Tuesday, January 06, 2009

For All Children Who Must Suffer War's Horrors: Outlandish & Sami Yusuf Song, TRY NOT TO CRY

We have been watching with horror the damage done to children by the Gaza assault, the mangled bodies, the rivers of tears, the traumatized faces, and we have to ask, how can the adults in this world perpetrate such horrors? Where is their humanity, or their shame? If they have none, then they have already consigned themselves to the Devil and will enjoy His tender mercies at the appointed time. But for the rest of us who are still human, do we have it in us to put a stop to the scourge of war that is destroying, not only the children of Palestine, but the children of Israel, of Sudan, Somalia, the Congo, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, to name a few? Only a higher identity, a belief in the brotherhood and sisterhood of humankind, can end this madness.

To quote from this video's sidebar, first posted on the Internet some two years ago by IstiArief:

Song featured in Sami Yusuf's "My Ummah" album, done with english text of the lyrics.

I made this after watching Sami Yusuf and Isam on a concert together performing this song. They pointed out that this song speaks of any troubled children in the world, even if some lyrics explicitly point to the Palestinian struggle. All of the videos on this song that I saw on YouTube represent that particular struggle only. I'd like to return to the concept of the creators of the music, and try to incorporate all of the world's children's suffering-- this is my attempt at it.

Please rate it and tell me what you think-- constructive criticism is highly preferred over blind offense, and appreciation is always welcomed.

If you want to help, give your time or your earnings to causes you believe in. It's not how much you give, it's that you give.

This is my preference charity outlet that I trust, but you can choose your own:
www.islamic-relief.com (International)
www.irw.org (USA) - recipient of Four Star Charity by Charity Navigator

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