Sunday, February 01, 2009


The other day Antony Loewenstein spoke to a full house at the Imam Husain Islamic Centre. It was an interesting crowd:
The centre was gender-separated, with men sitting on the left hand side of the room and women on the right, all wearing hijabs.
Loewenstein was there to use his superior articulation skills to enlighten his audience:
Profound ignorance certainly exists in the Muslim community towards Jews and Israel, and I believe it’s important that such confusions are discussed and resolved.
But maybe his audience was smarter than he thinks:
Before I started, a couple of kids looked at me directly and asked, “Are you really Jewish?"
Well, maybe, sort of.


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