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Leftist Agitator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-11 08:17 PM
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10. He was a college graduate who was totally unable to find a job, through no fault of his own..
So he set up a fruit and vegetable stand to support himself. And then a local bureaucrat acting under the color of his corrupt government came to his stand, shut him down, confiscated his wares, and fined him on top of that for operating his stand without a permit.

He set himself on fire as a result of the extreme oppression that then prevailed all across Tunisia. He was fucked by the government. He had no way to support himself. He was absolutely distraught. And he didn't just set himself on fire, he ignited the entire Arab world.

May Allah walk with him.

And in a language that is long dead that I have come to love, Yol Bolsun, Mohammed. May there be a road...
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  -A thread to honor Mohammed Bouazizi, the young man whose suicide changed the world. Leftist Agitator  Jan-29-11 07:38 PM   #0 
  - RIP dear Mohammed. Your pain is bringing new life to others. n/t  Catherina   Jan-29-11 07:40 PM   #1 
  - kick and rec  kentuck   Jan-29-11 07:41 PM   #2 
  - K&R.............  dhill926   Jan-29-11 07:42 PM   #3 
  - Tributes on Flickr  tabatha   Jan-29-11 07:44 PM   #4 
  - k/r  defendandprotect   Jan-29-11 07:49 PM   #5 
  - K&R  Fumesucker   Jan-29-11 07:50 PM   #6 
  - Sorry, but I would love to know what he did,  babsbunny   Jan-29-11 08:00 PM   #7 
  - Self immolation. n/t  Cerridwen   Jan-29-11 08:02 PM   #8 
  - He was a college graduate who was totally unable to find a job, through no fault of his own..  Leftist Agitator   Jan-29-11 08:17 PM   #10 
     - Well said...  here_is_to_hope   Jan-30-11 11:29 AM   #18 
  - K & R n/t  Cerridwen   Jan-29-11 08:17 PM   #9 
  - Tweet to Mohammed  Catherina   Jan-29-11 08:25 PM   #11 
  - I have exactly the same sentiment.  Leftist Agitator   Jan-29-11 08:30 PM   #12 
     - I'm beginning to really understand the term shaheed (martyr) now  Catherina   Jan-29-11 09:03 PM   #14 
  - RIP Such a horrible way to change the world.  madmax   Jan-29-11 09:01 PM   #13 
  - A tragic loss however it is too soon to say whether the changes will be for the  snagglepuss   Jan-29-11 09:10 PM   #15 
  - 46 years ago, another common man (Norman Morrison) set himself  coalition_unwilling   Jan-29-11 09:10 PM   #16 
  - what an impossible sadness. his family must be sick. bless his  roguevalley   Jan-29-11 09:45 PM   #17 
 

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