• Bernardo

    Can a Muslim be a pro-Israel leader? Not when the Allah requires the following:

    “Believers, take neither Jews nor Christians for your friends.” (Surah 5:51)

    Quran (8:12) – “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them”

    Quran (9:5) – “So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them.”

  • Sister Geraldine Marie, OP, RN, PHN

    While I don’t believe Islam to be a true religion, I do applaud the courage and convictions of Ms. Farroqi. And Israelis and Palestininans CAN live side by side in peace!

  • lj

    J Street is NOT “pro-Israel”… she’ll fit right in.

  • ahad haamoratsim

    A better question is whether a J Street officer can be a pro-Israel leader. To date I have seen nothing to convince me that the answer is yes.

    When your pro-Israel activities consist at every turn of lobbying for positions that the Israeli electorate has soundly rejected, regardless of which party in Israel is in power, adopting wholesale the narratives and positions of Israel’s enemies, publishing false charges that have been refuted by competent evidence;

    When a major portion of your funding comes from anti-Israel sources, and goes to anti-Israel politicians;

    When you can’t find a word of criticism for Israel’s genocidal enemies;

    It’s time to ask yourself just how pro-Israel you are being.

    I recommend the film “The J Street Challenge.”
    When you remove ‘Pro-Israel’ from the slogan of your campus branch;

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