Beck Apologizes For Comparing Reform Judaism To Radical Islam

Posted by | February 24, 2011 14:56 | Filed under: Top Stories

It’s only proper to acknowledge an apology when one is due, and Glenn Beck did the right thing by referring to his comment as “one of the worst analogies of all time” (via Mediaite).

He explained that he was speaking off of some information that he had heard (or misheard) from someone the day before, however the onus was entirely on him. “I’ve always told you to do your own homework,” he said. “And, in this case, I didn’t do enough homework.” He claimed that, even as the original words were coming out his mouth, he knew something was wrong.

The Jewish Funds for Justice, which put out the ad which sparked Beck’s remarks, believes one more correction needs to be made; Beck claimed that it was only Reform rabbis who were taking him to task.

Glenn Beck’s apology for comparing Reform Judaism to “Radicalized Islam” is welcome but incomplete. While we are heartened to hear him recognize his ignorance, he still has not acknowledged that the letter signed by 400 rabbis and organized by Jewish Funds for Justice represented a cross-section of denominations, including Orthodox, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and Renewal rabbis.

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By: Alan

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