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Sarah Wali ³God¶s Will´

The story ³Let the world hear and the politicians remember. A people whose God keeps His word is not to be trifled with; a Lord whose people is so determined is not to be taken lightly.´ Rabbi Meir Kahane Listen World Listen Jew 1980

As he sat in his new home in Jerusalem, the Brooklyn-born Rabbi wrote of the might of Zion and the fear of an imminent Holocaust. The Arabs were the enemy, and only the fighting Jew could take back what was his God-given right. He had led a violent resistance in New York City, that he continued to actively support, against all those he perceived as enemies of Israel: the Arabs, the United States an even some of the Jews themselves.

One year later, El-Sayyid Nosair arrived to the United States from his homeland, Egypt. His acceptance of the western way of life soon turned to a violent extremism that would cost the city thousands of lives. So intense was his belief that America, being a close ally of Israel, was the enemy, that he started the first American al-Qaeda cell. He called for a jihad backed by the financial support of Osama bin Laden, the spiritual guidance of the Blind Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman and the will of Allah.

overwhelming evidence against him did not convince the jury that he was a murderer. Nosair was arrested and charged with murder of Rabbi Meir Kahane. 1990. and sent upstate to Attica for seven and a half years. conducted arms training and recruited young men for assassinations and bomb plots throughout the city. the West Bank and Gaza. Nosair fled the chaotic scene with a gun. Instead he was given the maximum sentence for a possession charge. The 1993 . Mainstream objections were no match for the conviction that it was their responsibility to fight against perceived enemies and their right to use violence. attempted to hijack an Arab aircraft and plotted attacks on Soviet officials. Kahane was fatally shot in the neck and face as he finished his first speech to the newly formed Zionists Emergency Evacuation Rescue Operation at the Lexington Avenue Marriot. A bullet wound in the neck stopped him a block from the hotel. Kahane and his supporters held violent protests. In religious gatherings they justified their actions by laying claim to the true path of God. However.Kahane and Nosair built opposing views in a war of ideals that throughout the 1970¶s and 1980¶s disrupted the streets of New York City and the roads of Israel. with the help of an Arab-American soldier serving in the army. On November 5. Nosair. Despite Kahane¶s death and Nosair¶s imprisonment the hateful vengeance planted in the hearts and minds of their followers drove both of their movements forward. which he used on those who tried to block his way.

from where. As he grew older.´ he and his followers lived up to.World Trade Center bomb plot was planned by Nosair¶s supporters with his aid. killed 29 Palestinians in Hebron. Nosair found comfort in a Philadelphia mosque. In 1994 a member Kahane¶s political movement. Meir Kahane was 16-years-old and attending Yeshiva University High School for Boys. Five years later Nosair and his family were forced to leave their home in Port Saied. Department of State as terrorist organizations. Soon after Kach and the Kahane Chai. They relocated to Cairo. the Kach party. Resolution was passed. and put al-Qaeda on the radar as a terrorist organization.S. From his new home in Jersey City. a war that knows no boundaries. Egypt during Yom Kippur War. after completing a degree in engineering. But the true return to the Promised Land had not been actualized.22. especially New York City. Nosair hosted a group with close ties . when the 1948 U. The purpose Kahane and Nosair were on two sides of the Arab-Israeli conflict. movements were banned by the Israeli government and listed in the U. The two groups are in a spiritual clash that attracts and provokes all types of people all over the world. He established the Jewish Defense League in 1968.N. whose motto ³Every Jew a . Nosair traveled to the United States. but left with his wife and children after two women accused him of sexual assault. a Hebrew acronym for Kahane to the Knesset. an Orthodox Jewish day school in Brooklyn. he became more radicalized in his views of forcibly removing the Arabs. Kahane Lives.

and regularly attends his . Why Be Jewish? and The Story of the Jewish Defense League. Yet their pasts were spotted with serious flaws that indicated they could be deceitful to those closest to them. and was met with fierce opposition when he attempted to install a mechizah ( a partition used to separate men and women). Both men are emulated by their followers as fighters. His contract was not renewed. Chapters: Prologue: Shunned 1958. became a born-again Muslim. They began as a recruiting arm for the Afghan-Soviet war. The story of Meir Kahane and Sayyid Nosair will show that despite the large moderate population.Kahane became the rabbi of the traditional synagogue Howard Beach Jewish Center in Queens. In the next years he would publish books such as Never Again!. After the fall of the Soviet Union.to Bin Laden. and eventually led to the 9/11 attacks. they turned their attention to the remaining super-power fueling the fight against their Palestinian brethren. and Kahane left. advocating a mass Jewish return to Israel and an anti-Arab message 1981.Nosair arrived in Philadelphia and after succumbing to the western lifestyle. He preached an Orthodox lifestyle to the youth of the community. and claimed to know what God wanted. He marries an American convert. Rather it¶s spiritual component makes it a war that has been fought in small battles all over the world. Both Nosair and Kahane preached the word of God. soldiers but hated by people within their own religious circles. the Arab-Israeli conflict is more than a territorial issue.

Kahane bought guns. His father was the director of Bnei Akiva¶s 16 New York chapters. Kahane preached the motto ³Every Jew a . He comes to the United States. at the time. he is accused of raping two women in the community. and encouraged others to lash out violently against oppressors of the Jewish people. where he creates the first American al-Qaeda cell.S. but Nosair.local mosque. He would recruit young men in the Jewish community. He establishes the Jewish Defense League in 1968 and becomes a violent advocate of a return to Zion. is a young boy living in Port Saied. His family is kicked out in the 1973 Yom Kippur war.22´. However. Chapter 2 : Torn From his inception of the Jewish Defense League in 1968. the U. Charges are not pressed against him. and train them in military arms. Nosair. . leaves Philadelphia and moves to New Jersey. and patrolled streets he deemed as part of the Jewish community. harboring the feelings of animosity towards Israel and it¶s biggest supporter. He heads to Cairo and gets a degree in engineering. a youth group that taught the Jewish responsibility to return to the Promised Land. shunned by the community. Chapter 1: Seeds of Hate Kahane¶s early life was dedicated to the cause of Zionism.

Nosair. Nosair and his family settled in New York City. the Services Office in Afghanistan. even after his pilgrimage to Israel. Nosair hosted several religious men at the house. he ended the relationship causing D¶Argenio to commit suicide. but are unable to pin them before they are pulled off the investigation. Chapter 3: Politically Divine At the height of the Cold War Kahane took up the cause of Soviet Jewry and fought for them on American soil. He built his religious credibility by recording conversations with the blind Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman and played them for members of Al-Farouq Mosque. When Kahane was preparing to immigrate to Israel. . for a war outside the United States. and were being trained by Abdullah Halima. But New York Times reporter Michael Kaufman wrote of an affair Kahane led with Gloria Jean D¶Argenio. and his wife worked as a teacher at the local Islamic school.But. established by Osama Bin Laden. far from accusing eyes. Kahane appeared to live a double life in the 60¶s . For seven years. He was actually part of the Al-Farouq Mosque in Brooklyn. His recruits were being sent to Afghanistan to fight the Soviets. began his own recruiting. Nosair found a job at the Manhattan Courthouse as an electrician. His wife. a mosque funded by Maktab Al-Khadamat. telling his wife they were friends or business acquaintances. The FBI is alerted to a possible violation of the Espionage Act by the mosque and begins following Nosair and his gang. Lydia and children supported his cause and held his beliefs. a soldier in the United States. They are aware that there is a group of Arabs training for some type of war. he supported . in 1984.

At that time.violent acts against diplomats. but he was banned by the Israeli High Court from running a second term as his party was declared a racist party. He also began to experiment with bombs in the basement of the Lower Manhattan Courts building. . They planed surveillance courses with army specialforces instructor Abdullah Halima. disrupting peace at Hebrew University and an undisclosed plot against the Arab community. organizations and cultural events associated with the Soviet Union. In 1985 he was finally elected into the Knesset. a key ally to the Jews. In Israel Kahane continues his violent preaching¶s and plots. Chapter 4: Breaking point The Cold War is over. Osama Bin Laden decided. where he worked. and a country he saw as the supporter of murdering Palestinians. the Soviet Union has fallen. Nosair had allied with his cousin. In 1989 Nosair attempted to assassinate Soviet Premier Mikail Gorbachev using a can filled with explosive material. in 1989 to lead his right-wing following in his hometown of New York City. The world won its battle with communism. having successfully lead his troops against one super power. From 1980 until 1983 Kahane was in and out of Israeli prison for arms dealing. and it¶s flag will no longer rise. Kahane returned to the U. and they continued to seriously train young men for the jihadist militia. but felt a void of the common enemy. declared a war on the United States.S.

At the hospital both men were brought in with similar injuries. and stop him from escaping. On November 5. Acosta was able to shoot Nosair in the neck. who stopped him in te hall. a security postal worker who had been walking from the post office two blocks away. What is known is that a number al-Qaeda fighters. the man who carried out the first World Trade Center bombing arrived in the city in 1989. While right-wingers are behind his politics. gave a speech to the Zionist Emergency Evacuation amd Rescue Organization. Friday prayers and discussions in the community are centered on the Rabbi that wants to kill all of the Arabs in Palestine. Some sources claim Nosair and Kahane were meeting in 1989 and in 1990 to discuss a truce between the group. 2009. and Carlos Acosta. and shot Kahane shortly after he finished his speech. creating a stir among the New York City Jewish community. he denied shooting Kahane. including Ramzi Youseff. . This point in the story is still fuzzy and requires more research. At the same time. and claimed the gun had been planted on the sidewalk next to him. Nosair was in attendance. his comments in the press are enraging the Arab community in the city. Nosair was saved by immediate surgery. Others say Nosair had made vocal his dislike for Kahane and his desire to quiet the message Kahane was out to spread. he is met with strong opposition from the more moderate Jews. As he fled he shot Irving Franklin. Kahane was pronounced DOA. and when he finally came to.Kahane returned to the United States. and at the requst of his lawyer his body was immediately shipped out without an autopsy being performed.

then that al-Qaeda was recognized as a real terrorist threat to the United States. he was able to convince inmates to give him use of their pin numbers. but not forgotten Despite being locked up at Attica State Prison. which killed six and created a huge crater in the tower. Nosair was able to communicate with his al-Qaeda brethren. a civil rights lawyer who had more recently been known for getting the seediest of clientele off. In 1994. and it did not come from the Kach party. Instead he is charged with the illegal possession of a firearm. used Arabic calligraphy to send mail messages and helped mastermind the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Kahane¶s supporters. the jury does not find Nosair guilty. Nosair was remained adamant that he was not involved in the shooting. and Nosair was convicted of killing Kahane and was sentenced to a life sentence without parole and sent to Colorado¶s Federal ADX SuperMax facility. angry by the light sentence handed to Nosair began lashing out against Arabs in the West Bank and Gaza. Nosair was charged with the murder of Rabbi Meir Kahane and was put on trial in 1992 before a grand jury in his old workplace at the Lower Manhattan Courthouse. From his position as Chaplin. the judge ruled that Kahane¶s murder is part of a seditious conspiracy. His lawyer William Kunstler. It was . was convinced Nosair should put in an insanity plea. Chapter 6: Gone. Stringent security measures were placed in New York City. but it was almost a year before a serious threat posed itself. and is sentenced to jail time to be served in upstate New York. However. Despite overwhelming evidence.Chapter 5: Justice not served.

killing 29 of them. and the war on terrorism is escaladed to new levels with grave international consequences.In that same year in Israel. Soon after the United States Department of State follows suit. a Brooklyn-based Israeli doctor opened fire on Palestinian worshipers in Hebron. . Shortly after Israel declared the Kach party and the Kahane Chai movement terrorist organizations.