[Trigger warning: Syrian Reality]
Today is the 455th day of the Syrian Revolution.
An unimaginable thought, that changing a government can require this many days of protesting. Well you know, in other countries it takes a couple of months – without protesting. Peaceful political campaigns are more than enough to determine who will be in charge of responsibility.
How about over 16,000 Syrians being killed!!!! For real, how about over 16,000 people – children, men and women – being tortured, having their homes bombed, being shot by snipers, brutally killed in inhuman prisons?
How many families has been torn apart, scarred for life, by the intense and immense amount of cruelty executed by the regime of Bashar Al-Assad, his family and the political Ba’th Party?
How about the child whose family was tortured and massacred? What zest for life has he got left?
What about the parents whose children were abducted and raped?
I ask myself what hope they still have left and what attitude they can approach life and “everyday life” with.
If you have a look at the numbers below, it is shocking how many people have suffered and sacrificed themselves in order to obtain their natural rights of freedom and choosing their leader. It is shocking how many people are still suffering and sacrificing. And it is horrible to know, that what is happening now is affecting people for ever.
source: Strategic Research and communications Centre / Syrian National Council
Indeed, these are my confused thoughts regarding the present and the future. I really mean the Syrian people deserve better than being reoccupied by European, American, Russian or Chinese interests. Therefore, it is crushing my heart to see how negotiations aim at turning out to the benefit of Germany, Russia and China… and others.
Like why are German companies being promised projects of rebuilding Syria? They have been in Syria before the revolution started, but they were part of the corruption going on.
Syria has many great capacities that can qualifiedly build up a wonderful country. The state of political inequalities, social inequalities and lack of interest in scientific work from the the top and downwards has forced many people to leave the country.
Syrians have the right to chose their own future, whether or not is suits other nations’ economic and political interests.
But I still find reasons to be optimistic. Syria has dealt with many challenges before and will, in shaa Allah, deal successfully with this situation too.
[Do not grieve; indeed Allah is with us.]