Interfaith Alliance President, Rabbi Jack Moline, called on Roy Moore to apologize for comments made on Bryan Fischer’s radio show. Moore’s comments played on anti-Semitic themes and implied that George Soros’ status as an immigrant put him outside “our American culture.” He went on to say that as someone who is a wealthy Jew, Soros is “still going to the same place that people who don’t recognize God and morality and accept his salvation are going.” In response, Rabbi Moline said:
“Roy Moore owes George Soros and the entire Jewish community an apology for comments he made that are clearly anti-Semitic. Moore is playing on well-known anti-Semitic tropes in which Jews are cast as outsiders using their money for evil intent. These comments have no place in public discourse. The rise in anti-Semitism we have seen over the last year is extremely disturbing and comments like this only serve to validate its perpetrators. No candidate for office should appeal to latent bigotry when asking for support.”
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