Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Cindy arrested

Over the past few months, Cindy Sheehan and I have been having an email discussion.

From what I could gauge, Cindy has been on top of all issues. Cindy accepted all advice I gave her with great humility.

Cindy was prompt to reply to all my concerns about her movement.

Yesterday evening, I learnt, sadly, but with a great deal of pride, that Cindy Sheehan has followed in the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela, and many thousands on non-violent freedom fighters around the globe, by being arrested for protesting the invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Cindy Sheehan was arrested a few hours ago on the pavement in front of the White House.

Cindy Sheehan being arrested in front of the White House

Cindy Sheehan being arrested
in front of the White House (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)

Here is a mother who has faced the greatest tragedy of her life when she lost her son, Casey, in Iraq.

If Bush and co. think they can break her will by arresting her, they can guess again.

Cindy is going to come out of this just as Mahatma Gandhi did when he violated the Salt Act and Nelson Mandela did when he strode out proudly from the gates of his prison.

We pray for you Cindy.

And keep smiling as all the world is smiling with you.


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