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The tragedy of religion intolerance

Posted on: December 30th, 2012 by Liuba No Comments

I read today from the newspaper that in Queens, New York, a woman is accused of Hate-Crime Murder in Subway Push.

“A 31-year-old woman was arrested on Saturday and charged with second-degree murder as a hate crime in connection with the death of a man who was pushed onto the tracks of an elevated subway station in Queens and crushed by an oncoming train.


The woman selected her victim because she believed him to be a Muslim or a Hindu. “The defendant is accused of committing what is every subway commuter’s nightmare: Being suddenly and senselessly pushed into the path of an oncoming train,”  She told the police: “I pushed a Muslim off the train tracks because I hate Hindus and Muslims ever since 2001 when they put down the twin towers I’ve been beating them up.” The woman conflated the Muslim and Hindu faiths in her comments to the police and in her target for attack, officials said.”
(see  all the article)

I can’t believe that hate and predjudice may provoke crimes like that. I believe in respect, acceptance, dialogue. That’s why, as an artist, I am working at a project like this, The Finger and the Moon, to give my little contribution at the acceptance of other beliefs and to fight againts fanaticism and violence.