Posted By Veiled Muslimah on/at 2/05/2009 11:53:00 PM

Is it just me or has all the hubub died down? No, don't get me wrong. I'm happy that there are no more current air-strikes in Gaza but Palestine is still a Country oppressed and Gaza is still suffering.

But, why do I feel that we've become silent once again. That the fund-raising, the rallies, the protests - they've all died down?

Do we only rise when worse comes to worse and become silent again when it's not so bad? Or when it's something that we've become indifferent to? Is that what our state has become?

Our lands are still under attack. Our people are still oppressed. Our leaders still need to either step down or be changed.

However, I have a feeling we will again become silent spectators. This is our state and it is a pathethic state. Everything will go back to normal and we will only think a thought or two when we, maybe, read the newspaper. 'O, those poor Iraqis' or 'Oh, my Muslim Brothers & Sisters in Palestine' - and then we'll go back to earning a living, meeting our friends, laughing and forgetting.

Until another Muslim Country is attacked. Until more people are killed in brutal genocide.

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malekat_el7oriya said...

Alsalamou Alaikom sis,
This post is so true...and we could really learn from it. :) good points. well made. Palestine is still targeted and the Palestinians are still being murdered and living through complete genocide... :( but people are just not paying any attention...

Veiled Muslimah said...

wa alaykumsalam,

Thank you :) It's a sad situation we are in and as long as we don't change the situation between ourselves, we won't get anywhere.

Habayeb said...

nope the fund raisers havent died down...i just attended one today alhamdulillah. As far as i see it, there are many people who are still talking about the situation. But yeah insha'allah we should not forget.

Hajar said...

Over here some other news cover most of headlines now, yet the issues pertaining Gaza are still very much alive revolving on the fund-raising, coalitions, talks though I shudder to acknowledge that the silence may eventually come.

Anonymous said...

Assalamu alaikum wr wb,

Yes, the storm blew away. It is sad because the situation in Gaza, not forgetting Iraq and Afghanistan did not blow away. The attacks have renewed some peoples vigour to boycott israel as well as american products. That is about it.

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