In April of 1937, the war planes of Nazi Germany and fascist Italy chose a market day to bomb a Basque town, one of the first times a civilian population was deliberately targeted. Pablo Picasso, a native of Spain, quickly reacted by depicting the horror in his famous mural named for the town, “Guernica.” It was finished by June. If he were alive today, he might want to paint one called “Aleppo.” It should be mounted outside the White House….more: washingtonpost
An Ivy League professor said his flight was delayed because a fellow passenger thought the math equations he was writing might be a sign he was a terrorist. American Airlines confirms that the woman expressed suspicions about University of Pennsylvania…
Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of Muslim, Orthodox, Hindu and Catholic refugees Thursday, declaring them children of the same God, in a gesture of…MORE: WASHINGTONPOST.COM
Muhammad, who Muslims believe modeled the love of God for humanity, was called (and is called) ‘the beloved of God’; the funerals of Sufi saints were called ‘weddings,’ because after a lifetime of preparation for meeting God, the moment was at hand.
But, of course, for a theme of religion as love to make sense, people had to be comfortable with love in all its manifestations.
This Muslim emperor will put your Valentine’s Day gift to shame…MORE:WASHINGTONPOST.COM
Iranian hard-liners said last month that the sailors had “started crying” after their arrest, though they had been treated with “kindness” by their captors.members….MORE: washingtonpost.com
Bigotry has a long history in the United States, and it may come as only a mild surprise that it showed its snarling face in Fredericksburg last week, just four days after the Nov. 13 slaughter in Paris. But even mild surprise is unwarranted given the toxic rhetoric of presidential candidates and governors, mainly Republicans, who have vilified Muslims since that terrorist attack. …more at:.washingtonpost
“In World War I, which ranks among humanity’s major catastrophes, millions from all nations also perished within the boundaries of the Ottoman Empire,” said Erdogan in his statement. “Today, we are working and striving together with all our citizens and friends, regardless of their ethnic or religious identities, to attain a better future on the basis of peace, harmony and fraternity.” MORE: washingtonpost.com/
Analysis: Anti-Islam film diverts world’s attention from Syrian civil war (Muzaffar Salman, File/ Associated Press ) – FILE – In this file Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 photo, Pro-Assad supporters chant slogans during a demonstration in Damascus, Syria, as part of…