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The Blindness Of Crowds

I used to know a professor in the university where I was teaching; he was such a gentleman -- nice, well educated, cultured. When there was a riot between the Hindus and the Mohammedans I was watching, standing by the roadside. I saw this professor engaged in burning the Hindu temple. I pulled him out and I asked, "Professor Farid, what are you doing?" He became very embarrassed. He said, "I'm sorry, I got lost in the crowd..."