Thursday, April 17, 2008

Living on in Our Hearts and Prayers...

One year ago today, a young man was the last one to leave his house. He had said his good byes to his parents, siblings and cousin as they headed out before him. Little did they know that it was their last time to see each other.
One year ago today, Bilal headed out to university to take a final exam. He hadn't been to university most of the semester because of the threats, but today he was called in for an exam.
One year ago today, Bilal was chased down in front of university by armed, masked men in cars.
One year ago today, Bilal dropped his school notebook as he ran away from his kidnappers.
One year ago today, Bilal made three desperate calls for help from his cell phone, while running away from these men in black.
One year ago today, Bilal's 10 year old brother answered the phone to a panting Bilal screaming, 'They got me, they kidnapped me... Let me go.... Let me goooo....'.
One year ago today, the university population stood and watched a young man kidnapped and taken to an almost certain death...
One year ago today, I heard the news of Bilal's kidnapping in my husband's silent voice...

May you rest in mercy and peace ya Bilal, and may your mother's, father's, sisters' and brothers' hearts start to find some healing...

4 comments:

Karin said...

My heart goes out to you dear .. I share your grief! Was Bilal ever found? What a terrible tragedy ...

Incidentally it is TEN YEARS today to the passing of MY LITTLE ANGEL ... see on my blog! What a sad coincidence ... so much suffering!

May ALLAH bless Bilal and his loved ones!

HUGS ... always in solidarity!

moi said...

Ameen...

Halla said...

Allah yirhamu! He will not be forgotten..... its seems like a long time ago since he has passed away! Too much heartache in Iraq!

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry, sorry for everything. Sorry for the carnage and destruction of a great country, sorry for the suffering of a wonderful people, sorry for the lies and evil perpetrated on Iraq. You have pain and sorrow in your heart, so do I. This shocking, crazy time we live in will never be forgotten, and neither will Bilal.