A time for acceptance
It’s hard to quote a politician without some people getting steamed up, but the exchange of views between President Bush and HM King Abdullah of Jordan at the White House made a lot of sense, in particular His Majesty’s statement on acceptance and humankind’s commonalities, which are stronger than any differences we might have.
Rather than quote everyday bloggers this time, I quote King Abdullah—whom, incidentally, is descended directly from the prophet Mohammed:
And we have to continue to ask ourselves, what type of world do we want for our children? I too often hear the word used as, tolerance. And tolerance is such an awful word. If we are going to strive to move forward in the future, the word that we should be talking about is acceptance. We need to accept our common humanity and our common values. And I hope that lessons can be learned from this dreadful issue, that we can move forward as humanity, and truly try to strive together, as friends and as neighbours, to bring a better world to all.
The full press statements between the President and His Majesty from February 8 can be found here (thanks to Gina Cobb for the link). A video link at the RNC can be found here. Posted by Jack Yan, 00:31
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