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Will My Muslim Brothers Condemn Hamas?

If the targeting of innocent civilians by terrorist organizations is not wrong, then morality has no meaning.
Imam Qatanani arrives to celebration at the Islamic Center of Passaic County, N.J., after winning a deportation hearing, allowing him to stay in the U.S., September 4, 2008.

Imam Qatanani arrives to celebration at the Islamic Center of Passaic County, N.J., after winning a deportation hearing, allowing him to stay in the U.S., September 4, 2008.
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While the brotherhood of man may continue to elude us in an increasingly violent world, an agreement between clerics of all religions to condemn murder is something upon which we must insist. I call upon Imam Qatanani to join me in condemning the targeting of civilians wherever they live, and the slaughter of innocents whatever their faith.

About the Author: Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, “America’s Rabbi” whom the Washington Post calls “the most famous Rabbi in America,” is the international best-selling author of 29 books, including The Fed-up Man of Faith: Challenging God in the Face of Tragedy and Suffering. Follow him on Twitter @RabbiShmuley.


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10 Responses to “Will My Muslim Brothers Condemn Hamas?”

  1. Marv Markle says:

    What have we been told….(?),,,NO Muslim may condem another in Jihad, or THEY ARE the next target..basedon that NOTHING will be condemed….

  2. Leon Pettyjohn says:

    Hell no this is Normal for Arabs!

  3. Arthur B. Levy says:

    No

  4. Tim Upham says:

    They are out there, it is just letting their voices be heard. I have spoken to numerous Muslims who have condemned Hamas. But let the Jewish Press work at making sure they are heard too.

  5. Tim Upham says:

    They are out there, it is just letting their voices be heard. I have spoken to numerous Muslims who have condemned Hamas. But let the Jewish Press work at making sure they are heard too.

  6. Roc Diaz says:

    i dont think that goldstien was a terrorist. he just snapped. being a doctor and dedicated to healing, he probably saw that his actions were the best way to prevent further blood shed.

  7. As usual, your voice is one of compassion and reason.

    Unfortunately in today's world it is a voice in the wilderness that few will hear.

    The huge crowds in Cairo, including Mohamad Mursi, say Amen to the Imam's call to kill the Jews.

    Iran is close to building it's nuclear bomb in order to kill all the Jews of Israel.

    And in the Jewish Press a featured columnist, Tsvi Fishman, replies to me that Dr.
    Baruch Goldstein is in the Hall of Fame of Heaven.

    In the Islamic World there are many different voices. A few of them are even friendly to Israel and the in-gathering of the Jews to Israel.
    But I think they are minority voices.

    In the Jewish World also there are many voices and yours is one of the best.

  8. Liad Bar-el says:

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach was and still is wrong and Rabbi Meir Kahane was and still is right.

  9. A poll was taken asking Israeli Jews if they agreed with Dr. Baruch Goldstein's actions. 97% disagreed.

    .

  10. Yehuda Cohen says:

    After reading this, I think that I want to throw up.

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