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The muslim world sends love to Boston

posted by Aziz Poonawalla

Just wanted to share these two moving images – the first, from two women in Kabul:

To Boston from Kabul with Love

and the second, two boys in Iraq:

We mourn with Boston

Next time you hear or read the Islamophobes’ claim that muslims “dance in the streets” when there is tragedy in America, remember these images.

Sources: Afghans send sympathy and love to Boston, whose pain they know all too well, in the Washington Post, and Empathy for Boston, from Iraqi children in Salon)



  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Fred

    So “all muslims are terrorists” is anathema despite having them by droves, but 4 people holding 2 signs is “the muslim world”. Is that how it works? Then what is this: http://www.imgur.com/a/Iolco

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment James

    The first ones a fake

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