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Young Girl’s Heartwarming Poem on Islam Moves UN Secretary General

Young Girl’s Heartwarming Poem on Islam Moves UN Secretary General

Big words and twisted meanings have for long been the main tool devised by politicians and media practitioners to preach what they don’t practice and to conceal their real intentions behind ambiguous phrases. But as far as children are concerned, right and wrong could not be clearer, and basic vocabulary is sufficient to communicate that.

During his recent visit to Brussels, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon met with 10-year-old Douaa Abou Kabouss, a Muslim Belgian of Moroccan origin who shared her views on world peace and Islam through a short poem she wrote for Ki-moon.

Young Kabouss spoke of the “pain, war, terrorism, radicalism” she sees on television, and how they make her very sad, for this isn’t what her parents teach her.

She carries on reciting her poem where she adds, “I love my belief. It showed me not to be a thief. I showed me to be reliable, to be helpful, and kind. That’s how Islam is in my mind.”

To wrap up, Kabouss boiled down what political leaders have spoken of in prolonged speeches to four sincere lines saying: “I have a dream, to see the whole world as one team. If you can accept us as being the same, then together we can play a game.”

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