September 19, 2011
THE weather was perfect, the footy was good and the snags - both halal and kosher - were tasty when the match was over.
The MUJU Peace Club's first footy game with two teams called Unity and Harmony and each consisting equally of Muslim and Jewish youths was a winner. One of the organisers, 16-year-old Oussama Abouzeid, described the day as awesome. ''Just to see everyone happy and smiling is inspiring,'' he said. Another, 15-year-old Zoe Lipton, said she was amazed. ''I thought it might just be a kick in the park. I never thought this could happen.''
The game had its origins in an evening held at Whitten Oval in August involving young men from the Newport Islamic Centre and students from Bialik College.
More on the "interfaith" delusion at "The Age"