Religious Profiling and Hate: Why you should not judge other people

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The judge asked the killer of former Egyptian President, Anwar Sadat, “Why did you kill Sadat?”

He said to him, “Because he is secular!”

The judge replied: “What does secular mean?”

The killer said: “I don’t know!”

In the case of the attempted assassination of the late Egyptian writer, Naguib Mahfouz, the judge asked the man who stabbed Naguib Mahfouz, “Why did you stab him?”

The terrorist said: “Because of his novel – The children of our neighborhood.”

The judge asked him: “Have you read this novel?”

The criminal said: “No!”

Another judge asked the terrorist who killed the Egyptian writer ‘Faraj Fara’: “Why did you murder Faraj Fouda?”

The terrorist replied: “Because he is unfaithful!”

The judge asked him: “How did you know he was unfaithful?”

The terrorist replied: “According to the books he wrote.”

The judge said: “In which of his books did you know he is unfaithful?”

The Terrorist: “I haven’t read his books!”

Judge: “How?”

The terrorist replied: “I can’t read or write!”

Hate never spreads through knowledge. It always spreads through ignorance. This is how societies pay the price of ignorance.

Ignorance is the reason we hate others based on what we heard about them (In most cases without evidence) not what we know.

Please don’t hate anyone because of what they told you about him or her.

Remember someone’s enemy can be your helper.