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Switzerland - What is in a handshake

Sometimes it's the little things that are most telling. In Switzerland it has long been customary for students to shake the hands of their teachers at the beginning and end of the school day. It's a sign of solidarity and mutual respect between teacher and pupil, one that is thought to encourage the right classroom atmosphere.

A really long response to a hateful email about Obama and Muslims – Rantings of a New Yorker

Ranting New Yorker ,July 8, 2012,
So, I got this email from my uncle. It’s one of those hateful chain mails that you usually just glance at and delete.

‘How Would Muslims Act if Christian Terrorists Blew Themselves Up in Their Midst?,’ Saudi Writer Asks | United with Israel

United with Israel, Feb 29, 2016
In what is most likely considered a provocative article in her country, a Saudi writer calls on the Muslim world to think about the reality if Christian-Muslim roles were reversed.

Prominent Pakistani Muslim author insists: Israel is no apartheid state

Israel does not fit the description of an apartheid state, as so many of its antagonists charge, and in fact is by far the most tolerant country in the region, declared a prominent Muslim author and doctor last week in Jerusalem.

Do Stones & Trees REALLY Command Muslims to Kill Jews?

If someone tells me, “Come here, there is a Jew here, come and kill him,” I would regard this individual as a psychopath, as no rational Muslim would do that. Even if the Jewish person in question is someone who has committed a crime, he should be put on trial and sentenced by a judge. There is a legal system and he would be punished for the particular crime he commits. This does not mean that whoever wishes can go off and kill anyone he meets.