Wednesday, June 10, 2009
There is a lot of hatred going around , and everyone seems to love to pass the virus . A man was murdered today by a long-time white supremacist in DC and people are justifiably horrified and there are thousands of bloggers and news agencies reporting on the horror of hatred .
But what about people trained from birth to hate ? Are they really so damaged that they are immune from blame ? And do they really believe the terrible things they are taught ?
Yesterday in the Israeli-Palestinian town of Tuqu , this woman flipped her vehicle with her infant inside in a Arab area outside of a Jewish settlement . Some teenage Arab boys witnessed the crash and rushed toward the vehicle . Contrary to what they were taught , they broke the windows and rescued mother and child and summoned an Israeli Ambulance with zero delay and they were rushed to a local hospital . Was this a case of mistaken identity , did they think they were rescuing one of their own ? No , they recognized the plates and chose to put what they were taught on the back burner , contrary to preconceived notions of what we think Muslims would do . When scrutinized by the Pali media , Ahmad Sulaiman simply stated “Our human feelings were much bigger at that moment than the feelings of enmity and hatred which Israeli settlers provoke”
I think we could all learn something from these kids .
Posted by Michel-Exildas Galipeau at 23:08