Friday, February 15, 2008

Dialogue- Free Press letter

Step up, not away, from talks
It's unfortunate that Rabbi Klein wants to disengage from interfaith dialogue with Muslims.
Interfaith dialogue is about our children in this country. Interfaith dialogue should be about us all as Americans knowing each other and getting along with each other despite our differences and disagreements.
Imam Qazwini got it right on point when he said that Rabbi Klein is "unrealistic if he thinks Muslim leaders based in Michigan can cool the world's religious hot spots." If one lights a candle and there is still light, the response should be to light more candles, not to blow off the sole lit candle. The frustration expressed by Rabbi Klein calls for more interfaith dialogue, not less.
Ihsan AlkhatibPresident, American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee,Detroit Chapter

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