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posted on Oct, 12 2004 @ 11:37 AM
Chaplain works to rebuild Muslim mosques

By Sgt. Maj. Keith D. Butler

CJSOTF-A Public Affairs

KONAR PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN – A military chaplain is spreading good will in villages by working with local religious leaders to refurbish and rebuild centerpieces of the Muslim society – mosques.

In six months, a Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan chaplain and local Muslim leaders worked hand in hand to secure funds and direct the rebuilding of nine mosques.

The Christian chaplain overcame many of the initial Muslim leaders’ feelings that Americans did not care for the Muslim faith primarily practiced here. Ultimately, both Muslims leaders and the Christian chaplain learned to respect one another’s beliefs and build a bond of trust, while turning crumbling buildings into new structures for local Muslim followers to worship.

posted on Oct, 12 2004 @ 11:42 AM
that's a really nice story, thanks for sharing it.
With all the evil in this world it nice to know there is still good
especially when religious boundaries can be set aside for the good of a people.

posted on Oct, 12 2004 @ 11:46 AM
I really wonder why the vast amount of stories like this one aren't shared in forums or appear on the news. Remember before the war, and before the news became saturated by stories and videos of the war, the news looked and sounded quite the same. With all the murders and crime that happens here in the states. If you judged the state of our country by that alone then it looks like our country is in complete turmoil. But we know that's just the stories that make it to the news and not even close to the real things going on. It's simular to Iraq. If we showed all the good that is going on most would feel that things are going OK over there, especially concidering there's a war going on there. It's a shame we don't here more stories like this to help everyone understand that not all is as bad as the news lets on. It's just sad that good news doesn't sell.

posted on Oct, 12 2004 @ 11:53 AM
perhaps it is because the negatives still outweighs the positives.

If we were to address the situation of every Iraqi or Afghani who lost a relative, or had their homes and lives destroyed, we would be overwhelmed by the negatives.

Yes there is good, but it's hard to celebrate the good, when so much is still going wrong.

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