CAIR Condemns Vandalism of Mass. Synagogue with Pro-Palestinian Graffiti

July 15, 2014 The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today condemn vandalism of a Massachusetts synagogue with pro-Palestinian graffiti. Police are investigating graffiti, which included “Free Palestine” and “God Bless Gaza,” spray-painted on the Montefiore Orthodox Synagogue in Lowell, Mass. In a statement, CAIR said: “Whatever views one…

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Hollande urges Middle East diplomacy after pro-Palestinian protest in Paris

July 14, 2014 After Muslim youths attempted to forcefully enter two Paris synagogues on Sunday, July 13, French president Francois Hollande is calling for diplomatic measures between leaders of Hamas and Israel and “pressing Israel for restraint in Gaza.” The conflict has caused religious tension within France and has led to several violent outbursts by…

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Bradford synagogue saved by city’s Muslims

December 20, 2013   It was around this time last year that the trustees of Bradford’s final remaining synagogue faced a tough choice. The roof of the Grade II-listed Moorish building was leaking; there was serious damage to the eastern wall, where the ark held the Torah scrolls; and there was no way the modest…

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Bradford Muslims Rally To Save Synagogue From Closure

With only just over thirty members and an extravagant Grade II listed Moorish building, the tiny Jewish community of Bradford have for many years been in despair about their finances – until the local Muslim community stepped in to help. The grand-looking Reform synagogue, is on an unassuming street, between the Yorkshire Tandoori, Al-Hijaab Islamic…

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Florida Muslims Ask Synagogue to Balance Presentation on Islam

The Tampa chapter of the Council on America-Islamic Relations called on a local synagogue to invite a representative of the Muslim community, to offer a balance perspective alongside a controversial speaker who claims that wearing the headscarf of hijab is related to the “growth of terrorism.” “Any inflammatory claim that Islamic attire is related to…

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