Thursday, April 30, 2009

Last day of April 2009 in Azerbaijan...

Sometimes we think that certain things can never happen to us or that on a beautiful spring weather only good things can take place...wrong assumption...terrorism can happen towards anyone and terrors may take place on any day...

Unfortunately 30 April 2009 in memories of many families in Azerbaijan will stay as the day when their children went to university and never returned home. Today gunman shot to death at least 13 people in Oil Academy of Azerbaijan in Baku and many are heavily wounded. We don't know the reasons yet...and no reason will return those innocent victims (Allah rəhmət eləsin - Peace be with all victims).

I think any parent and not only would share this grief...how come some children grow into monsters? why there were/are people "thank" to whom there are words like terrorist, sadist and maniac?...why would someone go and kill everyone he meets in the corridor?...for money? revenge? due to mental sickness (when the person does not do anything to himself but to others for some reason)...why there is so much hatred in some people towards other people?...

Today I am not posting any photos...enough elaborating on hatred and violence...it looks like it has never been and it is still not enough just to wish for peace...countries and people are fighting for their safety and peace...I hope as civilians we could help the planet at least by "spreading" love and by bringing up happy and loving children...I am writing this and I am not sure if only this is enough...I am not sure...tragedies like today make one doubt everything...

Be well...
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5 comments:

farida said...

Ayten, I am still in total shock. Can't believe something like this could happen in Baku, in one of the most peaceful places in the world, where hearing a gunshot is almost nonexistent. I feel the pain of the families affected by this tragedy:( No words can soothe their pain...I am far from Azerbaijan but my heart is there today.

Ayten Qiyas-Rustamova said...

Yes, Farida, this is awful...poor families...

Laurie said...

Thank you... thank you for your entire blog.
I was a teacher at the International Learning Center in Baku for 3 months. It was one of the best 3 months of my life. I am American, but the 3.5 months I spent in Baku... They were beautiful. I love your country and it has the highest place in my heart.
Unfortunately, one of those who died in the shooting was a student of mine, allah rehmet elesin. My heart has been sad since that day. I've really wanted to come back to your country because my heart is so strongly there at this moment.
You have offered me a much needed window into Azerbaycan... It helps a little... Thank you. Peace be with all of you, and my prayers as well. I pray for peace for Azerbaycan.

Diamantina said...

I share your grief, Ayten. It is almost impossible to understand mindless cruelty. But don't doubt your own approach to life which is loving and generous. Keep your blog going, and keep talking, writing, thinking.
Alison (your friend in Australia)

Ayten Qiyas-Rustamova said...

Thank you very much, Laurie and Alison...hugs from Baku xxx