On Monday, the four men behind weekly Generation Y Not videos shown on YouTube, staged a demonstration of love and solidarity in a Montreal subway station. Derin from Turkey was their cameraman and the other three propped up placards, held hands, and wore T-shirts identifying them as friends, brothers, and roommates, from Paris, New York City, and Egypt. Their messages were:
Love over Fear
They cannot separate us.
Here is their video:
Love over fear is a powerful message and directly confronts what terrorists aim to do. Focusing on love and resisting fear, we refuse rejection of others based on suspected ethnicity or religion; we refuse to hide; and we care for those who need our assistance and prayers.
I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.