By Rabbi Allen S Maller
“Also, all rabbis know that during the ten plus centuries of the Medieval Age, Jews were persecuted much less in Muslin countries than they were in Christian countries. Even today, Muslim extremist terrorists have slaughtered more Muslim victims, than the number of Christian and Jewish victims combined.
Our religious and political leaders could help improve interfaith relations in 2016 by constantly repeating the important lesson taught by a German Protestant theologian, Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984), about the cowardice of German intellectuals when the Nazis’ rise to power; and began purging their chosen targets, group after group:
First they arrested Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they arrested Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they arrested Jews, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak out for me…”