I Will Not Rejoice in the Death of an Enemy

May 3, 2011

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate can not drive out hate: only love can do that.

 – Martin Luther King, Jr.