Thank You Khollan al-Wafa for Your Beautiful, Brotherly Breakfast last Saturday!
I really enjoyed sharing a beautiful breakfast with a group of my community brothers and sisters last Saturday morning in Dearborn Heights.
Special thanks to hajj Abuali Bazzi for the invitation and Br. Zohair Alawiya for his great words and introduction.
Though my head was still heavy with jet lag following a long trip, I shared a few words about my recent participation in an international conference in Tehran related to the Middle East turmoil and transitions in the last 70 years, in particular the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the continuation of crises on the Holy Land and other suffering areas in that region.
Before providing a brief report of the trip experience and meeting with some speakers of the world parliaments including Ostad Nabih Berry of Lebanon, I honored yesterday's victims of criminal terrorists and suicide bombers in a Syrian shrine where hundreds of innocent pilgrims were painfully killed or wounded.
I also mentioned that as we enjoyed our beautiful breakfast in this safe environment, let's look at recent report of UN regarding the humanitarian disaster in Yemen and some other Middle East and African countries. Based on yesterday's UN report, 2/3 of the Yemeni population are in danger of death out of hunger caused by the criminal war imposed on that poor nation by the corrupt Saudi Royal Family.
Let's find and help humanitarian organizations that are helping the hungry in those war zones.
The speakers of that conference reminded us to continue to constantly listen to the call of our conscience and to what the commander of the faithful Imam Ali (as) taught us: Stand for the victims of injustice and oppression and against the wrong doers who cause pain, poverty, death and destruction to humanity anywhere. Since as Martin Luther King said:
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere".