Rabbis’ Open Letter to Morsi in NYDailyNews

On Wednesday, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Yitzchok Adlerstein, Director of Interfaith Affairs for the Center, wrote an open letter to recently elected Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, in which they accuse the so-called Egyptian democracy of anti-Semitism and hold the regime accountable for a double standard, citing Mohammed Badie, Morsi’s religious adviser.

The letter was published in the New York Daily News, the widely circulated NYC tabloid.

The letter quotes statements and journalistic sources describing the “democratic” nature of post-Hosni Mubarak Egypt. ”You declared that while ‘Egypt respects freedom of expression,’ the limits of such freedom stop when it is ‘directed towards one specific religion or culture,’” they accused.

An Associated Press article quoted in the letter said, “He insisted that freedom of expression does not allow for attacks on any religion,” but the rabbis pointed out the violent reactions to the “crude YouTube video” referring to “Innocence of Muslims”

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