On Saturday, I happened to catch ASTRO AWANI's Ashwad Ismail interviewing Tuan Haji Noorazman Mohd Samsuddin on Mavi Marmara en route to Gaza, carrying Freedom Flotilla. Ashwad looked so haggard I was worried for him - more like a sisterly concern for a brother, wondering if he got enough sleep and rest, whether he took his supplements to stay agile and alert. I even muttered in my heart, "God, he looks like a dead man'.
News on Mavi Marmara being attacked by Zionist Forces this afternoon (local time) make my heart sink - 16 were reported killed while 60 were wounded. At the time of posting, the fate of Ashwad and the rest of humanitarian volunteers is unknown as the Zionist Regime (Read:APCO) has blacked out the communication line from the ship.
Dear God, please protect them. Please give them strength to go through this difficult time. Grant them a safe passage to lessen the burden of our sisters and brothers in Gaza. Please, Dear God, lead them home safe and sound.
We know we have wronged You in so many ways and in so many times but please Dear God, if there is a drop in goodness in us, please allow us to share it with others. Do not let our sins stand in our good sisters and brothers' way to help those oppressed in Gaza.
Dear God, You know what is best for each of us - please guide us to do our best. Only from you alone we seek solace. Only for you we seek forgiveness. Only from you we ask for help.