A Mother’s Anguish In Syria

The civil war has been going on for years and for years thousands of people have been killed, latest figures estimate it has now risen over 120,000 dead people. Death has become a statistic–”today three people were shot to death” and our minds read the figures, shrug our shoulders and pass on to the next story about Dennis Rodman’s behavior in North Korea. We have become numb to death, our ears no longer hear sounds of torture and our eyes see but do not see. Negotiations are currently taking place in Geneva between the Assad government and opposition leaders. Fatima Khan, mother of a doctor who was murdered in a Syrian prison, pushed her way through a crowd and shouted at Assad aide, Buthaina Shaaban that her doctor son was murdered and she wanted his body. She asked a guard about the woman and was told, “the mother of the doctor.” She then sharply said, “let’s get away from here.”

When confronted by ONE person, those who murder become frightened. They can handle a thousand, but a single crying grieving mother is not the person they want to see or hear. Who is this woman: “I’m representing half a million mothers.”