Already more than 100,000 people (estimated up to now) died due to the chaotic tsunami event in the Indian Ocean. Just like the tsunami, the worst waves are to come afterwards. More than 5 million people have lost their family, home and possibly identity as well. Many may die because of diseases and lack of clean water and food. Dear readers, please help these people since afterall we are all from the same village, the earth. Every cent and penny will be of great help. Every drop of clean water, food and cloth will be of great help too. Here are some sites where you can start donating: - Disaster Emergency Committee (UK) - Islamic Relief - Oxfam Surely there are many more sites. I just mentioned the ones I know. PS: The waves reached Mauritius as well. Luckily there were no casualties. ____________ Le chaos qui a ete cause par le tsunami a deja porte la mort a plus de 100,000 personnes (estime jusqu'aujourd'hui). Les plus grandes vagues, tout comme le tsunami, viendront apres. Plus de 5 million de personnes ont perdu leurs familles, abris et possiblement leurs identites. Beacoup d'entre eux vont mourrir du au manque d'eau propre et de nouriture. Cheres lecteurs, ke vous en prie de leur aider car apres tous nous somme tous du meme village qu'ons appele terre. Chaque sous, chaque centime, sera util. Chaque goutte d'eau propre, de nouriture et vetements leurs aideraient aussi. Voici des site-web ou vous pouvez faire votre donation: - Disaster Emergency Committee (UK) - Islamic Relief - Oxfam Biensure, il y en a plein d'autres. Je n'ai fait que de mentioner celles que je connais. PS: Les vagues ont atteint jusqu'a l'Ile Maurice. Heureusement personne a ete affete.
Thursday, December 30, 2004
Friday, December 24, 2004
As we all know, Yasser Arafat has now passed away. He was a great leader to his people and without him the world would not have known the existence of the state of Palestine (though it is not yet officially recognised). He has fought till his last breath for the recognition of his people. Looking back, this has not been in vain. Many great leaders praised him except the Israelian Government. I was very disappointed with their response because there was no sense of diplomacy in their tone. The Justice Minister of Israel said:"It's good that the world has finally rid f him" Many of his critics have said that his death will pave the way to peace. I just cannot believe that the world has forgotten the Oslo treaty already - the deal between the great late Prime Minister of Israel, Yitsaac Rabin, and Arafat. A deal that was fully accepted on both sides and the Americans. It was a true hope for peace Unfortunately Yitzaak Rabin was murdered and the deal was not completed. Nehu Bin Yamin then became Prime Minister and ignored the treaty by restarted the development of illegal settlements in the Gaza. This was the start of the new conflict. Ehud Barak, who succeeded Bin Yamin, restarted the peace talks with a modified version of the agreed deal. Yasser Arafat did not accept this deal - obviously. Eventually Barak stepped down and Sharon took over the job of Prime Minister of Israel. He started his share of the conflict by his provoking entrance in the sacred mosque. He is known for his harsh military strategy on the Palestinian people and breaking international laws. Since then there has been retaliation after retaliation between Israel and the extreme terrorist group, Hamas. Yasser Arafat was blamed for the failure of not containing the terrorist. How can a torn land be controlled? Gandhi once said:" If freedom does not include freedom of making mistakes, then it is not worth having" Dear readers, think of the positive thing that happened because of him. Would we know of the sufferings of the Palestinians if he were not there? When we think of the people of Palestine, we should not forget the Christian Minorities who are suffering as well. Peace be upon both Yitsaac Rabin and Yaser Arafat for their good will in seeking peace and justice for their people.
Posted by Faisal ... at 10:45 am