Beautiful lesson

The alleged global threat of Islamic terrorism can be neatly put into context by the fact that more than 100,000 American citizens travelled to the World Cup finals where, despite there being supporters from Iran, Algeria and Nigeria there was no trouble between “The Great Satan” and Muslim supporters.

Indeed, Iran’s fans included Jews from Israel’s 90,000-strong Iranian descended community.

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Brazil proved that people of different nations and creeds bond once removed from
pot stirrers trying to make 
enemies of them for their own aggrandisement.

Mark Boyle