I see Americans and Muslims apologizing to each other for the actions of a bigoted few from their own ranks. That makes me think the human race has a future. Americans saying sorry for the video that blasphemed, mocked and ridiculed their religion. Muslims saying sorry for the violence the fundamentalists have wrought over something majority of Americans did not do or condone. It makes me believe the road of empathy is far busier than path of the violence.
Our role is to make sure the voice of reason and compassion do not drown in the noise of hatred trumpeted by the few intolerant people. They maybe more organized and louder than us, but we are far numerous. We can take them not through violence, but by saying no matter how much you try to separate us with hate–WE ARE ONE WITH OUR HOPES FOR A BETTER WORLD.
Extremists on both sides triumph if you start lashing out at the entire population they try to misrepresent. This is not a political statement and it shouldn’t be spun around with bias. It is simply a belief that the actions of others do not necessarily speak for all humanity.
“I do not judge people by the scriptures of their faith or the scars from their past, I embrace them by the content of their hearts.” — Dodinsky
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