Monday, September 25, 2006

Rabbi Condemns Kings Letter

The hypocrisy of Rep. Peter King

Rep. Peter King's (R-Seaford) letter to his constituents tying his opponent, Dave Mejias, to Islamic financial support, when King has accepted even more money from the Islamic community is hypocritical, dishonest and a political deceit ["Clash on cash," News, Sept. 20]. That the letter "may have gone out more to Jews than others" is insulting and offensive. King has painted the Islamic community with a broad brush, claiming that 85 percent of all American Islamic clerics are "extremists," while many of these same leaders have called for an end to terror and violence. Dialogue is a better solution than diatribe.

Rabbi Michael L. Kramer
Editor's note: The writer is spiritual leader of Temple Judea of Massapequa.

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