Honestly, we do not hate the Jewish people. We do not blame them for what they do. They are victims just like we are. They are here in this place because, for centuries, nowhere else in the world would accept them. Like us, they are trying to claim a home in a place that they have been distant from for so long. I can honestly say that I do not know what I would do if I were in their position. Considering that, I have to say that I admire Jewish activists far more than Palestinian ones. Palestinian activists are fighting for themselves, but Jewish activists give up so much for a people that isn’t theirs. — Palestinian-Israeli on the Jewish people
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Crimes of Fundamentalism - HuffPo -
“The fact that certain views are held as religious truth does not automatically impose upon the rest of us the burden of respecting them.
Muslim philosopher Al-Farabi, in his treatise on the perfect state, describes revealed religion as symbolizing truth. We err when we take religion’s symbols to be ends in themselves and think that our obligation to pursue truth is satisfied by the performance of ritual or the veneration of a prophet…The perfect state is founded on the principle of justice that religion teaches us through its symbols, and that is demonstrable through philosophy.”
CNN: Religious group in Mexico refuses to allow local children a public, non-sectarian education
food for thought. clever or offensive?