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"The Holocaust is a distinct tragedy. No other genocide spoke of a final solution and it should not be used as a comparative calamity," commented by Rabbi Marc Schneier, the founder of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, a group focused on Muslim-Jewish dialogue.
Despite a friendship that spans three decades, the entertainment mogul is denouncing Trump's bigoted views.
Russell Simmons, a longtime friend of presidential hopeful Donald Trump, joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss an open letter he wrote denouncing the Republican’s anti-Muslim comments.
Over 30 plus years you have been an amazing friend; endorsing my books, coming to my shows, flying me on your planes, your helicopters, and even allowing my family members and myself to stay in your house in Florida many times. So, it kinda pains me to know that my public statements about your candidacy have strained or ruined our friendship. However, the fact is, what’s at stake is bigger than us.
Britain's chief rabbi has called on the country's Jewish schools to amend their curricula to include Islamic studies in order to be able to comply with new educational guidelines being put in place by the government.
Following the Paris attacks, President Obama challenged Muslim populations to step up in the fight against extremism. But why does extremism develop more in Europe than America? What dynamics are in play and how can communities push back?
Recent events and the rise of Islamophobic rhetoric in America, may signal a new willingness among some in the Jewish community to reexamine their approach toward CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations, an organization that has emerged as the most prominent voice of American Muslims fighting Islamophobia and calling for multi-faith tolerance).
After the Paris terror attacks, references to Japanese internment and calls to round up Syrian refugees are already here.
Let Muslims, Jews, Christians and people of all faiths and none, step forward together and declare, as the proud French people are doing in the wake of these horrendous terror attacks; 'Nous Sommes Unis', (We are United). Let us declare also as participants in the Season of Twinning are doing in cities around the world; 'We Refuse To Be Enemies'.
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Samia Hathroubi, European director of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, about what conversations in Muslim Parisian communities may sound like in the coming days.
Chief Rabbi of Israel, David Lau, met and conversed warmly with a distinguished delegation of imams and Muslim leaders from New York and New Jersey.
FFEU President Rabbi Marc Schneier invites as many Jews and Muslims as possible to take a few moments during our separate holiday observances to think about our brothers and sisters of the other faith, and pray for their happiness and well-being.
Baku - APA. President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received Chairman of the US-based Foundation for Ethnic Understanding Rabbi Marc Schneier.
"This is an opportunity for Jews and Muslims to recognize that we share both a common faith and a common fate," remarked Rabbi Marc Schneier
Enar Foundation a rencontré Louis-Georges Tin, président du Cran, le Conseil Représentatif des Associations Noires.
The French Muslim woman leading the charge to bring Muslims and Jews together against religious intolerance
Terrorism in Europe has served as an unlikely boon for Muslim-Jewish relations, according to Samia Hathroubi, the Paris-based European coordinator for the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding.
Interfaith activist Samia Hathroubi: "I can bring you hundreds of moderate Muslims. I am not an exception."
Hathroubi, an expert on Islam in France struggled to hide her skepticism:: "He [Valls] might have a point regarding the reform of the imam issue, except that France continues signing agreements with North African countries and Turkey to bring imams [to France]."
European Interfaith leaders have united to condemn the twin Copenhagen attacks which left two murdered.
"The fear is very real in Muslim communities, when they see so many messages presenting Muslims as 'the other' and somehow sinister, therefore not real Americans," Ruby told the Star. "And clearly today some people are interpreting what happened in Chapel Hill as the real-world consequences."
Professeur d'histoire, Samia Hathroubi, également dans l'équipe de #JeSuisNous, explique combien il est difficile pour les musulmans de France de gagner une opinion publique positive quand médias et politiques tiennent continuellement un discours négatif.
After the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris last month, Kari Alterman heard from every one of her Detroit-area Muslim dialogue partners, all of them calling to express their sadness and concern.
As part of the visit, Mr. Garayev also met with Rabbi Marc Schneier, President of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding. He spoke about Azerbaijan's ethnic diversity and traditions of tolerance, emphasizing President Ilham Aliyev's attention to various ethnic minorities, especially to the Jewish community in the country.
Rabbi Marc Schneier, the president of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, an interreligious organization that strives to promote dialogue between Muslims and Jews, told the Post that Rivlin's speech was a call for Jews to "reach out to the Muslim community and invite their participation... in combating Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism."
Rabbi Marc Schneier spoke with Ynet about his unique relation with Saudi King Abdullah, who he says was a trailblazer in Jewish-Muslim interfaith dialogue and committed to peace, not just between Israel and Palestinians, but in the entire region.
All across Europe, there's new attention to homegrown terrorism. Thousands of Europeans have traveled to Syria to fight. The concern is that when they return, they aren't back to resume their lives, but, instead, are dispatched by al-Qaida or the so-called Islamic State to attack the West. NPR's Dina Temple-Raston traveled to Paris to report on this phenomenon. And today, she looks at how serious the threat really is and what counterterrorism officials can do about it.
As an American and as a Jewish woman who has lived in France and spent time with its wonderful Jewish community, the events of last week hit particularly close to home. As I scoured my Facebook page Wednesday and Thursday, looking for updates from friends and colleagues, my blood ran cold as one horrific report followed another.
More than a million people have marched through Paris in a show of defiance and unity in the wake of three days of terror that left 17 people dead. Watch last video for Muslim-Jewish delegation in march.
Des slogans reviennent, comme un cri de ralliement: vive le vivre ensemble , le Français est tissu de migrations, même pas peur, je suis tout le monde, nous sommes Charlie et tous les autres. Des exemplaires de Charlie hebdo sont présentés sous la forme de rouleaux sacrés, comme un ultime hommage facétieux au féroce esprit antireligieux du journal satirique.
The Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris on Wednesday and the consequent chain of events are likely to stir a new wave of Islamophobic sentiment in France, experts and rights activists told Al Arabiya News.
She's a 26-year-old mother of two who wears a hijab. And on Wednesday afternoon, picking up one of her daughters from swimming practice in the 19th arrondissement in the northeastern neighborhoods of Paris, she had a chilling experience.
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