An Imam and a priest are standing Hand-in-Hand. The Friday prayers at the Al-Nur mosque in Christchurch will be broadcast live on television and Radio. Thousands of new Zealanders came. Many women wear as a sign of solidarity with a head scarf. The prayer, two minutes of silence follow, in many Parts of the country there is silence. A few days earlier, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had opened the parliamentary session with the Arab peace message "As-Salaam-Alaikum". She announced that she would call the name of the assassin never. She also wears the headscarf.
It is possible to get such images not to touch, to feel you as a helpless Gestures, or to denounce as a grief kitsch. No crime and no evil will to defeat the cynicism. But maybe-hearted defense just in the cold of the reactions, those who feel challenged by compassion the most. Is it the splitter, the polarizer, the profiteers of hate, extreme right-wing anti-Islamic as well as Islamic militants. Brothers in spirit, United in the fight for folk and Faith, ethnicity and ideology.
Both groups reject the West, the emancipation of women, marriage for all, democracy, liberalism, individualism. Imagine yourself in a time of the end, in which the need to fight back against the "destruction of the white race" to "population exchange" and "foreign Infiltration", whereas the others propagate a rigid Version of the Koran, which violently forced propagation is willed by God. In the Muslim and non-Muslim countries.
The most destructive Islamophobic terrorist attack
Both groups radicalize preferably in the network and dispense with clear leadership structures. The methods of their militancy copy from each other. Islamist Terror here, Islamophobic Terror, such as the Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, there. In Charlottesville in the US state of Virginia, a white supremacist drove his car into a crowd to kill as many counter-demonstrators as possible.
And, most recently, of Christchurch, was the most devastating Islamic terrorist attack that had ever been in the West perpetrated. In two mosques of the bombers killed fifty Muslims, including a three-year-old child. The subject of Islam's hostility, however, is named rarely so clear. The assassination attempt have generally been applied to people, it means the assassin was an extremist, a right, a racist.
Islam enmity – in this word to a lot of resentment with swing, apparently, of which many right-wing populists are not free. Therefore, avoid of all things, those who urge otherwise, at every opportunity, a "clear language". The new Zealander, however, have understood, who had been the Terror. The evidence of their impressive reactions of solidarity.
About the moments of the deepest grief of solace
Gestures sets are important in politics. Remember often very deep. Willy Brandt's kneeling in Warsaw, the refusal of Rosa Parks, her seat to space on the Bus for a White, the visit of the then US President George W. Bush shortly after the September 11 attacks. September 2001, in a mosque at the Islamic center in Washington, D.C. "The face of terror is not the true face of Islam," he said. "Islam is a peaceful Religion." Faith and fanaticism are two different things.
clearly new Zealand's Prime Minister Ardern is positioned now. Each of their Gestures signaled: I'm standing on the side of the Muslim victims of Islam belongs to new Zealand. "Thank you for your words and for your tears," said the Friday prayer at the Al-Nur mosque of the Imam. "Thank you for that, as you show us with a simple cloth of honour."
Such a demonstrative inclusion is thwarted by the strategy of exclusion. Islam enemies claim that Islam is with Western values are incompatible, the Integration of Muslims, therefore, impossible. Say the same for Islamists. Muslims were discriminated against, they say, only by distinguishing it from the non-Muslim majority society, they could practice their Faith and preserve their identity.More about
In mourning, new Zealand, United commemorates the dead of Christchurch
new Zealand breaks through these mutually befeuernde apocalyptic enemy rhetoric. About moments of the deepest grief of solace and of human decency. With a simple cloth, the Muslims, the honor: It can be so easy.