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Donnerstag, 11. August 2011

Religion does not matter - www.myfellowamerican.us

In reaction to my former blogpost about the events in Norway ("We should take care that common european values are not occupied by extremists") I got an email by Elizabeth Potter from the Unity Productions Foundation. Elizabeth works for the initiative called Myfellowamericans.us.

"My Fellow American is an online film and social media project that calls upon concerned Americans to pledge and spread a message that Muslims are our fellow Americans. It asks people of other backgrounds to pledge, and share a real life story about a Muslim friend, neighbor, or colleague that they admire. Using the power of social media, My Fellow American seeks to change the narrative – from Muslims as the other, to Muslims as our fellow Americans."

She explained this platform and from my point of view it is worth and important to promote such initiatives for more tolerance. From my point of view it should also be possible to transform this initiative to Europe called "Myfelloweuropeans".

Please take a look at their short movie about the importance of tolerance in a society. From an european perspective the background voices (statements of extremist people in the US) in that movie paint a very impressive picture of the strange atmosphere in which the discussion in the US takes place.

But religion does not matter. I fully agree.