Several friends have already forwarded this New York Post article to me, but if you haven't seen it, its worth a read. I agree with the rabbi's idea of an armed congregation; the local police are not trained or capable of dealing with a terrorist attack on a synagogue. Notable quote from the article:
"Jews are not like Christians," Moscowitz said. "If I turn my cheek, I'm coming around to make a kick."Check out DoubleTapper's blog for pictures of armed congregants at a synagogue in Israel.