Date: Wed Oct 13, 2004 10:57 pm
Your email on the refugee situation was very helpful pointing out themisunderstandings that people have when considering other cultures, notto mention refugees themselves. Thanks for sharing your story, andwillingness to stand up for what you believe in.
I'm sure there are counterpoints to your statements, but it is not myplace to raise them. I admire that you have taught yourself to readEnglish and are making an effort to draw attention to the world'srefugee problem.
Here in South Florida we have many refugees who are not poor, but agreat many who are, too. Most come for political reasons, and notpoverty, and make wonderful citizens once they are absorbed into oursociety. Unfortunately, Lebanon and other areas of the world do notseem to allow refugees to take an equal place in their society, furtherexacerbating the refugee dilemma.
I am trying to gather together others around the globe who feel an innerurge to speak out and get involved, just like you. I hope you will joinus. You can find out more at www.WhisperZone.org.
Best of luck to you in your fight for human rights and dignity.