Visit to Auschwitz and Dachau

Joining eight imams in prayer at Dachau concentration camp was a powerful experience and a profound show of faith and solidarity with the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust. This event took place even as anti-Semitism and Islamophobia spread across the world. For these eight religious leaders, the future will be shaped by a shared understanding of the past, not by the prejudice of the present. As representatives of government and communities we joined these clerics to bear witness to the horror and tragedy of the Holocaust and reaffirm the pledge - “never again.”

An imam at Auschwitz: Local Muslim cleric joins Jewish leaders on Holocaust journey

Suhaib Webb can’t stop thinking about what he saw at Auschwitz-Birkenau last month: piles of discarded shoes, ghoulish fluffs of human hair, train tracks that once led to death and incineration for a million Jews. The memories make him cry out to Allah. Last month Webb, who is an imam in Santa Clara, and seven other Muslim clerics joined Jewish leaders on a journey to the death camps at Dachau and Auschwitz-Birkenau. The experience seared him.

Imams brief congressman on trip to concentration camps to battle anti-Semitism

Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison held a public briefing on Capitol Hill to hear from a group of American imams on their recent trip to former Nazi concentration camps to help combat anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial. The group visited Dachau and Auschwitz camps in Germany. "I had gone to Auschwitz as a college exchange student and it had a transformative effect on me," Ellison said after the briefing Wednesday. The Democrat said that was one of the main reasons he got involved with the group.

Remarks by the President at the Millennium Development Goals Summit in New York, New York

In the Charter of this United Nations, our countries pledged to work for“the promotion of the economic and social advancement of all peoples.” Inthe Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we recognized the inherentdignity and rights of every individual, including the right to a decent standardof living. And a decade ago, at the dawn of a new millennium, we setconcrete goals to free our fellow men, women and children from the injusticeof extreme poverty.

US Reactions to the recent Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative

As Israel and the Palestinian Authority, led by the U.S., resumeddirect peace talks after 20 months, many Israelis and Palestiniansalready agree on one point: Chances for success are slim,and many U.S. politicians and analysts share the same skepticism.The fact that President Abbas and Prime Minister Netanyahuare meeting face to face is not considered a breakthrough,but that closing the longstanding gaps in their positions andrebuilding shattered trust would be.

Die unsichtbaren Wunden des Krieges

Über die Posttraumatische Belastungsstörung

Immer häufiger werden posttraumatische Belastungsstörungen bei Kriegsveteranen diagnostiziert. Oberfähnrich Elisabeth Wurster berichtet über die Ursache und Wirkung der Krankheit, die nicht selten mit einer traumatischen Gehirnverletzung verbunden ist. Die Behandlung und Versorgung der Betroffenen stellt nicht zuletzt das Militär vor neue Herausforderungen.

Rumors sully Jewish response to imams’ trip to Auschwitz

Eight imams bowed in prayer before a sculpture at Dachau vividlyrepresenting the Jewish dead of Europe. It's a picture worth a thousand words ofreconciliation and understanding.Yet even before its appearance in the Jewish media -- on the front page of the Forward fora story about American imams visiting two concentration camps in Europe -- it wasmuddied by internecine Jewish sniping and rumor-driven misapprehensions.

ʻModerateʼ Muslim Tag Ever-Murky For Community

An Islamic leader from the United States gives a lectureabout the founding of Israel in the wake of the Holocaust.He recommends a book that denies that mass murder ofJews took place during World War II, calls the Holocaust ahoax and declares that “All this [information about six millionJewish deaths] is false propaganda.” Hitler, the leader says,“never intended to mass-destroy the Jews.”

Muslim leaders visit concentration camps as part of effort to combat Holocaust denial

The trip to Dachau and Auschwitz was meant to combatthe rise in Holocaust denial that has popped up in variousMuslim and non-Muslim circles around the world -- andonline -- in recent years.

Imams join U.S. officials at Nazi sites

U.S. officials participated in a trip of eight Muslim-American clericsto the sites of the former Dachau and Auschwitz concentrationcamps last week in what one official called a transformativeexperience.