I’m sorry to address you in such a hard time.
What terrible carnage, loss of life, loss of dignity, loss of property, loss of humanity, what an insult to your wonderful religion.
Maybe we don’t need to go into details here. The sense of loss is palpable. The sadness is tangible. No number of tears seem to match up.
I am an Orthodox Jew. I do not think that you are guilty of what just happened. And I’m convinced that the vast majority of Muslims in Israel are deeply shocked and embarrassed by the unprovoked and cowardly slaughter of hundreds of young adults at a peace music fest and the murder, abduction, rape, and desecration of bodies of hundreds of Jews, even babies, in their homes in Israel proper allegedly in the name of Islam.
Just like ISIS was not Islam, so this is not. You know that; I know that.
Not only am I convinced that most of you are abhorred. It is not too late to turn this disaster area around into a never-again commemoration site.
After World War II, 80% of the German People felt deeply embarrassed about the Holocaust perpetrated in their name. They decided firmly that those 20% would never again get a chance to speak for anyone or get any political power. And in the past 78 years, they have kept their promise beyond the call of duty. They understood that the Holocaust murdered Jews but was a Christian disaster and moral failure.
You too, as a vast majority of Muslims in Israel, maybe with the help of outside allies, can restore and renew the glory of the Name of Islam and say no more to any militant extremism or hatred in G^d’s or your name.
They understood that dignity and pride don’t come from denying evil in one’s midst but from rejecting, renouncing, and preventing evil.
You can. You must. You will. Why wait?
It’s Us Against Evil
This war is not between Muslims and Jews. This war is between humane and evil. Together, we can make us win.
Thank you that you held on to your dignified goodness all those years of political lies and the spread of baseless myths and hatred everywhere.
May we all live in peace and security soon.