a cartoon for Paris: merci #PorteOuverte

"#PorteOuverte" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

“#PorteOuverte” cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

While watching the CBC’s coverage of the Paris terrorist attacks, I was so emotionally struck by the news of Parisians opening their doors to those who couldn’t get home because all public transit was shut down. They tweeted #PorteOuverte (#OpenDoor) to let people know they could find refuge in their homes.

Even taxis shut off their meters for the night and drove people to safety for free.

Merci! Thank you!


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6 Responses

  1. Bernardo says:

    Now for some 21st century reality:

    Mohammed was a dictator of not only Arabic tribes but also of many disturbing words and ideas. The looting and plundering of the lands of non-believers are history. The history continues with the contemporary Sunni/Shiite bloodletting the statements and actions of ISIS, Al-qaeda and the leaders of Iran and Syria. And yes Israel does not help matters.

    Interesting that this ISIS horror coincided with the visit of the president of Iran to Paris. Said president cancelled his visit. But did he condemn the violence of Islam supported by his own country in places like Syria and Iraq. Was Paris another example of Sunni (ISIS) vs. Shiite (Iran) hatred claiming innocent lives? But hey, Allah is great !!

  2. Charity says:

    Off-duty medical personnel also began pouring into facilities, without being called in, and donated their time. Grateful for good hearts…

  3. Adam Julians says:

    That is touching. It reminds me of stories of folks letting people stay in their apartments in New York at the time of 9/11 and how the community came together in mourning ant the Clutha helicopter disaster in Glasgow.

    On the other side of the coin the lack of empathy for the dead and grieving with those who chose to argue about such events in favour of their agenda whatever it may be.

    I suppose it can be true that this as in times of war can bring out the best and the worst in humanity.

  4. Yes, there are good people out there.

  5. purvez says:

    We often say, ‘don’t shout the messenger because of the message’.

    Well Bernardo, believe me it also works the other way. ‘Don’t decry the message just because the messenger is obnoxious’.

  6. purvez says:

    Ugh!! ‘Don’t SHOOT the messenger NOT shout’. Sorry people. Finger dyslexia.