the statistics of annual retail sales of America for 2008 had dropped to -0.1% from the former +4.7% in 2007! and consumer spending is indeed the main economic activity in United States. with enough strength, insya Allah, together we'll push America deeper down in its economic crisis! currently, among the main factors of this are 'tight credit, rising unemployment and growing economic worries' (source : Foreign Press Association, AFP). what more if we give them another blow by boycotting their retails as much as we can. go on, my brothers, sisters, friends... continue boycotting American and Israeli products! each cent, each effort counts. only God may repay you.
do not feel any sense of guilt by doing so towards the country which claimed that what happened in Palestine right now is to be blamed on Hamas and Israel is only trying to protect itself. to hell with protecting itself! is shelling (shelling = to shoot metal cases which are packed with explosives) a United Nations (UN) headquarters which holds food and humanitarian supplies for Palestinian refugees considered as 'protecting one's self'?? so the Israeli defense minister replied with a lame excuse which was 'grave mistake' and apologised..... the heck? Israel must be thinking that all of us has brains as small as a peanut (though scientifically, size of brain does not determine its intelligence :P). just because the Jews was indeed declared as the most intelligent race, doesn't mean other races are downright stupid. so, Israel claimed that its intention in this is only to totally wipe out Hamas's ability to shoot rockets. so........ bombing hospitals, Red Cross and other medical officials would help reaching that objective? how about half of the 1,100 dead Palestinians are actually citizens? gosh, how more shallow-thinking can one be to believe in the words of Israel?
just read this, "We warned the Israelis hour by hour through the night of the vulnerabilities here as the shells came closer and closer and shrapnel was coming into the compound on a regular occasion," Ging said. "Nonetheless, we have now been subjected to these direct hits." (John Ging is the director of UNRWA. source : CNN). to get a better view on this, perhaps you can read the aid worker of Mercy Corp's diary. i can't do much to help my brothers and sisters in Palestine apart from sending prayers for the good of them, boycotting American and Israeli products as much as i can, and writing this blog with hope that more of you guys out there will join my little effort in helping them, insya Allah. they are very small efforts compared to what the syahids, syahadahs, and muslim fighters are doing in Palestine, but they are meaningful. let those in Palestine attack Israel physically and mentally, and let us who are outside and far from the war attack its economy and help waking those who are still asleep. we can do it, insya Allah!!