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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Sunday, July 24, 2005

To all Egyptian bloggers: A call to arms

Hello everyone, I am writing this today in order to get your support and get you to show up at todays’ Anti-Terrorism protest. Look, a lot of us don’t like each other; a lot of us don’t agree with each other or see eye to eye on things. We argue, we debate, we squabble and we bicker over the stupidest shit. That’s fine. That’s why we blog, to let the world know our opinions and outlook on things. Many of you don’t agree with me, I don’t agree with many of you, and it’s all good. We are different people and we naturally have our differences and we will always have our differences. All I am asking of you, is to cast them aside for today and show up for this protest. Look, no matter what you personally think or choose to blame (whether it is the wahhabists, the Egyptian government, Bush, Bin Ladin, the Jews, whatever) we can all agree on one thing : What happened in Sharm el Sheikh was a heinous cowardly destructive act that should be condemned. What happened has no excuse or justification. The supreme majority of those who were injured or died are Egyptians, and the people who will suffer from the most from the repercussions of what happened will be us Egyptians as well. The people who did this can claim to have done this for whatever reason, and you may believe that their reason is justified or understandable, but their Bombs do not discriminate between those who agree or don’t agree with them: They kill indiscriminately. They would kill you and would feel justified, all in the name of Islam and Jihad. Well, that’s just crap, me and you know it is crap, and it has to stop. From what I am reading on your blogs I can see that you are all sharing my sense of outrage to what has happened. We need to tell those peddlers of death, who aim to destroy our way of life and are using Islam as a cover for their disgusting evil murderous actions that We are not afraid of them. That what is happening is not happening in our name, or in the name of Islam. Look, I am not a fan of heroics nor am I exceptionally brave, but I feel the need to do this. We might all fear evil men who do such evil acts, but there is another evil that we should fear most, and that’s the indifference of good people to evil. We bitch and moan about the tarnished image of Islam and Arabs all over the world and how those bastards who do those things place a stigma on all of us, but we never do anything about it. Well, this is our chance! This is our opportunity to separate us from them. To show the world that we are not like those people, that our religion is not a religion that glorifies death, that such actions disgust and repulse us too. And this does not only apply to Muslims, this is the duty of every peace loving Egyptian to show those bastards that want to isolate us from the world that we all, Christians and Muslims, stand together in condemning these acts. So please, be there, show up and be dressed in white. I will be the one dressed in Black, because the T-shirt I will be wearing will be sending a message to those Bastards of how I truly feel about them. But don’t mind me. Show up because Your presence is needed. Because Your voice is important. Because we need to show solidarity and for one day have one voice that says : NO TO TERRORISM. THIS IS NOT IN OUR NAME OR IN THE NAME OF ISLAM. And then we can return to disagreeing with one another all you want tomorrow. Hope to see you there, SAM against terror


At 7/24/2005 03:47:00 AM, Anonymous Kerry said...

Best of luck, we'll be with you in spirit, all of us that have been touched by terrorism. And looking forward to the updates. Your bravery and willingness to take some kind of action means you don't let them feel that they got a 'win' there.
Take care.

At 7/24/2005 04:20:00 AM, Anonymous Tom W. said...

I am so @#$%ing proud of you. You have balls of steel. Your post was brilliant, your rage is beautiful, and your defiance is exactly what will defeat terrorism. Courage and humor (and guns and good intelligence) will destroy these f*cks. There is no terrorist in the world with a sense of humor or any real imagination. Anybody can try to blow up a society; planting bombs is so easy that any disgruntled, seething, self-pitying moron can do it. But to make a society work? That takes courage, patience, tolerance, humor and imagination. It takes humanity, something the terrorists lack completely. When you go out there, you're going to scare the hell out of them. They're going to look at each other and say "This never happened before! WTF?" So take care. I'll be there with you in spirit. You DA MAN.

At 7/24/2005 09:43:00 AM, Blogger ChaösGnösis said...

Sam, in support of the protest....


Admirable effort by you and Karim.
I am in LA, but I would have been there on the bridge for sure.

At 7/24/2005 05:54:00 PM, Anonymous Cao said...

If arab muslims and christians can stand together against these horrors then we are definitely making progress across the world denouncing these atrocities, and we may defeat their building a bridge back to the 7th century. I salute your courage in standing up and saying these despicable acts must be stopped.

At 7/24/2005 09:04:00 PM, Blogger Magua said...

dude, i like your blog. you rock! americans stand by you!!! NO MORE TERRORISM!!


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