Interpol official warns of dramatic rise in extremism right wing violence

Turkey and Syrian Refugees

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https://journalistandwriter.wordpress.com/2020/03/03/turkey-and-syrian-refugees/
and
http://www.craigsbooks.wordpress.com

Originally posted on “THE JOURNALIST “… REVEALING AND INTERESTING “INTERVIEWS”: According to current estimates, more than 3.6-million Syrian refugees have fled to Turkey since the Syrian civil war began nine years ago. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has long called for European support to help them and in recent years struck a deal with…

via Turkey and Syrian Refugees — War and Peace: ‘Fighting the war to win the peace.’

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The appeal of violence

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Violence has an appeal to it.

This may sound surprising to you.  But think about it a bit.  Violence makes up a great deal of our entertainment – from movies about war and crime to our professional sports that celebrate the hard hit.

Violence is celebrated when we attack whoever is considered the enemy.  Think back to the celebration that erupted with the news of Osama Bin Laden being killed.

But violence goes beyond just the physical.

We experience violence when we drive – how many times have you or have you wanted to give the finger to another driver on the road?  Or have it happen to you?  Or just witnessed road rage?

We hear stories of violence in relationships with others, even those that people claim to love.  We hear yelling and screaming.  We see violence through social media – people who are distant politically or on other…

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“Those who turn a blind eye to injustice actually perpetuate injustice. If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”

I (We) Must Not Hate!

“Those who turn a blind eye to injustice actually perpetuate injustice. If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”
– Desmond Tutu
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http://www.peacepursuit.wordpress.com

“Sharing, supporting, informing, enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”.
(enough there for now, c!)

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Together, one mind, one soul, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant seeds of hope, then march together towards a better future…a far brighter tomorrow

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Lessons from the liberation of Auschwitz

I (We) Must Not Hate!

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Comment: To have any meaning, the Holocaust remembrance also requires a commitment.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11788458
from https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1CHBD_enNZ883NZ883&sxsrf=ACYBGNQ3F-obPrGWWTBNYCaGuGaVvQCVKQ%3A1579842446749&ei=jnsqXvSqLZ-Y4-EPtt6P2Aw&q=nz+herald+lessons+from+the+liberation+of+auschwitz&oq=nz+herald+lessons+from+the+liberation+of+auschwitz&gs_l=psy-ab.3…17896.22111..26402…0.4..1.1166.6802.3-2j2j1j3j2……0….1..gws-wiz…….0i71.QoULbGLmBww&ved=0ahUKEwj0qdveu5vnAhUfzDgGHTbvA8sQ4dUDCAs&uact=5

‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.’
– George Santayana-1905).

In a 1948 speech to the House of Commons, Winston Churchill changed the quote slightly when he said (paraphrased),
‘Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.

PPS (and NB)
NEVER AGAIN!

“Together, one mind, one soul, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant seeds of hope, then march together towards a better future…a far brighter tomorrow”

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Christmas message rings powerfully

I (We) Must Not Hate!

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Jacinda Ardern’s immediate, instinctive embrace of the victims’ families and the simple act of putting on a headscarf, moved hearts and minds everywhere. Photo / Alan Gibson
NZ Herald

picture from https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12294735

People going to church this Christmas believe God is a powerful force for good in the world and he, or she, sometimes works in mysterious ways. Christians, whose faith is founded on the redemptive event of Christ’s crucifixion, can readily believe that good can grow from tragedy.

New Zealand this year has experienced a most appalling tragedy. The slaughter in March of New Zealand Muslims at prayer in two Christchurch mosques had a profound effect not just on this country but the world.

see https://www.pressreader.com/new-zealand/the-new-zealand-herald/20191224/282548725178303
from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)…
and by that I mean God (far more than Google)… but then perhaps I should…

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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”