The life of a heart: Muslims and Jews saving lives together by Mehnaz M. Afridi – Common Ground News Service

The life of a heart: Muslims and Jews saving lives together

by Mehnaz M. Afridi

14 February 2012

Common Ground News Service

New York, New York – As I listen to sound bites of news, a swarm of words sting me: Iran, Israel, nuclear, Palestine-Israel at a standstill, Muslims kill Jews, and Jews kill Muslims. As a Muslim woman who teaches classes about the Holocaust at a Catholic college, I am constantly frustrated by the media coverage of the Middle East which overwhelmingly serves to highlight and entrench national and religious tensions, prejudice and conflict.A recently-aired documentary by filmmaker Karen Ghitis, on Al Jazeera, was an extremely heartening exception to the rule. The film, Jerusalem SOS, showed Jews and Muslims saving each other’s lives.

Read the whole article, such a wonderful story from Jerusalem! via: The life of a heart: Muslims and Jews saving lives together by Mehnaz M. Afridi – Common Ground News Service.

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