Friday, February 20, 2015

Another reason I love people

There has been a spate of anti-Jewish violence in Europe lately. After the attacks on Charlie Hedbdo in France, a Jewish deli was attacked and two people were killed.  Elsewhere in France, more than 300 graves in a Jewish cemetery were desecrated. Recently there was an attack on a synagogue in Copenhagen.

But most of us don't hate. We respect.  And in Norway, a group of Muslim citizens will be forming a "ring of peace" around a synagogue on Saturday.

image: Washington Post

From the Washington Post:

Here's a translated version of the invite:

Islam is about protecting our brothers and sisters, regardless of which religion they belong to. Islam is about rising above hate and never sinking to the same level as the haters. Islam is about defending each other. Muslims want to show that we deeply deplore all types of hatred of Jews, and that we are there to support them. We will therefore create a human ring around the synagogue on Saturday 21 February. Encourage everyone to come! ...
Close to 1,000 people have indicated on Facebook that they will attend.
I'd be there, too.

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