This one is not actually a blog post, but had to put it up.
After the heart wrenching photo of Aylan Kurdi went viral, I read in the papers that IS is using the image to propagate their agenda with a heading ” The Danger of Abandoning Darul Islam”. Weren’t Kurdi’s being slaughtered like livestock in their own homes? The many stories that reached us through the papers itself were painful, God alone knows how many more of the gory details never reached us. And this was supposed to be safer than running into unknown waters? At this point I was totally flabbergasted.
And that’s when I read about Benedict Cumberbatch appearance in a video for Save the Children. He quoted from Home, the work of Somali poet Warsan Shire, which includes the lines: “No-one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark… You only run for the border when you see the whole city running as well. No-one puts their child in a boat unless the water is safer than the land.”
It just touched my heart!