We are at war. Many stubbornly and foolishly don’t put the pieces together and refuse to identify the evil doers as evil. We are disgracefully politically correct.

There are no Luftwaffe overhead or Panzer divisions on our borders. But make no mistake; we are under attack — our values, our tolerance, our freedom, our virtue, our land. Did anyone imagine in the 1920s what Europe would look like in the 1940s?

We dare not wallow in complacency, in a misguided tolerance and naive sense of security. We must not be lulled into inaction for fear of offending the offenders. Today, 13 people were murdered in Barcelona, Spain.  Radical Islam is the scourge of the world and this must be cried out from every synagogue. ISIS must be destroyed. Iran is our enemy. These murderers, these barbarians are radical Islamists.

This is all out war. Show no mercy on them. They must be utterly destroyed. They want to murder Jews and we must destroy them first. Why are people afraid to state this? Most of the world hates us Jews for no reason. We should stop appeasing the world and protect ourselves and Israel. We have just witnessed the horrible murder in Charlottesville. The Neo Nazis, white supremacists and KKK have come out of their holes. People are blaming the President and our country is becoming divided.

Jewish leaders are writing that we may be in pre war Poland and Germany in the United States. These groups are not new. People say they have been emboldened because of Trump while others maintain Trump is good for the country. We are still a melting pot of minorities and a democracy with a constitution and laws that protect us. If we decide Mr. Trump is unworthy of being president he will be impeached or not re elected. I am concerned that the media is causing panic in this country and some Jews are beginning to live in fear. This is a tumultuous time for America and the world in general. We must be strong and remember the moral values which shaped this country.

Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg