In your Dec. 2 article “Exchange Program,” by Jessica Leader, Walter Ruby, the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding’s Muslim-Jewish relations programs officer, states that the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) “is committed to Jewish community outreach,” adding, “we feel very strongly that ISNA is a good organization.” I disagree. ISNA is not a good organization. See the following link from David Horowitz’s “Discover the Networks”:http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/printgroupProfile.asp?grpid=6178.
In this article, he quotes terrorism expert Steven Emerson, who says ISNA “is a radical group hiding under a false veneer of moderation.”
He adds, “I am not going to accuse the ISNA of being directly involved in terrorism. I will say ISNA has sponsored extremists, racists, people who call for jihad against the United States.”
The Sutton Place Synagogue and the two synagogues in Buffalo were correct in withdrawing from this program. By keeping our Jewish brethren uninformed, we are playing a dangerous game. Propaganda was also rampant in the 1930s.
Rabbi Felicia Sol of B’nai Jeshurun in New York City discusses gender inequality in Judaism seemingly in comparison with that in the Muslim religion. There is no comparison here. Muslim women have barely any rights and are severely oppressed. Political correctness is also a dangerous game.