Posts Tagged ‘Activism’

today i cried

June 24, 2017

today i cried for the 22 loved ones lost in manchester

today i cried for gul rukh tahir

today i cried for the 70,000 loved ones lost in pakistan

today i cried for my helplessness

today i cried for having lost faith in a fate fated

today i cried as i sat looking at the blank tv screen for i did not have the strength to reach for the remote and see manchester

today i cried as i saw my reflection in the tv screen juxtaposed with scenes from 10/05-09 till today

today i cried at not feeling sad, angry, mad, crazed, but at just sitting numb – living the moments with the loved ones left to mourn the 22 of manchester

today i cried at the agony of those waiting for news of their loved ones in hospital.

and today i cried for i do not know what.

tahir wadood malik

23/24.05.17 midnight till 01.00 hours

Orphaned by Extremism

September 8, 2012

my article on the lifeafterhate site.

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No child is immune to the traumatic effects of terrorism, whether they are in New York, Bosnia, Israel, Palestine, Iraq, London, Lebanon, Rwanda, Kashmir, Darfur, Afghanistan, Pakistan, or elsewhere. And while many children are resilient after traumatic experiences, many develop a variety of emotional and behavioral symptoms that can be severe and long-lasting.

http://lifeafterhate.org/2012/09/orphaned-by-extremism/

Summit Against Violent Extremism – Dublin, 26-29 June 2011

July 3, 2011

Dublin has become a watershed of sorts. Meeting the most wonderfully uninhibited people from such diverse and different backgrounds willing to share their stories, even bitter memories with us all, has been exhilaratingly moving, and humbling experience. i cannot share enough – am at a loss where to start from? God bless and God speed in our work laid out for us at Dublin.

Panel Discussion on Activism had me on the panel