“If you’re going to protest, protest with dignity and purpose. These are the Afghans and peaceful protests you rarely see in the news”Tweet
“It is often said that we fear that which we do not know. And Pakistan, in this particular vein, is very similar. Because it has provoked, and does provoke, a visceral anxiety in the bellies of many a Western soul, especially when viewed through the monochromatic lens of turbulence and turmoil. But there are many other dimensions to Pakistan.
And what follows is a stream of images, a series of images captured by some of Pakistan’s most dynamic and young photographers, that aims to give you an alternative glimpse, a look inside the hearts and minds of some ordinary Pakistani citizens. Here are some of the stories they wanted us to share with you…”Tweet
“We hope that wise people would look at it as an individualistic action. If one person does wrong, that doesn’t mean that everyone is responsible for it. We should look at this logically and there are a lot of ways to discuss and overcome this issue so it won’t happen again… If it is proven that there is a Coptic Christian that participated in the making of this movie, then the church refuses him a hundred percent. ” —Bishop Morkos and other Coptic Christians in Egypt denounce the violent reactions in Egypt. Video from Associated Press via WSJ.Tweet
Based in Davis, California. “Children of Libya Aid Foundation (CLAF) is a charity organization established in the aftermath of the recent crisis in Libya. As a result of the indiscriminate attacks on civilians, many children have been killed or suffered horrendous injuries… Our organization seeks to coordinate with institutions throughout the US to provide these unfortunate victims of war with the essential care to alleviate their suffering that is not available in Libya.”
We haven’t seen this organization on the news this week. This organization is another brick in the bridge between US and Libya which, unfortunately, is being buried under the rubble of rubber-necking media.Tweet
“This is what religious community looks like,” (1:29)
A video of Libyans across North America holding vigils for Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Video by Adam, submitted to The Sorry Project.
Vigils depicted here were held in:
Royal Oak, MI
New York City, NY
“Respect and kindness and listening and speaking out for peace. These are my values. Together we will make a better world for all.” —Submitted by ElisabethTweet
- “Let the Libyan people know that Americans love them. We are proud to be your friends. Most of us know that Islam means peace and is NOT the enemy of America. Just as in Libya there is a small minority of hate groups, we, too, in America we too have individuals who preach hate and want to divide us. But the overwhelming majority of Americans stand in solidarity with the Libyan people as you build your new democracy. We love you and support your efforts to build a free and democratic society. God bless you.” ~ Sam, Jana and Janulik Shropshire, Annapolis, Maryland USA. A post from The Sorry Project.Tweet
Click for a wonderful article showing the diverse Egyptian reactions to the film and to the protests. Source: The NationalTweet