After Mosque Arson, This Synagogue Opened Its Doors to Muslims in Need of a Place to Pray

  • metta

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    Nov 30, 2015 9:59 PM GMT
    After Mosque Arson, This Synagogue Opened Its Doors to Muslims in Need of a Place to Pray


    http://magazine.good.is/articles/peterborough-synagogue-mosque-arson-beth-israel-masjid-al-salaam
  • jeepguySD

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    Dec 01, 2015 2:39 AM GMT
    Bravo Beth Israel! This is a shining example of true charity and tolerance.
  • JackNNJ

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    Dec 01, 2015 5:46 AM GMT
    How heartworming. After you're all done jizzing yourselves, come back to reality:

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  • galant506

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    Dec 01, 2015 6:53 AM GMT
    Why do they need a place to pray? Can't they pray anywhere? I thought their god was everywhere and was always listing?
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    Dec 01, 2015 7:13 AM GMT
    Any news stories telling of mosques opening their doors to Jewish people who's synagogue has been damaged? That would be more impressive.
  • FRE0

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    Dec 01, 2015 8:19 AM GMT
    jeepguySD saidBravo Beth Israel! This is a shining example of true charity and tolerance.


    I fully agree. Too bad there isn't more of that.
  • FRE0

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    Dec 01, 2015 8:23 AM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidAny news stories telling of mosques opening their doors to Jewish people who's synagogue has been damaged? That would be more impressive.


    Actually, before the re-establishment of Israel, Jews and Muslims generally got along quite well in the countries in the Arabian peninsula. Along with Muslims, Jews held influential positions in government, industry, and commerce. That changed with the re-establishment of Israel following which Jews experienced serious problems with discrimination in Muslim countries and most left.
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    FRE0 said
    UndercoverMan saidAny news stories telling of mosques opening their doors to Jewish people who's synagogue has been damaged? That would be more impressive.


    Actually, before the re-establishment of Israel, Jews and Muslims generally got along quite well in the countries in the Arabian peninsula. Along with Muslims, Jews held influential positions in government, industry, and commerce. That changed with the re-establishment of Israel following which Jews experienced serious problems with discrimination in Muslim countries and most left.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Jews_under_Muslim_rule
    ...In year 20 of the Muslim era, or the year 641 AD, Muhammad's successor the Caliph Umar decreed that Jews and Christians should be removed from all but the southern and eastern fringes of Arabia—a decree based on the (sometimes disputed) uttering of the Prophet: "Let there not be two religions in Arabia"...

    ...During the Middle Ages, Jewish people under Muslim rule experienced tolerance and integration.[9]:55 Some historians refer to this time period as the "Golden Age" for the Jews, as more opportunities became available to them...(but, while) Jewish life improved under Islamic rule, an interfaith utopia did not exist.[9]:58 Jews still experienced persecution. Under Islamic Rule, the Pact of Umar was introduced, which protected the Jews but also established them as inferior.[9]:59 Since the 11th century, there have been instances of pogroms against Jews...

    ...Beginning in the 15th century, the Moroccan Jewish population was confined to segregated quarters known as mellahs. In cities, these were surrounded by walls and a fortified gateway....

    etc. etc.


    So while there was less pain inflicted upon the Jewish people by Muslims than by the Christians, their history of persecuting Jews long predates the re-establishment of Israel.
  • FRE0

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    Dec 02, 2015 12:49 AM GMT
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    FRE0 said
    UndercoverMan saidAny news stories telling of mosques opening their doors to Jewish people who's synagogue has been damaged? That would be more impressive.


    Actually, before the re-establishment of Israel, Jews and Muslims generally got along quite well in the countries in the Arabian peninsula. Along with Muslims, Jews held influential positions in government, industry, and commerce. That changed with the re-establishment of Israel following which Jews experienced serious problems with discrimination in Muslim countries and most left.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Jews_under_Muslim_rule
    ...In year 20 of the Muslim era, or the year 641 AD, Muhammad's successor the Caliph Umar decreed that Jews and Christians should be removed from all but the southern and eastern fringes of Arabia—a decree based on the (sometimes disputed) uttering of the Prophet: "Let there not be two religions in Arabia"...

    ...During the Middle Ages, Jewish people under Muslim rule experienced tolerance and integration.[9]:55 Some historians refer to this time period as the "Golden Age" for the Jews, as more opportunities became available to them...(but, while) Jewish life improved under Islamic rule, an interfaith utopia did not exist.[9]:58 Jews still experienced persecution. Under Islamic Rule, the Pact of Umar was introduced, which protected the Jews but also established them as inferior.[9]:59 Since the 11th century, there have been instances of pogroms against Jews...

    ...Beginning in the 15th century, the Moroccan Jewish population was confined to segregated quarters known as mellahs. In cities, these were surrounded by walls and a fortified gateway....

    etc. etc.


    So while there was less pain inflicted upon the Jewish people by Muslims than by the Christians, their history of persecuting Jews long predates the re-establishment of Israel.


    The Roman Church also practiced discrimination. In 1492, both Muslims and Jews were forced to leave Spain or convert. Probably all religions have checkered histories.
  • JackNNJ

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    Dec 02, 2015 2:46 AM GMT
    FRE0 said
    jeepguySD saidBravo Beth Israel! This is a shining example of true charity and tolerance.


    I fully agree. Too bad there isn't more of that.


    Uh-huh. Good white Liberals - they sit back with their arms folded, complaining that others don't do enough.
  • JackNNJ

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    Dec 02, 2015 2:24 PM GMT
    Sam27 said
    JackNNJ said
    FRE0 said
    jeepguySD saidBravo Beth Israel! This is a shining example of true charity and tolerance.


    I fully agree. Too bad there isn't more of that.


    Uh-huh. Good white Liberals - they sit back with their arms folded, complaining that others don't do enough.


    You are a Liberal. Look at yourself in the mirror.


    Actually, I'm a liberal - not Liberal. There is a big difference.

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