Wednesday, 10 June 2015
Expelled Baghdad Jew: European Islam is Different
Edwin Shuker, a native ofand Vice President of the European Jewish Congress (EJC), told on Monday at the sidelines of the Herzliya Conference why European Islam is unique and where anti-Semitism and Islam meet.
Shuker, who was forced to flee Iraq after the 1967 Six Day War and rise of Saddan Hussein's party in 1968, said that the Islam of Europe "was not formed in its original and natural place," and thereforevarious backgrounds as it tries to "discover its identity."
If Muslims in Europe do not get the right religious sources they will be taught ignorance and anti-Semitism, warned Shuker, who is also a member of the Executive of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.
He noted that three years ago his organization warned Israel about the threats of the BDS movement that urges aagainst Israel, but was given the cold should by the state. He praised how budgets have now been allocated to fight the phenomenon, expressing his hopes that the Israeli effort will succeed.