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Jews and Muslims Must Show Unity Against Jihadists

Author: Ed Husain, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies
March 22, 2012
The Jewish Chronicle

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"God forbid that the recent killer of Jewish children and a rabbi in France be a Muslim or of Arab descent," I tweeted a day before the French authorities named Mohamed Merah as the prime suspect in last week's terrorist atrocity. People on Twitter responded to me saying: "He also killed Muslims". And yes, he did - but it does not take away from the severity of the killer's antisemitism that led to him target Ozar Hatorah school and killing Rabbi Jonathan Sandler and the blessed children he was trying to protect.

What was their crime? Miriam Monsonego, aged 7, was killed in cold blood as the murderer grabbed her by her hair to shoot her in the head. She was the headmaster's daughter. Rabbi Sandler's two sons, Gabriel and Arieh, aged four and five, were killed too.

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