Hashem yinkom damo/Hashem yinkom dama (May Hashem avenge the blood of the three killed in Kansas City today) *UPDATED*

We’re fortunate in America that anti-Semitic violence is not the norm (although it is the most common anti-religious violence in America), but it still happens.  Evil doesn’t need a reason, but so often evil finds its justification in antisemitism.  Today, an elderly man, his 14-year-old grandson, and an unrelated woman died violently solely because they were Jewish.

I hope that they rest in peace, and I very much hope that there is some divine retribution, not just for the man who carried out those acts, but for all the people around the world who remain wedded to violent antisemitism.  You don’t have to like the Jews — just as I don’t have to like you — but you don’t get to kill the Jews just because you don’t like them, just as I do not get to kill you, whoever or whatever you are, just because I don’t like you.  In a righteous world, we’re allowed bad feelings, but not  bad acts.

UPDATE:  Irony seems like the wrong word for the fact that neither William Lewis Corporon, nor his grandson, Reat Griffin Underwood, was Jewish. The style of their deaths still makes them martyrs to antisemitism and the fact of their deaths still makes for a painful, incomprehensible tragedy for their family and friends.

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  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    It’s up to each individual to decide whether they will be the sheep, the protector, or the predator.
     
     

  • http://OgBlog.net Earl

    Divine retribution WILL come….meanwhile, I want our government to give this piece of human debris a swift trial and then off him!!
     
    And if that sounds a bit rough, it’s only justice I’m asking for…..kill three innocent people and we kill you.  And not after 20 or 30 years, or justice has NOT been done.

  • sabawa

    Irony…..according to several news sources, the grandfather and grandson murdered in this anti-Semitic spree were Christian.   That tells me the garbage behind the handgun /shotgun doesn’t know what his specific prey looks like.   Hatred and evil on display for all to see.   Open the gates of Hell, another one is on the way.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    It’s not up to the government to kill people for justice. If people want justice, they’ll have to take it by their own strength.