Sunday, February 10, 2008

Google removed Aboutrika’s “Sympathize with Gaza” Images

The apartheid state's collective punishment of Gaza has drawn worldwide condemnation and many have urged the international community to at least show its sympathy for the suffering people of Gaza.

In an attempt to shed light on the oppression of Gaza, Egyptian soccer player Mohamed Aboutrika wore a tee shirt reading “sympathize with Gaza” in Arabic and English during a match of the African Cup of Nations.

Aboutrika flashed the shirt after he scored his first goal in view of cameras and millions of spectators throughout the world which prompted the referee to slap him with yellow warning card for violating the FIFA rules which prohibit religious and political slogans during the games, although this phrase is more humanitarian than political.

His act was praised worldwide and images of him flashing the shirt traveled all over the globe.

Recently however, Google caved in to Zionist demands and removed all images of Aboutrika's expression off the internet.

It seems that nowadays, we are not even supposed to express our sympathy or concern for the inhumane acts against the Palestinians. Are we supposed to simply ignore the atrocities?

How sad of a time it is, when we are even prohibited for expressing our grieve for the suffering peoples of the world? How is it wrong for us, for even at the least, to express our sympathy?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nobody really gives a damn about the terrorists- certainly not those who deal with them:

Security sources report $1 million in counterfeit bills brought into country while Egypt-Gaza border was breached


Gazans spent hundreds of millions of dollars over the past week, cleaning out the stores in Egyptian Rafah and the nearby town of El-Arish.

They scooped up just about anything they could get their hands on — diesel fuel, cement, cigarettes, washing powder, electrical appliances, car batteries, medicines and even exotic birds for pets.

The Egyptians were eager at first to make a buck from the Palestinians but now they want the crisis wrapped up.

Some Egyptians complained the Palestinians drove prices up sharply and bought their goods, at times turning around and reselling them down the street at much higher prices.

Others even claimed they had been robbed.

Standing in the middle of a Rafah street in mud-covered sandals, wood collector Khamis Abou-Fares complained to anyone who would listen.

"After blinking for a second, I could no longer see my pile of wood," he said. The Palestinians "destroyed our town and now they are stealing from us. Is this the way to return a favor?"

Nooreldin el-Goneus, 25, said some Palestinians offered to buy the sheep he was selling to get cash for his upcoming wedding. But he declined because their offer wasn't good enough. Half an hour later, his flock was gone from outside his home and he says his brother saw some Palestinians load his sheep onto their truck.

"We took you (Palestinians) in and gave you everything we had, and now you are slapping us with those thefts," he lamented.