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Amidst Bloodshed, Millions of Muslims Pray for Peace

Society & Culture  (tags: Muslims, Peace, Prayer )

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Some 3 million Muslims put aside their country's violent struggle with political corruption and Islamic extremists and raised their hands in prayer for global peace at one of the world's largest religious gatherings.

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Janice G (428)
Monday February 5, 2007, 5:06 am
A beautiful reminder that we all want peace. No one religion has a corner on the market. Thankyou for this news article.

Mary E (46)
Monday February 5, 2007, 7:29 am
I am happy to see this article! I agree with Janice!

Past Member (0)
Monday February 5, 2007, 12:33 pm
where are the women in this photo? home closed in by their husbands and not permitted outside in fear of assault and battery. if these demonstrators are in favor of peace, love and happiness then let them express it by turning in the animals who are slaughtering their fellow citizens (and I don't mean American soldiers). peace is a group effort and not a one way street.

Isma kumar (563)
Monday February 5, 2007, 6:36 pm
thank you for sharing. It shows that we all want Peace .

Linda D (41)
Monday February 5, 2007, 6:56 pm
Nearly nine-tenths of Bangladesh's 144 million people are Muslims. Female Muslims, with the exception of high-ranking officials, were not allowed to attend. There has been a lot of violence, bloodshead, and bombings and this country is anything but peaceful. Radical Islam fundamentalists want strict Islamic rule in the country, and oppose secular law that does not favor religious law. I hope their prayers are successful in bringing peace and prevents clerics from running the legal system and government.

Minna C (35)
Monday February 5, 2007, 6:59 pm
Such a small country, such a big heart! The people of the world do long for peace. The full article said that women held their own prayer meetings in nearby villages because they were not allowed to come to the big gathering. They did not let themselves or their prayers be unheard. I wonder what kind of response we would have in this country for a national Pray For Peace Day--All Religions Invited ?

Linda D (41)
Monday February 5, 2007, 7:09 pm
Minna, I think that is a good idea to have a National Pray for Peace Day with all religions invited, but it would have to be announced by churches, not the government which is secular. My thought is that every day people around the world should pray for peace and understanding, even if it's only a few minutes. Maybe before you retire for the night?

Nuraini A (41)
Monday February 5, 2007, 8:54 pm
according to my country's newspaper, there were hundreds of women, but at a slightly different location. maybe they gathered in the village gatherings instead. i wouldn't think it would be very safe anyway, in such an unstable country. officials will have their entourage, and some kind of escort. village women travelling in trains and buses overcrowded with men to the venue, do not. have you seen the trains going there? men were travelling ON the train (as in, the roof) and overflowing from the windows.

Lorraine Ewart (162)
Tuesday February 6, 2007, 7:32 am
I find this article to be as refreshing as a breath of fresh air. It has been such a long time since we have heard of anything other than war. I wish that all countries would take notice and get the idea to do and practice the same. Thank you so much for bringing this artice of fresh air to our notice John.
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