[ View the story "Bombing unites Syria and Boston" on Storify] Bombing unites Syria and Boston Bostonians respond to Syrians' condolences after marathon attack.
The Stream· Mon, Apr 22 2013 11:35:03
A video from a protest in Kafranbel showing the message to Boston:
Kafranbel:demonstration againt Assad in the main square19-4-2013Deen Houphman
shares a response from Boston, which reads, "Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and friends: thank you for your condolences. We hope you accept ours".
She adds in a comment:
It is people who suffer under similar conditions who feel the most genuinely for Boston. Kafr Nbel, Syria, finds the energy to send condolences. Here, grieving Bostonians, too, find heart to send return condolences to Syrians, as well as to Afghans and Iraqis all of whom suffered man-made violence on the same day.facebook.com
Thank you, I wish we would help bring peace to your land.facebook.com
This has affected us here in Boston so much this week. I can't imagine dealing with this everyday! My prayers are with you. Thank you for thinking of us here in Boston.facebook.com
أحمد ابن كفرنبل I'm from this village and I wanted to express some love its people for peace and for visitors from any other country, and we invite you to visit us after the situation becomes safe, and the people of the village welcomed warmly by all visitors, and draw love lips do not ask now only pray and to be the world beside the oppressed not the oppressorfacebook.com
Users also weighed in on Reddit and Twitter.
I think it's great to see 2 places who have been at the heart of some violence and terrorism come together and put differences aside (religion for one) to offer condolences. Maaaaate
#Kafranbel has always held great signs from #syria. Always positive with a light spirit under horrible circumstances. #PTZiad Dallal
#Syria to Boston. #Boston to Syria. Solidarity is beautiful.twitter.com
From #Syria to #Boston. Tragedies like these shouldn't divide,they should instead unite as we face similar struggles:twitter.com