Wednesday, 31 December 2008
Monday, 29 December 2008
The honourable (not) Arab leaders as usual are only worried about their precious seats, no one did or is going to do anything to help, the disgraceful Egyptian president has proved that he is one of the worst, he made sure not even aid is getting to the Gazzans while telling the world that Egypt will do everything to help, Libyan leadership, full of hot air and nothing else, as usual, we have seen it all in 2006 when Israel nearly destroyed Lebanon, no one but the Lebanese people helped their own country.
Some of my decent British friends are enraged at what is happening, Israel & America can not continue to mislead the world about who is the terrorist now, how can anyone justify murdering hundreds of police men on their graduation day? I myself like many others are not jumping in defence of Hamas or any leadership, it is the Palestinian people that are being subjected to a genocide, I am not speaking against the Israeli people, there are many decent Jewish people that are against what is happening, many Jews protested against Israel in London yesterday as you can see from the pictures taken by Omar El-Huni during the anti war demonstration outside the Israeli embassy in London, you can see the pictures Here.
Unfortunately another year is coming to an end while the whole world is watching a nation reduced to starvation, taken back into the middle ages with no fuel, power or medications and now being slaughtered like unwanted animals, God help us all.
Wednesday, 24 December 2008
As it has become a bit of a tradition every year at this time, my children were invited by my Scottish friend to help decorate his Christmas tree, an activity that they enjoy :o)
Monday, 22 December 2008
I am back today at work after having some time off just to complete my annual leave before I leave my job on the 31 of December.
Year 3 Choir, Amir 5th from left, back row
The kids have been busy at their school at this festive time, the school has shown a great deal of tolerance to non Christian children, first by letting Muslim kids have up to 2 days off school for Eid Al-Adha then offering a Halal Christmas dinner to any child that wanted it, that included a traditional Turkey dinner with all the trimmings and even a Christmas cracker each! but I think the best move the school did and they really did not have to do that, at the end of the day this is a Christian country, was to organise a Christmas concert where children will sing Christmas songs and non Christmas songs too, so when Amir came home to tell me that he is part of the Year 3 choir that will be singing at the concert, before I opened my mouth Amir said: Baba do not worry, there will be no songs mentioning that Jesus (PBUH) is the son of God! that there will be nothing offensive to Muslims so that they can take part. I was impressed by what the school did and had no problem letting both kids take part, many other Muslim kids took part including a number of Libyans.
The concert was a sell out, it started with good Eid wishes to all Muslims, I just about managed to find a place to stand and watch for nearly 2 hours although I did get a seat for the final performance, I thought it was good, I was proud of both kids singing confidently and having fun, here is a clip of the final song by the school choir which Aida my daughter is part of, singing "I am a small part of the world" Aida is first on the left, there are 2 other Libyan girls singing as well.
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
Amir sitting inside the "O" in Nando's!
We all had a good time, it was different but sort of enjoyable, a lot of eye shopping is good for the pocket, hope everyone had a nice memorable Eid.