I am touched by the solidarity Solidarite shown by people all around the world for France and its people and also for Jewish People at this very difficult time.
I am in a remote part of South Dakota, conducting a health project for the adolescents of the Lakota tribe. I was touched that so many people came up to me, voicing concern, for my little family in Bruxelles. They remember my connection with Paris, when I used to live there.
Letters have poured in from my dearest friends in Cuba, each more eloquent than the other, condemning this inhuman act against the innocent French and Other people on French Soil. I am also very pleased with the solidarity shown to the French all around the world.
This has united the world against an EVIL. After the mourning we will have time to reflect about the roots of this problem. Diversity of cultures while inclusion, like that seen in the USA is a good example to follow. I condemn the announcement of an Australian Muslim Party, which is an example of division rather than being diverse. We are different and equal and it takes hard work, like the Chinese in Malaysia, to attain social upward movement and economic prosperity. It does not matter at all whether the Malaysian Chinese are Christian, Animist or Taoist or Buddhist. But their desire to integrate into the country of their birth, rather than following hate preachers from another culture (Salafists from Saudi Arabia) would not bring prosperity to individuals or society as a whole.
This rule is applicable to Australia as well. However conservative American Politicians on the right are, America gives an opportunity to any one and every one and Muslims cannot disrespect that opportunity by trying to be different and divisive, in their manners and dress that sets them apart.
What sort of world are we preparing for our children?
Please watch the video by Manuel Valls, the French PM who talked after the massacre of Journalists (many of them were Jewish) as well as the Jewish shoppers at a Kosher Supermarket in Paris in January 2015.
Possibly The Greatest Denunciation of Anti-Semitism Ever
As Dennis Praeger argued in his eloquent presentation at the Oxford University, the enemy of Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Iraq is NOT ISRAEL but their own people guided by a blind faith and belief in the glory of gory deaths.