Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sacrificial Kindness is a Two-Way Street: Christians Protect Muslims in Egypt

Over the last several weeks, there have been many heart-breaking images from the Middle East. The heart-warming one below, shot during the height of the protests in Egypt, depicts Muslim protesters taking time to pray while Christians stand guard around them. No doubt, these peaceful protesters feared yet another surprise attack by the pro-Mubarak thugs.

From http://yfrog.com/h02gvclj, Christian protesters
in Egypt watch the backs of their Muslim counterparts.

If you have been following events in Egypt, you will know that this act of compassion and kindness was reciprocal, as Muslims had risked their lives to protect Coptic Christians in early January. For more on this, check out my earlier blog post at http://incomparabletreasure.blogspot.com/2011/01/honoring-mlk-day-2-egyptian-muslims.html.

1 comment:

  1. People can be such gems at times. I wish they live in harmony and peace forever because such compassion is arare sight now a days.

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