Saturday, August 27, 2005

"The bars of my prison will rust, but never my will!"



Flyers, billboards, Radio commercials had been promoting for a marathon in support of the Syrian detainees in the Golan.


The day has come, I with lots of people joined it knowing that the only effect it will have is the partial self-satisfaction that we have contributed in more than the famous Arabs “bla bla bla”!

Lots of people did show up, not as many as usually gather in similar events such as the annual Terry Fox Run.



This run was sponsored by a Syrian mobile company (on of two in Syria), Areeba.

Who took care of promoting and advertising, distributions of water and Syrian flags, not to forget flags with the company's logo.



The registration fee was 50 pounds, that included a sticker number, a cap, and a T-Shirt that has huge logo of the mobile company on the back side, the logo of the company again on the front side, and a tiny thing that turned out to be, after a close and thorough examination using my home made telescope, a logo that says “Syria Beats”.

Meanwhile, 3 tough, promising, and enchanting young men were preparing to win the race: Amr, Sinan and my humble self ;)



The run began at around 8:30; people ran and all of a sudden, the ground was full of Syrian flags that were being stepped on by all the runners. Ignorant people gave no damn shit about the national flag of our country. This flag should be considered a sacred symbol for people of all religions, sects, political, and social parties. Yet, it was thrown on the ground and stepped on during a national event to say that we never forget our detainees in Golan! Maybe, before doing such a thing, we ought to teach ourselves that we MUST not forget our flag on the ground.

Instead of running and winning the race, as we had in mind! We ran in the back and collected the abandoned Syrian flags off the ground.



While we decided to call it off, people were going ahead to reach the end of the race at Al-Marjeh Square.

The initial outcome of the race was starting to be seen.


On the sides of the Marathon path, we could see some audience who stood there, cheered, and smoked some cigarettes!


Some others were ready to party after this marathon and were appropriately dressed for this aim, but not for the race however!


On our way back, we saw what looked like a gift or a reward of some kind, being delivered to some winner, who never heard of such a marathon, and probably, never heard of such a long gone Golan!


Long live Syria!


15 comments:

Zaid Faham said...

yes ,you're right ,I don't no why ,but almost no body care about our flag...!one day I asked an American :why do you have lots of American flag in the streets and every house should have it?" he said:"zaid we respect our flag and I belong to this flag as all the Americans do" really ,you can say all houses MUST have american flag in their garden!good job guys I'm very proud of you ...

Zaid Faham said...

by the way what did you do with all these flags?! :)

Ihsan said...

We threw them away later on :P ...just kidding,

Sinan took em home.

Amr Faham said...

long life Syria!

Ahmad said...

I like when people post about social events... It looks to me more like a trend when people participate, I don't think people are there for support. but there are exceptions for sure.

no one said...

i really hate these events..it just what we do is always contrary to what we planned to do!!

and ofcourse 93 has to be there!!!!

long live 93!

Omar said...

nice account Ihsan.

GraY FoX said...

running and fighting for a case is something ultimately great... but unfortunately like always many people misunderstand what we are working for

Ihsan said...

I got this into my e-mail from someone who calls him/herself "someone" and providing a false e-mail address:

"I couldnt find what you are really trying to reach from all that crap Mr Ihsan!"

Anonymous said...

so proud of you all gys, goood that syria still has young men like you.

Anonymous said...

i am sure that you couldnt run Ihsan because of your big fat ass. collecting flags is much easier

Anonymous said...

ihsan, you suck

Anonymous said...

you suck cock

GraY FoX said...

seems like some chickens cant write their names and cursing other people ... we are being invaded by anonymousity ... WAR HAS STARTED AND WE ARE WITH YOU IHSAN

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