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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 01:31 PM
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From Tikkun: Muslim Leader Critiques Holocaust Denial by the President of Iran
Got this in an email today:

How many times have you heard claims that Muslims never speak out to denounce the extremism in their community, while Jews and Christians do? It's a lie that is part of the larger assault on Muslims that has replaced anti-communism as the primary way that reactionary forces in the U.S. deflect attention from their own extremism, militarism and ongoing war in Iraq. We are pleased to present to you one of the many voices in the Muslim world raised in opposition to the disgusting and outrageus Holocaust denial sponsored by the President of Iran. Here is a statement from the Muslim American Society.

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, Most Merciful

True Muslims Must Never Deny the European Holocaust

By Ibrahim Ramey

History will recall the tragedy of the genocide that slaughtered some six million European Jews between the rise of Adolph Hitler and the Nazi Party in 1933 and the culmination of the Second World War in Europe in May, 1945.

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Yet the world now witnesses yet another wave of historical revisionism and Holocaust denial, this time emerging not from European Anti-Semites, but from none other than the President of Iran. Indeed, this head of state has taken the unprecedented act of hosting an international conference of anti-Semites, Holocaust deniers, and even white racists like former Klan leader David Duke, to gather in Tehran to deny the magnitude, if not the very existence, of this barbaric act.

As a Muslim of African decent in the United States, whose ancestors were victimized by the enormous crime of slavery, I object. And I believe that all Muslims, like other human beings who value compassion and truth, must vigorously object to this gathering as well.

More at : http://www.tikkun.org
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 01:54 PM
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1. Well, so much for the stereotypical follower of Islam. Wonder
if they're taking massive doses of Midol over in Freeperville? Or maybe they just don't read articles like this.
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:07 PM
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2. yeah, I don't know that the freepers number too many
Tikkun subscribers in their number...
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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:54 PM
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3. They have a standard answer to people like this
something along the lines of "If there are so many good hearted upstanding Muslims, why don't they get rid of the terrorists."

Or "There are millions of muslims around the world, even if so little as 1% is a terrorist that's still tens of thousands ready to kill us!"

Alarmist crap like that.

Bryant
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