Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Moderate Muslims?

The WahhabiWatch is a service provided by the Center for Islamic Pluralism. I stumbled across this site while researching Wahhabi terrorist imams spreading their poison propaganda throughout the New York State prison system (I’ll be posting on this soon).

I usually despair of ever having even a glimmer of hope for some moderation in Islam. But if this is any indication, maybe, just maybe there is something going on under the radar. Read…

The Center for Islamic Pluralism supports the protest of the American Jewish Committee against the demolition of the historic Jewish synagogue in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, February 28, 2006.

The American Jewish Committee issued the following statement on the matter:

"AJC Calls on Tajikistan to Halt Synagogue Demolition

"February 28, 2006 -- New York -- The American Jewish Committee is calling on Tajikistan to halt the demolition of the synagogue in Dushanbe. Concerned about the Jewish community in Dushanbe, AJC issued the following statement today:

"Earlier this month the Government of Tajikistan began to dismantle the century-old synagogue serving the Jewish community of Dushanbe. If these steps are not halted, the country's remaining Jews, many of whom are poor and elderly, will have no place for prayer and communal gatherings. That the synagogue is being demolished in order to make way for the construction of a new presidential residence only adds to the sorrow and anger. At a time when the world grows increasingly aware of the sensitivity of all religions and when places of worship have been attacked by those espousing hatred and intolerance, it is unacceptable that a national government would decree the very same destruction. For the sake of interreligious tolerance, for the sake of the Jewish community of Tajikistan, and for the sake of elemental decency the demolition of Dushanbe's only synagogue must be stopped."

CIP will additionally investigate the case through out contacts in Central Asia and issue further bulletins as information is developed.

I dunno. I would like to be surprised but I am far too skeptical, particularly when confronted by the Islamic practise of lying to confuse their enemies. However, I will drop in every so often to see what these people have to say.

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