Syrians Cry ‘Freedom!’ Too

AHED AL HENDI:

The movement that began on computer screens has spread to the most unexpected places. On March 18, a friend who had gone to the main mosque in Damascus for Friday prayers said that when the imam finished his sermon someone in the crowd started chanting “Freedom, freedom!” As he chanted, he held up a paper with the sign of the cross and crescent as a symbol of unity. Within seconds, the hundreds of people gathered in the Umayyad Mosque began to chant along with him.

“cross and crescent as a symbol of unity”.  I am moved.  Translation to classical liberalism: freedom of religion, freedom of association, tolerance.

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