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May 12, 2000
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Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders met with Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in an attempt to smooth over relations after Ventura’s comments last year in Playboy magazine that “organized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak- minded people.” Stephen Silberfarb, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, said Ventura “deserves the benefit of the doubt that his remarks in Playboy do not reflect his views.”

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