“I do not preach tolerance,” Imam Yahya Hendi said shortly before delivering the keynote address at the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh’s Humanity Day.
“‘Tolerance’ means ‘I hate your guts, but I will do my best to tolerate you for a while.’ I preach a celebration of our differences. …
“A religion that embraces violence is not a religion I can embrace,” Imam Hendi said, noting that Al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden “have to be condemned in the strongest possible language.”
But he noted that violence has been done and still is done in the names of all religions, and all violence should be condemned.
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