• Rabbi Marc Schneier and Imam Shamsi Ali with Vice President of Indonesia, Hon. Jusuf Kalla, during Sons of Abraham book tour

  • Jewish leaders observe Muslim prayer during FFEU's 2013 Mission of Muslim and Jewish leaders from the Southern Hemisphere to Washington D.C.

  • Samia Hathroubi, FFEU European Programs Coordinator, leads GEMJL in its most recent press conference fighting rising Islamophobia and antisemitism in Europe. Click here to read more about the press conference and Samia's work.

  • European Mission of Imams and Rabbis, organized by FFEU, visits the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. in 2009.

  • Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) congratulates FFEU on 25 years of leadership in Black-Jewish relations at the Congressional reception celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 25th Anniversary of the FFEU. Watch the video clip here!

  • We are All Sons of Abraham- American Imams and Rabbis stand together to combat bigotry

  • Breaking Bread and Building Bridges: Amb. Ebrahim Rasool, of South Africa, welcomes international Muslim and Jewish Leaders to a brunch discussion on Abrahmic unity

  • FFEU's European affiliate (GEMJL) petitions the Council of Europe to rescind its ban circumcision

  • The European Mission of Imams and Rabbis to the United States, led by FFEU President Rabbi Marc Schneier,FFEU Chairman Russell Simmons, and Fiqh Council Chairman Dr. Muzzamil Siddiqi meets with Mayor Michael Bloomberg.



The Huffington Post

On Public Transport: Support Free Speech, Not Hate Speech

Rabbi Marc Schneier

05/05/2015


I am a strong supporter of the right to free speech guaranteed in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, a principle which is at the very heart of the liberties we enjoy in America. Nevertheless, I applaud the April 28 decision by the Board of the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) to ban all political advertising on its buses and subways, rather than accede to a U.S. District judge's irresponsible ruling that the MTA must allow an inflammatory ad that defames Muslims and appears to incite violence against Jews. Hopefully, the decision by the MTA to take a necessary action that sadly limits political speech will trigger a reappraisal through which the American legal system begins to make a clearer distinction between free speech and hate speech.

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