Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Yemen: Jewish community leader stabbed to death

Sadly, one of the 300 remaining Yemeni Jews was just murdered. 

It's time for the US and other Western nations to put a moratorium on all Muslim immigration and instead invite all those persecuted by Muslims in Islamic countries to immigrate in their place.  All the resources now expended to house and aid Muslim immigrants should be diverted to help Islam's victims start a new life of freedom and equality. 


Yemen: Jewish community leader stabbed to death

Man attacked at Sanaa market by Muslim who accused him of witchcraft

Roi Kais
Latest Update:     05.22.12, 19:07 / Israel News

A Jewish community leader in Yemen was stabbed to death at a Sanaa market on Tuesday by a Muslim assailant who accused him of witchcraft.

Harun Yusuf Zindani, 50, was attacked at Saawan market near the US embassy in northeast Sanaa, according to his son, Yehya. The victim, who was stabbed in the neck and stomach, was taken to the hospital and later died of his wounds.

Yehya said the attacker was a “well-known person who says my father has ruined him and cast a spell on him."

The Jewish community in Yemen numbered some 60,000 in 1948, but had shrunk significantly in the years following the establishment of the State of Israel.

The community continued to dwindle in subsequent decades and by the early 1990s it numbered only around 1,000 people. The elimination of a longstanding travel ban in 1993 sparked a fresh exodus.

Today, barely 300 Jews remain in the Asian country.

Zindani was originally from the northern province of Saada, where Zaidi Shiite rebels fought a bloody war against former strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh's regime.

Since 2007, authorities have moved members of the Jewish community from Saada to a safer neighborhood in the capital near the US embassy.