June 26, 2008, - 2:59 pm

Religion of “Peace” and “Tolerance”: Muslims Tear Down Synagogue to Make Room for Palace

By Debbie Schlussel
You know it’s really intolerant when even Al-Arabiya is posting the Reuters story about it:

Tajikistan has knocked down its only synagogue to make way for a new presidential palace, casting the Jewish community into despair, community members said on Wednesday.
The 19th century building is due to be replaced by a park adjoining the new palace for President Imomali Rakhmon, who has ruled the impoverished, mainly Muslim nation since 1992.
Community leaders said the weekend demolition of their synagogue — a wooden, one-story house adorned with stars of David — put their 350-strong community under threat.


“Tolerance”: Muslims Demolish Tajikistan’s Only Synagogue

“It’s painful to lose something very dear, something that cannot be valued in money terms,” Rabbi Mikhail Abdurakhmanov said after the building was bulldozed.
“At the moment the existence of Tajikistan’s only Jewish community is under threat. It’s also a threat to elderly people who came here for help,” he told Reuters.
The Jewish community in Tajikistan — descendants of Persian-speaking Bukhara Jews who have lived in Central Asia for centuries — has dwindled since the country’s independence from Soviet rule with many leaving for Israel. . . .
The building technically belonged to the state because Soviet officials nationalized it in 1951 while allowing Jews to continue to worship there.
Before its demolition, the synagogue ran a daily canteen for the poor and allocated humanitarian aid to its mainly elderly community members with an average monthly income of about $20.

Yup, yet another textbook case of Islam’s tolerance. On the Al-Arabiya site, there are some “interesting” comments by the tolerant Mohammedanists. Here are some highlights:

There are no more Jews in Tajikistan, they all being helped to immigrate to the US most of whom work as hairdressers. . . .Hallelujahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh


is time the other arabs do the same


excellent by the way build there a mosque intead of presidential palace


what are Jews doing in Tajikistan?

11 Responses

I am so sick of their tolerance. They all should go do what the AP said a Suicide-Bomber did today:
“A suicide bomber blew himself in a municipal office…”
F Skuzlam. Go blow yourselves.

Nuggler on June 26, 2008 at 3:28 pm

A classical act being performed world wide by the so called religion of peace, is to burn, destroy, take over Jewish or Christian religious sites in anyway they can, solely for Mohammad’s end game. It doesn’t matter what’s being built. The claim it’s now Islamic is all that’s necessary. That’s why it’s ever important to keep this news front and center, because the MSM, will purposely hide it. The biggest mistake Israel can EVER do, would be to give up an inch of Jerusalem to radical Islam.
A good example, 150 Christian churches and 200 year old monasteries were torched in Kosovo by radical Islamofascists/Albanians, while NATO/UN peace keeping troops just stood by, dunked donuts. Clearly, the MSM was AWOL then, and still doesn’t get it now!

Jackson Pearson on June 26, 2008 at 3:42 pm

This sounds like typical old-fashioned Soviet-style big-brotherism.
In the mean time, behind every problem lies an opportunity. Maybe this will give the Jews of Dushanbe a chance to build a newer and more modern facility.
Hopefully you know that the leader of the Jewish community of the former Soviet Union grew up in the same neighborhood as you.

There is NO Santa Claus on June 26, 2008 at 4:23 pm

Yet another reason to go to Europe ASAP — I want to see Notre Dame and Chartres before the Islamofascists take overand do this to them.

DocLiberty on June 26, 2008 at 5:45 pm

The only reason they don’t do this in the US is because there aren’t enough of them, yet.

Sue Denemme on June 26, 2008 at 6:22 pm

I am trying to remember where I saw it in the last few days. But I did see a list of how long some churches have been waiting to build and/or repair. Some of the permits went back to the 60’s.
I think it was Jihadwatch.

Aunt Bea on June 26, 2008 at 8:00 pm

How sad. More and more I am glad to be jewish in the USA. Sound corny?

mindy1 on June 26, 2008 at 9:32 pm

How many Jews are there in other countries in the region – Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, et al? Last year, there was a story about 2 Kyrgyz Jewish twins who sought asylum in the UK, and a controversy on whether they should be allowed in. How many of these Jews are actually Russian Jews, as opposed to descendents of the inhabitants of the Sassanids?

Infidel Pride on June 26, 2008 at 10:02 pm

Jewish and Christian religious centers are being bulldozed all over Islamania. It is unlawful to build a church of synagogue in Albania, Kosovo or Bosnia. Although the Bush dhimocracy insists on handing billions to those savages.

supercargo on June 27, 2008 at 1:49 am

So what are Jews still doing in Tajikistan?
Well, the Jewish Agency, which I like to call the “non-Jewish Agency” is too busy “implementing government policy” {that is a direct quote shirking their responsibility} to bring [European, white] non Jews in from the Ukraine.
The Jews in muslim countries, who tend to be traditional if not religious can fend for themselves.

Ben-Yehudah on June 27, 2008 at 6:13 am

Square the topic with: http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/09/20010917-11.html
Before you dismiss this as “communist” / “Democtat” / “Bush hating” … take a moment connect the dots from the above to the title….

Alert on June 27, 2008 at 11:33 am

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