Kahane on the National Geographic Channel
Jewish Voice Aug 26, 2005; Israel National News Aug 29, 2005;
Israel Insider Aug 29, 2005.
No matter what
you think of him, whether you hate him or love him, the name Meir Kahane
is a name that will forever be engrained in the history of the Jewish
people. But just this week, fifteen years after his murder, he was vindicated
on the world stage via national television.
Rabbi Kahane, born
in Brooklyn in 1932, was an author, political activist, and eventually
a member of the Israeli Knesset. While concluding a speech in Manhattan,
Rabbi Kahane was assassinated by El Sayyid Nosair, an Egyptian and member
of an Arab terrorist cell operating in New York in 1990. Nosair was
one of Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman's men who would later be convicted for
the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, today he is serving life in prison.
The gun that was used to kill Rabbi Kahane was supplied to Nosair by
Wadih el-Hage who is a member of Al-Qaeda that was convicted of conspiracy
to kill U.S. citizens in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings.
With jihad being
conducted around the world and especially after the mass murder of September
11, 2001, Jews have been attempting to remind the world that Kahane
was warning them, as well as noting Kahane had been the first victim
of jihad in the United States. Of course when Jews that support Kahane
speak up, they generally don't catch the attention of the liberal media,
but they repeated their cry for over a decade to recognize that the
slaying of Kahane was the initial attack Islamic terrorists had brought
against American citizens-and finally, their cries have been accepted
The National Geographic
cable television channel has just released a new four-hour documentary
called Inside 9/11. The focus of the special is not to show devastation
in New York, but to present the facts in the form of a timeline, so
that people can understand what happened-who was and is-attacking America.
The documentary has received rave reviews and the cable networks consider
this broadcast so important, that they have made the show available
for free in areas that don't carry the National Geographic channel.
This well made production explains as fact what the Jewish people have
been shouting to the world. The documentary starts with the assassination
of Rabbi Meir Kahane and continues to dedicate a portion of the first
hour explaining how the rabbi was targeted by an Islamic terrorist.
The significance is to recognize the fact Kahane was assassinated as
an act of jihad against the West and to show that organized Islamic
terror cells have already been successful in sending an operative into
the United States and successfully murder someone they saw as problematic.
If they did it once, they can and will do it again.
is that Nosair (who was acquitted of Rabbi Kahane's murder, even though
he shot him in front of a large crowd), was only found guilty of illegally
possessing a weapon. However, a subsequent search of the murderer's
apartment uncovered 47 boxes of documents in Arabic, which proved that
he was at the center of a worldwide terrorist network. According to
the National Geographic documentary, the FBI let this evidence slip
through their fingers, not thinking it was important material.
At lunchtime on
February 26, 1993, a truck bomb was set off under the World Trade Center.
Six people were killed and more than 1000 injured. The bomb destroyed
a total of seven stories of the structure. Four terrorists, linked to
Nosair, were later convicted of this attack. Members of this same group
would later work with Al-Qaeda and eight years later bring down both
towers in New York and slam a plane into the Pentagon killing over 2,500
We have the National
Geographic channel to thank for finally, after fifteen years, getting
law enforcement to acknowledge that Rabbi Kahane's assassination was
an act of jihad in America-the first act of jihad. Both noted authors
and former FBI special agents mentioned clearly, that the murder of
Rabbi Kahane was perpetrated by parties now shown to be directly linked
to Al-Qaeda. While making speeches, Kahane often told how some in the
Islamic world were making plans to attack both Christians and Jews,
but no one seemed to listen. At his funeral posters declared "He
sacrificed his life for the sake of the Nation of Israel, its Torah
and its Land." Those present exceeded 100,000, making it the second
largest funeral in Israel's history. The other night, people understood
his message when a mature and well-made television documentary on the
9/11 attacks included FBI agents stating that jihad is an active war
fighting operation against the West and specifically the United States,
and that the rabbi was not only a victim, he was right.