Gaza and West Bank

I was looking at a post about how people dressed when they met the President of the United States, and it made me laugh.  In my secular life, I lived in Miami, everyone was wearing very little, it was humid, and nobody cared.  Now in my more observant life, especially with children, I am more aware of how people present themselves.  Some were more covered, and one actress was literally falling out of her dress, but looked stunning and gorgeous.  My mother is in town for Passover and told me that one thing she loves about America is everybody is busy with their own lives, nobody cares what you are wearing, and doesn’t have time to pay attention or judge.  We are so lucky to live in a country where we could speak our mind, have freedom of religion, culture, tradition, and make our own choices.  Every culture has a different self expression, and we can dress however we please, Thank God!  Nobody can tell anybody how to be, what to wear, how to worship, we just do our thing, and let everybody else do their thing.

These articles highlight choices and I feel that unfortunately the Palestinian people are not given choices, or are taught to hate and hurt.


West Bank

In many countries people are jailed or killed for their different life style and point of view,

Omar Mohammad Batawil was a 17 year-old freethinker from Yemen, who shared his thoughts and criticism of religion and religious scholars and institutions on his facebook page. He was accused of apostasy and murdered yesterday by an Islamist group.
One of his facebook statuses (translated from Arabic):

“They accuse me of atheism!
Oh you people, I see God in the flowers,
And you see Him in the graveyards,
That is the difference between me and you.”

RIP Omar, you’re not the first to die for his opinions at the hands of Islamists, and you won’t be the last. But thanks to you and many others, someday the light of reason will shine.

Via: Gregory Iceson


What do you think?

Coach Yulia

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