Slain Japan hostage's 'calm' tweet goes viral, AsiaOne Asia News

February 4, 2015 1:28 AM

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Slain Japan hostage's 'calm' tweet goes viral, AsiaOne Asia News

TOKYO - A poignant tweet by murdered journalist Kenji Goto on the virtue of being calm spread rapidly on social media yesterday, days after he was apparently beheaded by Islamist militants.

"Close your eyes and remain patient. It's over once you get angry or yell. It is almost like praying. Hating is not the role of humans; judgment is God's domain," Mr Goto's four-year-old tweet read. "It was my Arab brothers who taught me this," he tweeted in Japanese on Sept 7, 2010.

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