Victimization of Tamil Peopel must stop - Elie Wiesel
Holocaust surviver, Jewish icon, and Nobel laureate, Professor Elie Wiesel stated that victimization of Tamil people must stop, and they should be able to live in peace in their homeland.
TAMIL PEOPLE STATEMENT:
Wherever minorities are being persecuted we must raise our voices to protest. According to reliable sources, the Tamil people are being disenfranchised and victimized by the Sri Lanka authorities. This injustice must stop. The Tamil people must be allowed to live in peace and flourish in their homeland.
- Elie Wiesel, June 30th 2009
Recently, Elie Wiesel had joined President Barack Obama to the Buchenwald concentration camp in Weimar, Germany. I would like to highlight portion of Prof. Weisel's speech there: (follow the link for the complete speech)
But the world hasn't learned. When I was liberated in 1945, April 11, by the American army, somehow many of us were convinced that at least one lesson will have been learned -- that never again will there be war; that hatred is not an option, that racism is stupid; and the will to conquer other people's minds or territories or aspirations, that will is meaningless.
I was so hopeful. Paradoxically, I was so hopeful then. Many of us were, although we had the right to give up on humanity, to give up on culture, to give up on education, to give up on the possibility of living one's life with dignity in a world that has no place for dignity.
We rejected that possibility and we said, no, we must continue believing in a future, because the world has learned. But again, the world hasn't. Had the world learned, there would have been no Cambodia and no Rwanda and no Darfur and no Bosnia.
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