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Chief Rabbi Mirvis condemns Orlando shooting

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It is the responsibility of faith leaders to act where hate is religiously motivated, was the community response to the terror attack in the Pulse nightclub in Orlando last week, led by South African-born Commonwealth Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis.
by OWN CORRESPONDENT | Jun 22, 2016

Condemning the murders and expressing solidarity with the victims, Rabbi Mirvis said: “At a time of such anguish, it is difficult to adequately convey the depths of our moral revulsion for an individual who was so motivated by hatred that it led him to mass murder.

"As Jews, we join with all of those across the world who stand defiant and united in declaring that there is absolutely no place for hatred or intolerance in our societies.

"We must also be honest enough to recognise that there are places where the scourge of homophobia persists, even in our own communities, and that is totally unacceptable."

Rabbi Mirvis said: "Unambiguous condemnation of terror attacks such as this is an important place to start, but it alone is not sufficient. In the face of such unspeakable violence, we must be introspective.

"After Orlando, we must take a step beyond condemnation and open our hearts and our synagogues so that no Jew feels persecuted or excluded from our communities."

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  1. 1 Gary Selikow 23 Jun
    Rabbi Mirvis is acting hypocritically because he (together with the organized Jewish community leadership and British rabbonim)  supports accepting large numbers of Muslim migrants ('refugees') into the UK who are exactly the ones who carry out such attacks as well as many atrocities against the UK's native population including street assaults on young people, children and women and sexual slavery of young girls
    when Lee Rigby was murdered why were the British rabbonim so silent in condemning the murder yet so quick to show solidarity to the muslim community?

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