The courage to care

Irish Daily Mail - - Comment -

WHEN mosque worker Ali Yas­sine con­fronted knife-wield­ing bur­glar Ste­fan Boyle, he some­how calmed him down, made him scram­bled eggs and lis­tened to his life story. Yes­ter­day, Boyle, who has pleaded guilty, faced court.

He has a long his­tory of of­fend­ing and of re­cidi­vism in his ad­dic­tions to al­co­hol and drugs, so it re­mains in the lap of the gods whether he can get his life to­gether again. One per­son who need not worry is Mr Yas­sine.

In a sit­u­a­tion that would ter­rify most of us, he some­how found the grace that re­minds us of the power of hu­man­ity.

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