Jacinda

Here is a leader, Jacinda Ardern the prime minister of New Zealand, who is doing everything right in the aftermath of the Christchurch tragedy.

She stands in solidarity with the victimized community, she promises change of gun laws, she refuses to give the shooter a name and notoriety, she condemns hateful rhetoric and calls for unity, and this morning I saw her being interviewed by the BBC, calling for a global anti-racism fight.

With all the despair I have been feeling over the news these past few days, a woman such as this gives me hope for the future! Thank you, Jacinda, for showing such warm, humanitarian and decisive leadership.

I wish…

… I knew what to say. So shocked about the Mosque shootings in Christchurch!

CHristchurch-shooting (source Fiji Times)Source: Fiji Times

I am not religious but to those who are I would like to offer the following words of comfort: Inna Lillaahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Raji’oun” (“We surely belong to Allah and to Him we shall return”).

Hine ma tov…

I am lost for words about what happened in the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh yesterday. Antisemitic hate crimes, any hate crimes, have no place in this world…

Hateful rhetoric and stoking irrational fears lead to hateful acts, that can’t be a surprise to anyone. The American president can condemn hateful acts in the aftermath and call for unity, but I wish he, as a leader, could think more about being respectful and championing unity before these awful attacks happen. When will things get better? My thoughts are with the victims’ families, friends and the community.

2018-10-28 11_29_42-(5) Hinei Mah Tov, folk melodies - YouTube