I will cut to the chase. I don’t support either side in this conflict. I have true convictions about diplomacy and believe having hard conversations not only solves problems but nobody dies.
War solves nothing, and religious wars are even worse, they continue to have no end.
What is happening to the people of this region reminds me of the forced religious schooling of indigenous people in North America.
We could have found a way to live in solidarity with natives, instead we have enslaved them.
Both parties in this conflict have endured irreparable harm to generations of people in the name of hate. REAL HATE. The kind that makes you want to kill your fellow man based on his faith beliefs.
I am hoping that the citizens on both sides stand up and tell their supposed leadership, we don’t want to live and die this way anymore. You can read your book and I can read mine, and when we meet on the street we can agree to disagree on how we spell GOD.
We don’t have to love each other, but we do need to understand why we love the people we do.
No matter your faith in a higher power, we all have to live together, but why do we have to make it so f’king miserable?