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But tell me, how did you die?”
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Khouri describes Mali as “dramatic and important, but not really historic. It will not shape the region for years to come, but rather only reflects trends that have percolated around the world for decades.”
Khalid Kishtainy, author, translator and broadcaster
Libya’s political leaders must not mistake the lack of demonstrative political pressure to address the issue of national reconciliation as a sign that all is forgiven. Dealing with our past is akin to treating national internal bleeding whose symptoms might not be immediately apparent to the naked eye but whose long term consequences for the health of Libya’s body politic can be extremely harmful.
This week I have built up a library of such photographs in my mind, images of dead and horribly injured Palestinian children in Gaza. Some of them so brutally battered by the force of the artillery that rained down upon them, they were pulled from the rubble looking more like dirty, broken, discarded dolls than anything that ever drew breath. Yet each of these babies was, perhaps only yesterday, loved and treasured. Today, they are – at least to the world outside Gaza – merely statistics.
I remember it well. I put the letter in the post box on the same day Muntazir Al Zaidi threw his shoes at President Bush. I remember it well. How could I forget that?”
A journalist asked me: “Is sexual harassment against young women due to sexual hunger among young men?”