Sunday, September 03, 2006

A glimpse - HOPE: Palestine Revisited

HOPE
HOPE
HOPE
AllahuAkbar!
The programme went on great! Feel sorry for those who couldn't make it - whatever their reason(s) are...
Hmm... The day started out pretty hectic actually. I promised the others to bertolak dari rumah at 7:15 a.m., but I woke up at 7 a.m.! Thanks to the "message memory full" single, one-second beep ^_^'.
So everyone can conclude that I reached PWTC late, together with four of those who came with me. I drove the only car from Ampang (others slept at PanPac Hotel) and had to be quite a runner in the morning...
Anyways,
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The first slot was by Dr. Daud Abdullah from the UK. A presentation titled "Understanding The Conflict", Dr. Daud covered a wide range of topic - from how the issue started and it's agonizing growth, until the present situation...
He also mentioned something very interesting. Palestine, which was suppose to offer the Jews who refused assimilation the most secure place has turned out to be the most dangerous place for them to day!
Today, two main issues that have remained unsolved are the "refugees" and aslo "Jerusalem". Despite various resolutions being made by the United Nations - refer To Have Peace With Israel? (please scroll your mouse over and click on the underlined text) - the issues are not just held up in the air until today but eventually became worse and worse.
He concluded his presentation suggesting that the only solution for this unending war lies in the gong back to the status quo when Palestine was detached from the Ottoman Empire.
Historians, please drop your comments.
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The second slot was a forum "The Zionist Threat: Legal and Historical Perspective" moderated by Xifu Nasir (not M. Nasir but the 'hadeeth-songs' composer ok!) and the panelists were Mr. Matthias Chang and Prof A. B. Kopansky.
Matthias Chang made a preview video of his book "Brainwashed For War, Programmed To Kill". It was superb one, containing the summary of the book - the zionist agenda, the propaganda warfare, mind-control, and brainwashing operations and how these things affects us today.
And Prof Kopansky --- man, I'm just impressed with his talk. His students must like him a lot for being such a cool lecturer. He talked about the historical perspective of Zionism, how it emerged and had thrown many examples of it's impacts for the floor to hear and ponder upon.
We break for lunch at 1:45 p.m., kinda late, but alhamdulillah we managed to serve lunch for the participants although we stated in the ads that meals are not provided.
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After lunch we watched "Jenin", a documentary programme about the Israeli attack on a settlement in Palestine called Jenin. A massacre. I can't remember in what year did it happen, but if I'm not mistaken it took place before the massacre of Shabra & Shatila in Lebanon.
37 minutes, and I fell asleep for about 5 minutes before I decided to go out of the hall and watch from the screen outside the hall... It's not that it's boring, I just have that habit...
After the documentary film, our respected brother Safwan the vice-chairman of GEMA Palestin (Gerakan Mahasiswa untuk Palestin) represented the youth of Malaysia in dealing with the Palestinian issue. He presented in English! marha marha! (",) His presentation ranged from a brief description of the issue to the youth's responsibility in dealing with this issue, titled Helping The Palestinians: The Malaysian Challenge. Then Ustaz Maszlee Malik the Malaysian activist for Palestine took over the microphone, addressing the participants on what had actually happen in Lebanon - the defeat of Israel for not being able to fulfil their objectives of attack on Lebanon - and the victory of Hizbullah in saving Lebanon from further destruction. He then led the participants to where the issue actually originated. Palestine - Jerusalem - Baitul Maqdis.
And, to my great dispair, I have to get out of the hall because of some unexpected 'technical problems'.
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Conclusion was made by the Alumni Spokesperson, Syed Muhammad Muhiyuddin Al-Attas, and closing and doa recitation by the Alumni Advisor, Tuan Hj. Hasni Mohamad.
Then Xifu Nasir & Muadz performed two songs as a relaxing conclusion for the day.
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The day ended good, alhamdulillah, much better than I expected. Although not many turned up - we didn't reach our target (mainly because the promotion team started very late and only had two weeks!) - we get positive feedbacks from participants and covered the expenses for the hall and right now still working on the post-mortem and reports.
I'm actually cracking my head tonight, it's 1:30 a.m., thanks to my beloved 'twin' for waking me up from falling asleep in front of my treasured laptop while typing this out. I lost my file which contained all the info for this piece of conclusion when I left the hall during Ust Maszlee's presentation, together with some notes for the post-mortem, my mechanical pencil and eraser.
But in order to get something, you have to sacrifice something. I now know that my harddisk is not that bad after all... Hehe...
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That night, ADNI Alumni had its first Alumni Dinner. We targetted 60 people but unfortunately only about 50 turned up. Yea it was a last minute decision and we couldn't manage to get everyone come. Everyone was really busy for HOPE, I hope all can understand that...
Anyways, the food was really great! I think the dinner is really a good one. To me, it's like a reward to all alumni members who worked hard for HOPE and other alumni programmes, also for those who take the effort to participate in the alumni programmes which indirectly gave us - the execution team - moral support.
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Some ex-IICans turned up: Hajar, Mahdi, Durrah, Benjamin & Danial. Also some ex-ADNIees: Rauf (eh, ada lagi kan?)... Thanks for coming! We're really happy with your presence and we hope to keep in touch often in the future!
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Also, thanks to Hajar for 'highlighting' me in her blog. Sis, I just didn't realise that! OMG... I'm relieved though that the small step I took had helped your first day in IIC (",) thanks Hajar. May Allah bless you.
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Thank you to all for participating, praying and giving us the support we need!
May Allah shower us all strength, patience, courage and wisdom in continuing to strive in His path for His sake and for Islam.
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*** pictures coming in a few days insyaAllah ***

2 comments:

Riel Myck said...

great summary!!!

thanks a lot.

btw, i have matthias chang's book "World War IV" which is about the US-British-Jewish Agenda if you wanna have a look..

i wished i had attended the talk.. sigh

- Nihlah - said...

Saba Islamic Media has a series of Matthias Chang's writings. It's cool :)