Rafik Hariri Awakened Us
Posted on Thursday 14 April 2005
We were outraged and shocked when the honorable martyr Rafik Hariri was murdered. He is the man who rebuilt Lebanon and made it a prosperous beautiful place again after the war. We want to know the truth about why he was killed. We know that if he was not safe, none of us are safe. We are not safe inside our own country.
For fifteen years we did not want to think or talk about politics. Now young people all over the country are thinking about talking about politics. We must have change, not only political change but cultural change.
Freedom is not an idea. It is a way of life. Freedom means not being controlled by other people or by other countries. Freedom means we can go wherever want. Freedom means we can say whatever we want. Freedom means we can feel at home in our own country.
Whether they are successful or not, this is an age of heroes. I hope and pray that in fifty years there will be a new crop of Arab, Afghan and Persian heroes in the history books, men and women who risked their lives to fight tyranny and bring freedom to their homelands for their people.
Mug tip to Instapundit.