September 23, 2012

Tolerance For Thee, But Not For Me

Coinciding with their savage riots demanding respect, the Arab/Muslim world once again refuses to give it. Egypt's new Islamist regime told the last synagogue in Egypt that Jews would not be allowed to pray during High Holiday services in September (see below).

Someone along the way forgot to tell the Muslim world that tolerance/respect is a two–way street, which means their intolerance will continue as long as the so-called civilized world (led by America) continues to tolerate it.

American foreign policy, however, like American domestic policy has become a policy of low expectations, so don't hold your breath...  |  September 16, 2012

New Regime Closes Egypt's Last Synagogue

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The Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue in Alexandria was called the last functioning synagogue in Egypt.

Washington – Egypt's new Islamist regime has stopped the last synagogue from holding services.

The Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue was told by the regime of President Mohammed Morsi that Jews would not be allowed to pray during High Holiday services in September. The synagogue’s rabbi was told that Egyptian police could not guarantee security.

Eliayahu Hanavi was called the last functioning synagogue in Egypt. The Jewish community, most of which was driven out after Israel was established in 1948, was said to number no more than 100.

Jewish groups have criticized the prevention of services in Egypt, which receives $1.3 billion in annual U.S. defense assistance. The Zionist Organization of America questioned the motivation for Morsi’s decision after his predecessor allowed the synagogue to conduct services on the Jewish New Year and Yom Kippur.

“If the Hosni Mubarak regime was able to protect Jews worshipping in synagogue on the High Holidays, why cannot the Mohammed Morsi regime?” ZOA asked in a statement on Sept. 13. “This seems to be more an act of enmity towards Jews rather than one of concern for their security.”

Shiraz Maher, a leading analyst, went further. Maher, a senior research fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation Kings College in London, said Morsi’s decision would destroy Jewish life in Egypt.

"The news that Egypt's last synagogue, the Eliyahu Hanavi, will now be unable to hold services effectively brings an end to any remaining semblance of Jewish life in Egypt," Maher said.

Original article here.


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