‘Here is a story that shatters the stereotype’ of Jewish-Muslim conflictSince this blog has always been about tolerance and acceptance of all others. And since I always feel uneasy about ratcheting up the rhetoric of animousity even with my darnest enemies. And to smoothen the hostility of my latest post (albeit warranted), I couldn't resist but post this article when I came across it.
On Friday afternoons, the people coming to pray at this building take off their shoes, unfurl rugs to kneel on and pray in Arabic. The ones that come Friday evenings put on yarmulkes, light candles and pray in Hebrew.
The building is a synagogue on a tree-lined street in suburban Virginia, but for the past few weeks — during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan — it has also been doubling daily as a mosque. Synagogue members suggested their building after hearing the Muslim congregation was looking to rent a place for overflow crowds.
This is so fan-fucking-tastic.
Now, do I dare suggest that we try something similar here in the Middle East?