Jewish group rebukes sermon in Malaysia

April 3, 2012 13:51


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The Simon Wiesenthal Center on Monday condemned a sermon delivered last Friday at mosques in Malaysia that said Jews "are the main enemy of Muslims as proven by their egotistical behavior and murders performed by them."

The Jewish group based in Los Angeles said the oration prepared by the Federal Territory Islamic Affairs Department (JAWI) and distributed in and around the capital of Kuala Lumpur put the few Jews living in the country and those visiting in danger.

“This sermon...makes a mockery of Malaysia’s Constitution which promises that religions other than Islam may be practiced in peace and harmony in any part of the Federation," said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, in a press release.

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