From : firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent : Thursday, September 2, 2004 7:15 PM
To : email@example.com
Subject : Reply to Fouad Sayma
Please publish this reply to the "so called" palestinian doctor Fouad Sayma
on the topic "طلب انتماء للعصر الحجري".
Dear Fouad Sayma,
You have mentioned many points supporting the difficulties on check points
with Gaza and , of course, the same applies to the other occupied lands
specially the West Bank of Jordan, and the reason behind your logic is
keeping large number of palestinians in the occupied lands in order not to
lose the land as a result.
That is an opinion that I respect in one condition, if it comes from either
a palestinian from inside the occupied lands or from a non palestinian
person who cares about palestine, but for sure not from a palestinian who
chose to leave palestine and live in Canada.
I am not blaming you for your choice, but don't ask others to sacrifice when
you don't. Don't prevent others from choosing what was your choice one day.
Gaza is very in need for doctors now, when doctors like you abandoned their
people when they are in need, assuming that you are a medical doctor, don't
ask them to resist and stay there. Keep the decision for everyone to decide
for him/her self. Who wants to leave like you, let him/her leave, and who
wants to stay there bravely, he will not leave even if we make it very easy
for them to do so.
My opinion that we as muslims and arabs must support our brothers and
sisters in palestine as much as we can, those who decide to leave and those
who decide to stay, but of course the priority should be given to those who
decide to stay. But under no circumstances we can decide for anyone other
than ourselves wither to stay or to leave, unless we ourselves pick the
hardest choice always in that struggle, and rare of us do pick the hard
That applies to all people who are originally palestinians and chose by
themselves (not forced to) another place to live because it is more safe and
comfortable, they are originally palestinians, but now they are partially
palestinians, and they can't talk for the real palestinians who still live
in palestine all these hard years. There is no comparison. Specially those
who picked western countries or citizenship's in other arab countries, and
lost the right to live there as a result. It was there choice, and they did
choose. They are no doubt as any muslim and arab and even more in care for
palestine, they have part of their relatives, part of their history and
memories, land, and culture there, but it is different than a person who
lived there all his life, and has no memories outside there, No Comparison.
Your Muslim Arabic Brother