Thursday, March 06, 2008

"The floors are littered with holy books covered in blood."

Earlier today, a Palestinian terrorist entered the library of a Jewish seminary in Jerusalem and opened fire with an AK-47. Here is how two rescue workers described the aftermath, according to the BBC:

"When we got in after the police guys sterilised the place, there was a terrible scene.

"We saw young guys, 15-, 16-year-old guys lying on the floor with their Bibles in their hands, all dead on the floor because the terrorist guys went inside the place and killed those eight or nine young guys who were only here learning in Jerusalem."


Yehuda Meshi Zahav, head of the Zaka rescue service, entered the library after the attack.

"The whole building looked like a slaughterhouse," he told the Associated Press news agency. "The floor was covered in blood. The students were in class at the time of the attack.

"The floors are littered with holy books covered in blood."

There is no cause or grievance that can even begin to justify such barbarism.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, I wonder if the ALA will post photos like these on their website, under a "Never Again" banner? Not likely.

4:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am the first to disparage the ALA elites for their ideological zeal in a leftward direction, BUT, there is no reason for the ALA to do such a thing as you suggest.

The attack really was not on a library; it was on the precious books of living souls. This is not a library issue whatsover and the ALA would have no business posting something like that on their website.

In a related find, I did see that American Libraries reported that Hamas arrested suspects who torched a Gaza library. While I am deeply skeptical that Hamas really found real sustpects (and is not paying them for all this, as they approve of these actions), it is good to see that the editors of AM Libs did take notice of that incident.

The ALA should not be taking sides in a war between two peoples, in terms of individual terror attacks, or the deaths of children in attacks on targets in Gaza.

Walter S.

8:23 AM  

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