Interfaith Dialogue: One way street to “P-E-A-C-E”

“The Christian or the Jew will be a dhimmi.
They won’t be equal with the Muslim.”

Zaid Shakir
2013 ICNA Convention, Hartford, CT

Iman Magid and Rabbi Nosanchuk

On April 23, 2014, the Interfaith Dialogue: Do Not Hate Your Brother in Your Heart event was hosted by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage and presented by Cleveland Jewish News.  It featured Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk of Beachwood’s Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple and Imam Mohammed Magid of the Islamic Society of North America in Washington, DC.  The promo states that both, ” .. have been leading initiatives for interfaith dialogue for a decade and have been honored widely for collaboration between synagogue and mosque.”

The two apparently have an interesting roadshow.  In 2009, both were featured Washingtonians of the Year by Washingtonian magazine.

In RenewAmerica, columist Tabitha Korol covered the Maltz hosted event and starting off with Rabbi Nosanchuk, she wrote:

Rabbi Nosanchuk spoke first. His leadership of the Greater Cleveland Congregations, a coalition of diverse religious groups, seemed inclusive and therapeutic, but out of focus with the needs of Jews worldwide and Israel. He feigned ignorance about the Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions (BDS) that is perilous for Jewish university students across the US, most egregiously on the University of California campuses, where forty protesters bullied, harassed and blocked Jewish students from entering a university administrative building; where the president of the General Union of Palestine Students (GUPS) hosted an event that spoke of killing Israeli “colonizers,” and where Jewish students have been physically attacked.

Palestinian students at Boston’s Northeastern University defaced a campus menorah, disrupted Jewish events, and frightened students for a year before they were finally suspended. Thirty-nine corrupt Vassar faculty members, administration and detached citizens, signed a libelous letter supporting an academic boycott of Israel. Threats, harassment, intimidation and assaults on Jewish students are now a California tradition that is spreading across the country, yet this rabbi not aware.

Ms. Korol then continued with Mohammed Magid, noting:

Imam Mohammad Magid spoke of his family, his long friendship with the rabbi, and his leadership in ISNA, the largest Muslim organization in America. ISNA traces its1963 origin to several US and Canadian organizations, including the Muslim Student Association (MSA), whose attacks against Jewish students are infamous. In the Holy Land Foundationterrorist-financing case, ISNA, the United States Department of Justice, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and the North American Islamic Trust, were named unindicted co-conspirators and one of a number of “members of the US Muslim Brotherhood” with ties to the Islamic Association for Palestine and Hamas, extremists and terrorists.

Since October 2003, Magid and ISNA have been providing US Bureau of Prisons with extreme orthodox Wahhabi Muslim clerics who promote their radical political, ideological and theological foundation, and connecting them to 50 to 79 percent of mosques in North America. Three-quarters of “charitable” funding to ISNA supports warriors (irregular combatants – terrorists) who volunteer to fight for the Cause of Allah.

Her article pointed out that Iman Magid’s presentation during the event was filled with false narratives, yet Rabbi Nosanchuk remained silent – never challenging Iman Magid.  She wrote, ” Is Rabbi Nosanchuk bearing false witness against the Torah? His silence lends credibility to the imam’s misrepresentation.

Korol’s sums it up quite well with:

If some of the audience’s questions had substance, surely the answers did not. We heard nothing of intervention for campus harassment and boycotts; we heard nothing of 22,885 deadly Muslim terrorist attacks committed since 9/11 (to date). Does Magid consider his outreaches successful? Nosanchuk? Maltz? There may well be some who think they heard cooperation between Judaism and Islam, the “religion of peace.” Rather, they attended a step toward P-E-A-C-E, as in:

P – The Project, the Muslim Brotherhood’s 100-year mission to reclaim Islam’s manifest destiny

E – enslavement of all or death

A – acquisition of all land

C – caliphate domination

E – eternal Islam – uber alles.

The full article can be read at:


COMMENTS/ANALYSIS:  Islamic interfaith programs and events in America have been on the rise.  Critics claim that most of the Christian and Jewish leaders attending have little grasp the principles of Islam, let alone the goals of the Islamic attendees/participants.    In an excellent article featured in the New Oxford review, William Kilpatrick pointed out, “It is difficult to see what benefits these faith alliances bring to Catholics, but they provide a number of benefits to Muslims. The benefit of having Catholic schools and colleges act as apologists for Islam is obvious and is, by the way, a favor that is not reciprocated in Islamic schools.”

According to a Clarion article by Ryan Mauro, during last year’s ICNA convention, Zaid Shakir told an audience of 32,000 attendees, “The Christian or the Jew will be a dhimmi [second-class citizen].They won’t be equal with the Muslim.”   CulturalJihad last mentioned Iman Shakir in Dining Jihad: MAS Chicago’s 2014 Community Dinner.



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