Monday, January 30, 2006

help me

From: pahmung2003@...
Date: Mon May 23, 2005 4:02 pm
Subject: help me

I would like to request your mercy and highest consideration to help me,my
life.according to my experience in Refugee.I don't hope for my life in any way.
thanking you,
God blessing you

Books and post

From: arrow2@...
Date: Mon May 23, 2005 3:35 am
Subject: Books and post

Hi ,
I really am impressed with your work. I know very little about this . I am a
little nervous downloading the E-Book, but I will try to do it once I know for
sure I have my computer secure.Clearly there is a lot for me to learn because I
have to admit that putting a face on someone in a refugee situation, is
important. Unfortunately , many of us see no face at all, but only masses of
people in our minds. It is amazing how I have no idea of the individual
suffering , and the rich lives and contributions being made . I was looking at
pictures of featured refugess, and I could see individuals, and not masses of
people in tents - this is important.I know I have such a limited understanding
about all of this and the United Nations and their failings. So the fact that
one does not want individuals featured , I need to understand better and why.
So I will try to read your book.Thanks !


From: lamiaroro@...
Date: Tue Mar 15, 2005 4:24 pm
Subject: Coments

Dear Sir,

I dissagree with your coment about the sin of publishing woman face so that millions of men can see the face of the woman.
I think moslem people have a wrong interpertation on their koran.

women was made beautiful by God as an art.
to be appreciated, not as a sin and cover it.
The only thing that a woman must cover is,...bitterness of earth.

The whole things about UNHCR, and most of several bodies at the UN i notice it very well.

The only thing to do is, just disperse the Organization, actually.

That's all, Thank you.

Truly yours,

HIM Princess Fathia Wiranatadikusumah
Siliwangi- Al Misri
From: sam@...
Re: Coments

Dear Fathia Wiranatadikusumah,
Sorry for my delayed reply.

I agree with you about unveil a women face isn't sin if that happened with her will, but the case with the Human-buttons is different. They use the picture of the woman without her permission or even to tell here. They don't know who is she at first place. I like to ask you a question: Can I go in the streets and took pictures for girl and publish them by any mean to have some money? Any one can do that. I fell sorry to see such abuse for our humanity, for our tradition and for our religion. I challenge the UNHCR to tell us some thing about the women on their human-buttons and to show us that they did that with their permission.

Please could you tell me some thing about you, I felt that you're Arabic or Turkish?

I like to publish your message on my blog with or without your contact details, as you like. I'm waiting for your permission.

Thank you very much and I hope to hear from you soon.

From: lamiaroro@...
Date: Sun May 22, 2005 4:13 pm
Subject: The Blog

Dear Sir,

I've got my last name from the Ottoman Empire.

Yes, asking for the permission of the girl first before publishing it, i agree.

However, up until this time, it seems the world still have to remain rely on the UN , since no World Wide Organization available beside it.

A new Internatinonal Imigration rules must be made, yet the political leaders are too busy with each other business. Hard to make them sit at one table. Unless a termendous effort being done by third party.

You may Publish My comment.

Thank You.

Truly yours,

HIM Princess Fathia Wiranatadikusumah
Siliwangi- Al Misri

Dear Osam

From: shjarvinen@...
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 16:08:22 +0200
Subject: Dear Osam

Dear Osam,

I had not time to read your ebooks, but I wish you would e-mail me at I'm also a human rights activist, I run a group
in Amnesty International and am a member of a friendship organization
of Arab Nations, called ASYK (in finnish, "Arabikansojen
yst=E4vyysseura").We have a project concerning Lebanon, it's about

With respect,

//Sari, from Finland

A bitter feeling about UNHCR

From: wuhibus@...
Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 08:20:43 +1200

Dear Osam,
I am very glad that someone has started to make difference at last about the UNHCR. How this organization humiliated us in Ali-Adde refugee camp, Djibouti; Only God knows. I am one of the very few ones who sneaked out the unthinkable hardship of a refugee life by the persistent assistance of my own relatives and made it to the USA. But I havent forgotten a single thing about that horrible place and still there are so many of my friends who are being treated inhumananly by the UNHCR

About asylumsekkers

From: mohammed_huseyn@...
Date: Fri May 20, 2005 9:50 pm
Subject: About asylumsekkers


My name is Aydin and I am living almost 5 year at Netherlands. What you told
about yourself let me think about abusing of humanrights at Netherlands. Can you
please help me to write article about the abusing human rights at Netherlands? I
can provide you many proves about situation over here. I could better english
before I started learning Dutch. I speak at the moment perfect Dutch and studing
at University.

I look forward to your message

Khuda Hafiz

I saw your website

From: .wt@...
Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 14:56:12 -0400

I just wanted you to know that I oppose what the UN is doing to refugees. Good luck with your campaign.

Walt Thiessen

Warrenton, VA USA

Nice website. - you have done excellent work

From: mrbeemi2002@...
Date: Wed May 18, 2005 11:43 pm
Subject: Nice website. - you have done excellent work

Now that I have got your attention - I totally disagree if there is anything
wrong with putting pictures of human faces on donation buttons on the unhcr
website. What is your problem if they make an attractive website to ask for
donation, with images on buttons to ask for money. I don't think it exploits the
Iraq state of affairs. In fact it shows the real thing and appeals to people's
emotions and that is good.

From: sam@...
Re: Nice website. - you have done excellent work

Hello Peter,
Sorry for my delayed reply. I'm happy you thought deeply to get my attention because that means I got your attention at first place so we're even now. I'm trying hard to read all the messages I get regard my campaigns and to reply to most of them.

I respect your opinion about the human-buttons of the UNHCR, but please could you tell me what the faces on these human-buttons? It's good the UNHCR have attractive site but it's better to have honest and informative site. The matter isn't about Iraq; it's about humanity of all humans.

I like to publish your message on my blog with or without your contact details, as you like. I'm waiting for your permission.

Thank you very much and I hope to hear from you soon.


higher truth

From: c.carpio@...
Date: Wed May 18, 2005 6:48 am
Subject: higher truth

You have to seek the higher truth not the version that your eyes have seen....
There's only one source of the Truth - GOD. God's word is the truth, it is
spiritual and it is life.
Sin has been defined as the transgression of God's Laws and not by how you
defined it. If God has not healed you yet that you cannot see and hear, please
go down to your knees and implore God to grant you His Spirit of Truth. Until
then, you will not know what truth is or what is the true meaning of the word
justice nor freedom nor understanding.

UNHCR Advertising

From: mxp@...
Subject: UNHCR Advertising

Dear Truth Warrior,

Thank you for e-mailing me about your work. I found your site interesting and informative about the UNHCR and your views about images and UNHCR policy. Obviously your attitudes and views have been formed by your culture and religion. Your horror and sadness over the buttons is understandable. It is exactly the horror and shame depicted in these photographs that spark pity in the hearts of westerners. They see these images and are moved to donate something towards the refugee effort. The very thing you find appalling is the thing that will make westerners donate.

If I understand you correctly you are saying it would be better not to have people donate money to the refugee cause if shaming is required?
You also condemned a photo of boys being penned and fed rice from a communal bowl. You are right, it would be better to have them sit at table with a knife and fork or chop sticks and be pleasantly mannered. However, these boys are displaced persons, have no money. unlike some of the refugees you mention and would starve to death if no effort at all was made to assist them. Yes it is humiliating to see this. It is a great shame on us that we allow these abuses to occur, but they are occurring all the time in this world.

Many people of different cultures and religions attempt to assist refugees. They all bring their differing attitudes to this work.
You are not alone in reacting with shame over images of distraught and frightened people. I live in a country, Australia, where our black native people, the aborigines cannot look at photographs of their friends and relatives who have died. They destroy their family photos and object publicly when the media uses film or photos of people long since passed in articles and programs about their culture. The national broadcaster in Australia the Australian Broadcasting Corporation puts out a warning when pictures of the deceased are to be used in programming so as not to offend aboriginal people. Maybe the UNHCR could do this for people like you? The vast majority of people who donate to the UNHCR are Europeans. As a European myself I can confidently assert our cultural practice and views on photographs. I am a photographer myself and I understand the power of images. Photography and film is a European invention. The depiction of human life in all its forms has become cultural art in film and photography. This means all human behaviour is now committed to film and photos as well as the written word. The human condition is by definition alarming and awesome to view in its many guises. People react to images based on their own psychological needs. As I have already said your reactions are triggered by your own life experience. There are tirades of abuse about erotica in western culture by those with prudish sexuality. There are tirades of abuse about violence in film in the visual arts by those who believe the depiction of violence leads to violence. Non of this has stopped films and photos being taken. There is a desire by many people to use this technology to record the most intimate moments, to record all of life.

The use by images to sell an idea - advertising is a corporate strategy. The UNHCR is using sophisticated advertising techniques developed in corporate advertising agencies to sell a view, as you correctly described, that refugees are poor sods needing urgent financial help. You say many are not poor sods needing urgent help that this is a distortion of facts. The Australian Government agrees with you on this and is charging refugees held in Australian detention camps accommodation fees. If refugees are not poor, not hungry, not in need of shelter how can we affluent people help? Are you saying it is better we do nothing?

One last point - are you feeling shamed by asking the UNHCR for help and your reaction to these photos is a reflection of your own feelings?
If you form your argument about the UNHCR into say 200 words I will place it on my website. It is always interesting to get a new perspective on things.
All the best with your quest for truth.

From: sam@...
Re: UNHCR Advertising

Dear Anthony,
Sorry for my delayed reply. I'll try to write my comments on your wise message:

Let me please tell you at the beginning what is my target for all my activities. I want to change the bad policies in the UNHCR, I believe that'll improve its performance and will improve the situation of the refugees in the worlds. My Human-buttons campaign is just a point of many, so this sentence is not correct; "attitudes and views have been formed by your culture and religion." My activities are based on clear view and fixed strategies. You didn't read all of my campaigns and also you'll not have complete understanding before you'll read the next campaigns. There are many bad policies in the UNHCR and that polices causing lots of harm to the refugees. One of them is the donation and maybe you don't know like the others about the real rule of the UNHCR in solving the problem of the refugees' crises in the world. I'll explain more about that in the future. The UNHCR didn't authorized to ask or to collect money for the refugees, the UNHCR doing that on the Internet only. I didn't find any other way the UNHCR using to collect money!

"If I understand you correctly you are saying it would be better not to have people donate money to the refugee cause if shaming is required?"
No. I didn't speak that; the problem isn't the money or the donation. The real problem is the understanding, concentrating on money distracts people from seeing other problems. Like I spoke in my article, all humans need money but not only money. I didn't feel shame because of the donation; it's good to help even with small money but not without understanding. Like you spoke in your message these pictures used to evoke sympathy inside the donors, not the understanding! That what I feel ashamed of.

"You also condemned a photo of boys being penned and fed rice from a communal bowl."
No, the problem isn't using "communal bowl", we all the time use communal bowl. The problem is in the way of feeding and in the separation between the children and their servants, and even it's not in eating on tables or without spoons, poverty isn't the problem here but the inhumanity that was clear in that pictures. And for sorrow that is one of the UNHCR's policies, always there are separations between the refugees and those whom working for the UNHCR. Do you know that we as refugees don't have the right to ask a question or to know how they work in the UNHCR? That picture is just example like the picture I took by myself for the refugees in front of the UNHCR in Beirut.

The culture governs our behavior and we need to understand our culture as the cultures of the others. I can understand the feelings of the Australian natives about seeing pictures of their died relatives, so what do you think about seeing pictures of living people being abused by this way?

I understand the power of pictures and it's good to explain and make people to understand, but the UNHCR just constant on one thing "the poverty" and not all the refugees are poor. I think that 20-25% of the refugees are poor, maybe less than that. I need to find more static about this subject, but the UNHCR don't provide clear and trusted static and also because not only the UNHCR is working in the field but there are hundreds of NGOs beside the governments. Not all the refugees are registered with the UNHCR. UNHCR is just one part of the efforts in the fields to solve the problem of the refugees.

"One last point - are you feeling shamed by asking the UNHCR for help and your reaction to these photos is a reflection of your own feelings?" the work of the UNHCR toward the refugees are obligation on the UNHCR and not help, merit or charity, I didn't feel shame to ask them (those whom working for the UNHCR) to solve my problems, they are workers doing work and take salaries for doing that work, they need to feel shame for refusing to solve my problems not me, I'm proud of myself even if I'll live all of my live with the same way like now. I did many good things for the refugees here in Lebanon and I'm sure that'll do more. I'm happy with the hardships that I'm facing now because of those whom working for the UNHCR and because of the UNHCR's bad policies.

"If you form your argument about the UNHCR into say 200 words I will place it on my website. It is always interesting to get a new perspective on things."
Sorry I can't summarize the matter in 200 words, it's not just a subject, and it's my life. You can publish your message with link to my article: if you like.

I like to publish your message on my blog I can hide your contact details, as you like. I'm waiting for your permission.

Thank you very much and I hope to hear from you soon.

From: mxp@...
Date: Wed May 18, 2005 3:13 am
Subject: Re: UNHCR Advertising

Hello Sam,

Hope you are well. Yes, please use my comments as you wish on your blog.
The comment from the Netheralands about paying the models for their work and
recognizing their contribution to the UNHCR advertising campaign I thought a
very good point. Business frequently take pictures and never pays the
people they photograph or give them a credit in the publication. This is
wrong. All the people photographed for the buttons should have been paid a
fee and recognized for their contribution. I'll bet they were photographed
and forgotten.
All the best with you work.
Anthony York


From: nahdiagrace@...
Date: Sat Mar 12, 2005 5:01 pm

Hi Sam,
Glad to read from you and knowing of such
wonderful devotion you engage yourself into , as far
as publishing truth is concerned. I have such dream
and passion too , but guess what, fighting all over
the place.You know , truth has never fought truth and
when you stand for the truth, do well to stand. i have
a way in which i perceive it. might be we might differ
in opinions but standing with Jesus and fighting with
him can be the best. In that case , the Lord himself
does it for you. If we can have this notion in mind
then the world will be a much better place to live in
wheresoever until Jesus returns. I love all who dont
play magomago. how many more years do we still have to
live, small if you can accept with me. i appreciate
your write up and as soon as I will finish covering
some pieces , i'll display mine on the net so that
your knowledge and the love for Jesus grows stronger.
infact many more thanks for the website contacts. i
will spend time to go through your publications too.
it's been
--- sam@... wrote:

Dear Grace,
Sorry for my delayed reply.

I'm trying to reply to all the messages I'm receiving but the time doesn't give much chance. I agree with you, we need believe and to have strong faith. We need to stand for the truth, and I'm didn't mean by 'truth warrior' as fighter but as struggle and working hard to bring the truth out. I'm peaceful man and I just want to tell the truth that I saw in my life.

I like to ask you about this word 'magomago' I didn't understand what it meant. I hope to hear from you again.

I like to publish your message on my blog with or without your contact details, as you like. I'm waiting for your permission.

Thank you very much and I hope to hear from you soon.

From: nahdiagrace@...
Date: Sat Jun 4, 2005 6:13 pm
Subject: Re: Thanks

Hello Sam,
Thanks you wrote back though at a time unexpected.
Well the term "magomago" simply means hankypanky. this
further means a kind of corrupt walk with the Lord.
He urges us to be role models and to walk side by side
with him. he wants us to surrender our burden as well
as battle for him to do it for us. If you still doubt
anything else do ask. Thanks


From: Elizabeth.Boyle@...
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 07:51:51 -0600

I have yet to download these books, but I have many questions about the
refugees from the Iran Iraq War. I am doing a research paper for school on
them, at least trying to! There are few books that I have found that tells
me the impact refugees have had on the Middle East. I believe having people
forced into migration has had to have had an impact on the economy as well
as international relations between the Middle East countries. Please help
me! Thanks Elizabeth

Quote for upcoming book on THE PROPHET

From: ...@...
Date: Tue May 17, 2005 9:11 pm
Subject: Quote for upcoming book on THE PROPHET

I would like to invite you to provide a quote in the upcoming publication of a
book (tentatively) titled: A New Path to the Prophet: Kahlil Gibran's
Masterpiece Retold for Everyone .

A New Path to the Prophet is intended to bring the extraordinary messages of
peace, hope, comfort, and universal brotherhood from Kahlil Gibran’s beloved
1923 masterpiece The Prophet to a new and expanded modern audience.

In effort to emphasize the universality of Gibran’s amazing messages, the book
will include a quote at the start of each chapter. These will be from
individuals from all corners of the world and all walks of life (from
celebrities to the homeless), and will represent what that individual feels is
especially meaningful and significant in a particular chapter.

The individual's name and brief biographical information will also be included.
Each person is chosen with hope that they will prompt the reader to examine the
quote and chapter on a deeper level.

I would like to include a quote chosen by you from the chapter on “Houses.”

Should you decide to participate, you should kindly limit your choice to a
maximum of two consecutive lines from the chapter (below).

A copy of the complete manuscript can be forwarded for your consideration. The
text from Gibran's 1923 original may be viewed at:

The quote along with the permission statement may be cut and pasted into an
e-mail (from the text below). A hard copy of all relevant documents may also
been sent upon request.

Thank you for your time and consideration. Please do not hesitate to contact
me with any questions.

Dr. Joseph J. Cilona

Chapter Nine

Then a builder said, Speak to us of Houses. And he answered and said:

Build houses in your imaginings just as you build houses in your cities.
Because just as you return home when your day is done, so does that part of you
that dreams and is forever distant and alone.
Your house is your larger body.
It grows in the sun, sleeps in the stillness of the night; and it also dreams.
Doesn’t it also, in dreams, travel with you to other places?

If I could gather your houses into my hand, I would scatter them throughout the
If only the valleys were your streets and the green paths your alleys.
If only you could seek each other and gather in nature, with the fragrance of
the earth in your clothes. But it still cannot be this way.
In their fear your ancestors gathered you too close together. And that fear
will last a little longer. And your city walls will separate you from your
lands a little longer.

And tell me, what do you have in your houses? And what is it that you guard
behind locked doors? Is it peace, the quiet will of your true power? Is it
your memories, the shining arches that span the reaches of your mind?
Is it the beauty that leads your hearts from material things to the true spirit
of life?
Tell me, do you have these things in your house?
Or do you have only comfort, and the lust for comfort, that thing that comes
into your house first as a guest, and then becomes host, and then master?

That lust for comfort also becomes a tamer, attaching strings to and making
puppets of your larger desires.
Though its hands are soft and silken, its heart is of iron.
It lulls you to sleep only to stand at your bedside and sneer at your dignity.

It mocks your good senses, laying them down in softness as if they are fragile
and delicate. Indeed, the lust for comfort murders the passion of the soul, and
then walks grinning at the funeral.

But if you can find comfort in open space, and if you become restless with too
much rest, you will not be trapped or tamed by the lust for comfort.
Your house will not be an anchor holding you back, but rather a mast for a sail
and the winds to carry you.
It will not be a shining film that covers a wound, but instead like an eyelid
that protects the eye.
And you will not have to fold your wings so you can pass through doors, or bend
your heads so that they do not hit a ceiling, or feel fear that your breath will
cause walls to crack and fall down.
And you will not reside in tombs made for the living by the dead.
And however humble or magnificent, your house will never hold your secret or
shelter your desires.
Because the boundless in you resides in the mansion of the sky, whose door is
the sunrise and whose windows are the songs and silences of the night.


FOR GOOD CONSIDERATION, the undersigned irrevocably authorizes Dr Joseph J.
Cilona to use, publish or reprint in whole or in part the quotation (specified
by Osam Altaee) excerpted from the book with the (working) title: A New Path to
the Prophet: Kahlil Gibran’s Masterpiece Retold for Today. This authorization
shall extend only to the publication with the (working) title A New Path to the
Prophet: Kahlil Gibran’s Masterpiece Retold for Today, including all new
editions, reprints, advertisements, publicity and promotions thereto of said

Your letter

From: mfrancesg73@...
Date: Tue May 17, 2005 1:49 am
Subject: Your letter

I read part of your letter today. Im in the other side of the world and you
really made me fell furious.
I think that you are over reacting towards many things taht you refer to in your
letter. All what you said there, will always make me think before I make any
donation to refugees because after all, trying to help someone is to humiliate
that person that at the end of the year will have ONLY 0.97 cts., instead of
cero. The world wont change its way of thinking because you come and say that
not all the refugees are POOR!!!!! Maybe you are not a poor refugee but not all
of them are like you and are that lucky to spend so many time in front of the
internet without having to work like crazy to survive.

To be a poor person is NOPT humiliating, to think so is piityful and please dont
talk about the indignation of all the refugees because you do not represent all
of them and at the end of time, as far as I know, we should always want to feel
gratefull if someone wants to help you, to be positive and try and do something
with that help unless you are giving up your principles and dignity ( wich is
not your case becasue you are very arrogant).

Im not saying the the UN is a wonderland or is made of wonderpeople, I think
they are a bunch of rich people with good connections and very "lucky" to see
the misery of the world eating caviar but you are disgracefull with the world
(not UN) because they have felt for the refugees that are not as lucky as you

Son long,


From: sam@...

Hello Mary,

I read your message and here are my comments:

I want people to think when they read my letter (or campaign); I hope that'll help them to find the truth.

I'm not against the donations, we need to help each other as humans and if some one needs money so there are many ways to have money, one way is asking for donations. And please notice that not only the poor or the refugees asking for donations but also many other people like those whom providing some kind of services on the net; I saw many of them doing that. I'm not against that or giving money to help some people in need. But I'm against using the refugees as human-buttons and against showing our problems as results for our poverty. I want the people to help the refugees what ever the help will be and in same time I want people to understand why they're helping and why they're donating, the UNHCR don't like that. The UNHCR wanted the people to donate and turn their back and walk away. I want people to stay for little time and ask questions and to understand. Our problems as refugees are not because of poverty and I want people to know what is meaning to be a refugee. There are lots need to be explain and I intent to do that in the future.

About me, I'm not rich because I'm using the Internet! Here any one can access the net in public shops and 6 hours on Internet cost les than baying one bucket do American cigarette. I don't know if you think that smoking cigarette is only for rich people!!!

I lost my work since the UNHCR asked the police to arrest me at 2002 and since then I depend on my friend from England to live, so I'm spending all my time work for my mission. I didn't ask for donations but they offered me financial help and I accepted. My situation is very hard now, I can't return to Iraq because I'm afraid of prosecution of the UNHCR, in another word I'm afraid they will deal with me like they did in Lebanon or to hurt my family because of my activities on the Internet. I told them I will not stop.

You think that I'm arrogant and I'm not grateful, I don't know why you fell that but the truth is not. I told many people about the help of my friends specially the financial help and I even told the UNHCR about that, I even mentioned that in my books and also I mentioned names of people whom helped me in editing some of my writings. If you search the whoise database for the owner of my sites, you'll find that no one of my sites in my name, all of my sites are registered with names of my friends and for that the UN sent threats to my friend who lives in UK because she is helping me. One day I'll publish the details about this subject with the documents that we have. Like you sea the UNHCR and the UN are not happy with some lives in UK just because she helped a refugee lives in Lebanon! But what ever they'll do I'll not stop even if I'll lose my life and they threatened me with that in the Office of UNHCR.

I don't want to change the world but I want to change the bad polices in the UNHCR and I'm ready to give my life for that and I agree that I'm arrogant with them (whom working for the UN and the UNHCR) because simply I don't care about them but I care about the refugees whom I felt them pain and desperation by myself as I'm one of them. I'll continue until I'll achieve my mission.

I like to publish your message on my blog with or without your contact details, as you like. I'm waiting for your permission.

Thank you very much and I hope to hear from you soon.


Reaching Out

From: cn@...
Date: Mon May 16, 2005 10:25 am
Subject: Reaching Out

Dear Osam Altaee (Sam ?), You wanted to become the member of a group for which I
am a moderator. I would like to be of assistance in any way I can.....before we
talk further pl visit and

Also, I did not post your message at this time because I wanted to know more
about things from you.



From: imirceah@...
Date: Mon May 16, 2005 4:03 am
Subject: Truth...


I recently got around a copy of your E-Book "The Truth
Warrior"... Touching,

And, though - as a student - I don't have appropriate
means of helping you
in some more adequate manner, at least I can encourage

Keep up the fight!



From: ambrosius@...
Date: Mon May 16, 2005 12:45 am

Dear Osam,

A few minutes ago I received an email about your latest campaign. Although I
have not yet explored all the matters, I want to give my support to you. I am a
Dutch citizen, and day by day I am more astonished by the way we treat
immigrants and refugees. At the moment I am writing an article about it, if you
are interested, please let me know, and I will email it to you.

All the best with your campaign, and take care,

Am Sleegers.

Love to help

From: lovelyladigy@...
Date: Sun May 15, 2005 5:20 am

Hello Sam,
I read your mail to my group, caribbean_paradise, and i'd love to help in any
way i can. Please reply and tell me more about this.
Cadie Maloney Somorin.


From: fidel_deutsch@...
Date: Fri May 13, 2005 8:17 pm

Hi there
My name is fidel, and happen to get this message of yours and it stuned my me. I
have watched the same event around me. There has not be much I could do to
participate but let it get to me. from some recent images I saw, I would like
you to send me more info about you project, if you could.

Sunday, January 29, 2006


From: eldonyamagnona@...
Date: Thu May 12, 2005 6:53 pm
thanks for your important role, but what can i do to support you?
may allahu bless you
sarah from egypt

noor mccanna

From: mahnoor17@...
Date: Thu May 12, 2005 1:25 am

noor mccanna
assalamu alaikum ...i read passages of your book of your life...very compelling
and interesting..may Allah bless you and keep you and keep fighting for human
rights..this is most important to me..i am convert to life has changed
so eyes have been opened to the real world...the true world..not just
whats in side my "box"..i am appaled at this world and its people especially the
people in power.but i have hope thanks to people like you..keep up the good
work..there are many who are praying for you..
wa alaikum assalam
noor mccanna

hazrina abu seman

From: hitoriyuri...
Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 17:24:38 +1200

hazrina abu seman
assalamualaikum to all moslems reading this. i really don't know what to say, i've just finished reading the article about the unhcr's lies.. i feel guilty knowing that i had been ignorant of the fates of other moslems throughout the world.. i am from malaysia.. if i can do anything to help, please ask. i'll try helping every way i can.. i'll tell all my friends about this..


From: stavnpiranha@...
Date: Wed May 11, 2005 10:19 pm

"It is true that democratic freedom is an engine of national and individual
wealth and prosperity. Hardly known, however, is that freedom also saves
millions of lives from famine, disease, war, collective violence, and democide
(genocide and mass murder). That is, the more freedom, the greater the human
security and the less the violence. Conversely, the more power governments have,
the more human insecurity and violence. In short: to our realization that power
impoverishes we must also add that power kills."

Democratic Peace
Seeing events in the glare of the struggle between freedom and power -- between
the democratic peace and a power that corrupts and kills

The Freedomist Network


Date: Thu May 12, 2005 12:55 pm

hi osam ,i'm bhoiskie from manila here in the philippines.
i admire your courage and concern for those people. and i want to help you in
any way possible. lets keep in touch and godspeed..


From: ks97s444@...
Date: Tue May 10, 2005 4:24 am

Hi. Your message included an invitation to email you, so I decided to write.
Though I am not a Muslim, I have a deep respect for and interest in the Islamic
faith. But I live in an area that's almost 100% "Christian", so I've never met
a Muslim. If you have time and if it wouldn't be too much trouble, could you
answer a couple of questions concerning Islam? Why are all the prayers spoken
in Arabic? And why is it sinful for the lady shown on your website to have her
picture on the internet? Again, if you're too busy to reply I completely
understand and won't think badly of you for it. Thank you for your time and for
your very enlightening website.
Best wishes,

From: sam@...
Re: Islam

Dear Jessie,
Sorry for my delayed reply. I'll try to answer your questions.
"Why are all the prayers spoken in Arabic?" I didn't thought about that, and I'm not sure that all prayers must be in Arabic. I heard people using another language in their Islamic prayers. I'll ask about that question and I'll contact you again.

"Why is it sinful for the lady shown on your website to have her picture on the Internet?" according Islam the women mustn't show their faces in public. Some people think that showing any part of women body is a sin. The explanation for that is: according to the religion such act means 'seduction' and it'll lead the men to lost control on themselves and committed another sin. In the case of the woman on the human-buttons of the UNHCR done without her permission and that in Islam is a sin on them because they unveil her face in public. This matter acted our tradition and our behave in our society. I like to give you detailed answer but I'm not religious man. Please contact again if you like to discuss any thing with me and I hope you'll tell me more about you.

I like to publish your message on my blog with or without your contact details, as you like. I'm waiting for your permission.

Thank you very much and I hope to hear from you soon.



From: pmaclachla@...
Date: Mon May 9, 2005 12:13 pm

I don't understand what you want. I agree we should respect refugees. I'm British. What do you want me to do about refugees?
Penelope Maclachlan

(No subject)

From: narsunda@...
Date: Thu May 5, 2005 9:19 pm

HI - Friend - Your narration abt refugee situation and the functioning of UNHCR etc are heart-touching - What is interesting to me is how India, with a sizeable population of Moslems and India, which is used to this type of situations in hundreds of years of foreign rule, has no donations for Iraqi refugees ?


Be Informed

From: Barneyb@...
Date: Thu May 5, 2005 12:34 pm

Hi Osam

The truth lies in what you see, before I continue I want to just say I got your mail from a group Moutainview however I do not represent this group and are on my own but interact with many.

This group of people is beyond any norm and thinking on this earth and be Ready we are in the Celestial summer at the moment and the world is leading to a big disaster and its on our doorstep so for now do not worry too much about things happening it is written in all Biblical (Koran) and ancient scriptures, however things out of normal mans control will start happening and it started already in the 1990’s . I am from South Africa and yes I am a White person not that it matters but seemingly we are all in the same boat, our people are already slaughtered and genocidically removed for some reason but we tend to keep hope because without hope there is not much to live for. I attach a link but the images is very graphic. Not for Children. . So for the latter we all know where the UNHCR Funds goes to and its used to build huge prisons all over the world even in America and the middle East the Master plan of the Illuminate and ORDO SECLORO NOVO this is the name for world Control, a company called Mondex has already made 100 billion Chips the size of a rice grain and every man and woman and child will have to get inserted with this in the right hand or forehead so The properties of this chip is GPS Global positioning system on every living human also a cashless society no paper money also this chip powers itself with body heat and if removed it breaks and poisons you so you will then die. This is already used in USA EU and ASIA now its Africa and the middle east. Also know that the JEW control this ORDER and is everywhere in the world, The methods used now is to create hate through various ORGs right wing and leftwing and This would then make them the Good cop again so this world is all a game of Control. People like us should not hate each other and instead talk because its OK to be proud of who you are and what you belief in is truth and this is what it is, so therefore people all over the world is preparing to live off the land again including me, This means to be self sufficient even in the desert and to survive. My Idol is Lawrence of Arabia and this man showed Arabia again to be proud and stand up for whats right and honourable and did not Invade or Concour nor force integration this is honour and pride is not for fools but man with honour and this is what is hated the most.

For me I am trained in Special forces Militarily and Im an Artist, Painter, Filmmaker, Photographer, I live of the land with no money and was trained by the Bushmen in Botswana and in the Army, But like not many I am given some talents and one of it is Dreams and Prophesising so I see many things and can not talk about all but for some men might think I need to be institutionalised if I say too much but for now fight the New World Order its Evil, and will corrupt even honourable with money (Money is the root of all evil) and the tool to oppress.

Keep Well

Name concealed

Saturday, January 28, 2006


From: nsteinfeld@...
Date: Tue May 3, 2005 3:48 am

Dear Osam Atalee,
I hope I have your name correctly. I have just recieved your
e-mail about the human buttons and it made me interested in you. So I
looked at your site. I have never in my life encountered somebody so
extraordinary! I shall read your books and find out more about you. I
wish to congradulate you on all your great accomplishments--that you
achieved under very hard conditions. Also seeing somebody like you on
the internet, I feel that the internet is really a great invention
that can bring people together and spread knowledge.
I live in Jerusalem. I am an Israeli and have been active in
peace seeking groups. You must know about our situation here and how
difficult it has been to maintain our connections with the
I hope that we can be in touch sometimes and I shall follow your writings.
my e-mail address is: nsteinfeld@...

Nurit Steinfeld

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

We will be praying for you

From: Djjazzybuck@...
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 10:05:49 EDT

Consider us your brother and sister...The conditions you and others have
been forced to live in since the overthrow of the Iraqi government are
deplorable (at best) and horrific (at worst). It is unfortunate and sad when any man
must suffer, and while many would not risk their own lives to help another, I
would. If you ever manage to get out of Lebanon, please feel free to look
us up in Kansas City, Missouri. We'll be happy to help you find work, go
church, whatever it takes to restore you to at least some semblance of a normal
life. We will continue to pray for you, your fellow Iraqis who desire genuine
peace, and all those who are otherwise oppressed by either overglorified,
deified despots (as in the case of Libya, Iran, Syria, etc.) and/or a foreign,
unknowing, unthinking force that has deposed such despots (as in the case of
your native Iraq).

Love in Christ always,

David and Barbara Buchanan
[FYI: David=(Heb. "Beloved of God") and Joshua=(Heb. "Jehovah saves")]
Jehoveh Jirah does indeed save. He sent His Son to die for us on a cross,
and while it might have seemed he was dead, at first, he rose from the grave 3
days later. Do you believe it? Do you want to believe it? Then, just ask Him
to come into your heart (Revelation 3:20; John 3:16)! It really is that
simple, and your LIFE will be infinitely and eternally different and better.
BELIEVE. Just believe. That's all there is to it. Accept that Christ is who he
said he was and that He laid down His life to save each and every one of us
(Romans 3:23,28).


From: kingstonevalley@...
Date: Mon Apr 25, 2005 5:45 pm



Human Buttons

From: aatupoutanen@...
Date: Mon Apr 25, 2005 9:49 am

Dear Osam Altaee, AKA Truth Warrior:

Why are you posting your message randomly across the Internet? Do you believe it will further your cause? Just in case you did not know it, your marketing technique is called SPAMMING! Altough you took the procedure to register to my FINNISH language mailing list and sending your message by hand,it is still SPAMMING! Now, my advice is, please, stop acting randomly. I believe your intentions are good, but spamming is widely considered extremely annoiying. What if all the people would register to everybodys mailing lists just to advertise their new soap brand / tv show / book / whatever?

I visited your site, it was good, but i guarantee most people will not. I know people who'll try to wreck your server because of spamming.

So, write more books. Take some more photos. Try some media attention. I'm pretty sure some blog or some real news agency will notice and advertice your cause, granting you the attention. Keep up the good work!


From: cevatkerim@...
Date: Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:20 am

I recently visited your web site, and I already feel terrible aboutthese incidents. As a Turkish and a muslim who lives in USA moment Ifeel like all these bogus organizations need an apology.I'm a web designer, if you want I can contribute as my powers allows me to..Best Regards,Cevat Kerim Incedayi.--
Kerim Incedayicevatkerim@...

Monday, January 23, 2006

your email about unhcr

From: sherrykranz@...

Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2005 16:20:04 -0700 (PDT)

i just saw your mail about the organization,and have one main long
have yu had this forum up out there,and how can i shake the political tree per
se down your way.i am neither muslim,christian or jew..i am pagan.i know i seen
the name osam altee before on the web but i dont remember it being on this site like
some more info please,i am not credit card or rich but i do not like it when we
chose to abuse each other in this manner my other response to the pictures is a kind of catch 22..without a face,an image to go along with charity work,people will not help,and the other hand is they are ripe for being used with their pic..sad isnt it.

hope you can tell me more,but want it noted i do not want to work with terrorist
based activists..i believe that too is wrong,but then i know just a little about
the middle east and can kind of understand why they act as they do.dont be
insulted im not implying anything toward you,understand,so sorry if i am its not intentional

sam@... wrote:

Hello Sherry,

I received your message and here is my reply:

I started my activist on the Internet as human right activist directly after
the 11sep attacks. My last campaign 'Human-buttons" started last summer

"how can i shake the political tree"

I'm asking people to understand first and them to make what they able to do
and mostly is sending messages about my campaigns and the cases I spoke about.
I think this is the minim any net user could do.

You could goggle for my name 'osam altaee' and see what is there about me on
the net.

"without a face,an image to go along with charity work,people will not
help,and the other hand is they are ripe for being used with their pic..sad
isnt it."

Yes it's sad for many reasons, but I don't understand why the help must be
money!!! Why money? And I feel sorry to see people think the work of UNHCR is
charity! It's not charity but the UNHCR worked to present it by this way and I
want to change that. I advocated myself for that target. I'll write another
campaigns and I hope you'll understand more if you're interesting.

I feel that you have good attitude to understand more and you're not afraid to
send me message or to speak about terrorism openly like you did, I wonder
where do you live and I hope to know more about you and if possible we'll
become friends. I have blog where I post some messages I received regard my
campaign and I like to post your message with my reply there
I can hide your contact details if you like and I'll not publish your message
without your permission. I hope you'll look and give me your permission to
post your message in my blog.

I'm happy to read your message and I hope to read more messages from you.

I wish you the best in your life.


From: sherrykranz@...
Date: Mon Apr 25, 2005 5:56 am
Subject: Re: your email about unhcr

funny i wasnt thinking on money terms at the time but good point.i live in the US in Texas,and this is something i can easily understand.I can write as good as anyone as long as i understand where things are coming from.I am not really familiar with charity organizations as a whole,as i dont watch televisions or their ads,but am aware of the crap going on around me in the world and the way people of other countries see us as compared to what it was before.I you will find take some things to heart,and others not so much so.I live by the law of three,law of the things to harm others and will return thrice upon good and it will return thrice upon you as well.Yes you can post myreply on your site,ive seen it,and looking forward to hearing from you.

sam@... wrote:

Hi sherry,

You understand the life well and I'm happy to have you as friend and I hope
we'll stay in contact. You didn't tell me if you like me to hide your contact
details before I publish your message on my blog.

Be well and happy.



From: sherrykranz@...
Date: Wed Apr 27, 2005 12:10 am
Subject: Re: your email about unhcr

it doesnt matter either way hon,i got homeland security mad with me by arguing a few things with thier local chief down here.i dont mind


From: bmr@...
Date: Wed Apr 20, 2005 11:53 pm

Dear Ossam,

I am the founder and moderator of the 'HeartoftheBahaiFaith' yahoo group, ( and you sent me a letter recently, asking me to post your material to my members. I have been reading it, and I'd like to tell you that it touches my soul very deeply. I believe every word that you have written, and I agree with you, and can feel some of your deep pain and anguish!! It may not be possible for you to understand this, but I can tell you with certainty that I LOVE YOU, Ossam!! I know you are a lovely, sweet soul. I am so sick and tired - almost to insanity - of all of the abuse that is being done all over the planet, by the arrogant, stupid liars, who know nothing about true Justice. Believe me dear brother, your cause is deeply shared by many, many human beings all over the planet. It is felt in America. I would love to present your story and information to my Yahoo group, but I noti
ced that some of the links are not working now. Do you need for me to find them, and let you know which ones they are, or are you able to check? Here's one link that appears to be 'dead' ---->
Another one that was a problem was this one:
When I clicked on it it says: "The Connection was refused when attempting to contact
I am going to send you back a copy of your recent submission to the Heart of the Baha'i Faith Yahoo discussion group, so that you can fix the links. Afterward, please resubmit it. OK?
By the way, I have a dear friend in the Republic of Belarus, who's life is very hard, and friends in Pakistan and Nepal. I have been helping them. If you want to 'meet' me via Yahoo or MSN messengers, my user names are 'americanbahai' for Yahoo, and lightraveler' for MSN. Their very excellent internet Chat programs. Maybe you are familiar with them and can use them?

Don't forget, I need you to edit that information for me, and resend it. You might receive an email from ''. This is my email address that I use for moderation on the heartofthebahaifaith Yahoo group.
Blessings and Light to you!
Madison Reed


From: holymariner@...
Date: Mon Apr 18, 2005 6:22 pm
Subject: Greetings...

Dear Osam,
I read with great interest your email and your article on the web
about refugee suffering at the hands of the UNHCR, and about the
"human buttons". Well, my dear friend, have you heard of the Baha'i
Faith? Have you heard of the Baha'is in Iran, who have been
persecuted and have been suffering terribly since 1844? Have you
heard of the Bab, a young man of 25 years, YOUR promised Qaim, who was
executed for BEING the Qaim? The promised Mahdi? The return of
Christ? This was even before any UNHCR was created. Have you heard
of Baha'u'llah, the Promised One of all religions, who was persecuted
and banished from Iran to Iraq, then to Turkey, then finally to Akka,
where He passed away in 1892? He wrote to all the Kings and rulers of
His time from His prison cell in Adrianople (now Edirne), urging them
to care for their subjects, to get together and bring about the peace
and tranquillity of the world. With the exception of Queen Victoria,
not one ruler responded. Maybe this is the reason our refugee friends
are suffering worldwide. Maybe this is the reason that mankind all
over the world is lost in "sin" and lust and greed and perdition and
senseless massacre and war. Ever thought of that?

God made a promise in EVERY Holy Book that He would never leave
mankind alone, that He would always give us guidance. And when He did
bring us that guidance, what did humanity do? They persecuted and
banished the very Manifestation Who brought them that guidance!

Why don't you write about all this too? Which is the greater sin --
to uncover a woman's face, or to treat with shame the Manifestation of
God for this Age? You want to write about that too? You're good at
writing, my dear friend, why don't you include the shameful treatment
of the return of Imam Husayn, or the return of Christ, or the Shah
Bahram of the Zoroastrians?

Let me share with you a quote from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, which
will perhaps help you understand why we are all suffering now.

"The world is in travail, and its agitation waxeth day by day. Its
face is turned towards waywardness and disbelief. Such shall be its
plight that to disclose it now would not be meet and seemly... It's
perversity will long continue. And when the Appointed Hour is come,
there shall suddenly appear that which will cause the limbs of mankind
to quake..."

This is pretty much what I remember. I apologize if I made any errors.

Is the picture clear?

Have a wonderful day!

Your friend,
Sarmad... :-)

I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the
intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful
to these teachers.
- Khalil Gibran.

[backtotheroot] Human-buttons

From: jefbuder@...
Date: Sat Apr 16, 2005 8:21 pm


I want to reiterate what Joy is saying. While have attempts have been made to highlight the plight of refugees there is still much work to be done. Given the predictions of rising ecological crisis that groups like the Club of Rome have made over the years, it is clear that more decisive action has to be taken to address not only the issues that are causing the refugee crisis, but also address on a larger and more comphrensive level, the core problems that are fueling refugee exoduses from their homelands that also have the potential to adversely impact all of humanity. The refugees are like the canary in the coal mine for humanity, one of many warning signs that we need civilizational transformation. For more see here: If these predictions are correct, more than likely the refugee situation will get much worse before it gets better.

However I feel there is also a powerful sense of optimism as disruptive and more ecologically sustainable solutions for development emerge that also are economically feasible in comparison to existing modes of producing and living. Another optimistic sign is how ICT is enabling greater disversity of perspective within the global society. For example here you can communicate your concerns and perspective to us most of whom are from a middle class and western background.

So on that note i wanted to say that we are priviledged to be able to have an opportunity to voice our concerns not only about the refugee crisis and global poverty but the overall challenge of addressing world urgent issues such as global warming, income inequality and the loss of biodiversity from a grassroots perspective and convey that to a more elite audience at the upcoming World Digital Conference hosted by UNESCO and COR. oneVillage Foundation's participation is focused on organizing the African hub to present social networking and grassroots' practices on ICT for capacity buildings. Our chosen hub is in Tanzania. The conference is from May 11-13 in Paris. The workshop and presentation is titled: "ICT skills and tools for empowerment focusing on: youngsters, women and refugees in Tanzania".

Sam, I would like to hear more about your perspective on the refugee issue as you are living in a refugee camp. Also I would like to invite you into a process of exploring how we might work with you to develop solutions to improve conditions at refugee camps by focusing on the development of not training programs but a financial network to support the incubation of business developement within these camps. However I heard one problem is often that there are cumbersome regulations that govern refugee activities to prevent not only travel but the erection of permanent structures. I am not so sure on restrictions on business development. Regardless I think there is a need to come up with ways to reassure governments by demonstrating how giving these camps more autonomy and freedom will lead to their eventual resettlement in their homelands. If we can actually develop models of how refugees while they are in the host countries can provide added value instead of functioning as a resource drain or drag on their economies, this could be a way to slowly improve the conditions at these camps.


Saturday, January 21, 2006

i'm admiring with your personality

From: arabic_poetry@…
Date: Sat Apr 2, 2005 1:18 pm

dear 'OSAM', i'm writing my message to you by disinterestedness. that means i don't have any purpose in emailing you.
i read your Ebooks and articles carefully, and i'd like to tell you about my superciliousness towards these wrote workss. now, i'm telling you about myself to disable your surprise: my name's Ahmed Mohammed Abdeltawab, 25 years old, from Egypt/Cairo. i had a bachelor degree of arts, arabic language and literature department;Ain-Shams university.
after all, your poem was effected me because i think that i have a power to understand poetry mood. but don't surprise when i tell you that i don't havea higher political awareness, but i understood your critical overview towards political events in Iraq from your expressive poem. also, i knew the tragedical story which you wrote in your website that contains the link to these two emails. finally, i'd like you to continue in the fact way and don't worry from any person wants to cut your connection. also, i think that you must be congratulated by all Arab people on your efforts.
best regards,
Ahmed M. Abdeltawab