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Clerics' Letter: Signatories Show Global 'Handshake'

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Clerics' Letter: Signatories Show Global 'Handshake'

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Clerics' Letter: Signatories Show Global 'Handshake'

Clerics' Letter: Signatories Show Global 'Handshake'

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The document is signed by 138 Muslim scholars, clerics and political leaders; it shows similarities among Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Signatory Akbar Ahmed, chairman of the Islamic Studies Department at American University, sees it as a "handshake across the oceans."

Scott Simon talks to Akbar Ahmed.