Some good news for once: Muslims to guard synagogue in Oslo

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This is the kind of heartwarming news that we like to hear: when adherents to diverse and often opposing faiths cooperate to battle bigotry. After the murders in Copenhagen directed at Jews and critics of Islam, a group of Norwegian Muslims have vowed to form a “ring of peace” around an Oslo synagogue this coming sabbath (Saturday). As the Washington Post reports:

On a Facebook page promoting the event, the group explained its motivations. Here’s a translated version of the invite:

Islam is about protecting our brothers and sisters, regardless of which religion they belong to. Islam is about rising above hate and never sinking to the same level as the haters. Islam is about defending each other. Muslims want to show that we deeply deplore all types of hatred of Jews, and that we are there to support them. We will therefore create a human ring around the synagogue on Saturday 21 February…

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