A 22-year-old man affiliated with Neo Nazi groups decided to vandalize what he apparently believed to be a “Jewish” house of worship in Mobile, Alabama.
The man arrested, Thomas Hayward Lewis, was charged with third-degree criminal mischief, criminal possession of explosives and possession of a controlled substance.
The words “Juden raus,” which is German for “Jews get out,” was spray painted on a building occupied by a religious group known as the “Congregation Tree of Life.”
However, the congregation named is really not Jewish at all, but rather composed of self-proclaimed “Messianic Jews” that are essentially fundamentalist Christians who “believe” in “Jesus Christ,” reports the Press Register.
After all, a belief in Jesus is what defines Christians and Christianity, not Jews, who historically are defined by a belief in Judaism.
To put this in context imagine a group of Krishna devotees declaring that they were somehow fulfilled “Krishna Christians.”
And the young Nazi is either too ignorant or just plain stupid to make such distinctions.
It seems that within this idiot’s confused mind pretended “Jews” are as likely as real Jews to become the focus of his wrath.
Ironically, the neo-Nazi and the targeted congregation actually appear to share at least one thing in common.
That is, both would like to see an eventual end to Judaism, as we know it, albeit by different means.
One peacefully through religious conversion and the other through violent extermination.