I don’t necessarily agree with George Galloway’s solutions but this makes an interesting watch, especially in context of my earlier post regarding ‘free media’.
Sad but true.
If any one did try and match this poem posted earlier, here’s the translated/adapted version:
They talk about Human Rights,
But don’t act to abolish poverty.
They talk about freedom of thought,
But through the media control opinions
They talk about respect
But insult the prophets and the Quran
They talk about democracy
But disagree if we choose Islam
They talk about tolerance
But can’t handle Islamic societies
They talk about gender equality
But have lowered the status of the woman
They talk about peace and security
But support oppressive governments
They talk about justice
But what about Guantanamo Bay?
They talk about problems in the Third World
But never highlight the problems within their own system
They talk about Free Speech
But prevent discussion against the State of Israel
They talk about the rule of law
But arrest people without evidence
They talk about individual freedom
But remain silent at the hijab ban
They talk about honest discussions
But never accept the real cause of terrorism
If I talk about the contradictions
I become an extremist
Hear me, I can continue
My list of complaints is long
This poem was originally written in Arabic but it has been translated and adapted to English as it is primarily a message for those in the west. Before I post the original version in English and Arabic, I’ve jumbled up all lines in Column B. See if you can match them correctly.
If anyone knows of an application I can use to make this possible to match online, please let me know. Thanks.