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Posted On: 17 August 2011 07:10 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:11 pm

Syrian national to launch longest peace message

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The bloody and ongoing crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Syria has prompted a Syrian national at Rumailah Hospital to launch the longest peace message in the world which he hopes to be registered in the Guinness World Records. Mohamed Nzar Idriss who became disabled following a traffic accident that he met in Doha some time ago, said yesterday that the letter would be signed by as many as 15,000 patients in Qatar. The message will incorporate views and comments, made by the largest number of patients, on the concept of peace and ways and means to achieve international peace and security under the prevailing circumstances the world is currently witnessing. “The idea came to my head while I was following up the events and popular uprisings, overspreading all over the world especially the Arab Region, to put back our countries on the proper track. I think this is the most appropriate time to send such message to the world to explain our dire need for peace, security and the change for the best,” an HMC statement quoted Nzar as saying. He told The Peninsula last evening that he was deeply disturbed by the brutal force being used by governments against pro-democracy protesters across the Arab world, especially in Libya and his own country Syria. He called on President Bashar Al Assad to step down respecting people’s legitimate demands. “Being a patient myself and the victim of a traffic accident, I came out with the idea of the longest peace message to be signed by patients in Qatar. Our target is to collect signatures from about 15,000 patients at the HMC and all health centers here,” said Nzar. Patients of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), from all age groups, will be first participants in this peace message. Having his initiative been welcomed by Guinness World Records management, Mohd Nzar hopes that a voluntary work agency or an entity caring for the disabled in Qatar may sponsor his initiative and help him in compiling patients’ opinions and comments on the concept of international peace. HMC said yesterday that all HMC departments and sections concerned were supporting the initiative. Mohamed Nzar can be contacted on 66462649, 44397015 or by email [email protected]