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By Nesreen Melek
Axis of Logic
Sunday, Aug 6, 2006

The Birth Pangs of a New Middle East

The world is witnessing "the birth pangs of a new Middle East"
Yet Abeer's voice will be heard
"I was fifteen when the American soldiers took turns and raped me."
"They burned my body, shot my parents to cover up their acts."
Another voice will be heard "who will revenge for the rape and the killing?" 

The world is witnessing "the birth pangs of a new Middle East"
Ali will not be able to write the chapters of the history book
His limbs were amputated in the name of democracy
A voice will be heard "who will revenge for destroying Ali's future and the future of other children?" 

The world is witnessing "the birth pangs of a new Middle East"
Children from Israel wrote notes on rockets which were sent to kill the Lebanese children.
The corpses of the Lebanese children are resting in plastic bags ready to be buried in mass graves.
A voice will be heard "what is the difference between Arab children and other children all over the world?"

The world is witnessing "the birth pangs of a new Middle East"
People in Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine will remember the killers.
The scars will stay on their bodies and hearts in case they will forget.
A voice will be heard "we will never forget their atrocities and we will never forgive"

The world is witnessing "the birth pangs of a new Middle East"
Arabs are seeking refuge in other countries as their countries are destroyed.
But when they will blow themselves taking their lives and others
they would be called terrorists.
A voice will be heard "what would we call their atrocities against Arabs?" 

The world is witnessing "the birth pangs of a new Middle East"
Palm trees in Iraq are burned, Olive trees in Palestine are cut, Magnolia and Jasmine bushes in Lebanon are burned.
The bombing and the killing will continue.
And the fertile soil will be saturated with blood.

A voice will be heard "will there be an end to their hatred"
The world is witnessing "the birth pangs of a new Middle East"
Hatred, anger, despair and agony will be flourishing in the heart of Arabs.
But it will be too late for the killers to ask "why do they hate us"

Copyright 2006 by AxisofLogic.com

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