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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:49 PM
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Faces of US Muslim and Jewish dissent (CSM)
By Omar Sacirbey | Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor

Hamza Khan knows the price he pays for supporting Israel. A few years ago, he was impeached as president of his high school Muslim Student Association for suggesting a condolence letter be sent to the Israeli Embassy after a suicide bombing. Since then, he's received hate mail for his unabashedly pro-Israel views ...

In Boston this week, some two dozen Jews wore black clothes and lay motionless at the South Station train terminal to protest Lebanese civilian losses from Israel's bombing campaign. The signs on their chests read: "Not all Jews support Israel's actions!" ...

"I have to endure some shouts; it's little compared to what people in Lebanon endure," said protester Marjorie Kent. "So I'll take the shouts" ...

"I have no reason to believe that Israel is not doing anything but just protecting itself from forces that are using homes north of it to bomb northern Israel," says Zuhdi Jasser, who is active with the Muslim community in Scottsdale, Ariz. He regrets the loss of life in Lebanon but says Israel is taking precautions to spare civilians ...

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0804/p03s02-ussc.html

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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:12 AM
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1. There are good people on both sides who abhor slaughter.
Their moral sensitivity and courage should be applauded.
:applause:
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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:29 AM
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2. These are the people who represent the rational
Edited on Fri Aug-04-06 07:30 AM by YankeyMCC
the people who can build a peace but are forced to the effective politcal fring by the fantical and the high emotionalism of even the moderates.

(and of course their counterparts closer to the fighting, residents and citizens of the nations in the ME)

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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 08:20 AM
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3. brave, principled people. too bad they aren't the leaders
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