There is so much irony in this photo that Tania took of me during our trip to Spain.
The incredible and beautiful Islamic influence is visible even today, despite Muslims’ rule having ended there centuries ago. It was wonderful to see that and the equally fascinating later Western art, and the craziness of Dali and others, in Barcelona. One of the fun places to visit was Pla del Palau.
While the news today is of barbarians beheading innocent Muslims, Christians, and non-Muslims around the world supposedly in the name of God, at one time it was Islamic countries, and Muslim societies, that were the centers of art, literature, science, libraries, and many other wonders of civilization.
This photo, taken ten years ago by my then girlfriend Tania, has irony because it is a European Christian soldier character on the streets of Barcelona who is playfully holding me, a Muslim, at the tip of a sword.
I am showing that I will smilingly fight back, although I only have a camera lens (EyeSee 360) to defend myself.
The imagery pen IS mightier than the sword!
Spread Peace and Love, my friends, wherever you go, whoever you meet.
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