Think and think again

[ by Charles Cameron — the world is not always built to our expectations, eh? ]

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Here are a couple of “unexpected consequences” — unexpected in this case because the local context in which they arose isn’t the context that the wider-angle, borader-brush view to which we are habituated might suggest. The first shows Israeli Jews rejoicing at the death by burning of a Palestinian baby:

At a wedding, Right-Wing West Bank Jewish settler yeshiva students celebrate the arson-murder, allegedly carried out by right-wing Jewish settler youths, of an 18-month-old Palestinian baby and his parents in the West Bank Palestinian village of Douma (Duma) in July 2015. Aired by Israel’s Channel 10 News on 12-23-2015

The seond shows Moroccan Jews celebrating national unity with cries of Allahu Akbar:

Jews saying Allahu Akbar while they sing Sawt al Hassan Ynadi. They also sing Layouune 3iniya. This is Morocco, where unity and patriotism brings all people together as one! This is the face of coexistence and peace. This is the face of Morocco from Tangier to Lagouira!

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And for a touch of authentic Christmas spirit..

A group of Muslims are being hailed for a heroic act in Kenya. After Al-Shabaab militants ambushed their bus, they shielded the Christian passengers and kept them from being singled out. CNN’s David McKenzie reports.

1 comment on this post.
  1. carl:

    Speaking of heroic Muslim Kenyans, more people should know about Abdul Haji.
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    http://www.businessinsider.com/abdul-haji-the-man-behind-westgate-photo-2013-9?op=1