Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Breaking The Assassins: "What is this struggle about? Listen to some Arab voices. Yesterday the front page of the Beirut daily An Nahar carried an open letter from the Syrian-born Lebanese poet known as 'Adonis,' perhaps the most famous writer in the Arab world. It was written to the paper's celebrated editor, Ghassan Tueni, whose outspoken son Gebran had been murdered the previous day by a car bomb. 'We are witnessing the destruction of the soul and the spirit,' wrote the poet, whose real name is Ali Ahmed Said. The people who killed Gebran want to create 'a temple of fear.'"