Monday, November 21, 2011

Revolutionary Reconciliation

Earlier this evening a friend shared the above photograph on Facebook. It shows Egyptian Christians linking arms to protect praying Muslims from police violence in Cairo's Tahrir Square. I'm thinking it was taken earlier this year. One commentator says it depicts "true love," another, "revolutionary reconciliation." I just know that it's actions like this that give me hope in and for humanity.

Related Off-site Links:
Egyptian Muslims and Christians Rising Up Together – Sumbul Ali-Karamali (The Huffington Post, February 11, 2011).
Egyptian Revolution Enters New Phase as Thousands Brave Violence to Oppose Military Rule Democracy Now! (November 22, 2011).
New Clashes in Cairo's Tahrir Square
– Lyse Doucet (BBC News, November 21, 2011).
Protests Fill Tahrir Square, Again
– Ann Wright (, November 21, 2011).
Is Egypt Syria?
– Richard Dreyfuss (The Nation, November 21, 2011).

See also the previous Wild Reed post:
Quote of the Day – February 2, 2011

Image: Photographer unknown.

1 comment:

Rose said...

Wow! This is so beautiful.