Today, I weep for ” the end of innocence and the darkness of man’s heart… ”
Today, I feel ashamed of mankind…
Today, I lost my faith in humanity for our acts no longer qualify as humane.
Today, I look for a definition, a name for our species.
In my dictionary, under the word humanity, I found only lies:
“the kind feelings, dispositions and sympathies of man”
So kind feelings murdered 100 kids in Gaza?
“a disposition to relieve persons in distress”
Indeed, it relieved 280 men… from this atrocity we call life!
Don’t worry. I found a definition for us.
“persons of unnatural or excessive ugliness, wickedness, or cruelty”
Don’t worry. I found a name for us.
Monsters… That’s what we are…
In just 2 weeks, 425 souls bid humanity farewell.
Alike, are those who violated nature
and those who watch silently in the dark.
Humanity is dead… and we killed her.
We’re the ones that slid her throat open
with our guns, planes and bombs.
We’re the ones that shoved a knife in her back
with our silence and indifference.
Today, 70 hearts stopped beating.
Today, the world witnessed a war crime in Gaza.
Yet, the world didn’t shed a tear.
I am sorry Gaza, I can’t offer you more than these words.
Though, I know you will keep fighting.
Blessed is the one whose own faults preoccupies him from finding faults in others. – Ali Ibn Abi Talib (AS)
175 Palestinians lost their lives this past week and the world does absolutely NOTHING about it. Children, women and elderly were the main victims and the media dares to call it a war on israel. In Gaza, a primary school was destroyed for the second time after it was rebuilt. If there were actual weapons there, would the Palestinians keep them in the same location to be attacked once more? A home for the disabled was bombed… Once the ruins were excavated, they were still no rockets, just more victims of the ferocious colonizers’ planes. Those who survived will have to live with yet another disability and painful wounds and burns.
Just today, humanity lost 9 Palestinian souls including 2 women and a baby. And yet, the world is busy analyzing the world cup final match. What a ruthless world! Why is it, I wonder, that a Palestinian life is so worthless to the eyes of this sick world? Why is a colonizing Zionist life more valuable than a Palestinian’s? Why is it that the world protects this colony so ardently? Diane Sawyer from ABC News dares to show pictures of a Palestinian woman- wearing Hijab- looking upon the ruins of her house claiming that she’s an israeli victim.
Where are the victims of Palestinian rockets? All we see on the media are some pictures of terrified Zionists laying next to their cars covering their heads. 650 rockets were fired from Gaza and the damage was minimal: damaged buildings and some injuries that in no way compare to the losses of Gaza. These missiles shouldn’t have reached israel in the first place because of the Iron Dome: a defense mechanism made by the US that proved to be hopelessly incapable of destroying incoming rockets. I know that 3 israeli teens were murdered before the start of the war. But, they did get media coverage unlike the Palestinians who are apparently deemed unworthy of the world’s pity. Why is that?
You may be asking yyourself: Why do the Palestinians keep fighting when they have suffered such a loss? Rafeef Ziadah responds:
The Palestinians don’t have a choice but to fight. If they stop, their entire nation would succumb and they would go extinct. A nation that has been there for thousands of years would disappear. In 1947, the borders between Palestine and israel were laid. Unfortunately, they weren’t respected because israel had to keep building colonies over Palestinian soil.
What are they supposed to do? Watch their lands being stolen? The world turned deaf ears to their protests denying them a UN representation. They had to summon their courage and fight an army that was rumored to be invincible. Yet, they managed to terrify this army multiple times.
Before 1947, Jews lived peacefully along side Muslims just like the Christians do now in Lebanon. But when the Zionist political regime was established, it was the end of peace. It became a political game creating a huge lie that transformed israelis from colonizers to martyrs and Palestinians from victims to monsters. Until the world finally wakes up and sees the truth, the Palestinians will keep fighting and teaching the world LIFE.
Learn to be quiet just as you learnt to talk because if talking guides you, being quiet protects you. By being quiet: you are able to take knowledge from those more knowledgeable than you and you are able to repel the ignorance of those more ignorant than you. – Ali Ibn Abi Talib (AS)
This is a sequel to “scared” but you can treat it separately.
Mary wasn’t scared anymore. Her dreams shone high above her and she knew how to reach them. If she’s ever going to achieve something, it would be through hard work. Still, it wasn’t going to be a smooth climb towards success. She was about to go on the most challenging journey of her life. A journey she hoped would change her forever.
Looking back on her life and her previous experiences, she knew she had a serious problem. She never managed to maintain her thrive. She lets go too soon. This time though she had a deadline. She had two years to fulfill her dreams. That could serve as motivation, but it also could be yet another reason to give up. Only time will tell…
It is deep within the human nature to ask for more. Mary, not only craved success, she also wanted to become a better person, for she was growing weary of this lazy, gossiping, judgmental teenager she had become. Enough was enough! Truth is she hated what she had become. Sighing, she fell on her bed. Above all, she was tired of being lonely.
It dawned on her that she had absolutely no clue where to start or how to start. She knew nothing. Change won’t certainly happen over night. No one was going to unveil the secrets of success for her to follow. The journey no longer led to just academic success, it become a journey towards enlightenment and perfection. She had to get out of her comfort zone and rove uncharted territories…
What was she getting herself into?
As kids, we’re “taught” the values we should respect but somewhere along the line, we forgot them: justice, patience, politeness, respect etc. They are meaningless now, words we throw in everywhere without true understanding. Her goal was to bring those values back to life and spread them among Men. She had better get started…