No Jewish-Muslim Conflict in Synagogue That Doubles as a Mosque

No Jewish-Muslim Conflict in Synagogue That Doubles as a Mosque

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muslim-jew-reston-synagogue.jpgSynagogue members suggested they rent their building to a Muslim congregation when they heard it was looking for a place to host overflowing crowds.

On Fridays now in the suburban Virginia building, there are Jewish prayers in Hebrew for the evening, and a Muslim call to prayer in Arabic for the afternoon. They are “breaking the stereotypes” of Muslim-Jewish conflict.

(Continue reading AP story at MSNBC)

Image (right) of Reston Synagogue embrace, by WJLA TV-7.
Watch their video below (which has some audio problems)…

 

 

COMMENTS

  1. Thank you for this story. It’s lovely to hear about.
    I spent some time this afternoon on youtube watching clips on Cat Stevens/Yusef Islam. I was very interested in the BBC (iirc) piece about his shift into Yusef Islam. So, your piece ties in very beautifully.