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Sun Feb 22, 2015, 08:35 PM

Inspiring images of over 1000 Muslims forming 'ring of peace' around Oslo synagogue

Sun Feb 22, 2015 at 03:16 PM PST
Inspiring images of over 1000 Muslims forming 'ring of peace' around Oslo synagogue
by Ian ReifowitzFollow


If ever a photo was worth a thousand words


That is a beautiful image. Over the weekend, more than 1000 Muslims gathered to form a ring of peace around a synagogue in Oslo, Norway. They both offered a human shield—in the best sense of the term—protecting one of the most visibly Jewish locations in their city, and condemned the murder last week of Dan Uzan, a Danish Jew, at a Copenhagen synagogue. That murder was committed by Omar El-Hussein, a Danish-born son of Palestinian immigrants, as part of an attack that also included shooting up a forum discussing free speech that featured Lars Vilks, who has been the subject of death threats and even assassination plots for having published cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad. Although Vilks escaped unharmed, one person attending the forum died. El-Hussein was pursued, shot, and killed by Danish police.

These Oslo Muslims brought a message of peace and tolerance, one that rejects hate. They chanted: "No to anti-Semitism, no to Islamophobia." Zeeshan Abdullah, who helped organize the event, told the Muslims and Jews gathered together outside the synagogue:

"Humanity is one and we are here to demonstrate that. There are many more peace mongers than warmongers. There’s still hope for humanity, for peace and love, across religious differences and backgrounds."


Seeing these images, I can't help but agree...More photos from the event.







Originally posted to Ian Reifowitz on Sun Feb 22, 2015 at 03:16 PM PST.
Also republished by Kitchen Table Kibitzing.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/22/1366149/-Inspiring-images-of-over-1000-Muslims-forming-ring-of-peace-around-Oslo-synagogue

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Reply Inspiring images of over 1000 Muslims forming 'ring of peace' around Oslo synagogue (Original post)
FourScore Feb 2015 OP
orpupilofnature57 Feb 2015 #1
riversedge Feb 2015 #2
shenmue Feb 2015 #3
LiberalLovinLug Feb 2015 #13
marym625 Feb 2015 #4
PumpkinAle Feb 2015 #5
Aristus Feb 2015 #6
lobodons Feb 2015 #7
WillyT Feb 2015 #8
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2015 #9
Cha Feb 2015 #10
JDPriestly Feb 2015 #11
vkkv Feb 2015 #12
gordianot Feb 2015 #14

Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sun Feb 22, 2015, 08:40 PM

1. Rudy and the Repukers might resent this, but " The Prince of Peace "

 

Was, is and will be all about this.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sun Feb 22, 2015, 08:41 PM

2. Thanks..

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sun Feb 22, 2015, 08:44 PM

3. Take that, Fox News

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Response to shenmue (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 23, 2015, 11:56 PM

13. Just once it would be nice

If they'd actually post something like this to give a small nod to "fair and balanced"

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sun Feb 22, 2015, 08:56 PM

4. Thank you for posting this

I have read the story but hadn't seen pictures. It is just, well, hopeful.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sun Feb 22, 2015, 09:27 PM

5. Awesome

May peace and blessings be on all those who took part in and outside that Synagogue.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sun Feb 22, 2015, 09:31 PM

6. That's so beautiful, I don't even have the words...

We really can live in peace and brotherhood. All we have to do is make up our minds to...

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sun Feb 22, 2015, 09:37 PM

7. Just another example

 

Just another example, that ISIS does NOT represent Islam.

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Sun Feb 22, 2015, 10:25 PM

8. Huge K & R !!! - Thank You !!!

 


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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sun Feb 22, 2015, 10:51 PM

9. I love this. it gives me goosebumps and tears of joy.

Wouldn't it be wonderful to see people start copying this idea?

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sun Feb 22, 2015, 11:07 PM

10. Wonderfully Inspiring.. Mahalo FourScore!~

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Sun Feb 22, 2015, 11:25 PM

11. K&R.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Mon Feb 23, 2015, 12:33 PM

12. It's far past time for Israel to recognize

 


Palestine.

My view, even as a casual observer over the decades seems to suggest that:

When the Jewish nation of Israel attacks their enemies they are "Israel" as a nation and political body.

When Israel is being attacked, either with weapons or in print as a nation for their political stance, that once political body now becomes a Jewish nation and all attackers are strictly "anti-Semites".

The world, including myself, is growing tired of that ploy.

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Some INCONVENIENT TRUTHS:::


Posted on July 12, 2014 by Robert Barsocchini
( VKKV, poster edt: Barsocchini is a left-ist reporter by modern standards)
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/07/facts-us-citizens-need-know-israel-palestine.html

Since the year 2000, Israel has killed 1,500 Palestinian children, while Palestinians have killed 132 Israeli children. That means Israel has killed over 1,000% percent more Palestinian children than vice versa.

As documented by the Washington DC based non-Profit, The Jerusalem Fund, Israel breaks far more ceasefires than Palestine – this includes firing of the Palestinian scrap metal rockets.

For example, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and many other human rights organizations reported that in Israel’s 2009 Gaza Massacre, Israel killed about 450 children, and it was Israel, they documented, that broke the ceasefire. (In that massacre, Israel killed overall from 1,400 to 7,000 Palestinians, almost all civilians, while 13 Israelis were killed, several from friendly fire.)

According to a landmark, comprehensive study of all of Israel’s wars, by Zeev Maoz, Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Davis, former head of the Graduate School of Government and Policy and of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University, and former academic director of the M.A. Program at the Israeli Defense Forces’ National Defense College:

“. most of the wars in which Israel was involved were the result of deliberate Israeli aggressive design . None of these wars – with the possible exception of the 1948 War of independence – was what Israel refers to as Milhemet Ein Berah (war of necessity). They were all wars of choice . ” – Defending the Holy Land, pg. 35, (bold added)

“I review a number of peace-related opportunities ranging from the Zionist-Hashemite collusion in 1947 through the collapse of the Oslo Process in 2000. In all those cases I find that Israeli decision makers – who had been willing to embark upon bold and daring military adventures – were extremely reluctant to make even the smallest concessions for peace . I also find in many cases Israel was engaged in systematic violations of agreements and tacit understandings between itself and its neighbors.” – Defending the Holy Land, pg. 40

Israel has violated more UN resolutions than any other country. That includes Iraq under Hussein.


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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Tue Feb 24, 2015, 11:41 AM

14. We have a winner and here it is!

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