‘Spread hummus, not hate’ campaign unites Muslims, Jews

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At Farragut Square, just block from the White House, members of the Greater Washington Muslim-Jewish Forum, a group of Muslims and Jews, speak out against Islamophobia and anti-Semitism. Their "Spread Hummus Not Hate" bus tour takes aim at anti-Islam ads that ran on D.C. buses earlier this year and still run on buses in New York City. Religion News Service photo by Lauren Markoe

At Farragut Square, just block from the White House, members of the Greater Washington Muslim-Jewish Forum, a group of Muslims and Jews, speak out against Islamophobia and anti-Semitism. Their "Spread Hummus Not Hate" bus tour takes aim at anti-Islam ads that ran on D.C. buses earlier this year and still run on buses in New York City. Religion News Service photo by Lauren Markoe

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(RNS) The campaign was designed to counter the anti-Islam ads that appeared months ago on D.C. city buses and still circulate on New York City buses.

  • Thank You for calling attention to this important project.
    These young people are not Atheists – but
    they are thankfully on exactly the correct track!

    “We must do everything in our power to counter fear and mistrust and must not allow negative feelings to fester between our communities,”
    said Symi Rom-Rymer, a Jewish member.

    “Muslims and Jews have a common moral imperative to better the world,” said Juman Khweis, a Muslim.

    Only when we abandon the rules of the invisible dictators
    who commands war and bloodshed
    will any chance for peace arrive.

    These young people are on the right track.
    They do not have to become Atheists – just be rebels against these awful Holy Texts.
    It gives me hope for the future.

    ISLAM SAYS TO OTHERS:
    “The only true faith in God’s sight is Islam.” (Surah 3:19)
    “Fighting is obligatory for you, much as you dislike it.” (Surah 2:216)
    “Believers, take neither Jews nor Christians for your friends.” (Surah 5:51)

    JUDAISM SAYS TO OTHERS:
    “Cursed be he who does the Lords work remissly, cursed he who holds back his sword from blood.” (Jeremiah 48:10)
    “Seize all the non-believers and execute them before the LORD in broad daylight…” (Numbers 25:1-9)

    CHRISTIANITY SAYS TO OTHERS:
    “To those who would not have me as their king, bring them to me and execute them in front of me” – JESUS (Luke 19:27)
    “I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! …what constraint I am under until it is completed! Do you think I came to bring peace on Earth? No, I tell you, but division.” – Jesus (Luke 12:49-51)
    “I will kill her children with death.” – JESUS (Rev:1:22)

    will we

  • Rashid.M

    “Spread Hummus! Not Hate!”

    But what if I hate hummus? Just saying…

    Anyway, any counter campaign against hate, mistrust and vilification of any group is to be applauded.

  • Larry

    Babaganoush perhaps?

    Its a very nice effort.

  • bigotry = attacking someone for who they are.
    valid argument = attacking a bad idea.

    so your parents taught you that Jews are ugly? Tell me more about what your mother taught you and the pride she must feel to hear you share such ‘facts’.

    Unfortunately, a Jesus-endorsed, immoral Christian tribalism is on display here.
    “I have come only for the sick” – Jesus (Mark 2:17)

    Christians can conclude that any tribe who rejects the cure – must still be sick.

    “Execute them in front of me” – JESUS (Luke 19:27)

    I am beginning to wonder whether if it is even possible for a person to be ‘good’ while following the Christian instructions. They are so well designed to produce hate.

  • @dave bleary,

    “who sided with Nazis…”

    You. Apparently:
    “I have seen the shape of evil and it is the Jew” – Hitler.

  • David,

    Thank You for showing these kids what they are up against. Religious folks like yourself are bent on armageddon. You can’t wait for wars – but I think the young people are finally getting rid of religion.

    Hopefully more people like you will speak up and show yourselves. You remind us of the religious fanatics who run much of the middle east.

    Like ISIS, Osama bin Laden, David Koresh and other fanatics – you know your religion is being challenged and you don’t like it.
    Religion poisons everything – especially peace.

  • jd

    http://pamelageller.com/2014/10/gay-friendly-woman-friendly-mosque-rammed-with-truck.html/

    you must have a couple dozen Olympic swimming pools full of hummus…

  • Larry

    A supertanker full of hummus would not help when dealing with Pamela Geller.

    Of course people who follow her material are as likely to be the people attacking this mosque as Islamic fundamentalists would.

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  • Ira Weiss

    You might want to check out this short video of the “Spread Hummus Not Hate” bus tour.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FUKC5A1ZmI