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November 15, 2004

American Jewish Leaders Outraged By Threats Of Violence Against Presbyterians

Topics: International News

In a previous post by Hyscience we called for all religious leaders to condemn violence and intolerance on the part of the members of their faith, and have previously repeatedly asked where was the Muslim outcry over the violence and intimidation of Muslim extremists. One can't help but notice that almost as fast as the threat to the Presbyterian Church occurred, Jewish leaders responded by condemning the threats apparently made by Jewish extremists. Now comes this report from CNSNews.com.

(CNSNews.com) - Two American Jewish leaders say they are "disgusted and outraged" by threats of violence made against Presbyterian Churches.

"In a statement issued Sunday, Rabbi Eric Yoffie, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, and Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, called the people who made the threats "thugs" who are "far outside the mainstream of American Jewry."

The Presbyterian Church USA recently said it would stop investing in companies that do business with Israel -- an effort, the church says, to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, although many Jews see it as an unhelpful, anti-Israel move."

Again we ask Muslim leaders to do the same. After all, Muslims claim to be a "religion of peace," ergo lets see the peace!  Read More....

Posted by Hyscience at November 15, 2004 8:53 AM



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