Sent by a Catholic friend in an email:
Must unfortunately for me, I have a very difficult time separating Muslims and Extreme Muslim terrorists. I consider them one and the same, which is probably not true, but nonetheless, I have a difficult time.
Now, having said that, I understand why there are so many people who are sympathetic with the Muslim immigration crisis. There are those, Jews in particular, who were persecuted throughout the centuries, as recent as Nazi Germany. Thus, the empathy lies.
However, I believe Jews must look at the difference between what they endured and what is happening today. The Jewish community was not a threat to mankind. The only threat was the fact that anti-Semitism was so rampant, that there were those in Germany (and US too) who took delight in ridding the earth of Jews who were the innocent victims of this prejudice. This is very unlike the Muslims who are engaged in a Jihad to wipe all non-Muslims off the face of the earth. It is the Muslims who are involved in the “pogrom” against the non-Muslim world and a real threat to our very existence.
MY COMMENT: No hope until the Rabbinates of all Jewish branches have the plain common sense of my Catholic friend.
Contributor – The Bunny Rabbit