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Since 9/11 when Islamic terror hit the heart of America, Brigitte Gabriel has made a career out of denouncing radical Islam, trashing political correctness, and decrying what she says has become a social paranoia that discourages honest thinking in the face of the greatest threat to the free world.
Back in Israel of the 1950s — when Rudolph Kasztner took the witness stand to defend himself against allegations of collusion with Adolf Eichmann in facilitating the mass murder of Hungary’s Jews — the heroes, the villains, and collaborators all seemed so obvious. But 70 years after his rescue transport pulled out of Budapest carrying 1,684 Jews to freedom, the only thing that’s obvious is that — whoever he was or wasn’t — what once seemed so black and white has with time morphed into many shades of gray.
They’re weekend warriors, a volunteer crew of heroes who literally jump into the fire when emergency strikes. It might not be a Jewish mother’s fantasy profession, but every little boy wants to be a fireman one day, doesn’t he?