March against radicals

 

Re the Jan. 28 article Extremists kill at least 99, including in the church: Militants in Adamawa State killed dozens in a Roman Catholic Church, 52 were slaughtered in Borno and an entire village was burned down. The murder of Christians by radical Islamists is happening weekly, if not daily, throughout the Muslim world, and we hear little about it from the leaders of the Western world, or the pope himself for that matter.

Can someone explain why a million Christians, Jews and Muslims don’t march on Washington to demand concrete actions to either protect these Christians or get them out of harm’s way?

When Soviet Jews were being persecuted and denied the right to emigrate, a quarter million Jews and Christians went to Washington and demanded action, and we got it. If that march happens, I’ll do the same thing I did back in 1987 — I took 25 people from my Synagogue and joined a chartered flight from Miami to Washington D.C. to join in the protest.

And, can someone explain why the United Nations is still more concerned about Israelis trying to keep out these same radical Islamists so that innocent civilians aren’t slaughtered, but has nothing to say about the murder of Christians in Islamic nations?

Never mind, I know why — and so do you.

Rabbi Ed Farber, Miami

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