told the final terrorist she convicted, “You were prepared to do a terrible thing, and you tried to do a terrible thing, and you tried to do it for a terrible reason. Maybe it doesn’t make you a terrorist, but it makes you a criminal.”
Over in Washington D.C., Amine El Khalifi had considered attacking a synagogue, but settled for trying to attack the U.S. Capitol instead. A few months from now, another Fink will be declaiming that he was the victim of entrapment by the government and another Colleen McMahon will “tsk” sympathetically at the poor boy who was turned into a terrorist by the government, and not at all by the Koran.
Attacks on synagogues are as much a staple of Islam as Ramadan and Zakat, a sizable percent of Muslim terrorist attacks in America, included either attacks on synagogues or proposed attacks. Al-Qaeda’s largest post September 11 attack in America, the Chicago bomb plot, included synagogues among its targets. There have been more Muslim attacks on American synagogues than on Israeli consulates and other “Zionist” targets discrediting the myth that Muslims are Anti-Zionist, rather than Anti-Semitic.