When Dino Djalal, the Ambassador from Indonesia, the country with the largest Muslim population in the world, wanted to give a gift to Washington, D.C., he chose a statue of a Hindu goddess.
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Nida had always heard about housing discrimination in India but she had never experienced it, until she became an unwilling spokesperson for the plight of Gujarat's Muslims.
We need not look far to find the Ravanas of our time... They are us -- at our weakest, basest, and grossest; people of faith, in our darkest moments of hypocrisy.
Tying a Rakhi on the wrists of close friends and neighbors underscores the need for a harmonious social life, where every individual co-exists peacefully as brothers and sisters.
The judicial verdict? That a holy site for Hindus and Muslims must be shared. The actual verdict? That there isn't a spot of land on Earth that people won't fight for in the name of religion.
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