Peaceful Islam in Action in Norway (No I really mean it)

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Peaceful Islam in Action in Norway (No I really mean it)

I’ve been pretty hard on both Rad­i­cal Islam and those who in the Islamic Com­mu­nity that have given only lip ser­vice to “Peace­ful Islam”.

So I“m always delighted when I see sto­ries like this

In the wake of a deadly shoot­ing attack at a syn­a­gogue in Den­mark las week, a group of Nor­we­gian Mus­lims intends to hold an anti-​violence demon­stra­tion at an Oslo syn­a­gogue this com­ing week­end by form­ing a “peace ring” around the building

I’m even more encour­aged when I see who is orga­niz­ing this:

One of the event orga­niz­ers, 17-​year-​old Hajrad Arshad, explained that the inten­tion was to make a clear state­ment that Mus­lims don’t sup­port anti-​Semitism.

“We think that after the ter­ror­ist attacks in Copen­hagen, it is the per­fect time for us Mus­lims to dis­tance our­selves from the harass­ment of Jews that is hap­pen­ing,” Arshad told the Nor­we­gian Broad­cast­ing Cor­po­ra­tion NRK in an inter­view cited by The Local News web­site on Tuesday.

She noted that the group aimed to “extin­guish the prej­u­dices peo­ple have against Jews and against Muslims.”

This isn’t with­out risk, there will be some rad­i­cals who will not approve of this. This young woman deserves our praise, our encour­age­ment, .….and our protection.

I’ve been pretty hard on both Radical Islam and those who in the Islamic Community that have given only lip service to “Peaceful Islam”.

So I”m always delighted when I see stories like this

In the wake of a deadly shooting attack at a synagogue in Denmark las week, a group of Norwegian Muslims intends to hold an anti-violence demonstration at an Oslo synagogue this coming weekend by forming a “peace ring” around the building

I’m even more encouraged when I see who is organizing this:

One of the event organizers, 17-year-old Hajrad Arshad, explained that the intention was to make a clear statement that Muslims don’t support anti-Semitism.

“We think that after the terrorist attacks in Copenhagen, it is the perfect time for us Muslims to distance ourselves from the harassment of Jews that is happening,” Arshad told the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation NRK in an interview cited by The Local News website on Tuesday.

She noted that the group aimed to “extinguish the prejudices people have against Jews and against Muslims.”

This isn’t without risk, there will be some radicals who will not approve of this.  This young woman deserves our praise, our encouragement, …..and our protection.