Tuesday, January 21, 2020   

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Some Jewish Reasons Why Inviting Pamela Geller To Speak Is Not Kosher
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Loonwatchers are encouraged to send copies of or links to this letter, or to compose a polite but informative message of their own, when they hear of Geller planning to speak at a synagogue or Jewish organization.




Synagogue Donates to Burned California Mosque
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STOCKTON – Worshippers at the Masjid al Emaan mosque congregate in a nondescript office park on Pershing Avenue in north Stockton. The mosque has been around for only a few years, and its small membership has diminished in the aftermath of an unsolved arson fire seven months ago.




Maine rabbis deplore mosque desecration
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We, the undersigned rabbis of Maine, would like to register our collective anger, disappointment and disgust at the desecration of a mosque in Portland by unknown persons in the wake of the death of Osama bin Laden.




Bus driver charged in attack on Madera Planned Parenthood
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MADERA — A Chowchilla school bus driver has been charged with firebombing a Planned Parenthood office here last September, and authorities said Thursday he also is responsible for vandalism and menacing signs left at the city’s Islamic center.




Keith Ellison: Should We Fear Islam?
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Keith Ellison discusses the interesting if seriously flawed show that Christiane Amanpour held this past week. He rips into the format and discusses what would happen if we replaced Islam with Black or Jewish and proceeds to call for a heightened more intelligent discourse.




PolitiFact: Most Muslim countries allow churches, synagogues
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“I understand what the Muslims want to do in America,” said Graham. The push for mosques is driven by a desire to “convert as many Americans as they can to Islam,” he said. “I just don’t have the freedom to do this in most Muslim countries. We can’t have a church. We’re not able to build synagogues. It’s forbidden.”




U.S. Monitoring 11 Sites for Possible Discrimination Against Muslims
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The U.S. Justice Department has said it is monitoring 11 cases of potential land-use discrimination against Muslims, a sharp increase in cases under a federal law designed to protect religious minorities in zoning disputes.




For Holy Days, Rabbis Weigh Words on Islamic Center
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With Rosh Hashana here, and Yom Kippur approaching, leaders of Jewish congregations are divided on how — or whether — to broach a controversy over a proposed Islamic Center near ground zero.