Editors note: This article appears in it’s entirety on The Daily Beast. Qasim will be joining us December 2, 2012 at 12pm ET on The American Muslim Podcast to discuss this article and more.
As the volatility between Israel and Gaza continues to transform, one constant remains: rising “collateral damage.” Unrest in Israel traces back six decades but the concept of collateral damage stretches back several millennia. And while in modern times we are allegedly “more civilized,” 11-month-old Omar Masharawi’s funeral, three dead Israelis, and a horrifying 120 killed Palestinians, tell a different story. Continue reading →