Friday, October 22, 2010

"Muslims who saved Jews from the Nazis."

That was the tag line that caught my attention on the CNN main page.  Interesting story, really.  Praiseworthy as well.

With rising anti-Muslim sentiment across the country, an untold story is raising greater awareness about the Muslim faith and the teachings of the Quran. That awareness comes from an unlikely source: a small Jewish congregation in Creve Coeur.
Temple Emanuel is premiering a groundbreaking exhibit of photos that reveals Albanian Muslims who saved 2,000 Jews during World War II.

Unfortunately, those aren't the kinds of Muslims that I'm worried about.  Nor are most people.  It's the ones who will blow themselves up in crowds, kill those who disagree with them, and cut off the heads of any Westerner they get their hands on that worry me.

And while this story is one of great compassion I still find myself more moved by the Nazi who risked his life to save Jews from the Nazis.

Both of these stories bring home to me one of the most important lessons I ever learned, and one that some people still need to learn.  That is that people are individuals, and should be treated according to their individual actions.

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