When the Imams Went to Auschwitz
We pay a great deal of attention to the actions of Muslim radicals, and when an extremist does something terrible, we always hear the complaints of those who want to hear more loudly from Muslim moderates. So, it’s important that everyone — Muslims, Jews, Christians and people who hold other beliefs — hear about an event that unfolded a few weeks ago at Auschwitz.
It happened on the grounds of that Nazi concentration and death camp on Polish soil, site of the catastrophe that befell the Jewish people during the Holocaust, the Shoah in World War II. In that exact place where a million Jews died, a group of Muslim clerics from eight countries knelt, touched their foreheads to the ground, and prayed.