Here is a comment from FriesenPress's editor about my satirical letter to an editor contained in my book 'The Broken Silence': "Your satirical Letter to the Editor to starve the beetles is simply priceless! The editors were clearly sympathetic by publishing this. Brilliant! Jonathan Swift's (a renown 18th century author) "Modest Proposal" (written and published anonymously in 1729) about Irish Children comes to mind."
Well with this comment, I would leave to the readers to read the satirical letter in my book. I would add that Hassan Minhaj would possibly be able to tell you the passionate story of 'The Broken Silence' beautifully in a performance if he chooses to do one!
A fire beetle on a decayed trunk of a tree.
From a reader in Texas.
From a reader in Ottawa.
From a reader in California.
While jewellery enhances external beauty, 'The Broken Silence' may uplift our spirit.
A reader of 'The Broken Silence' has recently praised the book's concluding message that states, "....I believe that when you give the best to the world, you will get back better than that...."
I keep reminding myself about the message that I have pursued.
Last night, I saw a forwarded message talking about Shafia, a young girl from Ottawa who has developed severe Scolioris - an abnormal and painful curvature of spine which could severely affect the internal organs. This deformity which increases with the passage of time could be corrected through a complex and expensive surgery. Please see: https://www.gofundme.com/f/shafia039s-scoliosis-surgery
I thought, I should do my bit to alleviate the suffering. May God cure and bless Shafia!
A terror attack on London Bridge - sad to note that 2 people are stabbed to death and many got injured. As usual the media points its fingers towards Islam, Muslims, madrassas, mosques without analyzing or recognizing the causes of terrorism.
In 'The Broken Silence', I have done some research to show that it is not religious fervor but misguided reactions to injustices are driving unfortunate acts of terrorism - economic strangulating sanctions on Iraq alone have seen a pathetic toll of more than half a million innocent children dead!
If you are sick and tired of terrorism and looking for remedies, read the book 'The Broken Silence' - in fact everyone should read it and try to eradicate injustices.
Finally the book got published on 8 November 2019 and seems to be literally breaking the silence - the 'Analytics' shows that truth lovers from 72 cities have so far accessed 'The Broken Silence's' website and getting a glimpse of the truth about those "genocidal sanctions" imposed on Iraq that killed more than 500,000 innocent children (see former Member of Canadian Parliament, Svend Robinson's review comment) .
It may be worth mentioning that in writing this book, I have exerted an effort spanning a period of over 22 years that began with my humble but unique effort to lift those sanctions, record them, observe the impact, write and then publish this book.
The subtitle of my forthcoming book reads: “How we can and should speak up against injustices in the Muslim World and beyond.”
The book breaks the silence as I speak against sanctions and injustice caused to a million Iraqi children who all perished pathetically.
Recently, I saw a picture of a poster on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BhjXRc4lC3v/
It is titled ‘Justice For Asifa’ and describes that An eight year old girl was gang raped in a temple for 8 days and her body was later dumped in a street. When you look at the innocent girl’s picture it is felt that she is pathetically screaming to tell one and all including the rapists: "What wrong did I do? Why I am being tortured? Where is justice?"
Well, there is no justice for innocent Asifa and there was no justice for the million Iraqi children – they all perished. For sure, we have to speak up against injustices. We don’t want another Asifa to be gang raped, tortured and killed, nor do we want another massacre of a million children, right?
“In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins, not through strength but by perseverance.” - H. Jackson Brown
I am excited to let you all know that my book The Broken Silence will soon be published. I hope you will be inspired. Be like a waterfall. Move on.