Wednesday, June 5, 2013

does not say who, but good to hear

WJD In a rare show of conviction and courage, Muslim leaders condemned Holocaust denial and antisemitism on Monday while on a trip to Poland sponsored by the U.S. State Department.
According to the Times of Israel, a group of 14 Muslim leaders made the following statement after viewing Holocaust sites and meeting survivors.
“We bear witness to the absolute horror and tragedy of the Holocaust where millions upon millions of human souls perished, more than half of whom were people of the Jewish faith,” said the missive, which was signed by 10 leading Islamic figures in Warsaw on Monday, AFP reported. “We acknowledge, as witnesses, that it is unacceptable to deny this historical reality and declare such denials or any justification of this tragedy as against the Islamic code of ethics.”
There is widespread antisemitism in the Muslim world, where media outlets, TV shows, and films all spread a message of hatred toward Jews. It is uncommon for Muslim leaders to take such a public stand on the issue

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