Chabad Rabbi in India was not Killed
suppresses word murder and overlooks torture
by Islamic terrorists
by HaModia and Scholars For Peace in the Middle
1, 2008) On Thanksgiving Day 2008, gunshots rang out
startling the family of Rabbi Gavriel Noach Holtzberg
and others inside the Chabad center in Mumbai, India.
A maid at the Chabad center thought it was firecrackers--then
an Islamic gunman came up the stairs. Explosions and
gunshots rattled the building and continued through
the night. At the same time the Chabad center is attacked,
Islamic terrorists were attacking a police station and
a few minutes later they opened fire at a hospital.
They also opened fire in restaurants and at hotels,
all together, at over 10 locations, the Islamic terrorists
murdered over 190 people.
Chabad center maid told the media that the gunmen destroyed
the elevator, dining room and everything
else. The rabbi ran to the telephone to call the Israeli
Consulate. He got them on the line, told them there
were men with guns in the house, but in the middle of
the conversation, the line went dead after the rabbi
said, somethings wrong. The rabbi
was then grabbed by the Muslim terrorists, held down
and had a belt secured around his legs to prevent him
from walking. Several other Jews in the center had their
hands and feet bound with telephone cords or nylon rope.
Indian Express reported that, Rabbi Holtzberg,
his wife Rivka and their three friends died in a brutal
The paper horrifically reported that
there was brutality unleashed on the Holtzberg.
The paper reported that police photos inside the Chabad
center spoke, volumes of the nightmare the family
and their friends must have gone through before they
died. The Rabbis body was found in a room
on the second floor, with his legs under the mezuzah,
stretching into the hall where his wifes body
was found. Rivkas body was found near the legs
of Rabbi Holtzberg, the floor was covered red in blood.
The rabbi's 2-year-old son Moshe was found drenched
in blood, crying in the silence, beside his parents
who lay dead on the floor. The dead bodies of the murdered
Jews were then booby-trapped with live hand grenades
and other explosives. Indian security forces indicated
the Jewish women were murdered first, as the Jewish
men were first tortured before being murdered.
the United States, where the news media like to cover
up all things which may make Muslims look bad, they
never mentioned that the Israelis were mutilated beyond
belief. In the Digital Journal news, it was also
reported that the victims of the terrorist attacks had
been tortured. In the words of one doctor, It
was shocking and disturbing. A doctor who conducted
the post-mortems on the victims added: Of all
the bodies, the Israeli victims bore the maximum torture
marks. It was clear that they were killed on the 26th
itself. It was obvious that they were tied up and tortured
before they were killed. It was so bad that I do not
want to go over the details even in my head again.
someone is killed they may have been hit
by a car, drowned at sea or struck by lightning. In
contrast, when someone is murdered, this
speaks of a victim who was targeted with premeditated
malice. It is someone who inhumanly had their life taken
from them, it is someone who was a victim of severe
mutilation, targeted brutality, a person who had their
life taken by another person who sought them dead. This
begs the question, why did the media avoid using the
word murdered ?
stupidity of the Western media is blatant. What is not
being made clear in prominent Western media is that
this was a meticulously planned and well-organized attack.
What is the motivation of journalists in trying to downplay
these heinous atrocities? Do they wish to express some
sympathy for these murderers? The main stream media
remains a giant bureaucracy with no feeling, soul, or
intelligence. They make it too easy for blatant evil
to be excused or explained away.
Muslim murderers had a well coordinated well thought
out plan. They had been in the country for months, obtained
jobs in the area, stockpiled food for the siege, and
stockpiled ammunition enough to kill thousands. Some
of the Muslim murderers had even rented rooms in the
Chabad center! They utilized BlackBerry email devices
to stay in touch with each other and outsiders, to exchange
intelligence information in different locations during
the attacks. An Indian Marine commando told the media
that it was obvious the terrorists were well trained.
The Marine said the attackers were very determined
and remorseless. The Times of India reported that
the sole surviving murderer told Indian police that
the terrorists were sent with a specific mission of
targeting Israelis at Chabad House in order to avenge
"atrocities committed against the Palestinians."
Chabad rabbi and his wife (as well as the other 190+
victims) were not killed, they were murdered, there
is a difference, and one that needs to be differentiated
at every opportunity.