Saturday, 2 June 2012

Please stop the bloodshed and killing of children in Syria

1st June 2012

Today UK Bloggers are coming together with one voice across the web to protest against the violence in Syria, particularly the recent execution of innocent children in the Houla massacre. 

The Independent on Sunday last week printed extremely graphical pictures of dead children, who were all laid out next to each other and had either been shot or had their throats slit. 

The paper printed the headline “Syria, The world looks the other way. Will you?” This was followed by "More than 90 people were massacred in Houla late on Friday, 32 of them children under the age of 10. Many had their throats cut. To convey the full horror, we publish a shocking image of the defenceless victims on page three [...]".

The picture of the dead children was very upsetting and harrowing, innocent victims killed along with their families, as was later reported.  The pictures have caused outrage in the world and have increased the pressure on governments to act.

For me this is not about politics, I leave that to the politicians.  This for me, is about the children, and hoping that something like this is never allowed to happen again. 

Show your support

Save the Children have a petition that is calling on world leaders to put in place an immediate and legally binding "Resolution to Protect Children" that carries the full force of international law on those attacking children and other civilians.  Please show your support by signing this petition.

And there is another one here:

**Before you click on the below link.  Warning this petition may have pictures that some may find distressing***

Please sign these two petitions and retweet these with the hashtags #Syria #StopTheKilling and #TippingPoint

Now is not the time to stand by and do nothing, we owe this to the children of Syria. We have a voice and the freedom to use it, not everyone is that lucky. 

***This is a blog about health and beauty products but when I was asked to write a post about this on my blog (along with other UK bloggers), felt that this was the right thing to do.  Please don’t let the children that were murdered just be forgotten. ****


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