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Muslim religious leaders and scholars from around the globe issued a joint statement Monday condemning any attempts to deny or justify the Holocaust in which six million European Jews perished under Nazi Germany.
“We bear witness to the absolute horror and tragedy of the Holocaust where millions upon millions of human souls perished, more than half of whom were people of the Jewish faith,” said a statement signed by 10 leading Islamic figures including President of the Islamic Society of North America, Imam Mohamed Magid and India's Chief Imam, Umer Ahmed Ilyasi.
“We acknowledge, as witnesses, that it is unacceptable to deny this historical reality and declare such denials or any justification of this tragedy as against the Islamic code of ethics,” they said, adding they “stand shoulder to shoulder with our Jewish brothers and sisters in condemning anti-Semitism in any form.”
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
They won't have made friends in some circles with that, to say the very least,
“Together, we pledge to make real the commitment of ‘never again’ and to stand united against injustice wherever it may be found in the world today."
"The Day of Judgement will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews , when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Muslims, O Abdullah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, (a certain kind of tree) would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews."
"Strongest among men in enmity to the believers wilt thou find the Jews and Pagans."
- Suratul Ma'idah, Ayah 82
Originally posted by halfoldman
I do think that's hopeful and a great gesture from some Muslims.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
reply to post by threewisemonkeys
I think you are counting ALL the war dead in that 60 figure.
The 6 million comes from the camps and work farms and ghettos.
It's based on the preWWII Jewish population in the area
compared to the post WWII Jewish population and it's keeping
in mind those who escaped overseas.
At least, that's what I've read ...
Originally posted by threewisemonkeys
A Jewish death is not of higher importance because they were Jewish. Despite the rantings of many a radical Rabbi.