Source AP ©

Simon Wiesenthal Center uses Web site to inform Muslims about Judaism

A Web site, launched by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, will inform Muslims about Judaism through a forum that allows visitors to post live questions in Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Bahasa and English.

The Web site, www.AskMusa.org, which means Ask Moses in Arabic, also will offer essays about Judaism by Jewish scholars and authors.

The concept for the Web site was developed by Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Los Angeles-based organization that focuses on Holocaust remembrance and human rights.

The center said Cooper came up with the idea after meetings with imams and other Muslims in Egypt, Sudan, Jordan, Indonesia and India showed him that many Muslims - even highly educated ones - knew very little about the most basic tenets of Judaism.

"In an environment where the current perception of Jews is largely shaped by the most extreme elements," Cooper said in a statement Monday, "we have to reach out so that the truth about Jews and Judaism is readily available to Arab and Muslim societies."

The Wiesenthal Center said in a release that the Web site was "a new front in the digital era in the fight to combat anti-Semitism and erase the myths about Judaism and the Holocaust currently being propagated on the Internet by Muslim extremists and anti-Semitic regimes."

More than 5.8 million people voted for Nicholas Maduro at the presidential election in Venezuela. This is more than a quarter of registered voters. Why did those people vote for the man, who, as Western media write, took Venezuela to the brink of collapse?

Venezuela may expect another Panama scenario from 1989
Comments
Ukraine's exit from Commonwealth of Independent States will affect common Ukrainians most
USA sanctions Russian oligarchs and heads of state-run companies
USA sanctions Russian oligarchs and heads of state-run companies
USA sanctions Russian oligarchs and heads of state-run companies
Ukraine's exit from Commonwealth of Independent States will affect common Ukrainians most
Russian air defences ready to shoot down NATO drones and reconnaissance aircraft over Crimea
Ukraine's exit from Commonwealth of Independent States will affect common Ukrainians most
Russian air defences ready to shoot down NATO drones and reconnaissance aircraft over Crimea
Russian air defences ready to shoot down NATO drones and reconnaissance aircraft over Crimea
Russian air defences ready to shoot down NATO drones and reconnaissance aircraft over Crimea
British football fans spineless to unleash World War Three in Russia during World Cup
Russian air defences ready to shoot down NATO drones and reconnaissance aircraft over Crimea
British football fans spineless to unleash World War Three in Russia during World Cup
Beautiful and terrifying: Russia shows video of Bulava ICBM underwater salvo launch
Kremlin on failed nuclear missile tests: 'Listen to President Putin and believe him!'
Kremlin wants foreign invaders out of Syria
Kremlin on failed nuclear missile tests: 'Listen to President Putin and believe him!'
What may happen to foreign tourists traveling for 2018 World Cup in Russia
Kremlin on failed nuclear missile tests: 'Listen to President Putin and believe him!'
Russian special services detain Hizb ut-Tahrir members in Crimea
Russian special services detain Hizb ut-Tahrir members in Crimea