JAC Statement on Donald Trump's Comments About Muslims on 12/2015

JAC strongly condemns the hateful comments made by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

We may differ on ideas and policies, but we must be united - Republicans and Democrats - to ensuring religious freedoms for all. Racial and religious bigotry has absolutely no place in our political arena and only serves to weaken the fabric of our country.

As Jewish Americans, we know too well from our history the devastating outcome when religious groups are ostracized. We must never forget that our country was founded on the principals of freedom for all. Religious tolerance must always remain a cornerstone of our democracy. If we are to remain true to the ideals that have guided our nation for more than 230 years, then we must always denounce political ideology that threatens our Constitutional right to freedom of religion.


December 8, 2015