Wednesday, July 20, 2005

I Have Been Published

Two weeks ago, I wrote the following comment in Arabic at Abu Rummaneh's blog, concerning the bombings in London:

“In a few years those thieves (jihadists) have betrayed a civilisation and a history that took thousands of years for our ancestors to build. And how much did that cost them? A few kilograms of explosives and a handful of straying souls.” [translated from Arabic]

Apparently, someone from The Times of London liked what I wrote, translated it to English, and used it as a title for an article regarding the world reactions to the bombings.

Someone else at Harvard Law School’s global voices organization also liked it, and post it at their site.

I wanna thank Abu Rummaneh who turned my attention to this. I also wanna thank Omar, whose post about the same subject was published by The Guardian, for wishing me the same when I congratulated him (apparently the big guy upstairs listens to you!!).

I am glad to see that these terrorists no longer have the show for themselves, and the world is finally listening to the other (real) voices in the Arab world.


Blogger aleppian said...

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July 20, 2005 11:48 PM  
Blogger aleppian said...

Rami, it seems that you are a good follower of news, newspapers, etc.. :)

July 21, 2005 12:28 AM  
Blogger Roba said...

hey congrats :)

July 21, 2005 2:48 AM  
Blogger Steliano Ponticos said...

hey rami you're famous now. But they didn't put your name on the comment, not good.

Seriously, I really like what you said.

July 21, 2005 4:22 AM  
Blogger Ghalia said...

hey congrats, u became fmous now, But for us, u r always famous:)

July 21, 2005 12:11 PM  
Blogger Olivia said...

Good job, Rami. It was a great piece of writing.
And your words in so many locations!

July 21, 2005 12:49 PM  
Blogger Rami said...

Aleppian, I use syndication ;)

Steliano, I know…hopefully next time they will post my name.

Roba, Ghalia, Olivia, thanks…

I wish you all the same (3obal 3andkon!!)

July 21, 2005 2:07 PM  
Blogger Olivia said...

Just look what happened in London today! Wasn't as bad, but it still happened!

July 21, 2005 10:51 PM  
Blogger Olivia said...

P.S. I left a long comment on Omar's site (this morning before the second incident) if anyone's interested.

July 21, 2005 10:52 PM  
Blogger Olivia said...

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July 21, 2005 10:53 PM  
Anonymous Baher said...

Congrats, it's good that they're qouting the voices of reason.

July 22, 2005 12:34 AM  
Blogger Rami said...

Olivia, Glad you're OK...thank goodness it wasn't as bad as two weeks ago, but it still pointless Terror!!

Thx Baher, 3obal 3andak...mabrouk the new Blog...I will change ur link right away...

July 22, 2005 6:17 AM  
Blogger Omar said...

Hey man, glad to hear. First me and now you, we're kicking some major butt.

July 23, 2005 1:03 AM  
Blogger Rami said...

Omar, we certainly are...

July 26, 2005 7:30 AM  
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