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September 25, 2016 / 22 Elul, 5776
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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.

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

About the Author: Shmuley Boteach, whom the Washington Post calls “the most famous rabbi in America,” is the founder of The World Values Network and the international bestselling author of 30 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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