Curbing insecurity with religious tolerance: A case study of Zinbe’s paintings
Religious intolerance seems to have had its root in the creation of the Crusaders by Christians in reaction to the destruction of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem by a Fatimid Caliph named Al-Hakim. In its early days when Islam was growing like wild fire the Crusaders killed and maimed Muslims in Europe. History indicates that Islam in its first forty years drew more converts to it than had been attracted to Christianity in the previous four hundred years. Today, violence is being perpetrated by different groups claiming to be Muslims all over the world and the Quran says, “For you is your way and for me is mine”. This paper examines the effort of a Christian trying to resolve this issue through his paintings.