Posts Tagged ‘salman rushdie’

I was on my way to work this morning and listening to a radio story detailing the fine cuisine in a restaurant. The interviewer spoke with customers and kitchen staff about the fine dining. I was in shock when I heard that the restaurant was in Mogadishu. The news story is on NPR, and it is really worth a read! The story goes on to point out that the country of Somalia has been brutalized through a 21-year-old civil war, and that even now the stability of the region is not well stable, but people must eat and the restaurant owner is aware of this.

The restaurant is successful so far and not without some unfortunate violence. The violence is squashed by the security in the restaurant and the one fatalities are the terrorist themselves. Hearing this success story simply reinforces my faith in good people.  Good people are not heroes but they do heroic acts that make the world go around, like feeding people.

I think salman Rushdie  put it best when he said “How do you defeat terrorism? Don’t be terrorized.”

peace

john3c

 

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