This week’s Naples Daily NewsMakers with Jeff Lytle program covers global and local issues.
Guests this morning at 10 on ABC 7 discuss the Holocaust in the Ukraine, St. Matthew’s House move into Bonita Springs and Part III of the Daily News’ Lighthouse Project.
Those guests are Father Patrick Desbois of France, a Holocaust tracker who was a guest speaker of the Jewish Federation of Collier County; Vann Ellison, CEO of the St. Matthew’s House homeless shelter; and Kate Albers and Allen Bartlett of the Daily News staff.
Video highlights are at naplesnews.com/newsmakers
Here are excerpts
NewsMakers: Father Patrick Desbois
He is a Ukrainian Holocaust tracker.
Father Patrick Desbois
Lytle: Can we ask you about the killings — videotaped and posted on the Internet — of Jews by a Muslim jihadist in France?
Desbois: I would say all the mass killers want to make their killing visible. The Nazis — they called everybody to watch. It was like a show. In one village they made the Jews dance in the middle of the town square to an orchestra, and after they shot them they said everyone could come to see the end of the Jews.
So I would say these killers ... they have a sense ... they are proud of it. I’m afraid that today many, many people all over the world will be proud of this Muslim to have been strong enough to kill Jews and soldiers. I’m afraid of that.
You must understand that today, mass killers, I would say, are very proud. And it’s very frightening, and when you hear by example today are many jihadists planning to build an atomic bomb and they want to destroy Israel, it’s very frightening. It’s like this young boy in Toulous. He said it; he did it; and now it’s online.
You know, he gave a message when he was shooting. He said when he was shooting the Jews "Allahu Akbar," and he said he was shooting because they were against Palestine. It’s a nightmare.