Latters - An English Translation

This is an unofficial translation of one of the blogs written by the Syrian teenager "Tal al-Mallohi". She blogs in Arabic. She is now in Jail and I thought it may be a nice idea to translate some of her articles into English. This is a purely individual effort and she has no idea about it.
The Arabic blog is at:

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fourth Message to the Humankind in This World

O my "Brother Human", in our origins you and I descendants to the same father and the same mother. If the parents passed away, does this mean we are no longer brothers and sisters? Like it or not, I am your sister wherever you are. You went there I went here. We collected different knowledge. We had different livelihood. Each one of us has built a civilization from the collection of their knowledge and livelihoods. If you, my "Brother Human", give your brother some of your civilization and knowledge and he gives you some of his civilization and knowledge, you would enrich and complete each other. As a result, your civilization would be diverse and rich in everything. Then there would be no need to claim that your civilization will knock down the other one!!!
They authored a book for us about (The Clash of Civilizations). They even held seminars talking about it. It is amazing that there are those who believe in this clash!! Brother, why we should have this clash? Every civilization created on this earth was built with the contributions of people from various places on this planet. So, why the conflict? The civilization was created to serve the humanity. But if the clash of civilizations" means the clash between between beliefs and ideas, then this should not happen because every human is free to believe and to think the way they like. This right is granted by all constitutions and laws.

The United States Congress assembled for the first time in New York in the Autumn 1789. At that meeting, it approved ten amendments in the original constitution. These amendments have been drafted in what is known as the "Bill of Rights". Let me recall here the First Amendment:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
So, my brother, why this clash of civilizations? Why they did not write about the agreement of civilizations and their homogeneity? If we neutrally examine these civilizations we will find that the elements of the agreement are much more than the elements of conflict.

My "Brother Human" I like that we meet each other. I only like our civilizations to go hand in hand so we can build a civilization for the humankind, all humanity.

(O my "Brother Human" I do not say "goodbye" since I am always with you.)


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