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A theological peace process, really?


 (many thanks to George Wolf for the proofreading and editing of this text)

 Representatives of the New-York based Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU), Rabbi Marc Schneier and Imam Shamsi Ali came to Vienna on November 7th  to promote their program for action in Europe. On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Novemberpogrom (called « Kristallnacht » by the nazis), the first severe and simultaneous pogroms in Germany and Austria. The two men demonstrated their unity of purpose by presenting their program to improve relations worldwide between their two religious communities.

At a press conference held in the morning, Schneier mentioned the enormous demographic difference: there are a hundred times more Muslims than Jews (1.4 billion to 14 million). It should be possible for each community to speak out when the other is under attack. In this respect it is critically important to realize that 82% of Muslims are not Arabs, and do not support the Wahhabi branch of Sunni Islam, which remains hostile to Jews. Lire la suite

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