Day 8 to 21

It’s the morning of the 21st of October… a day every Sudanese, young, old or even dead and gone hold so dear to their hearts. A pretty bold statement don’t you think? Cause sometimes I wonder where did all what our fathers and mothers fought for on that day go? Not just in Sudan, but to the world as well. Why is our struggle now in the back pages of news papers or at the end of news reports? The hottest story these days is the Arab spring… But where did the country that achieved that twice go from all this… Why is it being treated like it doesn’t even exist while it’s being robbed by probably the worst government known to mankind… I bet if we put that to the test it will turn out to be accurate, from social, to economic, and political. If it takes for media to give us attention through several people starving them selves then so be it. But the catch here is this nation did it twice without media propaganda and slick names such as Arab spring.

I started this strike on the first and due to pressure from family and friends I stopped during eid days.. but what eid can be felt when you know your nation can’t afford to eat average food let alone buy a sheep! Now, I am so glad to see this initiative take place and will gladly join the rest and do this again and again and again… My faith in all who are participating and in my nation will never die. As long as we always remember we are not doing this for our selves as individuals, we are doing this for us as a nation.

in my previous posts i said my demands… but now i say OUR demands are simple: 

1. Omar Albashir, you have 3 options: Resign, or go down to the streets and face the angry protesters and the families of those you killed, or lesser of both evils to you is to meet any of us participating in this strike face to face for an hour.. we have a few things to ask you.

2. The immediate release of all detainees. 

3. Allowing all international media which is now blocked full access to cover the nations demands, suffering, and your governments corruption. 

My the lord bless Sudan and its glorious people.

-Beginning of my thoughts on the 21st-

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Day 5 to Day 8

Silence.. peace.. appreciation.. these past days brought so much calmness to my brain.. my thoughts.. my emotions.. the respect and love i have for my nation probably quadrupled if not (x100) on an emotional level… same time… i smell cowards among us… sniff sniff!!! you stink!!! your personal agenda is clear to all of us… oh i don’t mean the old and out dated opposition leaders… yeeess i mean some of our youth too!! trying hard to block every attempt of help and support some of us try to do… sniff sniff!!! i smell you and see you clearly!! 

I believe we as a people have a major issue that should be solved sooner than later.. envy.. and back talk.. why do our people enjoy doing that?! i don’t want to elaborate much on this point cause i know those with a pure heart and a clear conscience would understand what i mean. I’m saying this cause i received some hate messages .. all indirect for sure.. cause hey! we are the masters of such nonsense. 

back to hunger… I remembered something earlier… in 2007 i was working in Saudi with one of the biggest oil service companies in the world.. i came to Dubai for a training once… the team in this course was from all over the world and one of the trainees was from Sudan… a lovely young man.. married with a 3 year old daughter.. he befriended me on the spot during the first day… (you know how we are when we see a Sudanese in a foreign place).. i liked the guy and didn’t mind how he was upfront about talking to me all of a sudden … but i noticed something during dinner every night.. he didn’t eat.. he burly had an apple or something very very small… we were taken to a 5 star hotel every night after the training for dinner and socializing.. but when it came to that he always kept to him self.. after the 3rd night.. i just dragged my chair next to him and asked him “why aren’t you eating?” he just looked at me and said “how can i enjoy this when i know my wife and baby girl can’t!!” i was so speechless all i did was pat him on the shoulder.. back then i felt what he said… but these days i understand it.. and the fact that i can’t remember this good man’s name makes me feel more responsible for such good people!!

Stop attacking each other my people! stop trying to prove you know better or can do better than those who actually try!! stop it!!! we have good people like this man i just spoke of who deserve every inch of our efforts, thoughts and energy!! so stop with the silliness and nonsense!!! please!!!! 

in my previous posts i said my demands… but now i say OUR demands are simple: 

1. Omar Albashir, you have 3 options: Resign, or go down to the streets and face the angry protesters and the families of those you killed, or lesser of both evils to you is to meet me face to face for an hour.. I have a few things to ask you.

2. The immediate release of all detainees. 

3. Allowing all international media which is now blocked full access to cover the nations demands, suffering, and your governments corruption. 

My the lord bless Sudan and its glorious people.

-End of my thoughts on day 8- 

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day 4 to Day 6

I appreciate every single concerned word i got today… but with many questions i been asked about why im doing this.. some support me cause they believe i can do it … some believe i can do it but they show hints of worry about my health and ask me to just stop …The problem here is … I’m not doing this for me.. i can go eat at any point.. but can my people do the same ?!! I’m doing this for all those giving their lives for us and doing all they can to bring this government down … I’m doing this to also show all those who criticize us who live out of Sudan and say we dont care!!! oh yes we do!!! more than u probably cause we didnt waist time criticizing and we started doing something!! 

I apologize my thoughts today are not very well written.. but thats cause i read a post earlier about Albashir saying “shoot them when u can” … hes talking about the protesters… my nation … shoot them like they r nothing but worthless creatures!! I am so speechless now and only consumed with anger!!!

in my previous posts i said my demands… but now i say OUR demands are simple: 

1. Omar Albashir, you have 3 options: Resign, or go down to the streets and face the angry protesters and the families of those you killed, or lesser of both evils to you is to meet me face to face for an hour.. I have a few things to ask you.

2. The immediate release of all detainees. 

3. Allowing all international media which is now blocked full access to cover the nations demands, suffering, and your governments corruption. 

My the lord bless Sudan and its glorious people.

-End of my thoughts on day 6- 

 

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Day 2 to Day 3

I have lived all my life out of our beloved country but I always used to visit for a couple month every year or every other year. Last time I was there was 2003, and I went there with one purpose on mind: to get to know my country more and to build a perception about its people and the future of Sudan under the role of this NCP government. My experience and the things I have seen made me lose all hope for a bright future.  I even told my self that I am never coming back again. 

As the years passed my opinion started to change. Even though I never set foot back into Sudan, I still knew, heard and read about how my country is being destroyed every day in the hands of a religious, fascist and thuggish regime. I’m not saying that I didn’t know that since the first day they came into power, I’m saying that my conscience and that inner voice in my mind grew louder. The violent history my family suffered in the hands of this government since 1989 never left my mind a single day. A lot of questions came to my mind: what can we do? how can i help? should i move back there an try to fight? but fight along side who exactly? I know there tactics are brutal, so should i believe that what was taken by force should only be taken back by force? 

I don’t know what it is.. but what i do know is my faith in our nation will never die and they will bring down this government to its knees. This humble stance i take during these days is my way of asking them to not stop and to carry on.

My demands are simple:

1. Omar Albashir, you have 3 options: Resign, or go down to the streets and face the angry protesters and the families of those you killed, or lesser of both evils to you is to meet me face to face for an hour.. I have a few things to ask you.

2. The immediate release of all detainees. 

3. Allowing all international media which is now blocked full access to cover the nations demands, suffering, and your governments corruption. 

My the lord bless Sudan and its glorious people.

-End of my thoughts on day 3- 

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Day 1

On the 1st of October 2013, probably around 6am I posted the following on my facebook timeline: 

“Today is the 1st of October.. a month all of Sudan remembers very well.. 21st of October is a date they remember even more… with all what is going and happening in my country.. before this revolt.. the hunger my people suffer.. the oppression .. the lack of healthcare and education.. and the list goes on and on.. i declare from this day my mouth will not touch food or any pleasures .. only drinking water.. till the 21st of October… i have read some sick comments on so many pages about how this revolt is just some facebook blabber.. these defeated excuse of Sudanese young men and women want to tell the world that we do nothing but talk!! yea i talk over facebook cause thats what i can do for now.. but we have over 200 of our youth who died for us… if i cant be with them then i will not eat till i either see them or see this corrupt government fall under our feet. No more word will come out of me.. only action… #SudanRevolts

To not be living in Sudan especially during these events for the past week or so, I only saw this as an option to make a stance with my fellow Sudanese youth. To be there in the streets facing their killing machine would be my honor. And I know I will some day soon. But until then, I chose this simple way of expression and action in solidarity with my nations suffering. My demands are simple:

1. Omar Albashir, you have 3 options: Resign, or go down to the streets and face the angry protesters and the families of those you killed, or lesser of both evils to you is to meet me face to face for an hour.. I have a few things to ask you.

2. The immediate release of all detainees. 

3. Allowing all international media which is now blocked full access to cover the nations demands, suffering, and your governments corruption. 

To be honest I have not yet decided if I will continue with this hunger strike till the 21st as I originally said, or until these demands are met. But what I know is… actually what I believe is that my nation will not stop this uprising until these demands are met. 

My the lord bless Sudan and its glorious people.

-End of my thoughts for day 1- 

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