Wednesday, August 22, 2007
We The People Of The World Need To "Save [This] Face" In Iraq
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Five-year-old Youssif is scarred for life, his once beautiful smile turned into a grotesquely disfigured face -- the face of a horrifying act by masked men. They grabbed him on a January day outside his central Baghdad home, doused him with gas and set him ablaze.
It's an act incomprehensibly savage, even by Iraq's standards today. No one has been arrested and the motive remains unknown.
In a war-ravaged city torn by sectarian violence and marked by acts of vengeance, this attack's apparent randomness stands out as an example of what life has become in a place where brutality -- even against young children -- is a constant.
"They dumped gasoline, burned me, and ran," Youssif told CNN, pointing down the street with his scarred hands where his attackers fled. Read more here.
If you can help in any way please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be sure to put everyone in touch with those who want to come together to make this a very special cause of action to send a message to the international community that We The People of America and the world want to end this war so that this doesn't happen to even ONE (1) more little boy!
We need to act now!
We need to come together now!
Our creator is calling the world to "save face" - it's time to admit that war doesn't solve anything. We must come together and help Youssif "Save [His] Face!" so that peace can be received, shared and celebrated by more and more individuals worldwide.
Yousif deserves a normal face! Let's do all we can to give him one!
Peace and God Bless,
Saving [Youssif's] Face Coalition