3.5.11

The Osama/Obama Tragedy

Many Muslims celebrated when Osama attacked the Pentagon.

That was wrong.

Many more did not though.

Today it is payback time: “Justice has been done” said Obama.

Americans celebrated when the news was made public.

I believe the death of Bin Laden was to be expected, but here is my message to the wise:

Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns

Again, a heartbreaking masterpiece by Khaled Hosseini has topped the New York Times Bestseller. And for the second time, Hosseini epitomized the professional and talented novelist. In A Thousand Splendid Suns, an impressive image of the cultural and political history of the oppressed nation of Afghanistan was incredibly transformed into a piece of art.
At one of the oldest coffee shops in old Damascus, I started reading the novel. An old British tourist glimpsed the book in my hand, a big smile printed on his face and “Excellent Novel” was uttered from his lips. Later, the novel captured my attention in a way I did not feel that three hours have already passed without noticing the surroundings.