Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Great Muslim: Tunisian Righteous Gentile
This is a heartwarming story. A Tunisian man was recently nominated as a Righteous Gentile Amongst the Nations, an honor bestowed upon non-Jews who helped out Jews during the Holocaust, by Yad Vashem. (the Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem) This man, Khaled Abdelwahhab, is the first Arab to be nominated for this honor. Go read the story, written in Haaretz. This is an important story, and showcases how Jews and Muslims can get along, in spite of the world we live in today. No one is born evil or born hating, it is taught. Preventing the hatred from jelling in the impressionable minds of the youths today is more important than ever before.