I’ve been so busy with a new chapter in my life, and I hate the fact that I seem to have lost some spark in my life. My life was driven by my passion for politics and my thirst for debate but recently I have noticed that I am wasting away. I am in danger just not caring anymore and this makes me really sad. I’ve always been opinionated and very headstrong but University life has proven to be very challenging and I must say that I don’t really like the person that I have become.
I want to start finding myself again so I’ve decided to dedicate this post to something which is quite close to home. For me, Religion has played a big part in my life. I grew up in a fairly religious household but I was always taught the value of respecting other people. So imagine my horror when I arrived at Universtity, only to realise that I would have to put up with the same shit that I’ve put up with for years. From a young age, I knew I was different. I had different rituals and beliefs to all the other kids at school. I was picked on, stamped on and hated for being a Shi’a. And it seems that I still am.
It may not be obvious but there is so much intolerance in the world. Why can’t people just let everyone be? Who has the right to judge anyone else? Recently a friend of mine was called out on his beliefs just because they weren’t mainstream ideas. Well, I say everyone has the right to believe what they want. I don’t give a damn of what other people think.
I’ll be posting more stuff this year. Even if one person reads the things I have to say about the world, then that’s an achievement for me. Watch this space.
You don’t have to be a Muslim or a Christian or whatever in order to sympathise with the Palestinians. You just have to be HUMAN. You just need to have a brain in order to realise who is right and who is wrong.
The people of Gaza and West Bank are currently oppressed by the Zionist state of Israel and they will continue to be so if we do not stand up for what is right and just. That;s why you should get involved in protests, speak out against these atrocities, let the Government know how you feel.
And to the people of Gaza, I say this. Keep strong and understand that you are not alone.