Rabbi Seeking Conference of Moslems on Red Menace

Rabbi Abraham Hershberg, president of the Mexico City-based Union of Rabbis of Latin America, announced today that he is planning a conference of Moslem community leaders to stress Communism’s intended “destruction of their religion.” Moslem leaders he has consulted in Iraq, Iran and France share his fears, he told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. They have told him, he said, that “we are afraid to death” of Communist penetration. “Communism is destroying all the religions of the world,” Rabbi Hershberg noted. He hopes to have commitments of participation from community leaders of at least four or five Moslem lands before convening the proposed meeting, possibly in Iran. The United Nations can help fight Communist inroads “morally,” but beyond that is ineffective, Rabbi Hershberg contended. “I’m a great believer,” he stated, “that religion can do a lot to bring peace.”

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