RACHEL CORRIE (1979 – 2003)

Rachel…..

Bahteramu sedang menuju tanah darahmu tertumpah

Bahteramu sedang menyambung tugas baktimu

Bahteramu sedang menempuh gelora Mediterranean menuju ke Gaza

Namamu meniti bibir setiap rakyat Malaysia

Namamu mengisi ruang media seluruh dunia

Namamu menjadi sindiran tajam kepada semua Umat Islam

Dirimu lebih mulia dari Raja Saudi penjaga kaabah di Mekah

Dirimu lebih mulia dari ulama Islam Mesir yang penakut buka sempadan Gaza

Dirimu lebih mulia dari pemimpin dan ulama Islam yang hanya pandai bersorak

Rachel…..

Nabi Muhammad s.a.w mempunyai Abu Talib

Kami mempunyaimu…….Rachel Corrie

Pengorbananmu abadi dalam kenangan

Pengorbananmu menyentap hati Umat Islam yang masih takut mati syahid…

Menyedarkan pemuda Islam yang masih tidur mimpikan ketibaan Al Mahdi…

Rachel….

Kata-katamu lebih terkesan dari ulama Islam yang hanya pandai berfatwa

Ucapanmu lebih tegas dari pemimpin Islam yang hanya pandai bermadah

Suaramu lebih merdu dari qari membaca Al Quran

Sinar matamu penuh dengan sinar keamanan

Hatimu sesuci pejuang perang badar

Semangatmu lebih tinggi dari perusuh Islam dijalanan

Hatimu terlalu luhur… teralu suci…terlalu kudus untuk ditangisi

Jiwamu terlalu berharga untuk dibiarkan pergi tanpa sanjungan

Jasadmu terlalu harum untuk diciumi…diratapi….disemadikan….

Pusaramu menjadi bukti kekejaman tanpa mengenal kasihan….

Rachel….

Bersemadilah dikau dengan aman

Moga kau syahid dalam Islam

Moga kau syahid dalam keredhaan ALLAH

Agar kau ditempatkan bersama para syuhadah

Ditempatkan disyurga menjadi ketua bidadari

Semoga aku dapat bertemu denganmu dihari kemudian

Mengucup dahimu tanda penghormatan

Mengucup keningmu melepaskan kerinduan

Kaulah bungaku……..

Kaulah serikandiku………..

Kaulah bidadariku…………

.

PEMBELA @ 2010

RACHEL CORRIE MEMORIAL WEBSITE:

http://www.rachelcorrie.org/

http://rachelcorriefoundation.org/

You heard of Rachel Corrie?
The press won’t tell her story
Caught between a house and bulldozer
She found out that Israel
Hates gardens and it will kill
Americans who help rebuild the Gaza Strip.

Let’s pretend that everything will be OK
It’s not our fault let’s look the other way
And go to films or dance lessons or baseball
games at night
and trust elected leaders to choose right

I hurt for Rachel’s father
To bury his young daughter
And her belief in human goodness
He taught her to fight violence
Now all that’s left is silence
And the memory of her dignity
Let’s pretend…
Rachel I hope you find justice or even a
Garden where anyone can grow some food in peace
No guns, no need to fight. No poor, no black no white,
Heaven, you deserve a break from misery

.

The Death of Rachel Corrie

Nablus, Palestine
March 16, 2003

Today a young woman was killed in Gaza. Young women, but more often young men, get killed in Gaza and the West Bank every day, and the world pays no attention. What was different today is that Rachel Corrie was an American, an activist with the International Solidarity Movement, the group that I’m here with in occupied Palestine. And her death is a particularly horrifying example of the cold-blooded dehumanization that characterizes this occupation.

Rachel was trying to stop the demolition of a Palestinian home. According to the other activists who were with her, she was in dialogue with the operator of the bulldozer. She was working in the spirit of nonviolence that is a guiding principle of the ISM, which provides support for Palestinian civilians and for nonviolent efforts to bring about justice for Palestine. Rachel climbed up on the bulldozer to talk to the soldier in the cockpit. She climbed down. She sat in front of the bulldozer. The soldier in control of the huge machine drove it deliberately over her. He then backed up, and ran over her again. Rachel was twenty-three years old.

I am trying to fathom the mind that could pull the levers and gun the motor to crush the life out of her young body. That choice, that deliberate act of murder that ended her sweet life, seems incomprehensible. But here in occupied Palestine, that murder is a logical outgrowth of the system of total dehumanization that controls every aspect of life, that cannot see the human being in the Palestinian, that claims to be fighting terror by institutionalizing it. Please register your outrage — at Rachel’s murder, at the home demolitions that she was trying to stop, at the illegal occupation that can only be defended by brutalizing a whole people.

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