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  • Where does one start ??I try to picture myself as Shumaila,such a beautiful name must mean something exotic.She is patriotic without a doubt,always seeking good in situations and people.How do I recognise the Englishman of myself in a peerson of such faith and family values.
    Its so easy in reality,as we both seek a peaceful co-existence between faiths and cultures in a world so full of human greed ,to exist in peace side by side.A world where politicians assume the way to peace is by war..
    There are so many differences,I was not brought up in a country of poverty with a family to help and guide me.the working conditions when UI left school were not bad,imagine the terrible working and living conditions in poorer countries,conditions imposed upon people by the Empire builders from my country.I was brought up in a very much Victorian manner(speak when you are spoken to,manners cost nothing,ladies first ,etc)Whereas in Shumaila's country,family values were the most important regardless of wealth or position.
    Great Britain the Empire builder,never knew how to treat her own impoverished and yet controlled so much of the world and imposed its views over so many people.The needs of the ruler,spices from the East and Tea from Ceylon were two of the needs met from the Empire.The mistakes of Statesmen such as Earl Mountbatten are still felt where Shumaila lives today.Will things ever change ? Will our political leaders ever get things right
    Will Hindu's and muslims ever be able to share the same table ? And.closer to home,will Catholic and protestants....Arabs and Jews ever sit down together ?
    Like Shumaila I would love to see a world free of disease , poverty and war.We are very different religions,very different cultures but our desires for the future are the same, peace and togetherness.

    My world is a dream world........for so many I wish they had the freedom to dream.

    Click to see how part of Shumaila is Gina.
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