Extreme Cruelty Capacity!

Extreme Cruelty Capacity! – The Oman Daily Observer – Sunday June 16th 2013

A           The Syrian Situation

It is very hurtful, painful, sad and tragic to see people that have been co-existing and living together for ages in peace, harmony and understanding go on the rampage in massacres murders in cold blood – sparing no one including 14 year old boys, women, children – and even babies!

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Soon to Be Slain – Syrian Carnage – www.majidall.com – For Demonstration Purposes Only!

What has the world come to now? That we have forgotten all the preaching and the coming of our great Prophet PBUH – our Religion, Teachings and Beliefs? Those people that should know better – including the Religious Leaders and Elders – let alone politicians alone – and those standing to gain and benefit from the continued fighting – and instead of bringing people together – we add fuel to the fire by causing them more divisions, disasters, calamity, havoc and catastrophe!

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The Syrian Calamity – For Demonstration Purposes Only!

And for what? How long will you live in the world? Wait for your eternal damnation and hell fire from the moment you are in your grave to eternity and hell only! Live it to Allah God – because Allah God is The Best Judge – Amin Amen.

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The Rohingyas in Despair – www.majidall.com

B        The Rohingyas of Burma

All over the world people are protesting – even from those countries that were once a model, symbol and example to others – like Turkey was! In Spain, Greece, all over in parts of Africa, Latin America – but where the silence is more chilling is what is happening in Burma with the Rohingyas – and a lesson in life to the so-called Religious Leaders and Campaigners – when desperate people clinging for a last hope – even run for shelter to the very same places – where they could be easier and faster be coldly be massacred!

Yet everyone is more interested in their (Burma) economy and opportunities for investment – rather than people and human rights and values! After all – who cares for the Rohingyas – they are poor people – with no oil or anything else to give! Shame on men! Shame on humanity!

C          The Slain British Soldier – Lee Rigby

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The Brutal Senseless Despicable Slained Soldier – Late Lee Rigby – www.majidall.com

A senseless cruel despicable act! The killing of one innocent person is like killing a nation!

We hear it being said everyday – day in and day out – but we have become so deaf we cannot hear anymore – so blind we cannot see anymore – and so dumb that we cannot speak out anymore!

We do not need such converts – Return from where you came from!

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Crime Scene – www.majidall.com

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The Victim’s Family – www.majidall.com

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Confronting The Killer! – www.majidall.com

After working a day at the Tower of London, British soldier Drummer Lee Rigby was returning to his barracks in Woolwich when a vehicle swerved and struck him. Two men came out of the vehicle and attacked him with cleavers causing him “extensive and serious injuries.” The two men moved his “apparently lifeless body” and remained on the scene until police arrived, when “both were incapacitated and detained.”

A Michael Adebowale, 22, has been charged with murder and with unlawful possession of a firearm. He was discharged from a hospital last Tuesday and has been held in custody since at a police station. He made an initial court appearance last Thursday.

This has nothing to do with Islam; this has nothing to do with our religion. This has nothing to do with Allah. It has nothing to do with Islam. It’s heartbreaking, it’s heartbreaking. – Ahmed Jama, a 26-year-old Woolwich resident said – as he laid flowers down at the scene as a sign of respect to the families involved.

We would like to emphasize that Lee would not want people to use his name as an excuse to carry out attacks against others – The victim Rigby family said in a statement issued last Friday

He loved life and he loved people – the family statement said – he had many friends from different walks of life — some with different religious beliefs and cultures. But this made no difference to Lee. He always treated others with the greatest of respect – the family said.

I watched the Rigby family ruefully cry on Television. When the Mother said – We were all worried when he was in Iraq and in Afghanistan – but when he returned home – we thought he would now be safe! Poor lady – she made me cry too! She forgot the evil cruel minds and hearts of some men – with great capacity of being cruel, destructive and hurtful.

People need to come to their senses now – before it is too late for mankind! However many missions you send in unmanned drones flights attacks – however much intrusive and penetrating you are in personal freedoms, values and liberty – there will be no peace in this world – when flimsy excuses are given to attack others – and use the clout of threats, divisions and embargoes still continue unabated!

When people are still displaced in their lands – and others from far away with no rights at all – come to occupy their lands – and 65 years on still live in tents and are still being displaced! Use all the acronyms and bad adjectives you want to describe and define things – but the truth still stands – and will still remain the same!! Open for all to see! Hear and speak too!

The sooner we realise all these things – and come quickly, sensibly, pragmatically and wisely to our senses – the better for everyone! And for the world too!

Take Care!

By Majid Al Suleimany

The Burning World!

For Sunday – April 28th 2013.

Between Us Only!

The Burning World!

If you are (un)lucky like me, you will note that your Doctor knows more about you far more than you can ever imagine – sometimes to most discomfiting and embarrassing levels – even before you have fully explained to him your full symptoms! Normally I try to see him – but this time I was given instead a very charming (pretty) lady doctor instead! She then told me that she would have to do some tests on me – and if I was feeling being embarrassed by being seen by her – maybe I was emitting body signs unknowingly! Anyway, as I was being seen by her – in walks my usual regular doctor excusing himself why he could not see me – but in parting remarked – Not depressed again? Have you started watching the news again? I just dismally and nonchalantly smiled – and say nothing in return!

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Burning Syria 1 – Images For Demonstration Purposes Only

I was teasing Great Madam Wife – GMW – that maybe I should write my 9th book – this time a Novel? I was telling her I wanted to write about the family seeing so many new films now made out of family based stories – but then she cautioned me that if there are some still not speaking to you – this time if you do – then majority – if not all the family – will not ever talk to you – especially if it is going to come out in a film! I have a very good story to tell the world – so I view at the ‘opportunity costs’ – as she is absolutely right here! So I end watching the news to pass my retirement time!

The other day a good Indian friend of mine called me that his company in Sohar was looking for a temporary HR Consultant – and if I would be interested? I had been to the place before – and seen ‘the pushing for getting jobs’ – so I politely and tactfully declined! At this stage of my life – and not being that healthy-wise – I do not need the hassles and the headaches – even if the pay is good. I assure you it is not a ‘question of sour grapes’ – but I remember what our late father used to tell us – The one who denies you beans – has just reduced your gas intake!

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Burning Syria 2 – Images For Demonstration Purposes Only!

The truth be said  that Al Jazeera Television has done us Arabs great and proud by its popularity and intake – and its coverages and programmes. I was amazed to hear that even in USA and Europe – if there is an issue – like the Boston rally incident – people have turned to Al Jazeera to get ‘reliable truthful news’ – and that is a feather in the cap for Al Jazeera Television!

Some of the Arab World programmes shown recently in Al Jazeera Television have shown the link of past history and incidents to current events and happenings – and that is quite expedient and revealing – at least to me! Their deep self soul search analysis and break down of events and happenings in history – and their linkages to what is happening now!

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Burning Syria 3 – Images For Demonstration Purposes Only!

In truth and actual fact, one is even shocked and baffled to the core as to why it took that long to unfold in what is really happening now on the ground! The reduced effect in enormity and delay in the repercussions and outcomes is shocking beyond belief!  The outcomes are to be expected and natural of wronged peoples – and the injustices and blatant disregard of human values and justices.

That even the coming of the Great Prophet PBUH – we still can do these things to one another! When a sceptic remarks that’ more Arab blood was spilt by fellow Arab guns – than from our adversaries’ – and you have no alternative except to agree with him – makes a triumphant victory for those bent to belittle and to discredit us!

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Burning Syria 4 – Images For Demonstration Purposes Only!

Then I watch the news in the other places – the earthquakes – the floods – collapsed buildings – the rampage killings and destructions of innocent lives – including children and women – the destructions from falling missiles – and the slaughter of even babies and children – from the weapons coming out from the sky! The ironical and sad part is the person who has directed the onslaughts goes home in peace and comfort to his family – his wife and children – whilst killing of the other families and children – is just ‘carrying out orders – and doing one’s job’! Human beings are sickening – and worse than even the animals at their worst case scenarios!

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Burning Syria 5 – Images For Demonstration Purposes Only!

Then there are the demonstrations for jobs – looking for jobs – afraid of losing jobs and benefits – looking for ‘more money’ – lost incomes, investments, savings and pensions. So many stories of once nice decent good peoples – now on bad times – and of such same people committing or tempting to commit suicides – because they have lost everything – and life is not worth living anymore!

Reminds me decades ago of a relative girl with a son – who called me in desperation – saying she was contemplating suicide – because she was ‘not happy in marriage and her husband – and husband family’ – but I did not take it seriously then – till I learnt the hard way too late that she actually did it! And all the time listening to ‘the inner voice’ of do not get involved – or the involvement could turn more serious and sour too!

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Demonstrations in Spain

Whatever belief and religion you have – the fundamental and basic teachings and preaching are the very same – because subduing, turbulent violence, brutality and aggressive methods and styles solve nothing – as the programmes show! Past incidents of over 20 years come out in the open again – and again from time to time – ever again! Like I always say – the very same things – and sometimes the repetition just becomes stifling, mundane and boring!

Basically, we human beings have the same needs, worries, concerns and fears – as well as what we like and do not like! This is because the human being is essentially the same – regardless of race, creed, religion, color, ancestry, and ethnicity! And always stressing the need for change in a way and will that will foster more patience, tolerance, and understanding – between people, society and nations!

Like my good Indian friend says – something in Hindi – I forget – Karma and the other word – but something like ‘just desserts (sweet)’ coming to those that deserve it – and or as our good friends the Brits say – what goes around; comes around! Or the East African one – If you destroy someone’s house – your house will also be destroyed in due process! Sometimes after you have conveniently forgotten too! There is also this tell-tale sign of the end of the world – when somebody dies – and you feel jealous that it was not ‘you that had died instead’!

Now do you see why I was seeing the doctor now? May Allah God redirect us all to the right path and ways – Amin. Take Care!

By Majid Al Suleimany

The Syrian Calamity!

For Sunday January 13th 2013

Between Us Only!

The Syrian Calamity!

Some years ago, my good Indian friend S and I had joined this Company at the same time – me on a temporary Human Resources Consultancy contract – whilst he joined full time in Operations. We both had our contracts signed at almost the same time in the Western CEO office.

Being a just new start office – we both shared the same office – though he was far more senior to me echelon grade levels! So he was teasing me that – in all good faith and intention it must be stressed here – that ‘he was welcoming me to the company – noting that he was far senior to me – and knew that I was ‘on a temporary’ contract! He had come with his ‘Pooja on’ that day – something the Indian Hindus put on as a ‘sacrificial type’ of ceremony!

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 The Syrian Carnage!

So I teased him back! Yes I am on a temporary contract! Yes I am far junior! But you are an ‘invited guest’ to our country – and I being a local and being in HR – welcome you to Oman – and to the Company! That did it! He, sometime later told me ‘perhaps I should not have opened my mouth too soon – and put my foot into it! I just teased back – and that started our friendship – from that day after this event!

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Bombing your own people!

Ironically, being outspoken and making his views crystal clear – he did not last long – though I had cautioned and counseled him in good faith. Who am I to say such things – because 3 weeks later I had left the place within half an hour of resigning – despite the place being made out as a state of the art national prestigious project! But that is what our good Brits friends say – ‘that is how the cookie crumbles!’ – tongue in cheek metaphorically speaking!

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It Is Always The Children and The Women! That suffer the most!

I guess until now you are wondering where this is all coming from – and where is it leading to in such a serious topic like today – and why the long introduction? Let me counter by saying that all that has to be said on the subject has already been said! Sadly also one who was able to pull off a peace agreement in an African country issue in ex UN General Secretary Kofi Annan failed despicably in sorting this one out – and even the new one Brahimi is not ‘doing too well’ either! Incidentally, I had covered this same subject in my last year article titled (No) Meeting of The Minds!

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The Displaced and The Dispossesd!

So let me take my own time to come to my point – my own way. Besides, I get paid by the column – and not ‘the number of words’ in the column! You have to bear with me – because I am going to wander off – once again!

So sometime later, I met my good old friend S. He is the one who gave me the idea to write on the topic years back – Do Not Spit on Your Food! It was a good topic! So I tell S about a very bad nasty dream I had last night – and I do not know what it meant? It must mean something – if we go by the story of the Great Prophet Joseph (Yusuf) – peace be upon him!

The Dream – It was in the same office that we had worked before where I had the nightmare dream! This was well before the Arab Spring uprisings – and even thought off! I received 3 packages of gifts addressed to me. One of the gifts was in the upstairs floor – whilst the other two were on the ground floor. When I opened the parcels there was a large python in each gift box. I got really scared! Who in his right mind sends snakes as gifts – unless a mental sick weirdo person?

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The Python (Mamba) – looks gentle, no?

As I looked at the python (mamba) – it looked so gentle, harmless and peaceful! Almost like you are looking at a pigeon – or a butterfly! Then suddenly – this small type of animal – like a weasel roach something – came charging at the snake! The snake swallowed the small animal whole – showing its true colours! I was screaming and shouting! My late father used to own a double barreled gun in Tanzania – so I was screaming to him – Give me the gun! Give me the gun! I want to shoot dead these pythons now!

Keep remembering this was a dream! A nasty nightmare too! Madam wife was scared stiff in my shouting and screaming! She has a simpler solution to most of my problems – ‘you have been over eating at night again – bound to get nightmares! She would sure make proud the East Africans that believe this to be so!

My late father was protesting to me. I do not have the gun! All he said to me was – Here take this big panga (very big knife used in Africa – if you saw the film Hotel Rwanda!) The panga was not sharp – it was also cracked! Why did my late father give this to me – now out of all times and places! He said to me – Hit the python hard on the head – and also in the centre. Screaming too loud I woke up! The dream – and the pythons – drifted away!

A few months back I was talking on the phone with an uncle relative in Zanzibar. He told me the same thing my friend S had told me! Three things will happen in time to come. Represented by the pythons – though two will be equally dangerous and harmful – the python on the top floor (north?) will be more harmful and devastating! You will want to end it – but you will be fighting something more powerful and evil – by a broken up not sharp cutting panga – exposing yourself to great dangers and harm! The same thing my friend S told me on checking with some people he knew interpreting and reading dreams in India?

Could this upper floor python be that Syria? Could the other two be what happened in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya? Libya was violent too. Why particularly Syria? I do not know these things – reading interpreting dreams – and what they mean! I do not have the capacities and capabilities like our Prophet Joseph (Yusuf) peace be upon him. But my friend S – and my uncle – think it must be! It has to be!

If there are out there people who can read and interpret dreams – I have some more dreams for you! But on a serious note in ending – one can hardly believe that this Syrian tragedy and calamity had all started with youngsters graffiti – and how the whole thing was bungled and messed up! To the extent no one cares anymore – in how the good beautiful country is being destroyed all around – and by the same people – and ‘friends’ – that should have talked to each other first and foremost to solve thir own problems – and had protected and preserved their country at least in the minimum. Arabia – Do Not Cry For Me!

May Allah God Always guide and direct us in the right ways and path – Amin Amen.

Take Care!

By Majid Al Suleimany