July 21, 2005

No Us or Them

Another scary day in London.

Thankfully, nobody died in these latest attacks. But the Independent had a story about the latest victim to die from the attacks two weeks ago: Ateeque Sharifi, a devout Muslim from Afghanistan. One of the bombs on July 7th went off at Edgware Road, which is in the heart of London's Arab community, another in Aldgate East, the heart of a Muslim community which includes North African and Somali Arabs.

While there are those who want to say these attacks pit Us against the Muslims, it's important to recognize that all of us suffer.

Ask any Iraqi.

Or any Israeli Arab and Jew.

Or any British Arab and Muslim.