Jews see Muslims as inclined toward violence and uninterested in engagement, discussion of the Holocaust or mutual understanding, Mughal said. And, according to Mughal, Muslims believe that Jews don’t want Muslims to be heard. Muslims, he said, “feel that there is an overwhelming desire to protect the Middle East, and that the Jews don’t want to discuss anything else.
By chronicling World War II stories in which Muslims went out of their way to help Jews -- 70 Muslims are named by Yad Vashem as “Righteous Among the Nations” for aiding Jews in North Africa, Turkey and Albania during the Nazi era -- the booklet aims to change those perceptions.
Aside from physically saving people, the Muslims whose stories are retold in the booklet helped preserve Jewish life and culture, helping Jews obtain kosher meat before the Saabbath or saving the famed Sarajevo Haggadah.
Mughal said he hopes the booklet will demonstrate to Muslims and Jews that “life is not black and white, straight and narrow.”
“The histories are different but are intertwined," he said. "Our shared histories can overcome feelings of helplessness and hopelessness.”Life may not be black and white, straight and narrow, but sharia sure is. Thus, because of sharia, the "intertwining" of Muslim and Jew in the Muslim world put Muslims on top and Jews down low. Really low. Bottom of the barrel low. So, sorry pal. As nice as it is to read about the handful of Muslims who were prepared to help Jews in a part of the world that thought Hitler had the right idea Jewry extermination-wise, these warm 'n' fuzzy stories are largely irrelevent to the situation on the ground today; to the Muslim committment to jihad, sharia and Islamic supremacy that come straight from Islam's core texts and that underpin the desire--the need--to finish the job Hitler started.
Update: These words of Maimonides, spoken about the Muslim Jew-hatred of his era and the Jewish inclination to want to wish it away, are just as pertinent today:
We have acquiesced, both old and young, to inure ourselves to humiliation. … All this notwithstanding, we do not escape this continued maltreatment [by Muslims] which well nigh crushes us. No matter how much we suffer and elect to remain at peace with them, they stir up strife and sedition.