Day 41 of the Omer
And that puts authentic Jews and authentc Judaism in danger.
Excerpts from US President Donald Trump's speech in Saudi Arabia:
Our goal is a coalition of nations who share the aim of stamping out extremism and providing our children a hopeful future that does honor to God.
...Later today, we will make history again with the opening of a new Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology—located right here, in this central part of the Islamic World.
...we must be united in pursuing the one goal that transcends every other consideration. That goal is to meet history’s great test—to conquer extremism and vanquish the forces of terrorism.
...A better future is only possible if your nations drive out the terrorists and extremists. Drive. Them. Out.
DRIVE THEM OUT of your places of worship.
DRIVE THEM OUT of your communities.
DRIVE THEM OUT of your holy land, and
DRIVE THEM OUT OF THIS EARTH.But, who defines extremism? Does anyone naively think this is restricted to the religion of Islam? Would it surprise you at all to know that any Jew who believes that Torah should be the law of our land would be defined as "extremist"?
Avraham Avinu may have been the first real "extremist" - HaIvri. Moshe Rabeinu was an "extremist". Pinhas was an "extremist". David HaMelech was an "extremist". The Maccabim were "extremists". Mashiach Tzidkeinu will be an "extremist". The remnant who survive to live in Days of Mashiach, every one, will qualify as an "extremist" because of their selfless devotion to HKB"H and their unwavering adherence to His Torah.
CNN Documentary Believer with Reza Aslan 4 9 17
Note: The sheer number of fallacies in this report make it impossible to address them here. But, what can you expect? It's an Arab speaking for CNN!
Suffice it to say that no parallels can be drawn between "extremist" religious Jews and the extremists in any other religion, because they act on lies while the Torah is the sole truth in this world. Just saying that and believing that the Jewish people is unique and chosen makes me one of the "extremist" enemy.