A Letter to Fouad: What I Know

Dear Fouad,

It has been a month since you were detained, and I miss you. It has been a rough month for the rest of us here, but it is certainly nothing compared to what you have had to go through and still do. They told us you were detained because you violated non-security regulations. Gibberish, to say the least, but that’s what we were told. I really don’t know what kind of law you violated by merely exercising your God given right of free speech, and I don’t know when calling for freedom, justice, peace and moderation has become a crime.

But here is what I know. I know that all these values you called for are worth fighting for. I know that we believe in a just cause, and that tomorrow belongs to us, not them. I know that no matter how long the darkness lasts, the sun will rise again. I want you to know one thing: I am here for you. I will keep supporting you and I will do my best until you are free again and back to your family and friends. You will not be forgotten.

Yours,
Ahmed

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19 thoughts on “A Letter to Fouad: What I Know

  1. I find it utterly amazing that an unconscionable, corrupt and brutal government such as yours, which cashiers its own citizens for “Thought-Crimes”, will be tolerated for even a moment by the good people of your country. I guess George Orwell’s monster has finally arrived!

  2. Ahmed,

    Are you able to get such a letter to Fouad? Does anybody have contact with him? Are there local Human Rights organizations pressuring for his release? Any news you can share will be helpful.

  3. Ahmed,

    I do keep praying for his release and for his reunion with his family, he is such a nice guy really i admire him. Fouad you will never be forgetten.

  4. AHMED,
    WHAT A WONDERFUL LETTER YOU HAVE WRITTEN. THERE IS A LOT OF HUMANITY IN YOUR HEART AND SOUL. YOU AND FOUAD ARE FREE SPIRITS WHO KNOW WHAT IS BEST FOR THE SAUDI PEOPLE.

    FOUAD PLEASE KEEP YOUR HEAD UP. YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS. ALSO, AHMED GOD BLESS YOU FOR BEING SUCH A GREAT PERSON.

    JILL

  5. Fouad is being prayed for, and remembered all over the world.
    And the saudi goverment shows itself not to have the best interest of people and state in mind, but show to the world they are a scared bunch of mysoginists.
    Achmed is a true hero, speaking out when we all see what can happen, and are worried about Fouad.

  6. Ahmed,

    Thansk you for keeping us with news and informations about politics, people and arabic culture in KSA.

    And also for fight for our freedom like Fouad, I hope good things happen this week.

    Mirela – Brazil

  7. Ahmed,

    It will be interesting to see if Bush says anything to chastise the Saudi Royals for denying the bright of free speech to its citizens.
    He seems to have no problem in condenming the Iranians but says nothing to the Al Sauds even indirectly.

  8. See, I hear about this stuff when I’m out of Saudi…I don’t even think my folks know about this.
    The country is changing, at a slow place yes, but changing. Soon enough, they’ll no longer be able to jail folks for ridiculous reasons.

    Keep us posted man,

    Mari – Saudi/Japan

  9. “The country is changing, at a slow place yes, but changing.”_____That is better than a violent revolution, although it can be hard waiting for things to improve.

  10. poor bastard—i hope heez not being tortured or anything like that—becuz what i heard from a retired saudi police officer is that they deprive u of sleep, beat the soles of ur feet which is very painful, and in same rare instances, take long slender cane, dip it into high molarity acid and stick it in ur a$$

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