How I Learned to Love the Wall

Irshad Manji writes in How I Learned to Love the Wall,

The phrase “apartheid wall” is spewed on almost every university campus I visit in North America and Europe. This barrier was birthed by “shaheeds,” suicide bombers whom Palestinian leaders have glorified as martyrs. Since the barrier went up, suicide attacks have plunged, which means innocent Arab lives have been spared along with Jewish ones. Israel’s intent is not to keep Palestinians “in” so much as to keep suicide bombers “out.” Before the barrier, there was the bomber. The barrier can be dismantled, but the bomber’s victims are gone forever. Young Muslims, especially those privileged with a good education, cannot walk away from these questions.

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