French Muslim Leaders Denounce Anti-Semitism, Reject Suggestion Quran Is To Blame for Terror


French Muslim leaders are rejecting suggestions that the Quran is to blame for resurgent anti-Semitism in France, and are urging imams and non-Muslims to work together to fight extremism.

Thirty mosque rectors and other prominent Muslims published an appeal in Le Monde saying Islam is being “confiscated by criminals.”

They were responding to a manifesto signed by actor Gerard Depardieu, former President Nicolas Sarkozy and others blaming Islamic radicalism for a “new anti-Semitism.” The manifesto urged Muslims to denounce anti-Jewish and anti-Christian references in the Quran as outdated.

The Muslim leaders acknowledged that some imams have fueled radicalism, and urged all imams to preach peace, notably online.

They also asked non-Muslim leaders, schools and police to “show more discernment” between Islamic extremists who have attacked France in recent years and Islam itself.



  1. BS’D
    What an ajlom ha-seker! Stusz, hevel-havolem. New antisemitism. jismae-l ‘s seker and sine kneged Jakojv. Take this is Golus jismae-l! Of course, they will leave behind the -Pere Odom-. Ha-Sem jismerenu vjacilejnu.

  2. Obviously the Koran, the bible of Islam is responsible for antisemitism? I read the Koran and learned a bit of history. Just like the New Testament is also responsible for millions of Jews being killed!

    If there were no Muslims or Christians, there would be hardly any antisemitism in the world!