Capitulation To Terror? In Wake Of Terror Attack, Chabad Says A Little Light Drives Away Much Darkness – And Then Cancels Public Menorah Lighting Ceremony
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
It isn’t just American movie theater chains and Sony Pictures that capitulate to terror.
In the wake of the terror attack earlier this week in the Lindt Chocolate Café in Sydney, Australia that killed two people along with the terrorist, Chabad cancelled its public lighting of a giant Hanukkah menorah in Martin Place nearby. It was the first time in 30 years the public menorah lighting had been canceled, the JTA reported.
“Due to the very recent terror attack in Martin Place and with sensitivity towards the families of the victims of terror, the Hanukkah commemoration scheduled for this evening has regrettably been canceled. The Jewish community of Australia expresses our deepest sympathy for the families of the Martin Place tragedy. May the lights of the festival of Hanukkah bring comfort and warmth to our nation,” Chabad said today in a statement.
Instead of the public candle lighting, Chabad participated an interfaith flower memorial set up near the café.
“We have people from all faiths coming together to show that we are a very strong united people and a strong country. A small, little bit of light distils [sic] a tremendous amount of darkness,” Chabad’s Rabbi Levi Wolff said.
By all accounts, the terror attack was carried out by a lone wolf terrorist whith no known connections to any terror group. The terrorist, who was killed during the conclusion of the attack, was a mentally deranged Iran Muslim refugee who presented himself as a sheik but was largely rejected by Sydney’s Muslim community.