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JCRC's letter chills free speech


Dear Editor:

In the Jan. 22, 2016, issue of the Heritage it was reported that Ina Porth, Rhonda Forest, Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), and the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando voted to “stand with all those who unequivocally condemn and reject hateful interpretations of Islam.”

I am in full agreement and condemn the second paragraph of the Hamas Charter that states, “Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it” (The Martyr, Imam Hassan al­Banna, of blessed memory).”

I condemn the fundraiser supporting Hamas filmed at Muhammad Musri’s Islamic Society of Central Florida Mosque on June 4, 2009, with George Galloway.

I reject and condemn this hateful interpretation of Islam, “Qur’an (3:85) - ”And whoever desires a religion other than Islam, it shall not be accepted from him, and in the hereafter he shall be one of the losers.” 

Islamists believe the Qur’an, is a divine revelation from Allah/God, transmitted to the Archangel Gabriel, transmitted to Mohammad and can’t be changed, altered, or innovated upon according to Islamic doctrine and theology. This doctrinal fact is non-negotiable.

Tikkun Olam, repairing the world, cannot be achieved by the JCRC’s letter of instant moral gratification and effortless armchair recreational compassion. To gain true understanding and dialogue, Jews, Muslims, and Christians must talk with each other like mature adults about these ideological and political differences instead of walking on politically correct eggshells.

Alan Kornman



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