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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:43 PM
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Imam: Holocaust denial cannot be Islamic cause
Eight days after Iran held a two-day conference denying the Nazi Holocaust, Washington-area Muslim leaders gathered at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to honor the memory of Jews murdered during the Shoah.

Standing before the eternal flame in the D.C. museum's Hall of Remembrance, they lit candles to remember Jewish suffering.

Muslims "have to learn from the lessons of history and to commit ourselves, never again," said Imam Mohamed Magid of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) in Sterling.

Joining him were American University professor Akbar Ahmed, who helped arrange the visit on Wednesday of last week, museum director Sara Bloomfield, three Holocaust survivors, ADAMS president Rizwan Jaka and representatives from the Council on Islamic-American Relations (CAIR), the Muslim Public Affairs Council and the Arab American Institute.

Magid, whose father had been a mufti of Sudan, had heard about the Teheran conference on his car radio. He wanted to go beyond condemning the event by organizing a delegation of Muslim leaders to declare their solidarity with Jewish victims.

"No Muslim anywhere has the right to turn Holocaust denial into an Islamic cause," the Sudanese native said. "I applaud the Jewish community for making sure humanity never forgets how the Nazis murdered Jews, gypsies and disabled people, including more than 1 million children. They set an example for the rest of us on how to make people more aware of horrors like the genocide in Rwanda and slavery."

http://www.washingtonjewishweek.com/main.asp?SectionID=...
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Tom Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:47 PM
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1. Never again is for everyone. We must never deny anyone's suffering
or history. Either the suffering of the Jewish people under nazi crimes or Palestinian during the Nakba and all that followed.

Or the suffering of the people in Darfur, or Rwanda or Guatemala or East Timor....
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PCIntern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:59 PM
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2. oooh...a 'tautology'...NOT!
...or the bullying of pro-Zionist posters here at DU!

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Missy M Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:45 PM
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3. or the plight of the Palestinians.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:42 PM
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4. Good for them. n/t
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