Reform leader to Muslim Americans: Together we will fight the opportunists who demonize you
Rabbi Eric Yoffie, leader of the Reform movement, spoke this afternoon to the annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America. The leadership of ISNA and the Union for Reform Judaism are planning a joint dialogue and education program for synagogues and mosques, Yoffie said. He asked the ISNA to help solve the Middle East crisis.
"There exists in this country a huge and profound ignorance about Islam," Yoffie said. Hard to argue with that. Yoffie added that it is "not that stories about Islam are missing from our media; there is no shortage of voices prepared to tell us that fanaticism and intolerance are fundamental to Islamic religion, and that violence and even suicide bombing have deep Koranic roots". Thus, "it has been far too easy to spread the image of Islam as enemy".
How did this ignorance happen? Yoffie asks and does not hesitate to name names.
"How did it happen that Christian fundamentalists, such as Pat Robertson and Franklin Graham, make vicious and public attacks against your religious tradition?"
Sane words spoken by a Jewish Rabbi. One who sees thru the incessant propaganda campaign that is being pushed by certain elements in their never ending quest to keep people around the world, but mostly in America, brainwashed to the realities on the ground in Occupied Palestine.... and Iraq.
Christian war mongers that have gotten in bed with the rabid Zionists and the Likudnik War Party of Israel, promoting death and destruction to any and all things Muslim.
War in their God's name. Their God must demand that prayers are offered up containing lots death and destruction, because that is exactly what the Christian Zionists are offering up to their God; a never ending diet of death, misery and occupation.
There are decent and compassionate people in Israel, like the good Rabbi. But his voice will never be heard in the American MSM press. Why?
Because a certain group of people only want Americans to hear one side of the story and that is their side. A story that has been magnified a 1,000 times over by the likes of William Kristol of the Weekly Standard. Or Daniel Pipes, recently appointed to a front running republican presidential candidate's staff. Or Rich Lowry of the National Review.
Or by the disinformation specialists at the American Enterprise Institute, who are now ramping up their vicious propaganda campaign to urge the U.S. to bomb Iran.
These mad fools will not rest until either all the Muslims and Arabs in the ME have been slaughtered or until those pesky "mushroom clouds" start popping up all over the ME. A scenario that will give these nutcases the charred corpses of millions, if not billions of human beings to offer up to their maniacal god.
But these power hungry despots don't care about that nor even consider the consequences of their deranged actions.
After all, their God loves wars, death and destruction and they plan on serving exactly that up to their God on a radioactive platter.
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