We are all Chabadniks now, says Ron Coleman. The missionary-minded Chabad movement rubs many people the wrong way, people who long for a world in which there are no missionaries, a world in there is nothing to live or die for, and no religion, too. But I was raised on the slogan that you are a missionary in life, or you are nothing at all. Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg ran the Chabad center in Mumbai, a synagogue and community house, one of about 3,500 such outposts around the world established by Lubavitcher Hasidim. Without a doubt, the terrorists went out of their way to target the center and kill the rabbi and his wife out of hatred of Jews. For details, go here.
The question to pose to the perpetrators, sympathizers, and excusers of such a crime is the same question God is reported to pose in Bereishit (Gen 4:9):