NO PLACE FOR HATE IN SOUTH AFRICA

Cape Times - - METRO - An­ton Wale | Con­stan­tia Rael Kaimowitz : Chair­per­son | Cape Jewish Board of Deputies

THE South African Jewish Board of Deputies (Cape Coun­cil) wel­comes the news that the Hawks have ar­rested sus­pects who might have been in­volved in the bru­tal at­tack on the mosque in Veru­lam, re­sult­ing in death, se­vere in­jury and dam­age, as well as in the plac­ing of de­vices in Dur­ban su­per­mar­kets.

Tol­er­ance and re­spect for di­ver­sity should be taught in our homes, in our schools and in our so­ci­ety and must be stressed in our places of wor­ship.

Pres­i­dent Nel­son Man­dela said that “No one is born hat­ing an­other per­son be­cause of the colour of his skin… or his re­li­gion.

“Peo­ple must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more nat­u­rally to the hu­man heart than its op­po­site.”

We trust that the courts will make it clear to those found guilty that re­li­giously­based vi­o­lence has no place in South Africa. There is no place for hate in our coun­try.

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