I’m not sure what struck me about this, as with most of the things I put up here… his dedication perhaps. The fact that he looks like the kind of guy you would want as your grandfather, maybe… I don’t know.
The Liberation of Aleppo: The Oldest Fighter in the Revolution
Meet the oldest fighter in the revolution, from Sab`a Bahrat in Aleppo on the front lines, September 24, 2012. A true hero, he is in his seventies and has been fighting for a week after having helped the FSA for three months. When asked why he entered the fight, he said that religion requires this from him as the tyrants are waging a war against it. His message to all the fighters is for them to correct their intention into being for God alone, as this is a struggle for the sake of God, not for money or status, and that only pleasing God is the objective. He calls upon all Muslims, young and old, to defend their honour and their homes, for if they don’t who else will, he asks. Whoever is able to carry arms has to defend his religion. Bashar al-Assad is a tyrant, the son of tyrant whose tyranny runs all the way up to his grandfather. He calls upon all of the tyrants to repent to God, if there is room for such repentance, because like it is now it is the opposite of that.
(Photo: REUTERS/ Zain Karam)
“The images of violence coming out of Syria are becoming strangely beautiful. Here, in what appears to be a pristine autumn morning, a Free Syrian Army fighter opens fire while still wearing his slippers.”
Militants (the Farouk Batalion have been named?) brought fuel, doused the cathedral and set it alight on the 13th September.
This picture is from the webpage of the Palmyra Local Coordination Committee. An activist rides along with the World Heritage Site of Palmyra in the background. Heritage never dies, never fades away: it is a part of the present, which too many people forget.
Not amazed…Yes… These shells loaded death at us
We decorate her with small roses today, and <name?> places beautiful flowers where there was gunpowder,
We give life … After decades of death … Will wake up one day ….And see what was wronged. As I did.
Another powerful image
“We are staying here, we will reconstruct with olive trees.
We are staying here, with the minarets of Umayyad Damascus, and our hands are Salahuddin’s swords”