From Stop the War Coalition
By Mairead Maguire
07 December 2015
Syrian children who have suffered so much from violence and war in their young lives, send a message: ‘UK please do not bomb our country’.
Mairead Maguire was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976 for her work in promoting peace in Northern Ireland. She has since won many awards for her tireless campaigning for peaceful resolution to conflicts round the world, particularly in the Middle East.
On 2nd December, 2015 the United Kingdom Parliament voted to bomb Syria and the world watched as British planes, equipped with the latest bombs aptly named ‘Brimstone’ are dropped on Syrian targets and country.
On 28/ll/2015 during my visit to Homs and at a school in the heart of Old Homs, Syrian children who have suffered so much from violence and war in their young lives, send a message: ‘UK please do not bomb our country, we love Syria’.
Having returned from my third visit to Syria, the message from the Syrian people is, they do not want outside military interference in their country, they want through peace and reconciliation to stop all violence and build a just and peaceful Syria, and they are already doing this themselves.
Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate. www.peacepeople.com