Yes this post is probably high on the cheese-fest scale but its a serious event which deserves to be acknowledged…so bare with it.
Just want to make short post about the events in Egypt and the saddening loss of life. The bombings against the Christian community is abhor able and should be vocally criticised and condemned especially by the Islamic community. It’s not enough that people know that the actions where wrong and carried out by a select misguided few but bridges need to be re-built between the Christian and Muslim community and the only way that can happen is when both communities stand up against fundamentalism and extremism of all sorts. The demonstrations carried out by Muslims and Christians against the bombings in Egypt where heart warming and just go to show that illusion of an irreconcilable difference between both communities is just that, an illusion. The majority need to show the select minority that their views play no part in any society. Violence begets more violence and what can start out as a small act of anger can spiral into a conflict which draws in unwilling victims.
Regardless of your beliefs, there is a general agreement that Life is a sacred thing and therefore the taking of any life especially through senseless violence should not be taken lightly.
Till next time,
“Life is sacred, that is to say, it is the supreme value, to which all other values are subordinate.”
— Albert Einstein