Sunday, January 1, 2012

A Reflection not a Resolution

I have been contemplating how to end the year with a post, but wasn't able to, till the year was literally over. 2011 has undoubtedly been the year of the Arab Spring or rather Arab Awakening. People of Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Bahrain rose to overthrow their dictators and demand freedom, democracy and social justice. Some have managed to depose their rulers, yet the majority are still struggling to overthrow their autocratic and corrupt regimes. Besides being a year full of natural catastrophes, 2011 has also been a year full of struggles, sacrifices and bloodshed, yet there has been substantial achievements, namely the Arabs have awoken and the fear barrier is forever broken, Arab women made headlines and corrected a common misconception and the Arab Spring has inspired the world to seek change. Throughout the year many battles have been won, however the war is not over yet.
What is ahead is more challenging than what has passed, and although it is not fair to judge by the first day, it seems this year will not be a smooth one either, so brace yourselves and buckle for the ride.
Welcome 2012, we are all ready to face the challenges that are coming our way!

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