I also said that Moslem organizations should be willing to renounce any anti-Semitism, if it exists. I did not charge all American Moslem organizations with being anti-Semitic. However, I stated that Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria, and a host of Moslem nations allow little or no religious freedom for those of other faiths...particularly accusing these nations of anti-Semitism. Their hatred for Israel is known to the world.
I am not anti-Moslem. I know and work with many American and foreign Moslems who love all peoples. In my interview with Beliefnet.com, I was simply saying that the Bush administration should bar all bigots and racists from participating in their faith-based program.
I also said that only religious ministries and persons who are presently involved in a successful way with the poor and the imprisoned, etc., should be considered for public funds. This new initiative should not be a "commercial venture" for novices and others to begin ministries in which they have no track record or spiritual interest.