Besa: Muslims Who Saved Jews in World War II

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    The video contains a very interesting interview with the photographer Norman Gershman

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y61RAP4joWU[/ame]
     
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    amazing. :clap2::clap2:
     
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    I'm assuming this is news to you. Sometimes I am amazed by how little people learn.
     
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    Besa during the World War II

    During World War II, Albanians, 70% of whom are Muslim, saved over 2000 Jews from Nazi persecution. Both Albanian Christians and Muslims adhere to the besa code and saved Jews during World War II. Rather than hiding the Jews in attics or the woods, Albanians gave them clothes, gave them Muslim names, and treated them as part of the family. The concept of besa is incorporated into their religion. Before World War II only about 200 Albanians were Jewish. At the end of the war about 2000 Jews were living in Albania. Albanians are noted for their lack of religious hatred.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Besa_(Albanian_culture)
     
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    Albanian Muslims do not have the same pattern as Arabian Muslims though. During that time, the Grand Mufti was clear that Arabian Muslims wished to go another route.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfLvP2jTVq8"]Arabian Grand Mufti Learns at Hitlers Side[/ame]
     
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    I posted a thread that was very positive about jewish and muslim relations.

    The photographer Norman Gershman is a jew looking to bring understanding and healing to both communities.

    So Ropey, why do you seek to denigrate it with your negative post?
     
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    I believe that it is a mistake to attach the Albanian Muslims to a view that Arabian Muslims think the same way.

    This is not the case....

    We saw that the Albianian Muslism saved some Jews whilst the Arabian Muslims led by the Grand Mufti went on a different path.

    I posted that path.
     
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    The thread was about Albanian Muslims and never mentioned Arabian Muslims.

    That is until you brought it up Ropey. :doubt:
     
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    Indeed. It still is about them. It is also now about the Arabian Muslims who were doing different things at the same time.

    Open your eyes to all...

    You pretend moderation, but you are transparent.
     
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    OK, Ropey, you have completed your mission of destroying the thread.

    I had hoped that by posting something positive about jews and muslims working together to overcome adversity would be inspiring and bring hope.

    But, your hatred runs to deep to acknowledge there was a time of cooperation between jews and muslims.
     

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