We have seen some very depressing images in Australia this week; children at a Sydney protest against the film Innocence of Muslims holding up signs reading ‘Behead all those who insult the prophet’.
Worse things have happened in other parts of the world as people who haven’t seen the pathetic amateurish film (yes, I watched some of it on YouTube until I was too bored to continue) try to convince each other of their righteous anger by violently rioting, hurting and killing themselves, other demonstrators and total strangers – fellow human beings about whom they know nothing.
For a sane, measured explanation of this senselessness, I highly recommend you read the article by Waleed Aly published in the Fairfax press.
Meanwhile, my thanks to my correspondent Theo for sending me the link to these more uplifting images of people being nice to each other. If you haven’t already seen them, click on the link:
I see that 9,882,857 people have already visited them. That’s more than clicked on Innocence of Muslims. They should be compulsory viewing for everyone who feels a little holy outrage coming on.