Jewish Synagogue Hosts Ramadan Iftar in Cairo

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It seems there are a handful of Jews left in Cairo, and heaven knows how awful it must be for them. Lke the Islamo-Christians elsewhere, in lands occupied by the soldiers of allah, they are the best of dhimmies, constantly on their knees before their Mohammedan masters and always ready to condemn Israel, the U.S.,  Zionism, the ‘settlers’ and Israel’s right to defend itself.

Credit: Ahmed Hamed/Aswat MasriyaCredit: Ahmed Hamed/Aswat Masriya

With escalating conflict on the Rafah border between Israel and Gaza and rising sectarianism across the Middle East, the Cairo Synagogue hosted an iftar that brought together Muslims, Jews and other communities.

The iftar, the breaking of the fast at sunset during the Islamic Holy Month of Ramadan, had been called for by the Egyptian Alliance for Minorities.

“This is an event of importance, especially that we here, in Egypt, are not foreign to the idea of uniting Christians, Muslims and Jews,” said journalist Karina Kamel to Aswat Masriya.

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During the iftar, Magda Haroun, President of the Jewish Community, described the importance of changing Egyptian mentality towards Judaism.

“One guy was asked: ‘Do you like Laila Murad?’ He said: ‘Yes, I do very much.’ He was asked again: ‘Do you know that she is Jewish?’ He then replied saying: ‘If so, then I don’t like her.’ This is the ideology that I am trying to change,” said Magda Haroun to Aswat Masriya, “We [the Jews] have lived in Egypt and we have built in Egypt.”

Good luck with that, Magda. You may as well pull your own front teeth out….

Credit: Ahmed Hamed/Aswat MasriyaCredit: Ahmed Hamed/Aswat Masriya

‘Al-Azharoun for a Civil State Movement’ member Sheikh Mohamed Abdullah Nasr, who also led a prayer for Muslims at the Synagogue, expressed similar sentiments.

“Firstly, this great initiative comes from a community and a time that is very sensitive. A time to show us that there is a difference between Zionists and Jews,” stated Sheikh Mohamed Abdullah Nasr.

“Not every Jewish person is a Zionist, just like not every Muslims is an extremist or is involved with Islamic political parties. Secondly, It came [the initiative] at a time where the Middle East is dividing on a racist, doctrinal and religious basis.”

Credit: Ahmed Hamed/Aswat MasriyaCredit: Ahmed Hamed/Aswat Masriya

Despite the iftar being the first of its kind, the Egyptian Alliance for Minorities asserted that this is simply the start of many similar events planned in churches, mosques and other community centres.

“We are all Egyptians. What concerns us is our nation’s benefit,” declared Jewish Community leader Magda Haroun.

“We have had enough conflicts. We are the children of one nation and this is the message we want to deliver today [and in future events].”

MAGDA HAROUN, NEW HEAD OF EGYPTIAN JEWISH COMMUNITY:

“I am loyal to my country, not Israel. When someone asks why we have not left the country, I feel provoked. Why would we leave the country and emigrate? And where would we go? Why do some people think that all the Jews should immigrate to Israel? Do all Muslim immigrate to Saudi Arabia?”

 

4 thoughts on “Jewish Synagogue Hosts Ramadan Iftar in Cairo”

  1. “I am loyal to my country, not Israel. ”

    Yeah just like German Jews who fought for the Kaiser only to be brutalised in WW2.

    Stupid bloody bint ready your history, you think Egyptians will come to your aid, especially when they find out you’re a Jew. LOL, idiot, history repeating itself over and over.

  2. It does not matter how many attempts they make at “uniting Christians, Muslims and Jews.” Because, we know the results are always the same.

    Besides, have you ever notice it is almost always the foolish Jews and Christians who are making the efforts to “build bridges?” Blech!!!!!

    How many years does it take to keep doing the same thing before realize you have not gone anywhere with your efforts, seriously??? They still want to kill the Jews and they will do it given the opportunity. They will still attempt to kill the dirty apes and pigs, no matter how many kumbaya dinners you have.

    I hope Rabbi Greenberg is reading this post and he will respond with his viewpoint based on his past participation in engaging in “interfaith” activities and why he left it.

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