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Submitted by Waell Murray (United States), Feb 18, 2007 at 21:54

Some of us live long or short life and may never find the truth of many many things about life, the world around us and about those who we interact with on daily basis.

When I read the first thing about Walid, let's forget about his family name for a little while, I was struck by a strange or a weird feeling, first I thought to myself: what a shame, someone had to be brought up in such a messy circumstances to have such a confusion in life, in own religion, and in own culture. A lot of Palestinians like myself do not agree with acts of some fellow Palestinians because some acts may appear to be unjustified to the world and the truth of the matter is: only those who commit those acts can begin to justify them.

For example; a person who decides to cause a group of people death and injury by exploding a number of grenades strapped to his or her waist , such person must have reached a point where nothing in life had a balance of value due to the lack of choices left out there, it's life with nothing to hope for, free from freedom, free from a valid identity, free from the ability to plan for a bright future and above all, it's life without dignity . I'm not justifying the act, I'm trying to enter the mind of the bomber to figure out what drives such acts.

I made several calls to the West Bank and checked the availability of Shoebat as a family name, but my search hit a gridlock, no such name or even a close name regardless of how you want to play with the spelling. It bothers me a great deal that some or many Americans can get taken away by such false hype due to the fact that they are willing to believe any story without finding out the truth about the story teller. Our religion was never about spreading terror or fear in others, non Muslims have been urged to study our shareeah ( Low) and come to our faith but forcing people to become Muslims was never a conduct of Muslims.

In the glorious QURA'AN Allah said: La ikraha fiddeen, meaning: no force shall be needed to get people to get into this religion, and those who say anything contrary to that rule are trying to change Allah's intention, they are simply wrong.

I don't know how many people realize that it was Israel who helped the establishment of Hamas in Palestine years ago, so the goal Hamas is playing today is nothing but an Israeli plan that has been put on the back burner for a few years. It's a shameful fact that those who are leading the Palestinian people today are far away from the people of Palestine, the elections that took place were nothing but a game that lacked the true people acceptance, but outside powers played a major role in enforcing a fake leadership on the helpless people who had no way of contesting the outcomes.

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