A few weeks ago, I spent hours trying to capture this particular shot because I think it perfectly summarizes the situation in Libya. The people have finally broken out of Gaddafi’s barbaric stronghold. The Arab Spring has set the stage for the world’s greatest, most admirable breakout.
For as long as I can remember, my Libyan brothers and sisters always — and I mean always — stood by my side, raising the flag of Palestine over our heads. Red, black, white, and green. The colors remain, the bonds strengthen, the struggles grow similar, and all it takes is a quick rearrangement of the Palestinian flag to get the equally beautiful Libyan one.
On behalf of the conscious community that undoubtedly recognizes the Libyan people for their bravery and dedication, together we dedicate this and every other sign of solidarity to you. Let the glory of justice, honor, and humanity overcome the evils of the State.
And especially to the activists, students, and homegrown professionals, thank you for keeping me grounded in reality, for keeping me informed, and for accepting me as more than just a brother. Today I am Libyan, and tomorrow I will be too.