"Because in Cyberspace, no one can hear you scream."
Sunday, January 30, 2005
Today was a great day! Not only did I finish my photo/audio journal but as a greater testimony to the greatness of all that love liberty, Iraq voted today! Yes their were some deaths (44 I think) but the majority went out and voted!
For those of you who bother to listen to the MSM (Main Stream Media) you may barely hear about it or will probably hear the "negative side" of the issue. For those of you interested in hearing from some Iraqi citizens in Iraq check out the story below!
I walked forward to my station, cast my vote and then headed to the box, where I wanted to stand as long as I could, then I moved to mark my finger with ink, I dipped it deep as if I was poking the eyes of all the world's tyrants.
I put the paper in the box and with it, there were tears that I couldn't hold; I was trembling with joy and I felt like I wanted to hug the box but the supervisor smiled at me and said "brother, would you please move ahead, the people are waiting for their turn".
No more confusion about what the people want, they have said their word and they said it loud and the world has got to respct and support the people's will. God bless your brave steps sons of Iraq and God bless the defenders of freedom. Aasha Al-Iraq….Aasha Al-Iraq….Aasha Al-Iraq.
Mohammed and Omar.
The two above are dentist's in Iraq and have captivated American (and foreign) audiences from around the world with their testimony on how things are going in Iraq (they even got to meet President Bush because of their web journal!) Here is another post by Ali (a brother of theirs) who gave his thoughts about the day!
I entered the school and the supervisors showed me the way to were I should vote. They and the ING guys were so polite and gentle. I cast my vote and got out, not in a rush at all. This is my Eid and I felt like a king walking in his own kingdom. I saw the same look of confidence and satisfaction in the eyes of all people I met. As I left one of the gurads said to me as he handed me back my cellular phone,"God bless you and your beloved ones. We don't know how to thank you. Please excuse any inconvinience on our part. We wish we didn't have to search you or limit your freedom. You are heroes" I was struck with surprise and felt ashamed. This man was risking his life all these hours in what has become the utmost target for all terrorists in Iraq and yet he's apologizing and calling us heroes. I thanked him back and told him that he and his comrads are the true heroes and that we can never be grateful enough for their services.
I'm still thrilled as I'm watching Iraqis vote allover Iraq through TV. Al Arabyia just reported that 6 thousand people in Fallujah have voted till now out of 60 thousands who have returned to their homes (total not voters). I listened to that and I felt enormous admiration and respect to those 6 thousand heroes. Things are difficult in Baghdad but it's still incomparable to Fallujah. I'm sure that the number will rise towards the end of the day.
I'm stil overwhelmed with thoughts and emotions that I don't know what to say more. The only things I can feel so strongly now are hope, excitement, pride and a strange internal peace. I have won my battle and I'm watching the whole Iraqis winning their battle too. I'll try to write to you later my friends.
A'ash Al Iraq, A'ashat America, A'ash Al Tahaluf. (Long live Iraq, long live America and long live the coalition)
It makes me want to cry out of joy. Selah!
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