Muslim Anti-Semitism

[Washington Post] Eboo Patel - Muslim anti-Semitism exists and it is ugly and it is vile. I have heard it from the minbars of mosques, and I have heard it from the mouths of Muslim teenagers. I believe it is a violation of the ethos of Islam. There is never justification for transforming an entire people into an object of ridicule and hate. But there are more and more Muslim voices who are loudly condemning anti-Semitism. Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, perhaps the most prominent Muslim scholar in the West, told National Public Radio in 2006 that Muslims have to drive anti-Semitism from their mosques and living rooms: "I say that with utter conviction...I don't want to be a part of it."

2007-09-20 01:00:00

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