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The attack in Pittsburgh on Jewish Worshippers

@MJLC

Synagogue Tree of Life during the Shabbat-services 27th October 2018 Words can not express our feelings of sorrow and sadness about this horrifying attack against humanity. An attack on a place of Divine worship is an attack on all places of worship. This heinous hate crime perpetrated against peaceful worshippers in a synagogue in Pittsburg, …



Coalition Building Workshop

@Mufti Nedzad Grabus Ljubljana

The Muslim Jewish Leadership Council in Europe is organizing the Coalition Building Workshop: Establishing a Coalition Building Agenda for the European Muslim and Jewish Leadership Council. The Coalition Building Workshop is cordially being hosted by the Municipality of the City of Amsterdam, The Netherlands and supported by KAICIID Vienna. The aim of this meeting is …



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With anti-Muslim laws, Europe enters new dark age

@Pinchas Goldschmidt

Originally published on politico What has become of Europe? New laws targeting Muslims are reminiscent of a time when innocent Jewish children were abducted by masked monks and imprisoned in monasteries to “save” them from the eternal fire of hell. In our blind mistrust of religious differences, we are returning to the Middle Ages, when the …



#Antisemitism

Conference of European Rabbis visits Tunisia, feels more optimism today

@Pinchas Goldschmidt

Originally published on thearabweekly The guests at the Radisson Hotel on Djerba weren’t expecting the rabbis. That much was clear. Nevertheless, the 30 or so orthodox rabbis visiting Muslim-majority Tunisia made their way through the hotel foyer to the astonishment of the assembled guests. Other foreign Jewish organisations have visited Tunisian before but this was …



#International

I refuse to let myself be used to exclude other groups

@Rabbi Lody B. van de Kamp

Originally published on dutchnews Lody Van de Kamp (69) is an Orthodox Jewish rabbi living in Amsterdam. Being the son of two Holocaust survivors, he is very much aware of the dangers of discrimination and the exclusion of certain groups in society. He wrote several books about the Holocaust, and he regularly visits schools to teach …



#Antisemitism
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Dr. Nedzad Grabus, Mufti of Slovenia e Chairman of the Meshihat of the Islamic Community in Slovenia

@Mufti Nedzad Grabus Ljubljana

In this short interview Dr. Nedzad Grabus, Mufti of Slovenia and Chairman of the Meshihat of the Islamic Community in Slovenia, discusses the importance of united hearts in promoting cultural understanding and awareness of the Muslim community in many parts of the world. Dr. Nedzad Grabus explains that the Turkish case is especially compelling because …



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Will Circumcision Survive in the West?

Originally published on project-syndicate A proposed law to ban ritual circumcision in Iceland has unsurprisingly been met with dismay in Muslim and Jewish communities around the world. This is not the first time a Western country has considered enforcing secular norms at the expense of religious freedom, an approach that imperils the entire human rights project. …



#Religion in the West

Muslim leaders visit Swedish synagogue in show of support following anti-Semitic events

Originally published on independent Muslim and Christian leaders have rallied around the Jewish community in Swedish cities following anti-Semitic events this weekend, condemning the action and visiting a synagogue in Malmo in a show of support. Around 200 people attended a rally in Malmo on Friday night, where people shouted anti-Semitic slogans and waved Palestinian flags in protest …



Interview Mit Imam Tarafa Baghajati Nach Strache-angriff

@Tarafa Baghajati

Originally published on dasbiber Vor einigen Tagen warb Obmann der IMO (Initiative muslimischer ÖsterreicherInnen) Tarafa Baghajati in einem Youtube-Video für Alexander Van der Bellen. In einem anderen Video kritisierte er auch die Slogan „So wahr mir Gott helfe“ von Präsidentschaftskandidat Norbert Hofer. Darauf hat Strache ihn vorgestern auf Facebook angegriffen. Genügend Gründe für ein Interview mit dem muslimischen Prediger Baghajati. biber: Herr Dipl.- Ing. …



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How culpable were Dutch Jews in the slave trade?

@Rabbi Lody B. van de Kamp

Originally published on timesofisrael THE HAGUE, Netherlands (JTA) — On a busy street near the Dutch Parliament, three white musicians in blackface regale passersby with holiday tunes about the Dutch Santa Claus, Sinterklaas, and his slave, Black Pete. Many native Dutchmen view dressing up as Black Pete in December as a venerable tradition, but others …



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