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  •  Where I live Jews & Arabs get along just fine (1+ / 0-)
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    chimaeranyc

    for the most part.  I live in a predominately Jewish mulitcultural neighborhood; some Muslim Arab-Americans have found similarities between their traditions and ours.  The Kosher deli doesn't serve pork, and other restaurants tell you if things contain it, so Muslims don't have to worry about that here like everywhere else.  Both the Muslim and Orthodox Jewish women keep their hair covered and follow strict modesty rules.  The pool at the Jewish community center has single gender swim, and some Muslims have joined for that reason.

    It's really easy for Muslims and Jews to offend each other because of the bad blood from elsewhere, but when  they both go out of their way to avoid offending each other, they get along fine, and that gives me hope for the Middle East.

    "I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent." ~Mahatma Gandhi

    by Futuristic Dreamer on Fri May 02, 2008 at 07:17:21 AM PDT

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