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May 25, 2007

A plea from Salwa Zeidan of Lebanon for all Lebanese no matter where they live in this world to practice restraint and remain calm to help defuse a highly explosive situation in the country.

 A Message of Peace and Love to ALL my fellow Lebanese everywhere in the world!

 Dear Lebanese,

 I would like this message to be a wake-up call to all Lebanese everywhere; whatever our political beliefs, religion or sect!

Please hear this plea:

 Lebanon is going through a very difficult period on many different levels but most importantly on a street level. I URGE everyone to try your best to calm the people around you. Now is not the time to 'talk' or to inflame friends and neighbours.

Please practice restraints!

 If we allow them, the political crisis our politicians are putting us through will soon spill onto our streets!

If WE, as sovereign and independent Lebanese citizens , do nothing to stop it we will have a civil war on our hands again!

We have to use our rational and our common sense and not be manipulated into hatred of one another and street expressions!

None of us want to see our children fighting and killing each other on the streets again!

None of us want to witness a new wave of death, hate, destruction and humiliation again!

None of us want to be manipulated and treated like sheep without any will or conscious again!

None of us want to live in fear of sending our children to their universities and schools where students are being bullied and bitten for expressing an opinion again!

 Please talk to your children and friends and convince them:

 * Not to rise to provocation

* Not to allow anyone to push their buttons

* Not to be source of provocation

* Not to inflame other's political and/or religious loyalties

* Not to get into a war of words with others over politics or religion

* Not to get into fist-fights or feuds with others over politics or religion

* Not to destroy or assist in the destruction of another's properties/cars over politics or religion

* Not to be influenced into expressing their opinions in our streets !

 If you love our Lebanon, please forward this message to as many Lebanese as you possibly can so that we can help calm and defuse a highly explosive situation and maybe avert a crisis!

Our country's survival and the lives of our children depend on our collective efforts!

 Peace be upon us all!

A Patriotic Lebanese

On behalf of all Lebanese