European rabbis to boycott EU interfaith conference over Muslim Brotherhood connections of participating groups
- Bad Dhimmies: Tariq Ramadan is not pleased!
Indeed, the Muslim Brotherhood’s mission in the West — “a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and Allah’s religion is made victorious over all other religions” — isn’t the kind of “interfaith” activity anyone should be encouraging. Especially not the EU.
“‘EU Muslim groups linked to Islamists’,” by Haviv Rettig Gur for theÂ Jerusalem Post, via JW
Europe’s umbrella Orthodox rabbinic organization boycotted a Brussels interfaith conference hosted on Monday by EU institutions, in protest of the inclusion of groups they say are linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.
“We do not consider it appropriate that organizations such as the Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe, or individuals who in the past made, or endorsed, anti-Semitic statements and who are clearly linked to the radical Islamist movements such as the Muslim Brotherhood should be present at such gatherings,” said Rabbi Aba Dunner, executive director of the Conference of European Rabbis.
European Jewish leaders accuse some Muslim groups of exaggerated criticism of Israel that descended into anti-Semitic rhetoric in rallies throughout the continent during January’s Operation Cast Lead. The decision marks the first time Jewish representatives have boycotted the annual event.
The CER said in a statement it “regretted that the European institutions had chosen to patronize extremists that are not representative of the vast majority of Europe’s Muslim citizens who support dialogue and the democratic values of the European Union.”
The European Jewish Congress said it “supported the [CER’s] decision.”
Three of the four Muslim organizations invited to the gathering are represented by people with “links to organizations affiliated with the international Muslim Brotherhood, an extremist organization known for supporting jihad against the West,” EJC president Moshe Kantor said.
Such a meeting “counterproductive to interfaith understanding” and “undermines the important interfaith efforts [of] so many European leaders,” Kantor said in a statement.
He cited the presence of Swiss Muslim academic Tariq Ramadan.
Kantor urged the EU institutions to “do their homework.Â There is simply no excuse for those who either preach hate or are affiliated with extremist religious organizations to be invited to any official interfaith gathering in Europe.”
The boycott drew criticism from Muslim leaders and the European Union hosts of the annual gathering.
According to European Muslim Network leader Tariq Ramadan, “Anything which has to do with targeting people for their religion is unacceptable.”…
Oh,Â reallyÂ now.
The Interfaith Racket, the Interfaith Healers, are a menace.
For the Muslims know exactly what they want. They want to make sure that Islam is seen as a “religion” just like any other, one that has “so much in common” with the other “abrahamic faiths.” They do not want the members of those other faiths to find out what the Muslim Jesus, the Muslim Moses, the Muslim this and that appropriated, and distorted, and then made into the “true” — i.e., Muslim — versions, actually signify. They do not want any investigation of what is central to Islam: the view inculcated by the texts, and reflected by 1350 years of conquest and attempted conquest (in the past, largely by military means, at present, because of unprecedented foolishness by many in the Western political and media elites, by other means, including deployment of the Money Weapon, campaigns of Da’wa, and demographic conquest, all so far continuing unchecked and even, by most people, unremarked) of non-Muslim lands. They do not want Infidels to find out what the texts really say. They do not want Infidels to find out about, much less to study, the works of hundreds of intelligent and learned scholars of Islam, but would prefer that the ignorant and the venal and the shallow — the armstrongs, the espositos, the sly apologists of MESA Nostra, both Muslim and non-Muslim — are read, while Schacht, Jeffrey, Andrae, Lammens, Snouck Hurgronje, and many others are simply forgotten or somehow overlooked, though the subject of their studies — Islam — for the texts of islam have not changed, and what Muslims are taught to believe about Infidels, above all about Infidels, has not changed.Â
And the Interfaith Healers are a menace — those ministers, priests, and rabbis (why do you think Hindus and Buddhists are ordinarily kept out? Could it be because the point that the Muslims wish to make, as they attempt to shore up their position — expressed with such obvious menace in such phrases as “we are here to stay” and “we are not going anywhere” –-is that standard, and shallow one, about “the three monothesisms” and what they supposedly “share” — what they “share” isnot quite a correct way to describe how Islam contains stories, and major figures, from both Christianity and Judaism, though in both cases much distorted, as well as pre-Islamic Arab lore, and to refer to these liftings — a figure named “Jesus” and a figure named “Moses” and of course a few of the Biblical stories and certainly echoes, here and there of Jewish and Christian texts (e.g., the much-quoted 5.32 is taken from a Jewish text, but its key modifier, the immediately following 5.33, is a purely Islamic addition) blandly as what the “three monotheisms” are said to “share” shows a schoolgirlish naivete, on the part of non-Muslims, that is not winsome or winning, but downright dangerous. Someone who becomes a minister, a priest, or rabbi may be a wise man or a fool; if a fool, his office should not lend him a false prestige. Don’t be impressed. Be ready to mock and expose, and rip off that clerical garb, whatever the clerisy. Off, off, you lendings!
- As we can see below, the “Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia” hasn’t got the message yet. The JCMA was the brainchild of Rabbi Kern Black, Â one of those kumbayah clowns,Â and launched in 2003 with a generous government grant and has done stirling work spreading Islamo-propaganda.
Just Â in thanks to Cassy:
Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia
Post Office Box 598
The Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia (JCMA) today released its Melbourne Statement, a document prepared together following the recent hostilities in Gaza, and because of a recognition of the need for us all to continue to be in dialogue in a world so fraught with violence.
“The Statement notes that we will not only continue to pray for one another and be in dialogue, but we also call upon all parties that were part of those hostilities to find ways to build peace for all Palestinians and Israelis”, says Maureen Postma, Chair of the JCMA Board.
“People will note that in the Statement we are concerned not only to continue to build good relationships with Jews, Christians and Muslims in Australia, but we urge all world leaders to work in a peaceful way for a just resolution of the issues that divide the Israeli and Palestinian peoples.
“War and armed intervention, missile attacks and suicide bombings are not the answer.Â Issues of poverty and hardship must be addressed immediately while the other issues continue to be worked on.
“We pray, and will continue to show our support for, leaders who work for peace and justice for Palestinians and Israelis.”
8th May 2009,
Maureen Postma, Chair of the JCMA Board 0403 841200
JCMA is an Incorporated Association; its membership consists of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria, the Victorian Council of Churches and the Islamic Council of Victoria.