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Stop Donating To The Terror Tied AJC & Muslim Jewish Advisory Council - Which Aids And Abets Stealth Jihadists
February 2, 2017
MIM: The American Jewish Committee and the Islamic Society of North America announced their partnership on November 14th 2016 in a press release. Among the radical Islamist members is Imam Mohamed Magid, who delivered an anti semitic and anti Christian invocation at a religious service for the presidential inauguration." Last Saturday, at a National Prayer Service in Washington D.C. attended by President Donald Trump,an imam named Mohamed Magid recited Sura 1, calling on his god to show special disfavor to Jews and Christians. As it happens, Mr. Magid is a known Muslim Brotherhood operative..." https://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2017/01/24/imam-curses-christians-jews-at-trump/
See: Imam at Trump's Prayer Service Recited a Condemnation of Jews and Christians https://pjmedia.com/homeland-
MIM: Robert Silverman the head of the Muslim Jewish Advisory Council tweeted his congratulations to Magid.
Congrats to Imam Magid of @ADAMSCenter_ for leadership at this inaugural event and Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council. cathedral.org/event/
AJC and ISNA Launch Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council
NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council, a new national group of leading Muslim and Jewish Americans, was launched this month at a meeting convened by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).
The Council brings together recognized business, political, and religious leaders in the Jewish and Muslim American communities to jointly advocate on issues of common concern. Stanley Bergman, CEO of Henry Schein, and Farooq Kathwari, President and CEO of Ethan Allen, are the Council's co-chairs, and the initial members are listed below.
At the group's inaugural meeting, the Muslim and Jewish participants met for two hours to get to know one another, discuss the Council's mission, and identify and agree on a domestic policy agenda. Among the Council's initial action items are:
"Our two communities share much in common and should find ways, where possible, to work together for the benefit of the entire country," said Stanley Bergman, Co-Chair of the Council.
"The Council aims to provide a model for civic engagement by two communities, vital to American society, that agree to work together on issues of common concern and overlapping interest," said Farooq Kathwari, Co-Chair of the Council.
The initial members of the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council are:
Ms. Raheemah Abdulaleem, KARAMAH
SOURCE The Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council
Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council Calls on Congress to Protect Citizens' Equal Rights and Equal Protection Under Law, Take Action to Reduce Hate Crimes
"America promises all its citizens equal rights and equal protection under the laws," the Council's declaration reads. "We have come together to help deliver on that promise for our communities and all Americans, and to participate in building our country pursuant to its laws and ethical traditions."
In light of President Trump's January 27th Executive Order on refugee policy, the Council's members wrote to Congress, supporting the concerns expressed by many bipartisan members of Congress and underscoring their opposition to any bar on refugee or other immigration based on one's religion.
The Council went on to call on Congress to act following the recent rise in hate crimes.
"It is imperative that Congress work to strengthen our country's response to the increase in hate crimes, in particular by exercising its oversight responsibilities so as to ensure that the Justice Department maintains, and heightens, its work with state and local officials on hate crimes, and prosecutes such crimes at the federal level where necessary," the Council members wrote.
Read the Council's full declaration here.
Read the Council's full letter to Congress here.
Members of the Council, its supporters and Members of Congress will gather for an open-press reception on Wednesday, February 1 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM in Dirksen Senate Office Building, SD-G50. Press interested in attending should contact [email protected]
SOURCE Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council
What We Stand For
America promises all its citizens equal rights and equal protection under the laws. We have come together to help deliver on that promise for our communities and all Americans, and to participate in building our country pursuant to its laws and ethical traditions.
Our country is unique in being a democracy based not on religious or ethnic homogeneity but on equality of all citizens regardless of ethnicity or religion. We affirm our sacred commitment to that principle.
This commitment to a pluralistic democracy goes back to the founders of our country. As George Washington wrote to the Jewish congregation of Newport, Rhode Island: "For happily the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens, in giving it on all occasions their effectual support." Benjamin Franklin wrote in his autobiography that he raised money to build a hall "expressly for the use of any preacher of any religious persuasion who might desire to say something to the people of Philadelphia."
We embrace this commitment as part of the common heritage of our Abrahamic faiths expressed in different religious teachings. As it is written in the Book of Leviticus: "You shall not stand idly by the blood of your neighbor.…You shall love your neighbor as yourself," so is it written in the Quran: "O mankind! We have created you male and female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another." We believe America is the country where our religious and secular aspirations together can be realized.
Therefore, in light of a recent rise of political polarization in our country, we have come together in public to reaffirm our commitment to religious freedom and pluralism, to demonstrate solidarity with each other, and to rebind the bonds of affection with our countrymen, as Abraham Lincoln once asked us to do, invoking the better angels of our nature.
Dear Members of Congress:
We are a coalition of American Jews and Muslims who have come together to reaffirm our commitment to
religious freedom and pluralism, to demonstrate solidarity with each other, and to advocate for public policy
solutions to issues of common concern to our two communities and the entire country. We are Democrats,
Republicans, and independents, business and civil society leaders, former members of Congress, and
university professors who respect differences among us while emphasizing the bonds that unite us.
At a time of increased political polarization in our country, we have come together on a bipartisan basis
to support the rights of religious minorities in the United States as enshrined in our Constitution, and to
celebrate the contributions that Muslims and Jews have made to American democracy. We support the
deep concerns with the President's Executive Order of January 27 on refugee policy expressed by many
members of Congress both Republicans and Democrats. We are concerned with any bar on refugee or other
immigration to the United States based on one's religion.
Our Council's top public policy priority is reversing the increase in hate crimes. Hate crimes intend to
intimidate and spark fear in the community the victim represents. Like terror, a targeted hate crime is meant
to wound not just an individual but a family, a school, a place of worship, a town, or even our entire nation.
There was a 67 percent increase in hate crimes against Muslim Americans in 2015, according to FBI data,
while Jews remain the targets of the most hate crimes based on religion.
The rise in hate crimes is a complex problem caused by many factors, and is marked as well by lack of public
awareness of what is a hate crime, and lack of information within the affected communities. It is imperative
that Congress work to strengthen our country's response to the increase in hate crimes, in particular by
exercising its oversight responsibilities so as to ensure that the Justice Department maintains, and heightens,
its work with state and local officials on hate crimes, and prosecutes such crimes at the federal level where
necessary. Moreover, the Justice Department's coordination with the states should take place not only in the
area of prosecutions, but also in the areas of public education and community relations.
Accurate data on hate crimes is essential to understanding the problem and to designing responses. Some
states and counties report no hate crimes at all or very low rates. We are committed, as individuals and
through our leadership of civil society and communal organizations, to working with state and local
authorities and with local communities to help improve data collection of all hate crimes.
Ms. Raheemah Abdulaleem
Ms. Shakila Ahmad
Mr. Tahera Ahmad
Imam Shamsi Ali
Mr. Majid Alsayegh
Ms. Roberta Baruch
Mr. Stanley Bergman
Rabbi Angela Buchdahl
Ms. Rabia Chaudry
Senator Norm Coleman
Mr. Steven H. Collis
Rabbi Joshua Davidson
Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat
Iman Plemon El-Amin
Mr. Eli Epstein
Mr. S.A. Ibrahim
Representative Steven Israel
Mr. Farooq Kathwari
Ms. Daisy Khan
Mr. Suhail Khan
Mr. Farhan Latif
Mr. David Levin
Mr. Moses Libitzky
Senator Joseph Lieberman
Dr. Deborah E. Lipstadt
Imam Mohamed Magid
Mr. Dean Obeidallah
Mr. Talat Othman
Dr. Eboo Patel
Mr. Daniel Pincus
Rabbi Yehuda Sarna
Rabbi Julie Schonfeld
Mr. Arsalan Suleman
Imam Talib Shareef
Dr. Sayyid Syeed
Rabbi David Wolpe
Retweeted by Robert Silverman director of the AJC's Muslim Jewish Advisory Council.
RM @RepEliotEngel: Excited about @AJCGlobal @ISNAHQ #
"I am convinced of the Council's importance. We need to work together...we are stronger when we are together." Former Senator@normcoleman