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Is Abe Foxman Actively Pushing for a Clash of Civilizations?

This week, a group of Islamic leaders visited Aushwitz and Dachau. It was, by all accounts, a moving moment of interfaith solidarity.
U.S. officials participated in a trip of eight Muslim-American clerics to the sites of the former Dachau and Auschwitz concentration camps last week in what one official called a transformative experience. “These Muslim leaders were experiencing something they knew nothing about,” President Barack Obama’s envoy to combat anti-Semitism, Hannah Rosenthal, told POLITICO Tuesday. Rosenthal lost many family members at Auschwitz, including her grandparents. “I can’t believe anyone walks into Auschwitz and leaves the same person. I watched them break down. I broke down in front of suitcases. ... It is the cemetery of my whole family.” The participating imams “were totally aware that they were visiting my family cemetery, and they were very loving about it,” Rosenthal said. At the end, the imams — from a broad range of backgrounds — issued a far-reaching statement, condemning anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial and religious bigotry. “We bear witness to the absolute horror and tragedy of the Holocaust, where over 12 million human souls perished, including 6 million Jews,” the group said in a joint statementissued after the trip. “We condemn any attempts to deny this historical reality and declare such denials or any justification of this tragedy as against the Islamic code of ethics.”
That was from Laura Rozen's story inPolitico. Further into the piece, we discover ...
Organizers of the trip say they were dismayed that the Anti-Defamation League’s Abe Foxman lobbied U.S. officials against participating. They also say the Investigative Project’s Steve Emerson, author of "American Jihad," lobbied against the trip, arguing that one of the imams planning to participate had made Holocaust denial statements a decade ago. Emerson was unavailable for comment and Foxman did not respond to repeated queries from POLITICO.
The only possible reason that I come up with for opposing such a trip is that Foxman and Emerson are afraid this kind of thing will run against their preferred narrative of perfidious Islamic anti-Semitism and hatred.
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