Sarah Tuttle-Singer
Sarah Tuttle-Singer

ISIS sees no difference between a child in Beirut and a child in Paris. And neither should we

While we mourn Paris – while we light our buildings with red white and blue, while we change our profile pictures and light candles in our homes, we must also remember the thousands — yes, thousands — of civilians throughout Iraq, Syria, and most recently, Lebanon that ISIS has murdered.

We must remember the Christians on the beach, with blades to their throats.

We must remember the young university students in Kenya.

This is a war between the most basic, brutal and terrifying forces of extremism against the rest of us – doesn’t matter what language we speak. Nor how we pray.

ISIS sees no difference between a young child in Paris and a young child in Beirut. Or a young child in Israel. And neither should we.

And now is the time for the moderates on all lands, in all languages, from all faiths to mourn together, and then rally and find a way to work together and stand up to extremism in all forms across the world.

About the Author
Sarah Tuttle-Singer, author of Jerusalem Drawn and Quartered and the New Media Editor at Times of Israel, She was raised in Venice Beach, California on Yiddish lullabies and Civil Rights anthems. She now lives in Israel with her two kids where she climbs roofs, explores cisterns, opens secret doors and talks to strangers, and writes stories about people. Sarah also speaks before audiences left, right, and center through the Jewish Speakers Bureau, asking them to wrestle with important questions while celebrating their willingness to do so. She also loves whisky and tacos and chocolate chip cookies and old maps and foreign coins and discovering new ideas from different perspectives. Sarah is a work in progress.
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