Thursday, January 29, 2015

Haredi Jews and Muslims in London's Stamford Hill Get Along Swimmingly

Before individuals go and tout this as a "model" of interfaith amity, they should consider why they get along so well:
Munaf Zeena admitted that maintaining neighbourly relations sometimes meant agreeing to disagree on divisive issues, such as Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands. Yet, he said, when local Muslims raised money for the victims of Israel's assault on Gaza last year, a substantial donation was made by the Jewish community.
Dare one call it a jizya? Also, how many of the Haredi Jews in this area are anti-Zionist, believing that Israel should only come to be when "Moshiach" comes?

Update: Time to take off your rose-coloured specs, people. It's worse than you think.

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