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Friday, October 30, 2015

Richard Lakin's Murder and the Writing on The Wall

I wish to send my condolences to the family and friends of Richard Lakin, HaYa"D. 
המקום ינחם

"Peace" and "coexistence" activist Richard Lakin died of his wounds sustained in an attack by Arab terrorists two weeks earlier. Murder by Arab terrorists or any other vicious way is immoral.

Jerusalem PostRichard Lakin. (photo credit:COURTESY OF FAMILY)

Lakin firmly believed that there could be peace between Jews and Arabs, but regardless of the numerous attempts and concessions Israel made to the Arab terrorists, this seems to be no more realistic than "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."
Despite Lakin’s dovish politics, his relatives left no doubt where they placed the blame for his death. Two other Israelis also were killed in the October 13 attack.
“He died as a result of the same incitement and hatred he fought against his entire life,” Micha Lakin told the Times of Israel.
Micha Lakin is a plaintiff in a class action suit demanding that Facebook block posts that glorify Palestinian violence.

Read more: http://forward.com/news/323434/richard-lakins-dream-of-coexistence-through-education-dies/#ixzz3q24Y3jnm
Again, those of us on the Right have been proven right about the inherent dangers from Arab society and culture. We aren't "all the same." Please remember that during World War Two, Japan used "suicide bombers," aka kamikaze pilots to attack and destroy allied ships. The role of the kamikaze pilot to destroy and murder as much of the enemy as possible and kill oneself in the process, is still considered so honorable that there's a campaign to have letters and other memorabilia archived.
Japan hopes to immortalise its kamikaze pilots - a squad of young men who crashed their aircraft into Allied ships in World War Two - by seeking Unesco World Heritage status for a collection of their letters. (BBC)

This is so like the honors Arab society, especially the PA-Palestinian Authority and the rest of the Arab world  showers on the terrorists who murder and attack Jews.

A clear pragmatic look at history and society will show that not all cultures, societies and religions can produce suicide bombers, kamikaze pilots and terrorists. And as the Americans and their allies proved in World War Two, propaganda-information campaigns and ordinary battle plans will not stop such enemies. The Japanese and the Nazis needed to be completely defeated until they surrendered for there to be peace.

Chamberlain's "peace for our time" just caused the war to intensify.

Neville Chamberlain showing the Anglo-German Declaration to a crowd at Heston Aerodrome on 30 September 1938

And the late Richard Lakin's sincere, though misguided efforts to offer peace and coexistence to the Arabs only encouraged the violence and the terror by making us look weak and desperate.

The road to hell is paved with good intentions...

And the road to peace is long and difficult, but we won't get there until not only do we seem to defeat the terrorists, but they must beg us for mercy, rather than the situation now when we are begging them to stop their terror!


CFR said...

Suicide IS an epidemic in America among American Soldiers. Assisted Suicide IS Permitted in Washington, Oregon, California, and Vermont. Self-Harm is rampant among American Youth. That has something to do with Ashura aka Ba'al Idolatry. It is my contention that Suicide has something to do with hanging Haman's sons.

CFR said...

Also Farmers in India are committing Suicide. There are accounts of Suicide in the Bible, Shaul being the most prominent example.

Cosmic X said...


I agree with much of what is written here.
However, "not everything that one thinks should be said, and not everything that one says should be written, and not everything that one writes should be published."
I would have thought twice before publishing this. The family is still sitting Shiva.

Cosmic X said...

Shabbat Shalom!

Batya Medad said...

CFR, are you just a spammer?

Cos, you're right about my timing. I'll edit something in as an introduction.

Keli Ata said...

The Hamas Charter hasn't changed. Until and unless it does all peace talks should be suspended until they do at least that. Israel needs to walk away from the table, and certainly withdraw from the UN.

Batya Medad said...

exactly, thanks, Keli, for your comment