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Human Just Like You

“Please stop”. How many people have shouted these words?  And how many others scream it silently on the inside?  When a person forgets that the one they hurt is a human too, the violence can cross the limits and can so easily end in death. How many families are facing this issue? I prefer to name it “disease” or “addiction”, when the human mind stops working, stops thinking, then the path is open to violence in their thoughts. When their brain stops working, from holding them back from beating their victim, they forget who is this person they are looking at, if it’s their mother, their child, their sister or even their wife. They become addicted to beating others.  It may take away all their anger and the stress for them, but puts it all on the wrong person. It’s a disease indeed, it is spread all over the world, and destroys families and lives.

How many women are beaten to death, but no one knows about them? They might have screamed and begged for mercy, and their children might have seen and witnessed what happened to their mother, but what can a child do?  As much as it affects the mother, it will also affect the kids.  Will they be violent with their friends or their own families when they grow up?  Or does the inner injurious they have suffered make them live in fear?   Afraid they cannot protect themselves, will they always consider anyone a danger to their life, because the closest person to them has caused so much damage.  Will they always have the fear to die by violence. When I think about those who are violent to others, firstly I believe they don’t know God, because if they do they would fear to hurt his creatures.  They are hurting someone of flesh and blood, and the bruises they leave on faces and bodies, the bleeding marks, the fear in the eyes, the insecurity they dig into a soul, and the fearful sleepless nights, they become this wild person who might sneak into the room and hit them if they dared to dream and do not stay awake in fear.

Those who cause all this unbearable pain to others don’t know God, or fear him. It is the devil’s work in their soul when their mind stops working, when they stop from thinking wisely and become wild. They have nothing to be grateful for, because if they did they would find peace of mind.  We always think, what if we are in their shoes, and we don’t know what they are going through to act like that, but I can’t even imagine being in their shoes.  The reason it is so hard to know what they are thinking is simply because they are not thinking. Only imagining a child’s eyes begging someone to stop beating them… It makes me wish if I can do anything to stop this violence that is spread all over the world.  Violence has many faces, it’s not only physical, there is also verbal aggression as well, that kind of violence can injure more than physical harm. The words they use to oppress and control is so harsh and ruthless, it could push someone to suicide. Words could harm more than a bullet sometimes.  It plays with people’s mind, leaves them thinking they are nothing, or that they did something bad that they never did. Making others feel guilt for something they never did, can cause the problem to spread. Playing on their distress might make them lose their mind, may drive them to act in a very wrong way.  If they might act in a wrong way with others, then they who are the victim are changed into the criminal without ever thinking about what they are doing.

Many reasons can change people and drive them to be hard to deal with; they lose control of their life, or circumstances force them to face difficulties that show up out of nowhere.  Lately there are economic problems that affect the whole world and leave thousands homeless.  Many others are left without work, this issue can create more violence.  Some have killed their families because they don’t want them to live in poverty, they have just lost hope, and faith of course too.  Because if they had faith they would pray to God help them, but in their situation, the shock they have received, their brain stops working and they took their own life.  Others may become more violent and start to steal to feed their families, they don’t want to, but they have no choice, this kind of people are not dangerous like others, they became violent in a sudden way, under specific conditions, but with time they will be addicted to it.

Also, the people making dangerous weapons and the countries that make deals with each other to gain money; but the price they gain is different from the price that the victim will pay.  Thousands of children’s souls, thousands of families torn apart, thousands of victims still alive but having lost their hands or legs, those who will pay the price are not those who sell the weapons. This kind of violence is the most dangerous, because the one who is violent is a whole country.  This violence never looks in the child’s eyes begging for it to stop, or asking him about his parents who died in the war. To sell weapons and gain money, the more money gained means the more victims will have died without having the chance to know who was behind this. But the one behind this is a person who never knew God, his job is to kill and gain, he’s not concerned about the blood that‘s spreading everywhere, his concern is only to win the game.

Violence has so many faces, it runs at all levels, high and low.  We might find a cure to those who are violent to their families or their friends, but when it comes to those who create wars and kill people without mercy we find ourselves paralyzed.  We can’t do anything but pray that God will light their minds and make them realize that we all are human also, like them…

Whatever the kind of violence that people are facing, the victim is always a person, not a thing. A person that has feelings, a person from flesh and blood.  When you hit someone or beat them, the tears they cry and the words they say to make you stop, and yet you continue beating them without thinking, then the devil’s spirit increases in your soul and mind.  Why can you not stop and think about why they scream, why you feel you want to beat them, why you say words to harm them deeply and leave a painful trace that no one can ever erase.  Look at their eyes, the tears they are crying, try to feel their pain and hear the words they are trying to say every time they raise their hands to cover their face to protect themselves.  There is always words they scream – but you never hear. 

“Please stop. I’m a human just like you!”



January 22, 2011 - Posted by | childhood, Death, emotions, English, fear, forgiveness, Hate, Human Rights, Hurt, Letters, Life, Memorial, Memories, others, Parents, Past, Peace, Poverty, Promises, silence, Speak, suicide, Thought, Trust, unfaithful, Violence, Wars, Words, youth


  1. you hit the nail on the head.if god is not in your heart,there is no room for love and understanding,its full of nothing good,the devils home!!today to many people dont beleive,they get depress,lose there way,and sometimes put and end to it,very big erreur!!ps I do now what it is to have someone bigger than you hurting and hitting,angry face every day,screaming at you,oh yes,it was part of my life for 16 year !may god find a way in the heart and the soul of man I pray!

    Comment by daniel | March 2, 2011 | Reply

  2. Great words Jinan, it actually touches everyone’s soul……

    Please keep your pen feed our spirit with humanity values,

    Comment by Hadi AlNehlawi | February 26, 2011 | Reply

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    Comment by Sharron Palos | February 17, 2011 | Reply

  4. I simply want to say I am new to blogging and site-building and truly liked you’re website. Likely I’m going to bookmark your blog . You really come with terrific posts. Thanks a lot for sharing with us your website page.

    Comment by Dillon Mekus | February 10, 2011 | Reply

    • Thank you for your comment, I appreciate it..:) wish you all the luck in your writing, hope with days your blog become one of the most interesting blogs.

      Comment by Jinan Zeidan | February 11, 2011 | Reply

  5. There are times when you’re best going with the common opinion, but this one was really worth looking into. In the end each one of us will have go with one – either imported as is or molded by experice.

    Comment by effective article marketing | January 29, 2011 | Reply

  6. Wow! Jinan … I love your Compassion as well as your Passion! It is a very good thing to give voice to this Issue for it is a Worldwide Disease. I am sure that you speak for many, myself included, and I appreciate your convictions. Thanks for making a difference. The word is a powerful tool and this is one time when I wish that people were “All Talk and No Action!” Keep it up! xxooxx

    Comment by Debbie | January 24, 2011 | Reply

  7. your article was so profound!You touched me in ways you’ll never know .Our family just experieced a death from horrific violence!It shakes you core.we are in limbo! life will be never the same for all who were affected by it…I pray for peace and refuge and a healing that surppasses understanding AMEN Thankyou for sharing these words.God Bless

    Comment by Karen Munro | January 23, 2011 | Reply

  8. Thank you for this heartfelt article Jenny. You have a great insight and understanding of what is wrong with the world today. GREED. The lust for money and for power ~ will only breed more greed and hatred, and therefore violence. Just as Gandhi tried to warn and educate people about using religion to justify violence, we all must “be the change we wish to see”. Martin Luther King Jr said the same thing about racial violence during the civil unrest in the USA “Hate can never stop hate, only love can do that.” I hope you never stop writing and opening eyes to all the changes we need to see, if we can hope to have peace on earth ~ in countries, in governments, religions, communities, families, individuals, and in our hearts. ~♥~ It must begin with each and every one of us! Namaste ~xXx~ Om Shanti Om

    Comment by Dee Turner | January 23, 2011 | Reply

    • Dee 🙂 thank you … I’m glad you liked my Article, and I will never stop writing. I hope that the peace find its way to all the countries all over the world…

      Comment by Jinan Zeidan | January 23, 2011 | Reply

  9. Dear Jinan, this is a wonderful post and absolutely heart touching. I read it yesterday and had to process all the emotions your beautiful tribute elicited within. Definitely more attention should be given to children and we as adults need to be more than aware that every word or touch we share with children effect their entire self. Love should be spoken and children should be handled with Chaste Love. There is much more my heart wishes to respond with but all i can give right now is love. I am sorry for the children who have to endure heart ache and sometimes have to live with it for their elder years. We can pray for their hurt to be erased and replaced with unconditional love. Thank you dear Jinan… This blog post is invaluable. Sending love to you and all those children who have been victim to physical violence and verbal abuse. Those children now just need love and care.

    Love and light
    xo xo xo

    Comment by kay | January 23, 2011 | Reply

    • Kay.. Thank you so much… Your comment is so appreciated.. I hope my Article help people in some way to be aware about what they are doing and the harm they are causing to others…


      Comment by Jinan Zeidan | January 23, 2011 | Reply

  10. Thanks Jinan,its really good topic,i like your phrase,that England saying which goes”put your self in my shoe”I remembered one friend,a doctor,beat his patient when the other just uttered similar words,,


    Comment by Rifaat | January 23, 2011 | Reply

    • Thank you Rifaat & Najah 🙂 , your comment is so appreciated!!

      Comment by Jinan Zeidan | January 23, 2011 | Reply

  11. Yes, I have been there, done that, and know that the cycle of abuse must be broken, one link at a time. Thank you for writing about it and understanding it is not the person who you met that is doing the damage, but the demons that posses them, drugs and alcohol, change people. blaming others for their short comings. Thank God we are helping others and each other to change.

    Comment by Bonnie | January 23, 2011 | Reply

    • Bonnie, I’m so sorry to hear that, that must be so hard for you… I hope you are fine now, and all this stops in your life!!! I hope my words could help some people to wke up from thier ignorance and stop hurting violent others…

      Be well,

      Comment by Jinan Zeidan | January 23, 2011 | Reply

  12. Sounds like real life to me…

    Sounds that painful and passionate that I’d say you were the own subject of this experiment…

    Jinan, I hope no one has ever done on you what you’re describing in this very emotional post.

    Though it feels like some conjured personal experience…

    Comment by Fred | January 22, 2011 | Reply

    • Fred,

      Thanks for you comment, of course it’s not a personal experience. I’m talking here about what thousands of people are going through in this world. I watch them on TV, I hear real stories from people were there and I do feel with them and felt sorry for what they’ve been through. I felt I can help through my words maybe some people wake up and stop violent others. Violence is everywhere.. it’s in your country and in my country and it’s increasing with days.. I hope some day it stops!!

      Comment by Jinan Zeidan | January 22, 2011 | Reply

  13. I totaly agree with you. violence does not solve anything. It is a waste of time,money and lives. I give you a 4 thumbs up!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Asaad | January 22, 2011 | Reply

    • My precious nephew… I miss you so much and thanks for the 4 thumbs up 😉

      Comment by Jinan Zeidan | January 22, 2011 | Reply

  14. Great wisdom for one so young. Insightful as always. Much love my friend. ~Sheilah

    Comment by Sheilah | January 22, 2011 | Reply

    • Sheilah :)thank you. Much love to you too… ❤

      Comment by Jinan Zeidan | January 23, 2011 | Reply

  15. This is an eyes opener for many people. Excelent article Jinan, you always surprise us with new important subjects. keep the good work. Best luck.

    Comment by Mo | January 22, 2011 | Reply

  16. Jinan,

    Fantastic article. A number of years ago, I was part of our founding board that established our Citizens Against Physical,Sexual and Emotional Abuse center. We now have a wonderful staff of volunteers that man our hotline as well as our safe house. I’m now familiar with the physical abuse but I am familiar with the emotional/verbal abuse.

    You are,indeed, a wonderful writer. Please keep writing and praying for peace in our dis-eased world. Know that we have the power to heal our world….of course you are already aware of that and are doing something about it with your writing.

    Love you bunches, SISTER!


    Comment by Doris | January 22, 2011 | Reply

    • And you are a wonderful reader Doris..:) I’m glad to read your comment and knwo that you liked my Article… I hope i can do more that to help..

      Love you too SISTER ❤ !!

      Comment by Jinan Zeidan | January 23, 2011 | Reply

  17. Thank you for another insightful article Jinan.
    Silence is always the biggest perpetrator in the spread of any violent act. Your voice of reason is strong and appreciated. Bless you. Keep up the good work. ❤

    Comment by Chandra Teslar | January 22, 2011 | Reply

    • And your comment here is so apreciated Chandra..Thank you for reading my Articles always… ❤

      Comment by Jinan Zeidan | January 23, 2011 | Reply

  18. Jinan you are a jewel don’t you dare stop writing and opening eyes and hearts!love and blessings!

    Comment by Dora | January 22, 2011 | Reply

    • Thank you so much 🙂 I will keep writing..

      Comment by Jinan Zeidan | January 23, 2011 | Reply

  19. What a beautiful gift you are to this world Jinan! Thank you for opening eyes with your words! You are a fabulous writer, and success is at your door. My prayers are with you to all those who are suffering, may the world be encompassed in peace and the violent turn away! Blessings and Namaste!

    Comment by Christina | January 22, 2011 | Reply

    • Thank you Christina, I truly appreciate your comment… God bless you!!

      Comment by Jinan Zeidan | January 23, 2011 | Reply

  20. Fantastic post Jinan, more awareness is needed violence of any sort should never be swept under the carpet and accepted as the norm. Praying for peace to fill all victims and perpetrators minds. Blessings and love always xx

    Comment by Gabby | January 22, 2011 | Reply

    • Thank you Gabby, I agree with you…Glad you like it!!!

      Comment by Jinan Zeidan | January 23, 2011 | Reply

  21. Wow excellent sister !!!! Namaste xXx

    Comment by Brenda McAleer | January 22, 2011 | Reply

    • Brenda, thank you so much… ❤

      Comment by Jinan Zeidan | January 23, 2011 | Reply

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