I write these words whilst struggling to hold back a warm tear bound to fall from my eye at some point. After all, editors-in-chief are supposed to be emotionless, cold and detached (particularly in front of fellow journalists in the newsroom). For it is our job to deal with hard news and report impartially on our world’s cruel realities on a daily basis.
A young migrant, who drowned in a failed attempt to sail to the Greek island of Kos, lies on the shore in the Turkish coastal town of Bodrum, Turkey, September 2, 2015. (Reuters)
Just a reminder, this whole mess began when the Assad Regime chose to brutally crush - what started off as - peaceful protests demanding that Syrians enjoy similar rights as people in democratic countries do; countries like Canada…which Aylan and his family died trying to reach!Faisal J. Abbas
The greatest tragedy in modern history
Indeed, as a result of global inaction, we paved the way for the likes of ISIS to emerge and falsely claim they are there to avenge innocent children like AylanFaisal J. Abbas
A recent cartoon from the Saudi local daily, Makkah Newspaper, showing an Arab placing obstacles at his own door, but telling off a European who wouldn't open for a refugee