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  • Ten car bombs kill 39 in Iraqi capital

    June 24, 2013 | 2:37 pm

    Ten car bombs exploded across the Iraqi capital on Monday, killing nearly 40 people in markets and garages on the evening of a Shi'ite Muslim celebration, police and medical sources said.

    Some of the attacks targeted districts where Shi'ites were commemorating the anniversary of...

  • 100 imams to commemorate Holocaust near Paris memorial site

    February 4, 2013 | 10:32 am

    Some 100 imams will commemorate the Holocaust at a memorial monument near Paris.

    Monday's event is planned for Drancy, a suburb of the French capital where tens of thousands of Jews were confined in 1942 before being transported to extermination camps during the German Nazi...

  • French Muslim leaders in Israel hope to mend fences with Jews

    November 14, 2012 | 9:36 am

    Standing in long, colorful robes and wearing traditional rounded hats, a group of men stood in reverent silence as one of their leaders placed a memorial wreath at Yad Vashem, Israel’s national Holocaust museum.

    The group was a delegation of 19 Muslim leaders from France, in...

  • Morsi answers amen to imam’s prayers for destruction of Jews

    October 22, 2012 | 3:36 pm

    A video shows Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi saying amen to the prayers by an imam calling on Allah to "destroy the Jews and their supporters.”

    Morsi in last weekend's service is seen praying with great concentration at a mosque in the Matrouh governorate. The service was...

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  • Q&A with the 'Ground Zero' Imam

    By Dennis Prager

    July 24, 2012 | 4:48 pm

    On July 20, Jewish Journal columnist Dennis Prager conducted a lengthy interview on his radio show with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, author of “What’s Right with Islam Is What’s Right with America,” who is best known for his plans to build an Islamic community center, including a...

  • Latin American rabbis, imams visit D.C.

    March 29, 2012 | 2:05 pm

    A group of Latin American rabbis and imams met with U.S. government officials.

    The group of seven rabbis and seven imams from seven nations met March 27 with officials in the White House and the State Department under the auspices of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, which...

  • New York Imam talks peace in L.A.

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 10, 2011 | 6:09 pm

    Speaking at UCLA’s Royce Hall on May 4, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, whose planned Islamic cultural center in Lower Manhattan — the so-called Ground Zero mosque — ignited a firestorm of protest last summer, said that the killing of Osama bin Laden gave him hope.

    “This signifies...

  • Why Congressman Peter King is making a mistake

    March 9, 2011 | 5:10 pm

    We are, respectively, an imam and an Orthodox rabbi. Last month, our two congregations initiated a series of joint gatherings to enable our people to get to know one another, and study our respective sacred texts together. We were motivated simply by the recognition that the...

  • The psychology behind the Ground Zero mosque

    By Judea Pearl

    August 28, 2010 | 7:40 pm

    I have been trying hard to find an explanation for the intense controversy surrounding the Cordoba Initiative, whereby 71 percent of Americans oppose the construction of an Islamic Center and a Mosque next to Ground Zero. I cannot agree with the theory that such broad resistance...

  • American Muslim leaders visit concentration camps

    August 17, 2010 | 2:57 pm

    Eight Muslim American leaders who visited concentration camps and met with Holocaust survivors signed a statement condemning Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism.

    The trip earlier this month, intended to teach the participants about the Holocaust, featured visits to Dachau and...