Djerba on CNN’s Inside The Middle East

A bit earlier, I was flipping through news channels when I found “Inside The Middle East” on CNN, and they were talking about the Tunisian island of Djerba and how it could teach the world a lesson about religious tolerance.

The show talked about how Jewish Tunisians have been living in Tunisia for over 2000 years and how they’ve always lived in peace and harmony with Muslim Tunisians.

There were a bunch of interviews with both Jews and Muslims who all talked about how they lived as brothers and how they always put country before religion.

The show also mentioned the terror attack that took place a few years ago in Djerba at the Ghriba synagogue, and how it didn’t affect the relations between the Jewish and Muslim population and how they’re always getting along together great.

I too think that Djerba is a great example of religious tolerance and that more people should learn to accept each other, respect each other’s beliefs and co-exist peacefully.

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Mohamed Marwen Meddah is a web development director, amateur photographer and web enthusiast from Tunisia, currently living in Canada.

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