Albanian Muslims risk their own lives to save Jews from Nazis during WW 2
October 20, 2010 6:09pm CST
By Leisa Zigman Creve Coeur, MO (KSDK) -- With rising anti-Muslim sentiment across the country, an untold story is raising greater awareness about the Muslim faith and the teachings of the Quran. That awareness comes from an unlikely source: a small Jewish congregation in Creve Coeur. Temple Emanuel is premiering a groundbreaking exhibit of photos that reveals Albanian Muslims who saved 2,000 Jews during World War II. It's a story you've likely never heard. It is a story told through the faces of Albanian Muslims who risked their own lives to live by a code of faith and honor called Besa. the entire story is here: http://www.ksdk.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=222601 what is your thoughts on this ?
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25 Oct 10
What I think is that such stories should be circulated more and more in every possible media we can think of, so that not only a lot of misconceptions about Islam and Muslims can be removed, also it would be an eye-opener and example to the millions of Muslims worldwide who think twice about religion before helping infidels. Many Muslims, I’m sure, would like to help and interact with more with non-believers but perhaps they fear religious sanctions or the mullahs…such stories can be an inspiration to them that no matter what our religion and our priests tell us, above all religions there is something else called humanity and our own conscience
21 Oct 10
We call a man lame as long as he is using a crutch as a prop to trudge along. Once he discards the crutch and is able to walk upright we no longer call him lame. Muslim too is akin to a lame man, who needs crutch of a religion to walk upright in the path of righteousness. Though he is trudging along as a lame man he is a Muslim. Albanian Muslims who had risked their own lives to save Jews from Nazis during WW2 were not Muslims; but they were the real humans. If you call a man walking upright lame he would be offended. Likewise, if you call an upright and righteous man Muslim you are offending him. Just address them as humans. Those who call themselves Muslims and still indulge in terrorism are not even Muslims. They are animals, far from being human.
21 Oct 10
Hi Gordano, I think that this is a great story and I hope that people of all faiths will read it and get a better understanding of each other. I am opposed to anti-Muslim sentiment and was delighted when a major Canadian city (Calgary) elected a Muslim mayor just two days ago. I don't know if he will be a good mayor, I certainly hope so, but I was pleased that Canadians are becoming accepting enough for this to happen. Blessings.