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Besa: A Code of Honor (Albanian Muslims Saved Jews During WWII)

Posted by politicalmonkey2010 on October 23, 2010

Sometimes in the most unlikely places one finds a pearl, in this case it is in a small Jewish congregation in Creve Coeur, Mo.  Temple Emanuel is premiering a groundbreaking exhibit of photos that reveals Albanian Muslims who saved 2,000 Jews during World War II.

It’s a story you’ve likely never heard. It is a story told through the faces of Albanian Muslims who risked their own lives to live by a code of faith and honor called Besa.  Besa is an Albanian word, it is part of Islamic culture and teachings, it is  an ancient code which requires people to endanger their own lives if necessary to save the life of anyone seeking asylum. To this day, Besa is the highest moral law of the region, superseding religious differences, blood feuds, and even tribal traditions.

Of course you won’t find this story on Fox News, in particular the O’Reilly Factor or Glenn Beck, nor I doubt will you find Juan Williams the newest rising star of Fox News covering it, because sadly the truth does not garner ratings or incite.

I found a few videos on You Tube, well worth watching.

Normal Gershman is the photographer for the exhibit.

Stories of Besa

More stories..

Rabbi Justin Kerber of Temple Emmanuel discuss the exhibition

Then we come today’s world…it has all gone so wrong…


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