On August 4th QJC hosted a delegation of Muslim students, teachers and adults from the Fondation pour l'Éducation des Enfants et Jeunes Adultes Défavorisés (FEEJAD) for a visit to the Jewish Community Cummings Center. The afternoon included a screening of FAST: Choose Your Voice, a visit to the Holocaust Museum and the Segal Center for the Performing Arts as well as a round-table discussion on the commonalities (and differences) between Islam and Judaism.The students left overjoyed and anxious to continue future cultural exchanges and to work to promote understanding between their community and the Jewish community of montreal. (sic)Here are some photos from the event. My thoughts: if the Ceej thinks screening the FAST film (a useless piece of well-intentioned feel-good fluff that ignores Islamic Judenhass/Zionhass and harps on--what are the odds?--the dangerous presence of Nazis in our midst) and discussing "commonalities" between Judaism and Islam (let's see--we both believe in God, we both have "laws" and we both shun pork) is likely to counteract the toxic Judenhass/Zionhass grounded in Islamic doctrine, it is, you should pardon the expression, seriously out to lunch.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Today in "Interfaith" Samosas and Falafels Exchanges
The Ceej reports that