Sunday, July 20, 2008

A most peculiar paragraph:

SM: Religious harmony has to be nurtured

... This 'happy state of affairs' did not happen by chance but through the continual efforts of everyone, he said before giving the leaders a pat on the back.

'We are fortunate to have responsible religious and community leaders who speak up for shared values, tolerate differences and understand and respect diversity,' he said.

I've italicised the phrase that I found rather puzzling and, well, downright peculiar.

Am I being anal?