Syria USED to have a vibrant Jewish community. Luckily most of them managed to get out. One should read the book "The Ransomed of God" by Harold Troper to find out how they were treated and how a resourceful Canadian Jewish woman, Judy Feld Carr helped rescued them. The Mufti's words are too late. One wonders if his grandfather's Jewish partner was forced by the State to have a Muslim partner in order to stay in business and if he took possession of that business afterwards.
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from the article: Syria's Mufti: Islam commands us to protect Judaism