I browsed through some of the main Arab newspapers to find what I was expecting! Nothing! No strong words! Only mild protests against the massacres of Shyiaa pilgrims in Hela, and Karbala, Iraq. I don't know what religion or sect if any justifies the butchery of innocent pilgrims on their way to pay what they consider a religious duty.
I am filled with anger and disappointment. I can't find a rationale for our governments and our people who filled the air against the massacres committed by Israel in South Lebanon in July! Although, at least, these were in response to military activities by Hizbollah, while the Iraq massacres are totally unprovoked.
Some of the Arab population are mislead to thinking that what's happening in Iraq is resistance to occupation! This misleading is done by the media! And guess what, I came accross some bloggers are also circulating Zarqawi's terror materials on the Internet, spreading hatred against Shiaa Moslems, including lies about their sect.
What's more sad is that these low lives went about their butchery thinking that they will get laid with 72 virgins as a reward to the carnage they left behind! How many kids became orphans? How many men and women became widows? How many mothers and fathers lost their loved ones?????
I dream that Mubarak will take a strong stand against this nonsense and pay a condolence visit to Iraq as a proper gesture in support of the unity of Iraq, and against those murderers. He shouldn't give any weight to the line of thought that such visit could be interpreted as a blessing to the occupation. This is not as important as showing the Iraqi people that we care about them, and that their blood, no matter what sect they follow, is dear to us. But I am sure my dreams will only stay like this; dreams…