"To the impartial eye, the world not only seems an unlikely one-off phenomenon, but a constant strain on reason. If reason exists, that is, if a neutral reason exists. So speaks the voice from within. So speaks Joker's voice." - Jostein Gaarder

Thursday, December 20, 2007

In Memory of Death

In memory of Ali Shafey el-Moussawi,

An Iraqi blogger, killed, 31 bullets between the chest and the head. 31 bullets in the face of humanity.

His father and brother were killed in a bombing two years ago, what's left of his family is his sister and mother.

How can you reflect on that, what possible words can you write about it.

What pain is it that you struggle to describe, what kind of helplessness, surrender and utter dispair do you feel, towards this kind of cruelty.

I can handle the cruelty of Death, but the cruelty of humans leaves me in pieces, everytime.


Blogger moryarti said...

I read about this yesterday on Digg.. What a tragedy..

May his soul rest in peace

December 20, 2007 3:12 AM

Blogger أُمنية said...

i could slap this in the face of those who brought freedom to Iraq.

December 20, 2007 3:54 AM

Blogger Omar said...

what a sad story..
alla yer7amo.

December 20, 2007 7:01 AM

Blogger DUBAI JAZZ said...


What can I say?

allah yer7amo..

December 20, 2007 8:15 AM

Blogger Wassim said...

I wonder about people who do these things. Jacques Verges comes to mind and what he said to Klaus Barbie (accused of working in a Nazi concentration camp), "you are neither a monster nor evil, simply a product of your times".

December 20, 2007 8:27 PM

Blogger KJ said...

Allah yer7amo and help his mother and sister..

December 21, 2007 8:00 PM

Blogger annie said...

Kind of news that drives you numb, beyond feeling

December 21, 2007 11:49 PM

Anonymous Tadmori said...

the americans gave iraq to the iranian trained militias because they are aware of their hatred toward iraqi population,now the iranian vavak and the mossad have finished with the doctors,university professors and generals are now attacking the enlightened youth...they want them to be like sheeps.

December 24, 2007 4:30 AM

Anonymous lapa said...

Boas Festas.

December 24, 2007 6:38 AM

Blogger david santos said...

Hello, Yazen.
Have a good weend.

I wish you a good end of 2007 and a good year of 2008.

December 24, 2007 9:24 AM

Blogger poshlemon said...

It shakes me to the core how humans can be alive one second and the other, they're gone. But, what saddens me more is for a 23 year old to go in such horrendous circumstances.

December 24, 2007 9:48 AM


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