Leave The Gazan People Alone! Reply

Leave The Gazan People Alone!

Or Live and Let Live!

I am writing this as a human being – and a citizen of the land – and with rights and freedom to express myself – though trust me – I hate ‘politics’ for sure – and even in writing it!

Writing is a struggle against silence. Carlos Fuentes

This article was written on November 5 2012 with the last invasion. If you read it all over again – it is history repeating itself against the biggest prison camp in the world of Gaza – whilst so-called Democracy and Freedom Preachers and their Associates and The Hypocrites look the other way – because they are more afraid of people rather than God Allah SWT! Shame on all of them – especially The Hypocrites!

 

Horrific Gaza Images – Family of 10 killed in their home!

As a small boy of 5 years of age I used to wonder out aloud this tease from the African elders that they used to make after a hawk (eagle) has scooped down and taken up in the air the hurriedly and scurriedly running for cover baby chickens with its mother. Even the cock used to run too – instead of facing its ground the adversary! The tease (joke) was that the chickens were cursing that ‘May the sky fall on the eagle!’ You cannot blame the Mother Chicken for saying that seeing its baby has already been taken away by the hawk! It is a desperate vain attempt to go on with life – with all the hawks around!

You will excuse me for the also simile and the metaphor – especially to those that love and defend our adversaries in privacy and in secrecy – whilst pretending and acting in front of us for whatever reason like wishing to keep the job and welcome etc. But if I was a play or drama writer – and I had money to spare – I would write this satirical tragical drama of how the so-called Israeli leaders find themselves lumped together and meeting Hitler in burning eternal hell – and their protesting that a grave and serious mistake has been made! Only this time of all the machinations and schemers of their controlling media and their supporters would not work – because it is God that they are facing now!

Horrific Gaza Images – Family of 10 killed in their home!

In my life one thing that I hate the foremost is in ‘cursing people’ – but I can easily curse those people that do not see much or a great deal of killed babies, children and women – and even men – when bombs rain down on their homes – and killing entire families at one go! Sometimes I feel that even if he is in Hell – but Hitler and his Nazi cronies cannot afford but smile seeing his victims ‘doing it also to other peoples’!

Horrific Gaza Images – Family of 10 killed in their home!

You will excuse me also for sounding religious and all the semantics and similes involved – and for those that do not know it – or know but prefer to marginalise and to ignore! But our Great Prophet Abraham (Ibrahim) – peace be upon him – is turning in his grave seeing his grandchildren doing these things to each other! I am saying this as a Grandfather feels seeing sometimes my innocent young grandchildren fight each other – and with typical ‘chip of the old block’ feelings and expressions like ‘do not like you’ escapades and remarks!

Horrific Gaza Images – Family of 10 killed in their home!

I am very certain and convinced that there would be some people saying to me that you are only looking at one side of the story – and not both sides – and ‘we expected better things from you’! I would retort that is how they control their media and our minds and outlooks – because Israel (and their supporters – disappointing others again – too soon too!) – are very good in pushing things to the maximum – and when people react – unfortunately negatively and to their disadvantage – they start ‘history and episodes’ from these incidents – and not from the start of what they did! Sadly and with great hurt and sadness too their blind supporters of whatever Israel is doing to others.

When Saddam Hussein attacked Iran (the Mullahs!) we in the Arab world remained quiet and passive – though we were warned and cautioned that one day he will do the same to us when that was over. Either we ignored it – or thought it could never happen – but it did happen in the invasion of Kuwait – and all Hell was let loose!

It seems to me that once again we have not learnt our lessons of history. I am saying that with due respects to both sides of the equation – that wants to divide the Islamic world into contrasting and conflicting political zones! And if those that see what is happening in Gaza now do not awake up from this deep sleep and slumber – then let them sleep for good and not wake up ever again – because a person who can do this to your own brother ‘is definitely not your ally and or friend either! And you have got your priorities all mixed-up and all wrong!

And that brings me to my next point I wish to make here too! The biggest casualty and victim in such wars is The Truth! It is just degrading and shameful – I would even say disgusting, repugnant and pathetic when ‘people in leadership’ who should know better take side to support blindly what the true Aggressor is doing to other human beings! Also to both sides not to make a worse situation turn even more worse!

If the Arab spring uprisings have not forewarned and w\’woken them up’ – let me try a desperate last attempt in resuscitation! Which is this! Even the young Arab true blood (and even Muslim) abhor and are disgusted to see what is going on – and done to other people by these peoples – who were themselves holocaust victims – but have now easily and conveniently forgotten. Our Great Prophet Moses (Musa) is just another chapter in the history!

What I mean to say that future relationships between people – especially with the young ones – are critically damaged – and that is not only internationally and globally – but even internal too. The world now has become a more dangerous and unsafe place with all that is going on – and the increased extremism, fundamentalism and radicalisation – and sadly and tragically with the younger ones too – and the future leaders in society

People should learn to live and let live – and we have enough problems and hardships already to be increased by such unneeded wars, destructions, malaise, decadence and wastages of wars. And we will all die one day – and meet our Maker! If you had escaped the Human Rights courts of the world – there is definitely a Higher Judge just waiting for you – and that will be the day when you meet him!

I would advise Israelis and all their supporters to hear the interview between Sir Robert Frost and Bishop Desmond Tutu in Al Jazeera – posted here too in www.majidwrite.com – and time to change fast before it is too late!

May peace, understanding, tolerance, co-existence and patience prevail – including pragmatism and senses – Amin Amen! Take Care!

By Majid Al Suleimany

Posted at: www.majidall.com and at www.majidwrite.com

New Middle East Realities on the Ground! Reply

New ME Realities on the Ground!

  • Kill one Palestinian every one hour!Israel New FaceBook Advert!
  • Death to Arabs! – and Arabs get out! (To Where?)
  • The Palestinians are the only occupied peoples’ lands left in the world now!
  • Western USA blind support for Israel? Sustainable?

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I personally remember reading this article during the Apartheid time in South Africa of this White Policeman confronting a group of rowdy misbehaving drunk Black South Africans. In the usual past, the Blacks used to ‘fear the Whites’ – especially the Police and Armed Security Forces! But not this time! The White Policeman was killed – with many as indicating that it was an ominous Omen signal ‘of the end of Fear’ from the majority South Africans – and the beginning of the end of the Apartheid system!

Soon the majority South Africans formed their First Black Majority Government under Late Nelson Mandela.

Our Islamic Religion clearly says that the ‘killing of one innocent person’ is like killing of the Ummah (Nation). Whoever was behind the ill-advised kidnapping and the senseless slaughter of the three Israeli Settlers only history will tell and in The Truth! But with so many Palestinians still in Israeli jails – some radical elements (they are on both sides of the divide!) may be tempted to try as ransom or swap as was with the Israeli soldier in the past.

Suspicions are also highly raised why the Israeli government has been coming down hard on the Unification Agreement of The Palestinians – it is none of their business – as similarly with the Palestinians which (radical extreme) parties form the Israeli government!

When I watched the episode of Killing The Count in Al Jazeera Television – Israeli extremists and fundamentalists are capable of ‘even killing the same person who had saved thousands of Jewish lives from The Holocaust – and who was on a United Nations Mission to bring peace in the Middle East then!

Forgive me – but I am not a Political or Military Expert – but it is not Nuclear Science what I am going to say next here – with due apologies! My records also speak for themselves as so-called Moderate Arab believing still there are possibilities of peace and stability within designed secure borders between Palestinians and The Israelis!

If Israel wants to live in peace and harmony with people in this part of the world – they have to change their attitudes and approaches that they are The Chosen Race – and dealing with inferior lower end people – and they are The Superior Race! Where did we hear this before? Oh yes – under the Nazi thugs under Hitler – The Aryan Race – and what followed next of The Holocaust = where more than 6 million Jews were massacred by the Nazis!

The Israelis also know quite well that the Arabs (Muslims) actually protected them from other persecutors – including the Roman Empire. Facts of history recorded and proved – which makes the Arabs (Muslims) as THE ONLY ethnic group that had never participated in the massacre of Jews!

And the problem of the Jews is considering the Arabs as inferior ‘as the descendants’ of the slave woman – even if they are both descendants of Prophet Abraham (Ibrahim RA) and Prophets Ismael RA and Izhaq RA! The same grandfather – and the same Semitic peoples on the face of the earth – this putting it simply!

When I was in holidays in Zanzibar some years ago – I met this Tourist very pretty girl – who was speaking in ‘broken Arabic’ to the Hotel Manager – Omani descendant! So I asked her from which Arab country do you come from – and that is the point I want to make here – even in Television – unless you are told – could either be Arab – or Jew – especially The Sherpadi (?) Jews! She thought it very funny – and when I told her I am from Oman – she said to me – ‘then you and me should not talk to each other’ – to which I retorted – actually we should – because we are ‘first cousins’ – and she told me when she goes back to Israel she will tell everyone about it – because it is ‘a New One’ she had never heard before!

Which brings me to the point of my article here.

The Israelis went on shooting and killing young Palestinians with mass arrests – including people that they should talk to – not to arrest! I speak my mind – call a spade a spade! I do not beat around the bush!

They never thought the Palestinians (or whoever!) would dare touch the three kidnapped victims – because they then would lose the bargaining powers hey had by keeping them alive. But instead their excesses led to their deaths.

The element of fear – and supremacy – are now gone forever! Is this an ominous sign of more things to come in the future? As Barack Obama had said – both sides have to make hard difficult decisions – because the situation is no longer sustainable.

With the new realities on the ground – both sides have to realize this – before it is too late for everyone – and what has been happening so far will just be ‘a storm in a tea cup’!

Ramadhan Kareem!

Take Care!

Best Regards,

Majid Al Suleimany

Muscat – Sultanate of Oman

July 2, 2014

 

 

 

Rwanda Genocide – Twenty Years On! Reply

Rwanda Genocide – Twenty Years On!

Twentieth Anniversary today!

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Sayings –

History will always repeat itself because humans never learn from their mistakes

George Bernard Shaw: We learn from history that we learn nothing from history.

George Santayana: Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

George Wilhelm Hegel: What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles.

Maya Angelou: History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.

Thucydides: History is Philosophy teaching by examples.

Unless we learn from history, we are destined to repeat it. This is no longer merely an academic exercise, but may contain our worlds fate and our destiny – Alex Haley

‘The world is too dangerous to live in – not because of the people who do evil but because of the people who sit and let it happen’. – Albert Einstein

Some Connecting Websites –

 

 

  • The world said – Never Ever Again! When over 6 million Jews were massacred in The Holocaust by Nazi Hitler Thugs!
  • The World Watched without shame – when The Palestinians were depopulated, massacred and their lands taken away with support of The West by the same peoples that were victims of The Holocaust!
  • In 1964 mainly Omanis were massacred in The Bloody Zanzibar Revolution – whilst those supposed to Protect Them  looked the other way! They too lost in the end of it all! They too lost Zanzibar!
  • This was Africa’s First Ethnic Cleansing!
  • 20 years ago – The World said NEVER AGAIN! when the Rwanda massacres took place!
  • And here we are all over again!
  • Myanamar (Burma) – Central African Republic – Syria – and others failing states following like even Egypt etc!
  • How terrible, tragic and said!
  • The human being will never ever learn – that is the terrible reality and tragedy of mankind.
  • The line between humanity and evil is so thin – and you can easily cross it anytime – especially if not looking!
  • The World – DO NOT CRY FOR US!

God Is Great! Allah Kareem!

 

Not A Question of Sour Grapes! Reply

 

Dear All & After Compliments;

Reference several posts here and at http://www.majidall.com   and http://www.majidwrite.com  concerning ending of my columns – I was able to create this website http://www.myshorttakes.com – after decline of the ‘requested Short Story’ – No Money For The Crayons for The Weekend Magazine!

As a result, my two weekly columns were killed off!

Frankly, if even the payments were regular, they amounted to OMR 300 Three Hundred a month for 9 to 10 columns a month.

Now with my websites added in, I do not have to suffer the absurd omissions of my columns – and the editing that went with some to unbelievable ridiculous proportions that even the gist of intended meaning and purpose got lost in the process.

True I have lost the monthly stipend – but I now no longer have to suffer the humiliations and marginalization with my new added website at http://www.myshorttakes.com

Please visit the site – and more here – 

http://myshorttakes.com/2014/04/03/more-emotional-touching-stories-here-2/

Enjoy! Happy Surfing!

Best Regards,

Majid Al Suleimany

Frankly I am more happier now – And definitely  Not A Question of Sour Grapes!

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Mau Mau torture victims to receive Compensation! Reply

Mau Mau torture victims to receive

compensation – Hague

Mau Mau veterans gathered for a press conference on the government announcement
 
Mau Mau veterans gathered for a press conference on the government announcement
 
Kenyans tortured by British colonial forces during the Mau Mau uprising will receive payouts totalling £20m, Foreign Secretary William Hague has announced.

He said the UK government recognised Kenyans were tortured and it “sincerely regrets” the abuses that took place.

A lawyer for the victims said they “at last have the recognition and justice they have sought for many years”.

Thousands of people were killed during the Mau Mau revolt against British rule in Kenya in the 1950s.

Mr Hague also announced plans to support the construction of a permanent memorial to the victims in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.

‘Unreservedly condemn’

‘Battered and left for dead’

Kenya torture claimant Wambuga Wa Nyingi

Wambuga Wa Nyingi, 84, detailed his torture at the hands of the British colonial authorities in a witness statement.

He was a tractor driver and member of the pro-independence Kenya African Union – but never took the Mau Mau oath.

He survived the Hola massacre in 1959, when 11 Kenyans were beaten to death by prison guards in a detention camp.

He said: “I was battered on the back of my head and around my neck repeatedly with a club. I believe that the beating went on for up to 20 minutes…

“I lay unconscious with the 11 corpses for two days in a room where the corpses had been placed awaiting burial.

“The people who put me there thought I was also dead, but I was in fact unconscious.”

“I would like to like to make clear now, and for the first time, on behalf of Her Majesty’s government, that we understand the pain and grievance felt by those who were involved in the events of the emergency in Kenya,” he told the Commons.

“The British government recognises that Kenyans were subject to torture, and other forms of ill-treatment at the hands of the colonial administration.

“The British government sincerely regrets that these abuses took place and that they marred Kenya’s progress towards independence.”

Mr Hague said 5,228 victims would receive payments totalling £19.9m following an agreement with lawyers acting for the victims, who have been fighting for compensation for a number of years.

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Images MauMau – For Demonstration Purposes Only!

But he said Britain still did not accept it was legally liable for the actions of what was a colonial administration in Kenya.

The British High Commissioner in Nairobi also made a public statement on the settlement to members of the Mau Mau War Veterans’ Association in Kenya.

BBC east Africa correspondent Gabriel Gatehouse said the reaction there was “muted”.

‘Big milestone’

He said it may have been because the announcement had been expected or because it was marred by the UK government continuing to deny liability for some of the abuses.

 

 

William Hague: “[We] sincerely regret that these abuses took place”

That said, it was a “big milestone” for the Mau Mau veterans, said our correspondent.

In a statement, Martyn Day, of law firm Leigh Day, said it took “courage to publically acknowledge for the first time the terrible nature of Britain’s past in Kenya”.

“The elderly victims of torture now at last have the recognition and justice they have sought for many years. For them this significance of this moment cannot be over emphasised,” he said.

But Bryan Cox QC, of Tandem Law, said there were “thousands” of further claims that remain unresolved and “the matter was far from over”.

Background

  • The Mau Mau, a guerrilla group, began as a violent campaign against white settlers in 1952
  • The uprising was eventually put down by the British colonial government
  • The Kenya Human Rights Commission says 90,000 Kenyans were executed, tortured or maimed
  • It says 160,000 people were detained in appalling conditions
  • Kenya gained independence in 1963

He said the law firm was working with more than 8,000 Kenyans who were still awaiting an agreement with the UK government.

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The UK has argued that all liabilities for the torture by colonial authorities was transferred to the Kenyan Republic upon independence in 1963 and that it could not be held liable now.

But in 2011, the High Court in London ruled that four claimants did have “arguable cases in law”.

Their lawyers allege Paulo Muoka Nzili was castrated, Wambuga Wa Nyingi was severely beaten and Jane Muthoni Mara was subjected to appalling sexual abuse in detention camps during the rebellion. A fourth claimant, Ndiku Mutwiwa Mutua, died last year.

‘Historic judgement’

After the ruling, the case went back to the High Court to consider a claim by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) that the actions had been brought outside the legal time limit.

The FCO said it had faced “irredeemable difficulties” in relation to the availability of witnesses and documents.

Wambuga Wa Nyingi, Jane Muthoni Mara, Paulo Muoka Nzili and Ndiku Mutwiwa Mutua outside the Royal Courts of Justice in April
 
The test case was originally brought by four Kenyans, one of whom has since died

But in October last year, the court ruled the victims had established a proper case and allowed their claims to proceed to trial despite the time elapsed.

At the time, victims’ lawyer Mr Day said he would be pressing for a trial “as quickly as possible” but would also be pushing for the government to reach an out-of-court settlement.

The Mau Mau, a guerrilla group, began a violent campaign against white settlers in 1952, but the uprising was eventually put down by the British colonial government.

The Kenya Human Rights Commission says 90,000 Kenyans were executed, tortured or maimed, and 160,000 people were detained in appalling conditions, although a number of historians believe the figure is lower.

THE BIQ QUESTION NOW!!

WHATABOUT AL NAQBA? WHAT ABOUT THE POOR PALESTINIANS? THEIR CASE IS FAR SERIOUS – THE MAUMAU STILL HAVE THEIR LAND – THE PALESTINIANS LOST EVERYTHING THRU BRITISH ZIONISTS ANTI SEMITIC THE PALESTINIANS TREATMENT!!

WHAT A SHAME!

The Palestinian Catastrophe – 65 years on! Reply

Al – Nakba – The Palestinian Catastrophe

Al Jazeera Television

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/specialseries/2013/05/20135612348774619.html

A series on the Palestinian ‘catastrophe’ of 1948 that led to dispossession and a conflict that endures to this day.

Last Modified: 08 May 2013 10:15

 The Video – Part 1

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“The Nakba did not begin in 1948. Its origins lie over two centuries ago….”

So begins this four-part series on the ‘Nakba’, meaning the ‘Catastrophe’, about the history of the Palestinian exodus that led to the first Arab-Israeli War in 1948 and the establishment of the state of Israel.

This sweeping history starts back in 1799 with Napoleon’s attempted advance into Palestine to check British expansion and his appeal to the Jews of the world to reclaim their land in league with France.

 The narrative moves through the 19th century and into the 20th century with the British Mandate in Palestine and comes right up to date in the 21st century and the ongoing ‘Nakba’ on the ground

Arab, Israeli and Western intellectuals, historians and eye-witnesses provide the central narrative which is accompanied by archive material and documents, many only recently released for the first time.

Editor’s note: Since first running on Al Jazeera Arabic in 2008, this series has won Arab and international awards and has been well received at festivals throughout the world

For the Palestinians, 1948 marks the ‘Nakba’ or the ‘catastrophe’, when hundreds of thousands were forced out of their homes.

But for Israelis, the same year marks the creation of their own state.

The tragedy in Palestine is not just a local one; it is a tragedy for the world, because it is an injustice that is a menace to the world’s peace.

Arnold Toynbee, British historian.

This series attempts to present an understanding of the events of the past that are still shaping the present.

This story starts in 1799, outside the walls of Acre in Ottoman-controlled Palestine, when an army under Napoleon Bonaparte besieged the city. It was all part of a campaign to defeat the Ottomans and establish a French presence in the region.

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In search of allies, Napoleon issued a letter offering Palestine as a homeland to the Jews under French protection. He called on the Jews to ‘rise up’ against what he called their oppressors.

Napoleon’s appeal was widely publicised. But he was ultimately defeated. In Acre today, the only memory of him is a statue atop a hill overlooking the city.

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Yet Napoleon’s project for a Jewish homeland in the region under a colonial protectorate did not die, 40 years later, the plan was revived but by the British.

The tragedy in Palestine is not just a local one; it is a tragedy for the world, because it is an injustice that is a menace to the world’s peace.

Arnold Toynbee, British historian.

Al Nakba can be seen each week at the following GMT: Tuesday 2000; Friday 0600; Saturday 2000; Sunday 1200

Editor’s note: The Al-Nakba debate on 4th June 2013 – Al Jazeera’s Marwan Bishara brings together different perspectives to debate the series and the ongoing relevance of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

See also Witness: The Great Book Robbery

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The World needs to be reminded 65 years on – injustices heaped on innocent people by those that call themselves as ‘civilised good observing Christian’ peoples – and others – and to the Arab Leaders looking the other way – and now caught up by events – years later!

Like I always say – there can be NO PEACE NO SECURITY in the world till The Palestinian issue is solved!

Regards,

Majid Al Suleimany

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Please watch Jazeera TV – it will make you cry – even if you are not Arab, Palestinian, Muslim and Christian!!!